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dranger
12-30-2009, 12:34 PM
Hi - new member, new Studebaker owner, new to forums....but we need
some information. We have this 1957 Transtar with a factory 9 ft. box. Does anyone have any information about them? Why a 9 ft.? How many where built? Is it unusual? Thanks folks,
Dennis:)

BobGlasscock
12-30-2009, 12:38 PM
Welcome to the forum, Dennis!! I'm not a truck guy, but there are a lot of 'em here and they'll be posting for you all afternoon.

While waiting, someone is going to ask you for the information on the id tags, so you might as well go look for them and post them.

Oh, and we all always want to see pics.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

Skip Lackie
12-30-2009, 12:43 PM
The 9' box was only available on the one-ton models, which came only with a 131" wheelbase. If your truck is a 1957, the model number should be 3E-13 or 3E-14. The half-ton and 3/4-ton trucks were available with 6.5' (112" WB) and 8' (122" WB) boxes.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Mark57
12-30-2009, 01:41 PM
A Transtar 1 Ton pickup is a rare beast... post some pictures when you have a minute. The model and serial number will also provide some useful information, but having the Production Order in hand will be your best way to find out the original specs on your truck. :)

PS - Welcome to the Forum! ;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

Guido
12-30-2009, 02:49 PM
I bought my first Studebaker truck in January of 1974 and have personally seen less than a handful of 1 ton pickups since then (though I think there was one for sale on e-Bay a couple of months ago).

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See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

dranger
12-30-2009, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the replies!! It's nice to know that there are interested people out there!
I will post more info on the 3E-13-31 Transtar as I find it.
It has a 259 V8, 4 speed transmission and a Spicer rear end 4:11 gears.
I will attempt pictures of our 2 studes
[URL="http://www.mts.net/~antiques/transtar.jpg"]
[URL="http://www.mts.net/~antiques/silverhawk.jpg"]

Mark57
12-30-2009, 10:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by dranger

I will post more info on the 3E-13-31 Transtar as I find it.
It has a 259 V8, 4 speed transmission and a Spicer rear end 4:11 gears.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/transtarpickup.jpg



Dennis - That's a nice looking 1 Ton! [:p] It has the "nifty" factory dual fender mounted lights found only on 57/58 3E series trucks... I am guessing, but if the trim is original, I would say your truck has the standard C2 cab. Too bad it does not have the 5 spd OD transmission - that would make it a little better for highway trips!;)
Fred Fox wrote a very good article on the 3E series Transtars in the December 1995/January 1996 issues of Turning Wheels - I would recommend that to you if you don't already have it. I would be interested in seeing some other outside, under hood and inside cab pics if you have them. Thanks for sharing.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

clonelark
12-31-2009, 05:00 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/maju3n.jpg That is one great find in that condition,congrats.http://i50.tinypic.com/5lpbmr.gif

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2ue1tap.jpg

dranger
12-31-2009, 08:14 PM
Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!! We're really looking forward to getting the Transtar on the road. Right now, the engine is being rebuilt and the interior is stripped out because the mice moved in before we were able to buy it. We found some more numbers, in case anyone is interested: Body #1823, Paint P5758, Trim T6050, Serial #13-1749, Model 3E13-31. The truck has 46,000 miles on it.
Dennis

mbstude
12-31-2009, 08:32 PM
Man oh man... I really want that truck.

Mark57
12-31-2009, 08:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by dranger

Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!! We're really looking forward to getting the Transtar on the road. Right now, the engine is being rebuilt and the interior is stripped out because the mice moved in before we were able to buy it. We found some more numbers, in case anyone is interested: Body #1823, Paint P5758, Trim T6050, Serial #13-1749, Model 3E13-31. The truck has 46,000 miles on it.
Dennis


FYI -
Paint Code P5758 = 2 tone paint Wedgewood Blue over Academy Blue.

