View Full Version : Quick question on 1950 2R5-12

07-24-2017, 09:53 PM
Considering a 1950 2R5-12...would like to confirm that the 1950 standard bed has post pockets I can use to craft a hardwood bed extender (for looks, not especially utility). I've seen plenty of these so-equipped, but can't tell from photos if the pockets are part of the standard bed. I'm not in front of the truck (70 miles away) for a few days yet.

07-24-2017, 11:15 PM
Slow answer! :D

So you want to build a Clone of a Studebaker Conestoga Top, they were Tarpaulin covered, a Camper Shell?

Yes there are 4 Stake Pockets in a Studebaker Short Bed 112 Wheelbase, 6 in a Long Bed 122 Wheelbase, about 2"X2".

Mrs K Corbin
07-25-2017, 06:47 AM
yes the stock beds have pockets.

07-25-2017, 09:40 PM
Thanks Gents!

07-27-2017, 09:33 AM
65935 I like the look of the bed boards on an old truck. Is this what you had in mind?

07-31-2017, 09:58 PM
Jon, that's exactly what I had in mind - thanks for the photo. AND....I'm pleased to note that this 1950 2R5-12 came home with me this evening. Turns out this is the best way to co-opt a horse-happy wife into Studebakers.....get her a farm truck that matches her hobby to mine :) Devious....but effective.

I hope you enjoy these two YouTube snippets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJgIlz6OZW4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysEpmnK03cM&feature=youtu.be

07-31-2017, 10:19 PM
Cool videos and nice truck! Being that she has horses, you may as well buy a horse-drawn Studebaker wagon too!

07-31-2017, 10:39 PM
Sdude that is one beautiful Stude pickup :)

07-31-2017, 10:57 PM
Matt, that looks like a very nice companion for your recently acquired GT Hawk.

07-31-2017, 11:14 PM
Absolutely -a sort of his-and-hers pairing. Gives the impression she gets the work done while I'm out on the highway... :)

08-01-2017, 09:15 PM
And, for those following this thread - weird circumstances involving me getting rear-ended Sunday night in the Silverado (and trailer) while coming home from up north, and the resulting 7-day absence of that working truck.....meant that today Sorley (her choice of name, not mine) was already at work:


08-01-2017, 09:24 PM
Trucks look their best when they are hauling something.

Blue 15G
08-02-2017, 08:12 AM
I agree. Sorry to hear of your accident, but it's good to see the Studebaker truck at work. That's what they were made for!

08-02-2017, 06:26 PM
That is the original colors of my truck when I bought it. I was just going to use it as a run around truck but got carried away. It's just like a brand new truck now (except cooler looking). I use it as a truck and have already suffered the first blemishes. Its as fast as I need it to be. It hauls more than just cargo.