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rkapteyn
12-10-2017, 07:47 AM
http://www.tfltruck.com/2017/12/truck-rewind-the-1963-studebaker-westinghouse-pickup-truck-concept-their-final-design/

t walgamuth
12-10-2017, 08:24 AM
That truck design is fun!

Chris Pile
12-10-2017, 09:23 AM
Given today's auto design, I'd say that truck shows Studebaker was STILL ahead of its time when it comes to style.

Avantidon
12-10-2017, 12:12 PM
Man oh man, I sure wish they had built a few of those as I'd love to have one in my garage.

StudeRich
12-10-2017, 12:55 PM
This is the first I am hearing about a Van version being built! :confused:

In 1966 when my Cousin and I toured the Plant 8 Parts Warehouse, I sat in that Truck that was part of the Stude. Corp. Vehicle Collection stored there, and could not help but notice the Tag on the Steering Wheel that said: "DO NOT DRIVE! Steering components welded."

I guess it would make a good Drag racer! :D

studegary
12-10-2017, 03:10 PM
There was a another similar Studebaker version for 1963-1964. It was also a cab forward pickup, but the windshield sloped back, not forward. Studebaker had a quarter scale model of this truck that, last that I knew, was owned by Asa Hall. I do not know who owns the model now.

studeclunker
12-10-2017, 04:58 PM
I am curious as to why the windshield was sloped forward:confused:.

Chris Pile
12-10-2017, 05:02 PM
I am curious as to why the windshield was sloped forward

Reduces glare. It's not aerodynamic, but these trucks weren't supposed to be going fast - local delivery and all.

8E45E
12-10-2017, 05:02 PM
This is the first I am hearing about a Van version being built!

Oh c'mon Rich! You MUST have read all about it in your February, 1983 Turning Wheels!!

Craig

S2Deluxe
12-10-2017, 06:32 PM
Oh c'mon Rich! You MUST have read all about it in your February, 1983 Turning Wheels!!

Craig

C'mon Craig, I'm sure you know, we don't all have your photographic memory for details? Especially after 34+ years!

Mark

63t-cab
12-10-2017, 07:13 PM
I'm not a betting Man, though 1983 should be easier to remember than 1966 ;)


C'mon Craig, I'm sure you know, we don't all have your photographic memory for details? Especially after 34+ years!

Mark

S2Deluxe
12-10-2017, 07:53 PM
I'm not a betting Man, though 1983 should be easier to remember than 1966 ;)

I'm not sure I'd want to bet, on that either?

Mark

StudeRich
12-10-2017, 09:38 PM
Oh c'mon Rich! You MUST have read all about it in your February, 1983 Turning Wheels!!

Craig


C'mon Craig, I'm sure you know, we don't all have your photographic memory for details? Especially after 34+ years!


I'm not a betting Man, though 1983 should be easier to remember than 1966 ;)

Mark


I'm not sure I'd want to bet, on that either?

Mark
What are you Guys talking about, I don't think the Article would have mentioned the Steering Wheel Tag. :confused:

8E45E
12-10-2017, 09:59 PM
What are you Guys talking about, I don't think the Article would have mentioned the Steering Wheel Tag. :confused:


No Rich, NOT the steering wheel tag of which you mentioned before: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?3504-Unique-Studebaker-Truck

I was nowhere near Plant 8 in 1966, therefore I can't confirm what you saw.

We are referring to the drawing of the Van prototype shown in the February, 1983 Turning Wheels with the Westinghouse name and logos on it.

Craig

raprice
12-11-2017, 05:43 PM
Those folks who have visited the Stude Nat'l Museum have seen one of these truck designs on the lower level of the museum. It's very impressive. I'm disappointed that it never came to fruition.
Rog