For 1957 E13 trucks serial numbers started at 1501 and ended at 2136 (total production =636), so yours was built about a third of the way through the year.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

StudeRich
12-31-2009, 09:05 PM
Wow! That IS a rare beauty! [:p] Very nice looking truck. [^]

Mark, I never thought about that rare possibility, a Standard Cab C2, ordered with the Standard on Deluxes, Two-Tone paint and paint line moulding, but with no chrome door visors and hood ornament or "Deluxe" nameplate like a C4!
It does have the chrome headlight Rings, they could have been factory (included) or maybe changed. :)

All 1 Ton and larger should have the Class "A" Amber/Red front, Red separate rear Turn Indicators. Hey, those must be backwards! [:0]

It is illegal in most States if not all, to have any RED (lights, reflectors) facing forward! [:0]

StudeRich

Mark57
12-31-2009, 09:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Wow! That IS a rare beauty! [:p] Very nice looking truck. [^]

Mark, I never thought about that rare possibility, a Standard Cab C2, ordered with the Standard on Deluxes, Two-Tone paint and paint line moulding, but with no chrome door visors and hood ornament or "Deluxe" nameplate like a C4!
It does have the chrome headlight Rings, they could have been factory (included) or maybe changed. :)

All 1 Ton and larger should have the Class "A" Amber/Red front, Red separate rear Turn Indicators. Hey, those must be backwards! [:0]

It is illegal in most States if not all, to have any RED (lights, reflectors) facing forward! [:0]

StudeRich


Rich - I am thinking the front turn signals are orange... just not the greatest light in the photo - I'm sure Dennis can enlighten us. 'course my eyesight isn't the best.;)

According to my info, all 3E series trucks had chrome headlamp rings - the painted ones started with the 5E series. It was the door visors, parking lamps, outside mirrors and the hood nameplate that were painted on the standard cab trucks. The chrome paintline moulding was of course included with the 2 tone paint job.

If it were mine, the Production Order would be on its way from the SNM! :)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

rustybits
01-01-2010, 03:12 AM
Love Transtars - not many of them here in Oz

http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww143/rusty1bits/mine/sdc1.jpg

1962 GT Hawk
Waterloo, Victoria
Australia

snowy_buffalo
01-01-2010, 08:13 AM
Dennis............Welcome here !!

Very nice looking original truck and a rare one at that. You are fortunate to have found one in this good of original condition. You make me drool with envy. Wish I could find one like it just because of the rarity. Good luck and keep us informed of the progress.

'57 3E6-12 Transtar Deluxe
'64 Daytona HT

dranger
01-01-2010, 08:36 AM
This is so great to have people to talk to. There aren't many Studebaker owners in our prairie town. You are right, Mark. The fender light is orange. As far as we know, it is all original, one owner, and kept in a barn for most of its life. The only body part we are missing is the right tail light assembly. Another interesting addition is a box hoist system from Cancade Company in Brandon in 1958. This was coincidental because I worked for Cancade for a few years and was surprised to see the sticker when I was checking out the truck. We checked out the production orders from the museum..Do we have to buy the whole book or will they follow it up for us?
Dennis

showbizkid
01-01-2010, 09:22 AM
Very cool truck - and I like your Hawk a bunch, too! Welcome to the Forum!


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

Jerry Forrester
01-01-2010, 09:35 AM
quote: Another interesting addition is a box hoist system from Cancade Company in Brandon in 1958.Dennis

I'm loving this truck more and more. Post some pix of the dump mechanisim (sp)when you get a chance.

I WILL eventually have myself a Stude PU Dump Truck.[:p]

...............................................

I am in the process of getting parts and pieces gathered up for the May 2010 South Bend Swap meet. How about you?

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME
for your shiny Stude stuff.
http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/43075/2037859900051977924S200x200Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43300/2772418570051977924S200x200Q85.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

289stude
01-01-2010, 11:49 AM
What can I say what a great truck, you scored big! Will it be going to The international meet in Glendale AZ this summer? I would love to see it in person. I absolutely love those big Transtars.

Also would you like to join the Studebaker Truck Farmers? It cost nothing but a passion for Stude Trucks.



John

62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

63' R1 Wagonaire

57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

58' 3E6D Stock

64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/62R2-3.jpg

dean pearson
01-01-2010, 02:38 PM
Thats just amazing.
Love that truck!

Dean.

