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Studebaker Coupe Express... One cool truck.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. 66Newport
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    Wouldn't you love to get a hold of one of those? The truck has a graceful look to it stock, inage her with a little "work" done. Lower it some, sahve the handles, lower the headlights down 5-6 inches.......
     
  3. scrubba
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    Studebaker was always a pioneer in advanced thinking . Too bad the steel shortage and finances wiped them out in 1950......... scrubba
     
  4. Bugsy
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    I've never seen one of those. That is the slickest looking, factory truck that I've ever seen!! I'd love to see some interior shots of it. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for posting this!!
     
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  5. Ranunculous
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    Nice looking truck,then the fugly M's came along.
    Who'd want one of those?
     
  6. Barz51
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  7. flamed58
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    Here is some coupe express in south bend. Dusty
     

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  8. 66Newport
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    Wow! Except for the purple one (just not my particular taste) those are gorgeous! Any one ever seen one made into a mild custom?
     
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  10. Ole_Red
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    one of my favorites
     
  11. I like the 1939 model best. beautiful grille
     

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  12. flamed58
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    Here are some more. The blue car in the picture was another option that Studebaker had in 1939 and 40. It had a pickup bed that fit inside the trunk. The man that owns this one has 2 of these cars with the beds.
    The picture of the taillight in the fourth picture is called a wig wag. When you step on the brakes it lights up and swings back and forth. Dusty
     

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  13. sololobo
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    Ass Kickin!! ~sololobo~
     
  14. Barz51
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    I think it's the back of a 30's-40's International heavy truck but I'd have to ask him to be sure.
     
  15. oldthudman
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    The concept was certainly not lost on GM & Ford....The El Camino and Ranchero sold like hot cakes for years.............The 1950 Studie pickup was one of the smoothest around.......Makes a great custom!
     
  16. 66Newport
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    Something like this?
     

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  17. bob-o
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    I've always loved the early Stude trucks: gorgeous!

    If ever there was a truck screaming for a Westergard treatment, it's one of these!
     
  18. Wowcars
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    "Perhaps it was the right truck at the wrong time"

    Studebakers full history, wrapped up in one sentence. Great ideas, wrong time.
     
  19. nutajunka
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    I always liked the 37's
     

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  20. Ned Ludd
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    I like the concept; but lately I've been drawn more to the corollary concept: a svelte coupé or two-door sedan based on something that was only available as a truck. It's what makes a Rover P5 Coupé sexy: all this feline grace around the rear quarters combined with a front end that looks like an AEC Routemaster bus.
     
  21. mramc1
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    Studebaker didn't go under until 1966. They stopped building trucks in 1964 and only built cars with 283 Chevy engines in them from '65-'66.
     
  22. Weasel
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    Coupe Express has always been my #1 pickup and I found a really nice 1939 for good money but she'll kill me if I buy one more vehicle....:(

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  23. partsdawg
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    Hmmmmmmm.Looks familiar.
    <<<<notice avatar;)
     
  24. catdad49
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    Too pretty to be a truck,but I'll take one! Cat
     
  25. deto
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    man that thing is cool... it would make an awesome custom...
     
  26. paperdog
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    the hudson pick ups are keen also....
    i have seen some 30's ford trucks converted to car front sheet metal..... they look quite natural with 34-39 front clips

    all up/scale pickups seem to appeal to hot rodding tastes
     
  27. Wildcycles
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    Here is one that is owned by a local T.N.G.A. club member... This was taken at one of our weekly gatherings.

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  28. autobilly
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    I really dig the President headlamps along side the indicators on the '38. As Jay noted, very cool.
     
  29. SUNROOFCORD
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    This '37 was at the 2011 "Back To The Fifties" Weekend
     

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  30. flamingokid
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    I think I would have overridden the old lady on that one....but then I'm a very successful bachelor.
     

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