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07-02-2008, 01:00 PM
I just purchased a Stude truck VIN # R11 9582, Model # 2R11-22,
Cab # 235844, & Cab Model # 2R C2.

I would appreciate any info such as year, engine size (flathead 6) etc. Also if anyone has any experience in putting a subframe from another vehicle under this type of truck, I'd welcome suggestions.



07-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Well, just off the top of my head...

2R11 - 22 = a 3/4 ton 122" wheelbase truck with a Commander (Big 6) engine of 245 cu. in. displacemnent. C2 = standard cab.

Others will no doubt chime in that have access to more detailed info.:)

'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

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07-02-2008, 02:03 PM
Welcome to SDC and the SDC Forum! :)

All of what Mark said is correct, and that serial # makes it a 1953 Year Model. Any more info would have to come from the Studebaker National Museum (South Bend, IN) factory Production Order data files, of which you can receive (purchase) a copy of your's by giving them the Serial number. [^]

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

07-02-2008, 02:15 PM
My last two Studebaker pickups were sub-framed. One was done with a Camaro front and the other with a Trans Am front. I know that these are basically the same. Both worked out well and gave power steering, disc brakes, coil springs, independent suspension and mounts for a Chevrolet 400/350 engine.
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07-02-2008, 08:14 PM

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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07-03-2008, 12:22 PM
Hello, you can BOLT an AMC pacer front suspension to your existing frame, without cutting or welding. Adding power disk brakes, power rack & pinion steering, indipendent suspension and it only takes a few holes to be drilled and maybe need a 1/2" worth of spacers. I havn't done this yet, but read up on it quite a bit. If you google AMC pacer front suspension, you should run across a web page where a guy did it to his 51' GMC with photos & instructions. If you can't find it let me know and when I get to work I'll post a link.


07-03-2008, 01:48 PM
There's also a kit you can buy to "bolt on" a Ford Aerostar front axle to the Stude truck frame. I imagine parts for it will be around alot longer than those for the AMC Pacer.

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

07-03-2008, 02:39 PM
Good info!
Thanks all