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rrausch
02-08-2006, 11:54 PM
My buddy is restoring a Stude 3/4 ton truck, a 2R10-22-C2.
He got a build sheet from the Stude Museum, and found out the final assembly date was 1-24-1949, and that the rear-end has a 5.57 to 1 ratio.

Are any other gear ratios available for this truck?
Or are there any other rear-end options available?

I restored a '54 Chebby 3/4 ton truck back in the early 1990's and took the old 4.56 out and bolted in a '69 3/4 ton Chebby rear end with a 3.54 to 1 ratio. With that rear end, it really cruised well on the Interstate--I could drive 65 mph all day long.

While my buddy would prefer to keep things 100% original, I don't think the idea of a 50 mph top speed is very appealing to him. Everything else on the truck will be original, but he just wants to be able to keep up with modern traffic.

1953 Chev. 210 Convertible, 261 6cyl w/Offy dual intake (But I always did love Studebakers!)
1995 Dodge/Cummins Pickup, 250 HP, 620 Ft. Lbs. of Torque, ATS trans.

JDP
02-09-2006, 12:16 AM
Find a Studebaker overdrive transmission and end up with 3.90 in OD, maybe add a 4.56 rear for a better highway setup. I'd suggest converting to a 3 something Ford 9 inch rear, but the Champ six won't pull it.

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rrausch
02-09-2006, 11:02 AM
Thanks JDP! Would 4.56 gears bolt into his existing rear-end?
I've not been under the truck, and I'm not even sure whether it is an open-drive shaft or an enclosed driveshaft.

And how difficult are 3-speed/OD tranny's to get?

1953 Chev. 210 Convertible, 261 6cyl w/Offy dual intake (But I always did love Studebakers!)
1995 Dodge/Cummins Pickup, 250 HP, 620 Ft. Lbs. of Torque, ATS trans.

JDP
02-09-2006, 01:00 PM
It's easier to swap the entire rear from a parts truck if you can find one. Even a 4:11 or a 4:56 would be a pain without the OD though.

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64 GT Hawk
64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
53 Street rod

rrausch
02-10-2006, 11:14 AM
Can anyone give me a ballpark figure for what Stude 3-speed OD tranny's are selling for now?

And is the OD a bolt-on addition to the regular 3-speed?
Or is the 3-speed OD tranny a completely different animal?

1953 Chev. 210 Convertible, 261 6cyl w/Offy dual intake (But I always did love Studebakers!)
1995 Dodge/Cummins Pickup, 250 HP, 620 Ft. Lbs. of Torque, ATS trans.

JDP
02-10-2006, 12:35 PM
It's a compleat transmission, around $100-$250 would be a ball park figure.

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64 GT Hawk
64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Daytona Convert.
53 Street rod

PaulDriver
02-10-2006, 08:41 PM
BTW, I have a Dana 44 geared at 50/11 (4.54) from a 57 transtar sitting unused.

60Lark
02-10-2006, 08:52 PM
Paul were are you?

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PaulDriver
02-10-2006, 09:02 PM
I'm Las Vegas, Nevada. Here a shot of it in the bed of Grandad's truck.
http://home.earthlink.net/~pauldriver/Truck/preview/05030001.JPG

I havn't pulled the cover, and have no idea of the condition, I pulled it from my uncles truck (along with anything else I could manage), that had been sitting for 15 years, just before the wrecker came to scrap it

(The property had sold, and the new owners wanted the truck gone as a condition of the sale, and I had/have no space for it, and no one was intersted).

Sadly, I had to leave the V8 engine behind.

Paul.

60Lark
02-10-2006, 09:33 PM
I am in Missouri, another one of those to far away situations. Thanks anyway

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