View Full Version : Spotting this truck downtown today...

04-19-2009, 02:02 AM


04-19-2009, 03:55 AM
Thanks for sharing the photo. I'm still deciding on the color and stance of my truck so I appreciate the inspiration. Great truck!


1953 2R5 frame off in progress.

04-19-2009, 09:43 AM
Wc do you know anything about that front bumper?

04-19-2009, 10:19 AM
Looks like a Schwinn "Black Phanthom" like this one in the back.


1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
Ken Byrd

Dick Steinkamp
04-19-2009, 10:41 AM
Wow! Just right.

Great stance, wheels/tires...the front bumper looks like it was made for it an tucked in close to the body like that looks great. The interior looks super nice too. Excellent color for that truck.

Willows is the home of the Thunder Hill race track. If you are going to have a shop truck in Willows, it BETTER be a hot rod! [^]

I like how Studebaker attached the front of the window run to the door glass rather than the vent window (same thing they did on the 53 and up coupes). With the door glass rolled down it gives a neat custom look...like the one piece glass (door glass and vent window) that some hot rodders convert other period cars to.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA


04-19-2009, 03:34 PM
Snapping a picture was harder than you think -it seemed like everyone walking by just had to stop to check out the truck!!

I'm not sure on the bumper, but I bet you could probably look 'em up and give 'em a call.

The truck sat just right and the paint wasn't perfect, but it had that great daily driver patina.

...and I'm pretty sure that Schwinn was a repro "Black Phantom".

I might try to track the owner down and see if he had any interest in selling/trading. I need a truck or wagon to take with me to Kauai ;)


04-19-2009, 05:00 PM
Don't see too many out of state plates on Kauai. Lovely island.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

04-19-2009, 06:11 PM
Very nice. I love it when a truck has a signs painted on the doors.

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

04-19-2009, 07:53 PM
The front bumper looks like an early 90s Chevy Truck. Before they put the ugly rubber snubbers on them.


Dick Steinkamp
04-20-2009, 07:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

Makes me miss Big G.

You should have never sold that one, Dave. If someone helped you sell it they should be shot! [:0]


Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA