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53starliner
11-15-2017, 08:23 PM
Moved my mechanic Grandson's tools and box 55 miles today for his job change. Customers at the Chevy dealer did a double take at the Stude getting loaded in the shop. The Champ got more attention than the cars in the showroom.

62champ
11-15-2017, 08:39 PM
Agreed - they love to get their "hands dirty" - friends 8E picking up a rebuilt motor a couple years back.

https://i.imgur.com/Kmctgn4.jpg

T.J. lavallee
11-15-2017, 09:11 PM
It sure looks more interesting than modern cars or trucks, hence the notoriety. Beats computer designed vehicles any day.

GrumpyOne
11-15-2017, 09:42 PM
My old '64 Champ was so rusty that the front fenders flapped in the breeze but the frame/bed was solid. More than once it carried a load of gravel to fill in a driveway on the side of the house. They couldn't believe it at the gravel pit as most pick ups were straining with half the load...

Mrs K Corbin
11-16-2017, 06:21 AM
goes to show you how far the quality of the newer trucks has gone down. Just so that they can add a few "Do Dads", electronics, etc.

JRoberts
11-16-2017, 06:58 AM
My baby blue '61Champ was used to transport a bed full (long bed at that) of Studebaker parts from eastern North Carolina to South Bend for the International Meet. Now I will admit a friend drove it while I drove in the luxury of my Cruiser.