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StudeRich
03-15-2009, 08:13 PM
Well James since you let the cat (Tanker) out of the bag, I guess It's OK for me to post this now:

Quote James Bell 03/14/09:/Cut/Dave, maybe if I can send you more Studes needing a home, my wife will stop bringing more here. Today a '63 Fuel Tanker found a new home in my driveway. James
The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA./Unquote

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/Loaded to the Forum/8E28Tanker1.jpg
This is REALLY COOL! It was a dry Eastern OREGON farm truck. I saw it yesterday. It has a new working Electric pump, an electric hose reel, a large storage box on the Left forward of the rear wheel, and a large pick-up type box in the rear with a ultra heavy duty tailgate!

The tank is 1000 Gal. but there are 5 smaller sections in it, so you can put as little as 100 gal. in one and it would be full, for less evaporation.

This 8E-28 Heavy Duty Truck was built for the Phillips Petroleum Co. it was red, and I think it had the Phillips 66 logo on the tank, it would really be neat to restore it back to it's original configuration! [^]

We need to go to the International Raceway and get some 104 Oct. Leaded Super Premium race gas for James' Avantis! :D [:p]

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Mark57
03-15-2009, 08:21 PM
Well, you know that I would have to chime in and extol the virtues of Transtar trucks! Excellent find find James and Stephanie! [8D][^][:p]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
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sweetolbob
03-15-2009, 08:39 PM
Certainly hope it came with a full tank of gas. [:o)]

Neat truck

Bob

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Dick Steinkamp
03-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Nice! [:p]

I especially like the body line over the rear wheels.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Studeman
03-15-2009, 10:39 PM
quote:http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/Loaded to the Forum/8E28Tanker1.jpg

This 8E-28 Heavy Duty Truck was built for the Phillips Petroleum Co. it was red, and I think it had the Phillips 66 logo on the tank, it would really be neat to restore it back to it's original configuration!


Like this maybe... ?

http://www.raylinrestoration.com/TEMP/8E28TankerRED-P66.jpg

WOOPS... You said the logo was ON the TANK!

http://www.raylinrestoration.com/TEMP/8E28TankerRED-P66-2.jpg

Ray

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Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

StudeRich
03-15-2009, 10:59 PM
That's Great Ray! [^] How does PhotoShop do the outline of the color to change?

I could never follow the lines that well with a "paintbrush" manually by hand in my Microsoft "Picture-It 2000, Picture Viewing Program! :(

Studeman
03-15-2009, 11:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

That's Great Ray! [^] How does PhotoShop do the outline of the color to change?

Photoshop has a "Replace Color" feature... you click on the color you want to change (the mustard yellow).. and use Hue, Saturation, and Light/dark slide-controls... to change it to what you want (red).
It has it's limitations though... see the mustard still behind the cab? When I try to change that... it also changes the leaves on the ground... and so it looks like JASON from Friday-the-13th has had a field day around the truck.

Ray

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Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

JimsLeadCommander
03-16-2009, 12:25 AM
I took photoshop too back in college and I see that on the mustard truck the area behind the cab that you can't color red without the leaves turning also is SHADOW. Thus the color in that shadowed area is not the SAME mustard color of the rest of the truck and the coloring system used must be VERY sensitive to the slightest color change.

JimsLeadCommander

4961Studebaker
03-16-2009, 08:24 AM
oh, oh oh oh oh, me me me....waving my hand in the air. A salt flats or drag strip fuel station for Studes.

A hundred gallons for you

400 for a fun filled day.[^]

ChopStu
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Studeman
03-16-2009, 09:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by JimsLeadCommander

I took photoshop too back in college and I see that on the mustard truck the area behind the cab that you can't color red without the leaves turning also is SHADOW. Thus the color in that shadowed area is not the SAME mustard color of the rest of the truck and the coloring system used must be VERY sensitive to the slightest color change.


I played with the colors some more- and was able to knock it out without changing the leaves... but the above only took me about 6-7 minutes start-to-finish... Besides, it ended up looking like it had been repainted back in the 70's or so...
Adding the weather-worn logo wasn't too hard either.. I Googled "phillips 66 logo" and found a photo of an old sign laying on the table. The perspective was fairly good... so it was just a matter of some 3D alterations.

Ray

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Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

HookedonStudies
03-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Awesome Truck!

Please keep us posted on further developments. (more pics!)

What about the drive train? 245? 259? 289? Tranny?


Pat

55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser

clonelark
03-16-2009, 10:50 AM
i did some on Tiny Pic
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StudeRich
03-16-2009, 01:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by HookedonStudies

Awesome Truck!
Please keep us posted on further developments. (more pics!)
What about the drive train? 245? 259? 289? Tranny?
Pat

OK Pat, you asked! It's a Std. 259 2 Brl. 4 speed with 2 speed rear axle, it has the "2 ton" springs and axle option, with the big square tube axle.
'63 Transtars were not available with a 245 Big Six, discontinued after 1960. The E-40's had a Standard equip. Heavy Duty 289, but this is a E-28, basically a 1 1/2 Tonner, but it should be good for 29,000 Lbs.
James and I did not check the Vin. Plate, but my guess is: it's a 5.93/8.10 Ratio Axle, with a wheelbase of 171".

Pic's? here's a few:
http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/8E-28%20Tanker/

rockinhawk
03-16-2009, 01:57 PM
In 1967-68 I drove a tanker for a living.I mostly hauled diesel and kerosene. Gasoline every once in a while. My truck was a Chevy painted yellow and white, with Shell on the tank. I drove a Sky Hawk to work. Sure wish I could have driven this truck! NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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s2d63lark
03-16-2009, 03:53 PM
Looks better than the photo from last year's auction posting. Are the 2 Champs and the '61 E-13 still for sale or did you go for the "package deal" that was advertised awhile back on Craigslist (all 4 for $8,000.00 IIRC)?