Mark57
01-01-2010, 03:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by dranger

This is so great to have people to talk to. There aren't many Studebaker owners in our prairie town. You are right, Mark. The fender light is orange. As far as we know, it is all original, one owner, and kept in a barn for most of its life. The only body part we are missing is the right tail light assembly. Another interesting addition is a box hoist system from Cancade Company in Brandon in 1958. This was coincidental because I worked for Cancade for a few years and was surprised to see the sticker when I was checking out the truck. We checked out the production orders from the museum..Do we have to buy the whole book or will they follow it up for us?
Dennis



Dennis - The right tail light may not be missing, a right tail light was optional on 3E series trucks... perhaps the original owner didn't want to spend the $5.38 for that option. :D

When you get a Production Order from the SNM it is a single sheet of paper (from microfilm) specific to your Studebaker that identifies how your truck was put together at the factory and what options it left with... most will also identify where the vehicle was delivered to as well. Well worth the money - and it will let you know if your engine is original to the truck. :)

Keep us posted on your progress!

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

mbstude
01-01-2010, 07:30 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

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I WILL eventually have myself a Stude PU Dump Truck.[:p]



I found ya one. Now go get it. :)

Jerry Forrester
01-01-2010, 07:57 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude


quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

[

I WILL eventually have myself a Stude PU Dump Truck.[:p]



I found ya one. Now go get it. :)


Working on it.[:p]

...............................................

I am in the process of getting parts and pieces gathered up for the May 2010 South Bend Swap meet. How about you?

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME
for your shiny Stude stuff.
http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/19918/2416750790051977924S200x200Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43300/2772418570051977924S200x200Q85.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

comatus
01-01-2010, 11:58 PM
A-yup. That right there? [leans in saddle, spits Red Man] That's Truck Drivin'.

Beauty.

dranger
01-02-2010, 05:57 AM
Hey Mark, Thanks for the info. We'll get the production order. The tail light was there - just broken off. Someone made a tight turn!
Dennis

289stude
01-02-2010, 08:37 AM
Hey Dennis please post about this truck on Studebaker Truck Talk the guys over there will just go ape over this one.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/

John

62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

63' R1 Wagonaire

57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

58' 3E6D Stock

64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/62R2-3.jpg

JunkYardDog
01-02-2010, 08:31 PM
I'm sure you probably already know but just for future Information the wheels and brakes are the same as IHC , When you need to start looking for parts, they maybe a little hard to come by but they are not Studebaker only .




quote:Originally posted by Mark57


quote:Originally posted by dranger

I will post more info on the 3E-13-31 Transtar as I find it.
It has a 259 V8, 4 speed transmission and a Spicer rear end 4:11 gears.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/transtarpickup.jpg



Dennis - That's a nice looking 1 Ton! [:p] It has the "nifty" factory dual fender mounted lights found only on 57/58 3E series trucks... I am guessing, but if the trim is original, I would say your truck has the standard C2 cab. Too bad it does not have the 5 spd OD transmission - that would make it a little better for highway trips!;)
Fred Fox wrote a very good article on the 3E series Transtars in the December 1995/January 1996 issues of Turning Wheels - I would recommend that to you if you don't already have it. I would be interested in seeing some other outside, under hood and inside cab pics if you have them. Thanks for sharing.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

PackardV8
01-03-2010, 05:57 PM
Thank for sharing the photos and info.

I was surprised to see six-lug wheels. I had thought Studebaker went to eight-lug wheels in mid-'56.

thnx jack vines

PackardV8

Mark57
01-03-2010, 09:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by PackardV8

Thank for sharing the photos and info.

I was surprised to see six-lug wheels. I had thought Studebaker went to eight-lug wheels in mid-'56.

thnx jack vines

PackardV8


Jack - I think the 3/4 tons went to 8 bolt wheels at that time, 1 ton's were 6 bolt right up 'til the end I believe. :)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

Lenny R2
01-03-2010, 09:28 PM
Nice truck Dennis welcome to the forum.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

PackardV8
01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
quote: 1 ton's were 6 bolt right up 'til the end I believe. Two
Three thoughts:

1. Weren't R-series 1-tons wide-pattern 5-bolt wheels?
2. Every E-series 1-ton I've ever seen with 6-bolt wheels had duals on the rear and the same dual-offset wheels on the front. This is the first 1-ton I've ever seen with the 6-bolt single rear wheels and rims without offset.
3. If it were my truck, I'd want the early Budd 6-bolt wheels - much more "truck looking" to my eye.

thnx, jack vines.



PackardV8

Mark57
01-03-2010, 11:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by PackardV8


quote: 1 ton's were 6 bolt right up 'til the end I believe. Two
Three thoughts:

1. Weren't R-series 1-tons wide-pattern 5-bolt wheels?
2. Every E-series 1-ton I've ever seen with 6-bolt wheels had duals on the rear and the same dual-offset wheels on the front. This is the first 1-ton I've ever seen with the 6-bolt single rear wheels and rims without offset.
3. If it were my truck, I'd want the early Budd 6-bolt wheels - much more "truck looking" to my eye.

thnx, jack vines.



