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ST2DE5
11-04-2009, 07:53 PM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/image018.jpg
Or if you are interested in a New Packard
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/image012.jpg


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Milaca
11-04-2009, 08:08 PM
I notice that the top pic has new Dodge pickups in the background also. The one '56 Stude I want isnt even in that picture, I would like a '56 Golden Hawk. As for the bottom pic, I REALLY want that Mack stub nose truck! That Bulldog's a beauty! Great pics Carl!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

Swifster
11-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Don't get me wrong, I like the cars and light trucks, but I really like the car haulers.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

1964 Studebaker Commander 170-1V, 3-speed w/OD (Cost to Date: $623.67)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/08-06-29.jpg

barnlark
11-04-2009, 08:59 PM
If those Packards hit the road with those covers, there had to be some serious paint damage.

55champion
11-04-2009, 09:38 PM
Great photos

Lark8girl
11-04-2009, 10:06 PM
The car covers on the Packards are there to prevent tree damage.
In pre interstate days these were needed. Lots of local routes thru towns and low trees.

When new models were shipped prior to the big announcement day they were completly covered, even cars on lower level of carrier to keep the cars 'secret" till the big showroom day.

Its not the same to have three model years running at the same time
as dealers must do now.

Husband of Lark VIII girl

Chris_Dresbach
11-04-2009, 11:35 PM
They can take all those cars, trucks, and both semi rigs and leave em' at my place!:D;)

Chris Dresbach

Lark Hunter
11-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Dig those old photos.
Man, those '56 sedans shoulda sold like cheap pancakes at a ball game... or something to that effect. What the heck happened?? Regardless, I'd take delivery of that Classic on top, and the two toned 3/4 ton. Twenty-third series Packards? I'll snag that one top and front, if it happens to be a Custom Eight, just for eating up the highway.[8D] Wishful thinking, eh? LH

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fstst56
11-05-2009, 12:13 AM
If I ever win the lottery I'd like to pull up at an International
Meet with a load of restored Studes in a rig like that!

Milaca
11-05-2009, 12:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by fstst56

If I ever win the lottery I'd like to pull up at an International
Meet with a load of restored Studes in a rig like that!

Me to, but pulling the trailer would be a Studebaker Transtar with GM diesel power!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

JDP
11-05-2009, 12:31 AM
I've offended talked to Sal about waiting until I found 8 Studebakers near him and filling up a car carrier for a cheaper trip to Maryland.

JDP/Maryland

Chris_Dresbach
11-05-2009, 12:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca


quote:Originally posted by fstst56

If I ever win the lottery I'd like to pull up at an International
Meet with a load of restored Studes in a rig like that!

Me to, but pulling the trailer would be a Studebaker Transtar with GM diesel power!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.


GM Diesel?!

Chris Dresbach

Milaca
11-05-2009, 12:47 AM
Me to, but pulling the trailer would be a Studebaker Transtar with GM diesel power!



GM Diesel?!

Chris Dresbach
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Also known as a Detroit Diesel. I read long ago that it was International Harvester that began referring to the GM diesels that it offered in its trucks as Detroit Diesels for advertising reasons. I guess they didnt want customers to know that they used a GM engine being that GM also made heavy duty trucks with the same engines?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

fstst56
11-05-2009, 09:29 AM
I think I'd pull mine with one of those new International
Lone Stars. It has a retro look to it, with all the latest
technologies.

Maybe we should start a fund for the SNM to build a setup
like that. They could haul different cars to the Meet each year.

Mr. Bill
11-05-2009, 09:43 AM
I bought that President Classic on top of the carrier just this morning. Luckily, for me, it's fully loaded with automatic, power steering, brakes, and windows. My local, small town Studebaker dealer was willing to deal. Seems people are not buying many Studebakers this year, even though they have more contemporary styling over the 55's. It will be delivered to me early next week. It's going into the shop first to have one of those Studebaker-Novi air conditioners installed along with wire wheel covers, and some extra chrome trim accessories.

At least, if this was 1956, it would be happening...

Bill Sapp
:)

56H-Y6
11-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Hi

The driver can deliver that nice President Classic off at my place!

Of the 23rd Series Packards, that first car over the cab could be either a Custom Eight or a Super Deluxe Eight. The former is the top of the line model with the 356 engine, finest interior and details at $3,750, the latter was a new model that combine the Custom Eight egg-crate grille appearance and wheelbase with the 327 engine, trim and interior for $2,919.

The other driver can also deliver that Custom or Super Deluxe Eight to my driveway as well!

Steve

woodysrods
11-05-2009, 10:05 AM
Were they afraid someone was going to steel the hubcaps along the way? And check out the single axle truck & trailer? Studies must be light!

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg

Bill Pressler
11-05-2009, 10:08 AM
Apparently my Seaside Green/Glenbrook Green Sky Hawk must be on the truck that's right behind that one (out of the picture, unfortunately!).

Oops--dealer called to say the car came in a Golden Hawk instead and was purchased by Joe Bacon of IN!

I'd ponder doing illegal things if I could go back in time and buy a Sky Hawk in '56 in the colors of Joe Bacon's GH!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

hotrodstude
11-05-2009, 10:09 AM
detroit diesels are very goood engines but for car towing i think i would go with cat power. the gm diesels i've delt with were the toroflow,better know as the terrorflow engine.i worked for a gmc dealer for a little while after i got out of the army.out of 10 trucks we would get 8 would be terrorflows. now there 351 v-6 gas was a good engine and had very little problems.i'ts to early to judge the duramax diesel. you judge a diesel at about 500,000 miles of useage.

p.s. worked in the engine shop,nothing but engines.we had big block cheevys gas engine al over the place.we would go through about 15 a month. all warrenty engines.

2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

jimmijim8
11-05-2009, 10:14 AM
Hubcaps are in the trunks. Yes, people would steal them. jimmijim

Stude Junkie+++++++Do it right the f$$$$ Time. Never mind. Just do it right. When youre done your done. You'll know it.

Swifster
11-05-2009, 10:18 AM
[quote]Originally posted by woodysrods

Were they afraid someone was going to steel the hubcaps along the way? And check out the single axle truck & trailer? Studies must be light!

Brian, if you look at the pictures, there are only 4 cars on each trailer. Not like the 8-10 you see on todays haulers. And the Packard hauler appears to be using a 5th wheel dolly between the truck and trailer to help distribute the weight.

I know were there is what appears to be a '60's style hauler, but it does have some rust issues. It's not bad, but some plates definitely need to be replaced. Add to that the cost of restoring the mechanicals and I'm sure the expense would be up there. And I'd have nothing to haul it with when done.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

1964 Studebaker Commander 170-1V, 3-speed w/OD (Cost to Date: $623.67)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/08-06-29.jpg

autocrat
11-05-2009, 10:34 AM
Years ago I had a job swamping on an old car hauler, and I don't relish the experience. Driving up the narrow, creaking tracks with only blue sky visible until the crest was unnerving until you got used to it. The platforms were slippery, even more so when wet. It was easy to bottom out or damage the cars loading and unloading, and often you had to climb in or out the window of the car.
BTW, that's a nice pair of new 56 Dodge pickups in the lot behind the Stude carrier.

ST2DE5
11-05-2009, 01:01 PM
There is a Stude truck behind the Dodge's against the building.


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ST2DE5
11-05-2009, 01:35 PM
I think this has been on the forum before
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/image016.jpg


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