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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by newredporch, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. newredporch
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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    newredporch
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    from pittsburgh

    Just took one of the first real rides in my Studebaker truck. I have been hard at it trying to get it on the road for spring. My goal is to take it to the Jalopy showdown in Latimore valley in May of this year. It has a 283 sbc and a 5 speed backing it up. It works exactly how I had hoped. I plan to log some serious miles on the truck this summer. Nothing better than the first ride! Check out my album on this truck for more pics.
     

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  2. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
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    from arkansas

    Ya gotta luv a Stude. I need to get my '57 Stude P/U on the road. Happy Motoring!!!
     
  3. newredporch
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 114

    newredporch
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    from pittsburgh

    people seem to love it. I guess it's because it is different.
     
  4. 55Glide
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
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    55Glide
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    from Mt.Airy,MD

    Glad to hear you got a ride from it and hope you make the showdown. I can relate a lot to your truck. Back in '76 I was boppin' around in a '47 with a hot li'l 283/M20. Nothing special,just fun to drive.
     

  5. Nice truck! Enjoy it!!
     
  6. i think the coolest thing about those late 40s studes is right front fender will fit left rear...and same other side...stude only stamped two fenders to save costs...just random trivia...lol..
     
  7. newredporch
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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    from pittsburgh

    fenders being the same front to back would make you believe that someone would make repair panels...........not so!
     
  8. studeboy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 539

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    Love me some Stude trucks.
     
  9. Reverborama
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 192

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    from Minnesota

    Nice! Did you make any suspension changes? I put conventional shocks on mine but kept the straight axle and it handles just great on the highway.

    What I particularly like about the M's is that they already look chopped when you compare them to the Fords and Chevys of the same era.
     
  10. newredporch
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 114

    newredporch
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    from pittsburgh

    I put a IFS in mine and a chevy s-10 rearend. I love how it drives.
     
  11. Locomotive Breath
    Joined: Feb 1, 2007
    Posts: 711

    Locomotive Breath
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    from Texas

    Nice, the M trucks are pretty cool.
     
  12. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
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    Don't know about any suspension/axle changes you've made, so, at the risk of being redundant, will mention that in the early '70's used a late '50's Merc 9''rear(same as Ford, but bigger bolt pattern: same BP as Studebaker: was able to keep Studebaker 16" wheels: kept Stude front axle/brakes: brake ballance was close enough to not be noticed) Wish I'd never let that one get away!!! Iwas using a 3.89 gear w/4spd & a stock small valve 289 Ford w/2bbl holly & stock cast exhaust manifolds: worked great!!
     
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  13. mrossbach
    Joined: Oct 10, 2013
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    Hello which front end did you use?
    thanks mike
     
  14. Nice truck. Always wanted to get my hands on a stude truck, but not to many of em down my end.
     
  15. mrossbach
    Joined: Oct 10, 2013
    Posts: 38

    mrossbach
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    IMG_0006.jpg

    new stude5.jpg These trucks are so rare. Just sold my 46 m5. I just bought a 47 m5.
    And I just found a guy that has FIVE m5 trucks for sale!!!
     
  16. beyondhelp
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 131

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    Never saw one til the other day. my friend has one, a little rusty. :D

    He's got a pile of Studebakers.

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  17. mrossbach
    Joined: Oct 10, 2013
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    google search m5 Studebaker fiberglass fenders......
     
  18. Stu
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 953

    Stu
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    Here's my 47 in had a while back
    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     

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  19. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
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    Class Glass and Performance have nice fiber fenders...
    Studebaker made a left and right fender and the full length running boards will flip side to side.
    The larger trucks had fender extensions and larger cutouts for the bigger wheels/tires.

    Those M5 trucks are goofy-looking? Wonder why someone would want one....
     
  20. Nice looking truck,the old Studie's make great rides. HRP

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  21. Nice looking truck,the old Stude's make great rides. HRP

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  22. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
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    The M-5's are few and far between but when worked over they are a real eye catcher.
    Normbc9
     

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  23. Here's one I did about 20 years ago, 460 C6 and a Versailles 9" Home fabbed frame Granada rear suspension Volare front suspension. Sold it to a friend and he flipped it on Ebay.
    Has anyone seen one that fits this description, last I saw it, it was painted flat black. I know it was sold on Ebay about 8 years ago, but have no idea where it went
     

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  24. It's about the last truck I would have imagined as a custom, but I'm glad I decided to go this direction.
     

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  25. studeboy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 539

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    Tinbender, do you have a build thread going? This looks interesting.

    Sent from my EVO using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  26. Who wouldn't, with her in it?!
     
  27. Yes I do. Titled "Chopped it she's still too tall". Making slow but steady progress.
     
  28. HRP, is that yours?
     

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