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Milaca
08-26-2017, 09:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiZv--KdSEU

Lark chassis and apparently locally sourced beds (matches the cab, very nice!).


https://youtu.be/hiZv--KdSEU?t=51

StudeRich
08-26-2017, 10:18 PM
A VERY Cool Video! :!: I had to turn the sound off though, all that jabbering was just TOO annoying, I listened for the word "Studebaker" and never heard it through about 3/4 of it. I did hear "America" once though. :)

I like the Black one ('62 or '63?) with the Propane Power! :!: :cool:

Those are great Custom (in Country) Grilles, some with a '59 Lark like look, but different.

lumpy
08-26-2017, 10:46 PM
Very cool! I noticed they all had hanging pedals but looked like 59s.

gordr
08-27-2017, 02:11 PM
Those trucks look very nice indeed. Studebaker should have retained the C-cab pickups as full-size trucks, and built these Argentina-style Champs domestically as "mini-trucks". The boxes look great.

studeclunker
08-27-2017, 02:42 PM
I agree with Gordon. Yet another brain-fart in the design department. Ford did one better with their little Falcon. I firmly believe the Champ would have sold considerably better done this way. How much trouble would it have been to beef up and possibly lengthen the frame of a Stationwagon? These Argentinians did the Champ up right!

T.J. lavallee
08-27-2017, 05:39 PM
I concur with the general concensus. These really look sharp in comparison to the awful boxes we had on the U.S. version and the use of the chromed grilles make them look great, too.

GrumpyOne
08-27-2017, 11:48 PM
Very nice work! I did notice Lark style dog dish caps which begs the question as to why couldn't car hubs replace the truck hubs with a flat surface for alloy wheels etc?

Just wondering out loud...