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Chris_Dresbach
04-20-2010, 12:01 AM
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/champlifted.jpg
Believe it or not, this is NOT photoshopped. This is a completely real truck, and man it's awesome!

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

Milaca
04-20-2010, 12:04 AM
Does a rope ladder fall out when the door is opened for entry or does the driver pull a step ladder out of the bed? :D

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Love birds...Red Hawks in mating season.
In the middle of Minnestudea

studeclunker
04-20-2010, 02:34 AM
Oi![xx(]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

silverhawk
04-20-2010, 02:37 AM
The only thing I don't like is the wheels! Thanks for posting!

Dylan Wills
Everett, Wa.
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/carpet008.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

Invalid User Name
04-20-2010, 05:32 AM
I like it. Very clean and well done.

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

pszikszai
04-20-2010, 08:44 AM
Another case of more money than brains.
It is very nice.
I just can't understand the reason for doing it.

BobGlasscock
04-20-2010, 08:58 AM
Man, that is beautiful!

'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

Invalid User Name
04-20-2010, 10:02 AM
quote:Originally posted by pszikszai

Another case of more money than brains.
It is very nice.
I just can't understand the reason for doing it.


I can think of several reasons:
You like to off road
you like Studebakers
Blue is your favorite color
That thing is a chick magnet
You can find your truck in a Walmart parking lot

But the main reason for doing that - because you can. :D

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

52-fan
04-20-2010, 10:09 AM
I would not want to take something that pretty into the places it is built to go.
BTW Where do you find a chick tall enough to get in that thing?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

4961Studebaker
04-20-2010, 10:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan
BTW Where do you find a chick tall enough to get in that thing?



It's not how tall she is, it's your chivalry that kicks in......;)you assist her "in that thing". ;)

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5411.jpg
113 weeks till completion.

junior
04-20-2010, 10:18 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan


BTW Where do you find a chick tall enough to get in that thing?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas



'cause fat chicks can't jump. Regardless, awesome photography, well done Champ. Junior

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/retrobaker/stude0909020.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

Jim B PEI
04-20-2010, 10:22 AM
I like it, but there is something about the wheel choice. Anyway, it doesn't beg the question as much as one I saw locally, a Triumph TR7 offroad 4x4:) perhaps even a bit higher:D

Jim B on PEI
63 Wagonaire 259 o/d
57 Champion W4 o/d
57 Champion W4 automatic
57 Commander W4 automatic

r1lark
04-20-2010, 01:10 PM
Note how moving the bumper up cleans up the looks of the front end.......

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
Visit The NEW Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

Clem64
04-20-2010, 07:23 PM
Wowsers[:p] Now that Champ is a statement[8D].

Dean




CLEM http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x56/Clem64/DSC01819rev-1.jpg DESEE http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x56/Clem64/IMG_0046rev-1.jpg MISTY http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x56/Clem64/DSC00675rev-1.jpg

Warren Webb
04-20-2010, 07:28 PM
I agree! I'd love to have that truck parked next to my house!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Chris_Dresbach
04-20-2010, 08:09 PM
I really like this one. I also think the wheels look good on it. And again, it's a "chick magnet";)[8D]:D

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

PlainBrownR2
04-20-2010, 08:51 PM
....because you need the ground clearance for

Mudding
Four Wheeling
Trail Riding
Rock Crawling
(The clearance can save your bacon if your climbing out of a creek, up a hill, or over a slab of granite)

It's also a regular modification for the Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and Jeep crowd.
Because rear end accidents may just end up wedging the owner's vehicle under the rear bumper(I've heard of this occurring a few times, particularly if the pickup had a large hitch).
Because you need sight over the line of cars in front of you.
Because speed bumps are hardly a problem anymore.
Even here they are a chick magnet.
Because the stock tires look horribly undersized with a lift.
Because there's no need to jack the truck up anymore to get to the oil filter or it's pan.



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[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/th_P1000145.jpg[/IMG=right]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/th_P1000136.jpg[/IMG=right]
[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
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Chantony
04-21-2010, 09:55 AM
I love it and you can drive it over all dem Chebbies out there!!!
If I was 30 years younger I might be able to pick up the six foot seven girl I see at the shops sometimes.Heh Heh!!!!

A.C.Moisley

JRoberts
04-22-2010, 08:31 AM
I love this truck. I think the wheels and tires fit the style of the truck perfectly. I am not normally a big fan of the wide bed on Champs, but here it looks really nice. For some it might be too nice to take off road, but for others such a truck would indeed be put to its proper use -- dirt roads, fording creeks, climbing and bouncing where others fear to tread. I'd love to give it a try.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

John and Tracy Smith
04-22-2010, 09:49 AM
This truck looks even better in person. It belongs to Chris Eastburn from the Grand Canyon Chapter. We assume it will be at the International Meet for your enjoyment! Make sure to check it out in person if you get the chance.

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/johnandtracysmith/IMG_6481.jpghttp://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/johnandtracysmith/IMG_6002-1.jpghttp://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/johnandtracysmith/IMG_5716.jpghttp://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/johnandtracysmith/IMG_6491.jpg

WorkInProgress
01-07-2013, 09:55 PM
This looks amazing. Does anyone know if that is the original frame/steering linkage? Also, looks like it has been converted to 4wd, any ideas on the components used?

Michael Dobiecki
Tucson Arizona

LeoH
01-07-2013, 11:07 PM
I agree that the lift does make the long bed look less out of place on the Champ front end. Generally I prefer the stepside bed on the Champs.
I'm not sold on those particular rims, but I wasn't consulted so I can't do much about 'em.

nwi-region-rat
01-07-2013, 11:28 PM
Awsome....I used to 4x4 a bit, always wanted a really old or odd truck to take out.....

Pat Dilling
01-08-2013, 01:14 AM
This truck was at the International Meet at Glendale in 2010. Very nice truck.

20125

doug
01-08-2013, 01:20 AM
Looks sharp. Do you know if it is a Studebaker or a body plopped on another chassis?

David
01-08-2013, 03:05 AM
Wasn't there a write up on this beautiful Champ in Turning wheels custom and modified section? It would have been in the last 3 or 4 years I believe.

fastfritz
01-08-2013, 05:31 PM
Here's another lifted pick-up, albiet a little cruder than that Champ!