The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Acme Speed Shop, Dec 26, 2012.
I like this white truck. Simple and clean.
It never fails!! Plan on getting a lot of work done and boom the sickness takes over!! You are not alone!!
Great idea. Good solid truck.
Slam it for stance.
Oh and do you have any more pics of your wife?
Yes, but I'm not showing you.
I understand you lucky devil.
The factory rear bumpers are pretty hard to come by, especially in decent shape. Not impossible, but might take a bit to track one down.
Good looking truck, best of luck on the project.
Rocky, your buddy's S-10 swap is one of the better looking swaps I've seen from what I can tell. Most trucks use axles with track widths that are too wide. But that one looks like it has a great stance to it with some nice wheels and tires in the right place. I more into just keeping factory frames myself, but out of curiosity I would like to see some more info. on that if you have any.
Awesome project, and great Bullie hauler!
My favorite pick-up. Looks like you a got great one (or two).
Like fozzie the bear said ( a bear in its natural habitat a studebaker) wish you luck with yours ive had a blast with mine. People have said to me man youve done a lot of work on that chevy
I see a lot of these trucks without rear bumpers; did they al have them from the factory or were some sold without?
They were an accessory and most seemed sold without. I think local made ones like yours were more common. I guess people wanted big beefy bumpers back then verses spending money on the more 'decorative' factory ones.
If vintage Chevy or Ford ones are pretty easy to find, maybe use one of those instead. Honestly, the factory Stude ones seem a little wide to me as they stick out enough to help protect the fenders I guess. But, that makes them seem to be too wide for the rear of the bed. Looks a little clunky. It could be chopped of course. But then to spend some decent bucks and time finding a good one and then chopping is might be a bit much. A simple Chevy one, maybe even chrome, might be nicer.
edit: maybe one of these: http://www.classicindustries.com/truck/parts/1668110.html
Or find a vintage one that is aged to match the patina on your truck so it doesn't look like a new part stuck on an old truck.
Possibly a chromed Chevy one?:
Saw this one today....
Bobby Green's old Stude pickup is probably my favorite Pickup ever. I really wanted that truck bad. Excited to see where this one goes!!
Here is my sisters '50 Studebaker that my dad built...
Your a lucky man to find a woman that has a good head on her shoulders. The only women I meet are in the clouds. GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAT looking Stude. I pulled a '57 Transtar out of some woods here in Arkansas for $250 and got a free '50 Stude motor and OD tranny from a fellow hamber. I'll be following your build for some inspirational motivation.
cool choice....and it appears to have the orginal wheels....now that's rare....
I forgot something: She believes in Santa Claus. When you quit believing its time to check out.
Cool truck , cool chick ! I love the pic of her "flying through the windscreen" . Priceless !
Looks like its got great ventilation.
I just saw this for the first time. Looks great and looks fun. Good job John !!
and yes, I remember selling stude trucks his track long ago ....
Pretty sweet John!
you are so lucky to have a wife that loves old trucks if I had brought this home for my wife I would still be nursing the lumps she would have put on my head
You got a single brother by chance John? LOL
It's a great looking old truck. Cindy's a lucky gal.
Wishing you both a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
I have looked at that truck (actually that article) many times now. I really like that truck. Where does the truck live? Is it anywhere near So Cal so I could show my wife in person?
Wow...Love this one.
John...looks like the truck is in Bend, OR.
So the LQ4 and 4L80E shall be referred to in the build thread as the "non-HAMB-compliant equipment", and any photos shall have the powertrain pixelated like the dingus in a Japanese porn video.
Sweet truck, BTW. Wish my wife cared that much about old iron, might go over better if I'd actually gotten her '65 Mustang on the road within two years of the target date.
Working on the daughter, though.
Groucho's old shop truck is back in his shop for repairs. He sold it awhile ago.
It's on a complete '65 Olds 442 chassis with engine and trans.
You guys make me want to get a truck now (sigh).
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