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Guido
08-26-2006, 08:52 PM
Has anyone ever seen such a rusted bed floor as this? The truck is currently listed on e-Bay and the owner states "It has lots of rust and the wood in the bed is gone." Given that no metal is present, I can see how he thought it may have come with a wooden bed! :D Interesting home made bumper too.

http://i6.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/24/3e/95_12.JPG

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-Studebaker-Transtar-V8-Parts-Truck_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6783QQihZ003QQitemZ130021053829QQrdZ1

Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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

mbstude
08-26-2006, 08:56 PM
Hey, the bumper on the back of my 59 is similar to that, but not exact. It's homemade too.
Actually, there's a few old C cabs in my grandad's bone yard that are worse than this. One has a pretty good sized Oak tree growing though it. [V]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/SDCavatargood-1.jpg

mbstude
08-26-2006, 08:56 PM
Hey, the bumper on the back of my 59 is similar to that, but not exact. It's homemade too.
Actually, there's a few old C cabs in my grandad's bone yard that are worse than this. One has a pretty good sized Oak tree growing though it. [V]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/SDCavatargood-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
08-26-2006, 09:06 PM
Gary, that 2R11 I pulled all those parts from a few weeks ago - it had less bed than THAT left! And while the bottoms of the doors were completely gone, the cab was pretty nice - top to bottom. Go figure.[?][?][?]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Roscomacaw
08-26-2006, 09:06 PM
Gary, that 2R11 I pulled all those parts from a few weeks ago - it had less bed than THAT left! And while the bottoms of the doors were completely gone, the cab was pretty nice - top to bottom. Go figure.[?][?][?]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

arkiejazz
08-26-2006, 09:11 PM
[:o)]Hard to believe that thing is in Texas!! I don't know where Alto is...must be near the Gulf?

steve blake

arkiejazz
08-26-2006, 09:11 PM
[:o)]Hard to believe that thing is in Texas!! I don't know where Alto is...must be near the Gulf?

steve blake

rockne10
08-26-2006, 09:12 PM
I suspect an early owner laid a sheet of wood in there to protect the bed floor from scratches. The wood would prevent moisture evaporation and, when it was removed or rotted away, the bed was scratch.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

rockne10
08-26-2006, 09:12 PM
I suspect an early owner laid a sheet of wood in there to protect the bed floor from scratches. The wood would prevent moisture evaporation and, when it was removed or rotted away, the bed was scratch.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

Roscomacaw
08-26-2006, 09:58 PM
You know what does most of those beds in out here in the SW? Those beds drain poorly at the front if at all. The front springs are sagging so bad after a couple of years that the front of the truck has a definite rake to it. Cool-lookin' maybe but when it does rain, the water just stands in the bed.[xx(] Guess what happens next[?]

I cut a section out of the floor of a really beat up bed and used it to patch the cancerous front floor edge in Pete's bed. Made drain holes in the front too!;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Roscomacaw
08-26-2006, 09:58 PM
You know what does most of those beds in out here in the SW? Those beds drain poorly at the front if at all. The front springs are sagging so bad after a couple of years that the front of the truck has a definite rake to it. Cool-lookin' maybe but when it does rain, the water just stands in the bed.[xx(] Guess what happens next[?]

I cut a section out of the floor of a really beat up bed and used it to patch the cancerous front floor edge in Pete's bed. Made drain holes in the front too!;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

stude freak
08-26-2006, 10:20 PM
But Guido, the wood IS gone.lol


David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
08-26-2006, 10:20 PM
But Guido, the wood IS gone.lol


David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

CHAMP
08-27-2006, 09:43 AM
That oak tree growing in MBSTUDES bed might make a nice bed?[8D]

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
08-27-2006, 09:43 AM
That oak tree growing in MBSTUDES bed might make a nice bed?[8D]

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

arkiejazz
08-27-2006, 11:42 AM
[:o)]You know? The heck of it is that you can buy all the pieces to repair a bed like that from Classic Enterprise. Their parts are high quality and fit. At least, that has been my experience

steve blake

arkiejazz
08-27-2006, 11:42 AM
[:o)]You know? The heck of it is that you can buy all the pieces to repair a bed like that from Classic Enterprise. Their parts are high quality and fit. At least, that has been my experience

steve blake