PackardV8


1. Yes, I agree - I was referring to post 56 models only.
2. I have attached pics of a 5E, a 6E and a 7E 1 Ton Transtar - all with single rear wheels... they all appear to have the same wheels as Dennis's '57.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/5ETranstar.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/61Transtar.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/621Ton0001-1.jpg

3. I agree with you on this point Jack! :)



<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0196a.jpg

nbellanc
01-09-2010, 10:27 PM
I just came to be the owner of a similar transtar as the 57 in this post, does anyone know what it is worth in this condition

StudeRich
01-10-2010, 12:19 AM
quote:Originally posted by nbellanc

I just came to be the owner of a similar transtar as the 57 in this post, does anyone know what it is worth in this condition


Basically whatever the buyer will pay! :)

If it has very little RUST, and straight body like this one, at least $4000.00 for a V-8 1/2 Ton 6 1/2Ft. Bed, a 8Ft. Bed or 3/4 Ton 8 Ft. bed.

It would be quite unlikely to find another 1 Ton 9 Ft. bed like this, and IF you actually did, add several thousand. [^]
Check the Serial number plate below the seat on the drivers' side, this is a 3E13-31 a 131 inch wheelbase 1 Ton.

StudeRich

Mark57
01-10-2010, 12:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by nbellanc

I just came to be the owner of a similar transtar as the 57 in this post, does anyone know what it is worth in this condition


Welcome to the Forum - Post some pics of your truck! [:p]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/046a.jpg

sals54
01-10-2010, 11:00 AM
I really like the 1 ton C cabs. Great looking big trucks. Yours is a gem. Good luck on the build.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

dranger
02-02-2011, 09:09 AM
Hi Folks! We're back! Progress on the truck has been slow but sure. The engine has been rebuilt and installed and it runs great. What a nice sound. The wiring is almost complete and my wife is slowly getting the upholstrey done. The only hiccup if finding BRAKE DRUMS!!!. Never thought they would be that hard to find. Any ideas? I've called and emailed all over the continent...no luck yet. They are the six lug, 13 x 2.5 for rear and 12 x 2 for front.

dranger
02-02-2011, 09:15 AM
Here are some pics of the Cancade dump box installed in 1958.

studeclunker
02-02-2011, 12:07 PM
IT HAS A DUMP BOX??? Oh, is this just too cool or what?http://serve.mysmiley.net/tongue/tongue0023.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-happy-smileys.php)http://serve.mysmiley.net/cool/cool0037.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net)

Maynard
02-02-2011, 06:03 PM
I wasn't hanging here when you first posted about this truck, so thanks for bringing it current. It's a way cool find and you're making it look even better. The combination of options on this rig is outstanding. I have a '57 3E11, and I'm wondering if those are 19.5" wheels, like mine.

Bring it to Springfield!

StudeRich
02-02-2011, 06:24 PM
/Cut/I'm wondering if those are 19.5" wheels, like mine./Cut/

They look like the Standard 16 inch to me, 19 1/2 " would be HUGE for a little 1 Ton 8,500 Lb. GVW, single rear wheeler. :eek:

dranger
02-02-2011, 07:33 PM
Greetings from the frozen north!! Our Transtar has 750 x 17 tires and the truck is 10,000 GVW. It's coming along nicely....next step is the interior package. Never had to bend cardboard before. Hope to get it in without breaking it! Suggestions are welcome.

StudeRich
02-02-2011, 07:38 PM
Greetings from the frozen north!! Our Transtar has 750 x 17 tires and the truck is 10,000 GVW. It's coming along nicely....next step is the interior package. Never had to bend cardboard before. Hope to get it in without breaking it! Suggestions are welcome.

The E13 Dually's were 10,000 Lb. the Single wheel were 8,500 lb. GVW.