Doug

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/006.jpg 6E40-195 http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/The%20Green%20Hornet/Lark.jpg 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6

Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada

Mark57
03-16-2009, 04:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

'63 Transtars were not available with a 245 Big Six, discontinued after 1960. The E-40's had a Standard equip. Heavy Duty 289, but this is a E-28, basically a 1 1/2 Tonner, but it should be good for 29,000 Lbs.
James and I did not check the Vin. Plate, but my guess is: it's a 5.93/8.10 Ratio Axle, with a wheelbase of 171".



Rich - Not to nit pick but when Studebaker eliminated the E-38 model, their 2 Ton truck, the E-28 became both the 1.5 Ton and the 2 Ton depending on how they were equipped - In fact, for 8E models it was made easier to tell depending if if was a E28 A, C or E. :)

At any rate, it's definitely a keeper! [:p]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0289-1.jpg

Gary1953
03-16-2009, 07:43 PM
Great find. That will make a great looking truck.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Picture008.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

8E45E
03-16-2009, 07:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
OK Pat, you asked! It's a Std. 259 2 Brl. 4 speed with 2 speed rear axle, it has the "2 ton" springs and axle option, with the big square tube axle.
'63 Transtars were not available with a 245 Big Six, discontinued after 1960. The E-40's had a Standard equip. Heavy Duty 289, but this is a E-28, basically a 1 1/2 Tonner, but it should be good for 29,000 Lbs.
James and I did not check the Vin. Plate, but my guess is: it's a 5.93/8.10 Ratio Axle, with a wheelbase of 171".



That truck is most impressive![^] Even the chain that's supposed to drag on the road is still hanging down behind the right wheel! All it needs is a 1963 WA 'Truck' plate for the front and you're all set!!

Craig

mbstude
03-16-2009, 08:02 PM
Someday, I will own a BIG Transtar. I just love 'em.

Maybe I'll even Supercharge it, like Mr. Harbit did with his... [8D]

Great find, James. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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Bellingham Studenut
03-16-2009, 09:57 PM
Rich, I told you there might be something different in the driveway when you come over Saturday. It [u]was</u> our latest acquisition Friday.

The following are from the truck:
Serial # E-28-8798
Model # 8E-28A155-4E3LS
Engine # 3E 20489

The tank plate is Phillips, so hard to tell if it could have been made for other fuel companies.
The yellow would look good for Shell, but red under it may have been Phillips 66, Texaco, or something else. Lettering accross the tank sides would look nice.
I do like the rear bed with swoopy sides and tail gate.
The sweeping side rear fenders really look good and would be nice to paint white matching bumpers, etc.
Not sure why someone would want to use the electric hose rewind to drag the hose with fuel dribbling and possible spark.

Anyone have a picture of the toy tankers, or others?

James Bell

The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA.

s2d63lark
03-16-2009, 11:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bellingham Studenut

Not sure why someone would want to use the electric hose rewind to drag the hose with fuel dribbling and possible spark.



James Bell

The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA.


I take it you don't heat with oil at your place. The guys that deliver here run a 200 foot hose to my 500 gal tank and would sure be p****d at having to rewind that manually. There should be a shut off on the spout which is usually carried back to the truck before the rest of the hose is rewound thus avoiding dribbling and sparking.

Doug

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/006.jpg 6E40-195 http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/The%20Green%20Hornet/Lark.jpg 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6

Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada

Bellingham Studenut
03-17-2009, 12:13 AM
No oil heat here, but planning to put in a high efficiancy waste oil heater for the Studes home. I have enough oil changes in the year (along with other neighbors) to recyle into some heat during winter.
Heating oil wouldn't be too bad. StudeRich wants to fill it with high octane gas (as long as he pays).
I suppose I could drive it to the NW Overdrive Tour and keep everyone fueled up.
It has a manual side to the reel and would be easy either way for occasional filling, but I'll have to check and see if it has a shut off spout.
I see there was a really nice fuel tanker at the PA Railroad museum (Jan Turning Wheels).

James



The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA.

Mark57
03-17-2009, 12:41 AM
quote:Originally posted by Bellingham Studenut

I suppose I could drive it to the NW Overdrive Tour and keep everyone fueled up.

James
The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA.


Now yer talkin' [8D]:D 'Course the ferry cost would be more than the fuel bill!! [:0][xx(]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0289-1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-17-2009, 10:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by Bellingham Studenut

No oil heat here, but planning to put in a high efficiancy waste oil heater for the Studes home. I have enough oil changes in the year (along with other neighbors) to recyle into some heat during winter.



Let me know when you do this, James. I'll contribute my oil. [^]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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laughinlark
03-17-2009, 12:48 PM
Cool tanker. [8D]
If you repaint it? Be careful. If you wet sand the doors an such by hand. Alot of the time you will find the old company logo's underneath.[^]

Gordon

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cstude1
03-18-2009, 12:11 AM
:D

StudeDave57
03-19-2009, 01:02 AM
I still can not get over this ride!!!!

I'll be there soon to help out, James...


StudeDave '57 [8D]

candbstudebakers
03-19-2009, 10:07 AM
Can some on paint or brush in wide whites and fender skirts? Bob

verndewd
07-29-2011, 05:04 PM
hahaha love the photoshop attempts.
http://boise.ebayclassifieds.com/trucks-vans-suvs/nampa/classic-rare-studebaker-amoco-fuel-tank-truck/?ad=12492427

heres a baby I really want to buy and keep, how sexy is all that amoco branding?