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04-24-2010, 06:08 PM
We recently found a truck in our grove of trees. We knew vaguely over the years that there was one back there, but never pulled out to determine what it was. I was told by Jason Michaels that this is a 2R16-A Truck. Now I'd like to know if there is anyone out there interested in it as a whole or in parts as my husband's plan was to take it to scrap. Please email me and let me know if you are one of those looking for this type of truck. I will attempt to attach photos..... Last time it was licensed was 1959 per license plate. Not in great shape but it amazed me how shiny the chrome parts and nameplate still were!!http://www.flickr.com/photos/49601912@N06/4549481512/OK tried to post photo, if interested, please email and I will send photos!!

04-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Here you go!


04-24-2010, 09:13 PM
Looks like there is still some good stuff on that truck. Hopefully someone can use it. Steve

STOLEN Studebaker!Ventura County ad says contact
Barry @ 805-218-3658

04-24-2010, 10:13 PM
How's the upholstery? ;)[}:)]

04-24-2010, 10:29 PM
Nothing that cool should go to the scrap. The deckis too cool[:p]
Wher are you? Someone needs to save this bit of Sudebaker history;)
Good Roads

Brian Woods
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

04-24-2010, 10:31 PM
The upholstry is probably gone! But, who cares. Did you see the deck frame!!! [:p]
Good Roads

Brian Woods
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

04-25-2010, 10:18 AM
Fenders and hood are good items to save, even with the larger wheel openings of your particular truck.

Take picture for condition:

Fender : Lower corner by the door
Hood: Both leading edges that touch the grill. outside, and up under the hood.

112 weeks till completion.

04-25-2010, 11:23 AM
"Survivor!" Goosebumps. After you throw a quick charge on the battery, do yourself the favor of changing the oil before you start her up. Save the old oil, though, as it's probably still good and zincy.

Who makes that special lark-shining polish for Studes, again? There's still paint there, you know.

I've probably delivered paying loads on worse tires. It's...woods-fresh!

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04-25-2010, 12:59 PM
Those tires look good enough to get it up on a hauler. I sure hope I get to see it on the cover of TW in a couple of years.

Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1

Warren Webb
04-26-2010, 12:59 AM
That is in amazing condition if its been sitting since 1959!!! A good media blast from a person who knows what they are doing could really bring that truck to life. From the one picture the flatbed framework looks very useable too!

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

Mike Sal
04-26-2010, 06:18 AM

george o
04-26-2010, 06:29 AM
How about the "Fancy Visor?"

The doors do not appear to have rust in the usual spots!

Take Care
george o

04-26-2010, 07:39 AM
The posters ID location is Jackson, NE.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

04-26-2010, 08:19 AM
It would be a shame to see the truck go to the crusher, as it looks like it would be a good candidate for restoration. Bud

04-26-2010, 08:37 AM
Here are the other pic's from the Flikr page....




04-26-2010, 11:03 AM
I'll bet the trees weren't there, or very small, when the truck was parked there. Probably, the old fellow broke down and the owner just left it there.

Why is it stuff like this shows up in Nebraska, Idaho, and Minnesota rather than here in California?:(:(

NEAT TRUCK!![:p][:p][:p][:p]

These might be easier to see:

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

04-26-2010, 11:10 AM
Heh, Mr. Webb, when I read "media blast" I immediately thought of newspaper articles and a fund-raiser telethon. There's your fancy-pants education for you.

"This truck will go to bed rusty tonight...Unless You Help!"

Hmm...you know, it might just work.

08-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Im working on a '49 2R-16 with a flathead six just like this truck. Im looking for an exhaust manifold for it. I believe its a 243-246 hp.

08-22-2015, 08:49 PM
It is probably a 245 Cubic Inch "Commander" Six. The H.P. would be a little over 100.

08-22-2015, 09:19 PM
As Miracle Max said in The Princess Bride, "I've seen worse! . . . . It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive."

jack vines

08-22-2015, 09:30 PM
So does anyone know if that truck went to the great beyond?

08-22-2015, 09:40 PM
Love that impressive front bumper!

08-22-2015, 11:44 PM
Im working on a '49 2R-16 with a flathead six just like this truck. Im looking for an exhaust manifold for it. I believe its a 243-246 hp.

Post on the Studebaker Truck Talk forum. They are out there. Steve

Skip Lackie
08-23-2015, 08:22 AM
The Commander 6 exhaust manifolds are not that hard to find. Try posting here:


08-26-2015, 08:39 PM
Thanks guys! I'll give these a try.