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ST2DE5
02-22-2009, 07:34 PM
I was reading about a 1938 K-5. Was that a Coupe Express?
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In 1938 the K-5 used both "T" prefix and regular Commander "H" prefix engine numbers. The recession of 1938 helped cut Coupe-Express sales to one-third of what they were in 1937. No K-5 Suburban car woody wagons are known to have survived.

I got to thinking that the K-5 was a Coupe Express. But the Suburban woody wagon really blew my mind. I didn't know there was such a thing.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/004_4-1.jpg
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studelark
02-22-2009, 08:51 PM
[quote]Originally posted by ST2DE5

I was reading about a 1938 K-5. Was that a Coupe Express?
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You've got it, ST2DE5. The K5 was the model code for the 1938 and L5 for the 1939 Coupe-Express trucks. And yes, the station wagon was a catalogued Studebaker offering.

The K5 could be ordered in three forms- chassis, cowl/chassis and Coupe-Express. The wagon was built on a K5 cowl and chassis. Very few were built and none exist that SDC knows about.

Wouldn't it be great to open up an old barn door and look under the debris and find a K5 station wagon???[^]:):)

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
'48 M16-52 Boyer fire truck

ST2DE5
02-22-2009, 09:40 PM
Hey I'm learning. But I thought the 1939 was a L-5.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/004_4-1.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
Middle Tennessee 37th Annual Car Show April 4 2009

289stude
02-22-2009, 11:56 PM
Anybody have a pic of the K5 wagon?




John

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Studebaker Wheel
02-23-2009, 12:28 AM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/38woodiewlabel.jpg?t=1235366019

You are correct that the '39 Coupe Express was a model L5, the '37 was a J5 and the '38 a K5. Production figures as follows 1937 - 3500 includes a small number of woodies; 1938 K5 - 1000; 1939 L5 - 1200. While there were a few '37 Woodies sold the photo above might represent the only '38 built. Studebaker did not build the wood bodies, they were built by the U.S, Body and Forging Co. I did an extensive article on these trucks for the June 2003 edition of Collectible Automobile. It has 13 pages and 34 photos. Below a photo of my '38.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/38cpeexp.jpg?t=1235366765

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

klifton1
02-23-2009, 08:03 PM
How are those head lights for driving visiability?
Klif

55 Speedster
63 Avanti R2

Studebaker Wheel
02-23-2009, 09:49 PM
We do not go out after dark.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

klifton1
02-23-2009, 10:04 PM
Sounds like MR Lucas. A gentleman does not motor about after dark.
Klif

55 Speedster
63 Avanti R2