View Full Version : For The Love Of Studebaker... (pic x 5)

John and Tracy Smith
02-08-2009, 12:39 PM
As we try to do every Friday or Saturday, we took the truck out last night to one of our local cruise-ins. At the gathering, we ran into this highly modified Studebaker truck, complete with suicide doors.

Although we definitely all won't agree on the changes that have been made to the truck, there is no denying the fact that this owner is passionate about his Studebaker! This is one of the things that we love the most about Studebaker community. Those who own Studebakers embrace them into their lives wholeheartedly.

The owner of this truck had never even heard of the SDC or been approached by any of its members. He now has a spare copy of Turning Wheels and an invitation to the International Meet here in 2010.





John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona

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02-08-2009, 01:27 PM
Thanks for sharing! Some...creativity.

While it doesn't surprise me, it DOES surprise me that someone who know's what they own (Studebaker) doesn't do an internet search and find SDC. Google has SDC pop up as 5th item in a search.

However its, boots on the ground and a positive face that really welcomes people to the fact that your not a LONE Studebaker owner.
(the guy at the cruise)

Good work J.T.


02-08-2009, 01:53 PM
Awesome truck, i love the fact that he didn't pop the blower through the hood. Fact that he modified it should have no bearing on the subject. Or if this or that is not what we like. What counts is that it's his truck done his way. And there is some pretty good craftsmanship in the doing.

Hope he joins the SDC after your efforts.

And of course the truck farmers, it may not be able to haul much hay. But i'm sure there's a farmers daughter out there that would love to take a ride in it to the local Artic Circle. Towing an old Studebaker manure spreader around the fields is not the same as being a seat cover in a bodacious Stude Truck.

Keep on draggin them in.

02-08-2009, 07:38 PM
Trust me, with the height of the hood on the C-Cab, a person could hide a jet engine under there and people will think it's still a six cylinder.... [:o)]


02-08-2009, 07:51 PM
I like the tailgate very much. Neat truck. Thanks for passing on the word about SDC.

Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.