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Mark L
12-17-2017, 02:29 AM
The seller of this truck has an interesting claim about its history.

https://bismarck.craigslist.org/cto/d/studebaker-pick-up/6401064524.html

t walgamuth
12-17-2017, 07:13 AM
That has to be a fairly rare truck does't it?

Guido
12-17-2017, 10:02 AM
Anyone can make a claim, whether it is based in fact is an entirely different matter.

studegary
12-17-2017, 10:29 AM
It is listed as; "condition: excellent". That must not be the truck in the pictures.

Skip Lackie
12-17-2017, 10:37 AM
Has the aroma of an urban legend. Suspect the owner has confused the facts about the 4000 model M-15 trucks that were built with military-style US6 cabs in late 1945. They were otherwise identical to normal M-15s -- and in any case, this truck is not one of them. M-15 trucks were available with both single and dual-wheel rear axles, so there's nothing unusual about one with a single-wheel rear axle. And that appears to be the standard factory pick up bed.

TWChamp
12-17-2017, 10:39 AM
That's a strange cut in the top center of the tailgate. I wonder what it was for?

Also, why cut the ends of the tailgate and install expanded steel?

Guido
12-17-2017, 09:33 PM
That's a strange cut in the top center of the tailgate. I wonder what it was for?

Also, why cut the ends of the tailgate and install expanded steel?

One word, speed... Cuts down on drag by .0236%.

BRUCESTUDE
12-17-2017, 10:57 PM
The military style cabs had swing out front windshields too.

Bo Markham
12-17-2017, 11:53 PM
The seller of this truck has an interesting claim about its history.

https://bismarck.craigslist.org/cto/d/studebaker-pick-up/6401064524.html

Ridiculous.

52-fan
12-18-2017, 09:37 AM
True or not, I don't think it would add anything to the value. It is a tough looking old truck though. I would like to have it to putter around town in.

Guido
12-18-2017, 08:31 PM
The military style cabs had swing out front windshields too.

As well as top mounted wipers, metal door panels and a metal glove box.

Mrs K Corbin
12-19-2017, 07:42 AM
Next they're gonna confirm that the Tailgate was factory produced....LOL

BobWaitz
12-19-2017, 09:40 AM
While the original would have had the swing-out windshield and top-mounted wipers, he does say that the cab has been replaced.

Skip Lackie
12-19-2017, 05:09 PM
He says the truck is a 1947 model with WWII surplus bed and one-ton rear axle. The US6 military trucks built by Studebaker were 2.5-ton, and did not come with either pick-up beds or 1-ton axles, so there were no such surplus parts to be installed on this truck. The M15 trucks built at the end of 1945 used C9 US6-style cabs (with the differences noted above), but were otherwise identical to other M15 trucks. The seller did not claim that the truck began life as one of the 1945 model M15s. Without the serial number, there's no way to tell.