Unless the production Order shows an optional 10,000 Lb. GVW (Total Vehicle) Heavy Duty, Rear Axle and Springs.

dranger
02-02-2011, 07:45 PM
Ours must be real rare then....it's stamped 10,000 gvw and the farmer said it was always a single axle...he bought it that way. Maybe Canada put out a slightly different truck. We still haven't heard from the museum regarding the production papers.

dranger
02-02-2011, 07:55 PM
We were in touch with Dana-Spicer Dif company regarding our Dana differencial and ours is a model B100 NX3 and a ratio of 5.14 to 1. They don't have any info on this diff.

kurtruk
02-02-2011, 09:04 PM
FABULOUS!

Question: Do you NEED new brake drums? I wouldn't think this truck would have accumulated high miles. :confused:

Mark57
02-02-2011, 09:47 PM
Ours must be real rare then....it's stamped 10,000 gvw and the farmer said it was always a single axle...he bought it that way. Maybe Canada put out a slightly different truck. We still haven't heard from the museum regarding the production papers.

Hi Dennis - Good to see you are making progress on your Transtar. Sorry I cannot help you with the parts you are seeking. I see you have a posting on the Truck Forum, so that might find you the drums you need. :)
FYI, there were no Studebaker trucks built in Canada after 1955, so your truck would have definitely been built in South Bend. The 3E truck info I have from the SNM and TW and the factory manuals all state that a dual wheeled 3E13 has a GVW of 10,000 lbs. and a single wheeled 3E13 has a GVW of 7600 lbs. (excluding 4x4 models;)) - so it is certainly a mystery as to why your truck serial plate says 10K with single wheels! :confused:

Mark57
02-02-2011, 10:51 PM
Dennis - check this link from the truck Forum for a possible source for drums in Ontario... http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/message/1296705343/Possible+Brake+Drum+Source

StudeRich
02-03-2011, 02:36 AM
We were in touch with Dana-Spicer Dif company regarding our Dana differencial and ours is a model B100 NX3 and a ratio of 5.14 to 1. They don't have any info on this diff.

This is from your Post #6 Quote:/Cut/"Thanks for the replies!! It's nice to know that there are interested people out there!
I will post more info on the 3E-13-31 Transtar as I find it. It has a 259 V8, 4 speed transmission and a Spicer rear end 4:11 gears."/Cut/

So, which IS it? :confused:

dranger
02-03-2011, 08:02 AM
Hey StudeRich - good catch! The original post was the information from the book which we thought to be correct. After I was digging around and cleaning up, I found the tag which gives us different information. We always pick the oddballs!

dranger
02-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Thanks Mark....already talked to them. He gave us another number for Roy, but this gentleman doesn't want to brave the winter weather to check! So if we can't find anything until spring, he may be a source. Our local machinist wants to look at the drums, perhaps a company that makes inserts to bring them back to spec. If someone had replaced the shoes..they wouldn't be missing a 1/4 inch of steel!!

8E45E
02-03-2011, 08:14 AM
It's coming along nicely....next step is the interior package.

Will you have it ready for the zone meet in Winnipeg in August? Looking forward to seeing it if you are!

Craig

dranger
02-03-2011, 08:22 AM
Hi Craig! With any luck (and brakes), we'll be ready! Looking forward to our first zone meet.

Maynard
02-03-2011, 10:33 AM
They look like the Standard 16 inch to me, 19 1/2 " would be HUGE for a little 1 Ton 8,500 Lb. GVW, single rear wheeler. :eek:


Maybe so. My 3/4 ton (3E11) has them, ordered that way. I have the original invoice and order. You probably know that the large wheels required use of the "big truck" front fenders, so got those, too. I think I got an unusal one, too, but I do have some bed envy, Dennis.

s2d63lark
02-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Thanks Mark....already talked to them. He gave us another number for Roy, but this gentleman doesn't want to brave the winter weather to check! So if we can't find anything until spring, he may be a source. Our local machinist wants to look at the drums, perhaps a company that makes inserts to bring them back to spec. If someone had replaced the shoes..they wouldn't be missing a 1/4 inch of steel!!

Hi Dennis, sorry my lead for Special Interest Cars didn't pan out for you. Its been quite a while since I've been out to Roy's and I'm not too sure what he has these days. I don't recall seeing any large pickups, just the 1/2 & 3/4 ton ones, but that was before he moved out of Haydon. There used to be a fellow in Hickson, Ontario who had a couple of the 1 tons (I think, that too was quite a while ago) in his yard and STEWDI here on the forum might know if they are still around. Sorry I can't be of more help than that.

