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Finally doing something w/ my Studebaker.... OT?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 46stude, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,716


    I've been around the HAMB for a little while, & have had several different ideas & half-assed starts on my '46 Stude M5 pick-up truck project. Everything from a steel wheeled, wide whites & hot rod- raked cruiser to a nose high straight axled would-be gasser. But nothing ever panned out as far as actually getting motivated to build the damned truck.

    After posting about going the gasser route w/ it back in '06, Chili Phil made a comment to me that really stuck in my head... "A '46 Stude deserves a better fate than to become a poser gasser."
    Thank you, Chili Phil- I think you were absolutely correct.

    So, I finally figured out what the fate of the truck was gonna be a few months back, & have been getting at least a little something done to it on a regular basis.....

    '69 F350 rolling chassis, shortened to 120" wheelbase
    Ford 300 six cylinder, 5 speed
    Stretching the bed 10" or so
    Big-truck fenders (2" wider & have larger openings for the tires)
    Paint will be flat brown

    I'm gonna try to keep it pretty simple- no power windows, fancy paint, tilt GM column, or high $$$$ tech stuff. The 300 I have for it has EFI, but other than that, I'm gonna try to stick w/ the "old work truck" feel & look.

    I guess now it kinda falls into the "shop truck" genre. Not sure if it "belongs" on the HAMB anymore, but I figured I'd post up some info & see what some of you guys & ladies think.

  2. Stude-sled
    Joined: Sep 24, 2006
    Posts: 678


    I like it!! I have a 1950 Stude on a S-10 chassis.
  3. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,995

    from DFW USA

    That Chili Phil is an endless stream of philosophical outpourings. :D

    I really like that Studebaker a lot. I think you went the right direction. And support vehicles are very much a part of hot rodding, I dare you to find drag or salt event coverage without a rig in it.
  4. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,610


    That Stude makes for a bitchin dually !

  5. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,101

    David Chandler

    Build it. Who cares what other people think! From the picture it looks as if you have a good platform to start from. At least you aren't trying to find odd ball body parts and garnish moldings.
    Good Luck!
  6. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    Have fun, and post pix.
  7. Junkyard Jan
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 739

    Junkyard Jan
    Member Emeritus

    With a Holmes or WeldBilt boom and bulkhead, an electric winch and a sling, you'd have a vintage tow truck. It's sweet as-is though..

  8. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,716


  9. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,716


    Well, I have an F600 winch truck, so I really don't need a little one-ton wrecker. I do think it would look killer hauling a vintage racer on a trailer, though. :D
  10. old-idaho-iron
    Joined: Jul 1, 2011
    Posts: 88


    Do yo still have the m5 1/2 ton fenders???
  11. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,716


    Yep, but this project idea went away about 2 yrs back. Its currently once again in limbo & back on its stock chassis.

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