Doug

dranger
03-04-2011, 04:47 PM
It's coming!! Here's some pics of our Transtar back together. The engine runs so smooth you could stand a nickle on it's edge! Still looking for brake drums. The hydraulics on the box work like a charm! My wife's upholstrey turned out great (I reminded him)!
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StudeRich
03-04-2011, 06:01 PM
Man that is really looking SWEET! It is definitely going to be a head turner, and when you dump that long 9 ft. Box, onlookers will just drop their jaw! ;)

Amazing, keep up the good work, that is a LOT of accomplishments since only 12/30/2009!

That is just beautiful PAINT! I really like the Medium Blue, and I am sure the Baby Blue would look much better without the close up flash washing it out, you can see it's true Color inside the Cab on the window frames and back wall in Pic #1, nice! :)

dranger
07-20-2011, 09:36 PM
It's been a while since we posted...Believe it or not, we found NOS brake drums - probably the last in North America :) at Chucks Trucks in Connecticut. They are Ford drums. We finally got the production order and everything is right. It's now licensed as a vintage vehicle - we haven't gone to the expense of the safety check and all to put it on the road permanently - though it would pass with flying colors. It's a beauty and we'll show it off at the Zone meet in Winnipeg, August 5-6. Then we might have to part with it...we invested a lot in this, and life has its changes. But here are some pics. (I hope).
http://www.mts.net/~antiques/stude1.jpg

dranger
07-20-2011, 09:49 PM
I'll try again!http://www.mts.net/~antiques/stude2.jpg

dranger
07-20-2011, 09:59 PM
Here is the production sheet
http://www.mts.net/~antiques/stude6.jpg
http://www.mts.net/~antiques/stude3.jpg

Mark57
07-20-2011, 11:35 PM
As I said before, a great truck and a great restoration Dennis! :cool:

StudeRich
07-21-2011, 01:13 AM
That is different, apparently the Truck was ordered with Firestone Super Traction 8 PLY. 17.5 inch Tires for the spare and rear wheels, but with 8 inch? X 17.5 inch Wheels? Or maybe that is a duplication of the (8) Plys.

The Front had 6 Ply. 17.5 In. Tires, probably also Firestone.

With a 259 V8 with Power Pack, direct HD 4 Speed and 5.14 Axle, it was setup to do some serious WORK!

studegary
07-21-2011, 03:13 PM
With a "SPECIAL, HAM" factory order and a destination of "HAMILTON", I wonder if it was ordered for Studebaker factory use. It is also unusual that it was ordered, built and shipped all on the same day. That looks like a major priority.

studeclunker
03-21-2013, 02:31 PM
What became of this beautiful truck? :drool: Did it sell? Not that I could afford such a nice truck...:ohttp://localhost.propel/admin/control?pgc=1&to=2&rand=0.3446512723283997&reload=http%3A//forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/smilies/drool.gif

4E12D
03-25-2013, 11:50 PM
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k167/4x4stude/Trucks/P1030544.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k167/4x4stude/Trucks/P1030542.jpg
These are a couple of pics of my brothers 3E14

oldguy_46ca
02-23-2016, 10:17 AM
Do you still have the truck? Or, do you own any other orphan vehicles? The Glory Days Car Club of Manitoba is organizing the Happy Rock Orphan Car Show on August 13, 2016 just down the road from you at the Gladstone Fair. Here is a link to our brochure,
https://www.scribd.com/doc/292578862/Happy-Rock-Orphan-Car-Show-Brochure

wolfie
02-23-2016, 02:10 PM
Hi Folks! We're back! Progress on the truck has been slow but sure. The engine has been rebuilt and installed and it runs great. What a nice sound. The wiring is almost complete and my wife is slowly getting the upholstrey done. The only hiccup if finding BRAKE DRUMS!!!. Never thought they would be that hard to find. Any ideas? I've called and emailed all over the continent...no luck yet. They are the six lug, 13 x 2.5 for rear and 12 x 2 for front.

Post up on the truck forum for your drums. Someone recently posted up some one ton brake stuff. Also post on the swap page. That stuff is out there and enough digging will surface it. steve

kurtruk
02-25-2016, 09:36 AM
I think they found their drums. This is an OLD resurrected thread. :) See post #58.

Dennis L. Henry
02-26-2016, 06:24 PM
Super cool truck.. Didn't Transpo in South Bend have one of these as their shop dog for the longest time and eventually donated it to the Museum..?