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05-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Some of you may know that gas wells are being drilled all over a wide strip of Arkansas. The drillers and associated workers are all over the back roads and woods. A man with one of the companies saw one of brother's Studebaker trucks and stopped to talk to us a few weeks back. This same guy sent brother a picture of a Studebaker truck he saw on a dead end road well off the beaten track. We went up there today and found the truck along with some old Chryslers and tractors. It's an R series 3/4 ton with column shift. The most amazing part was how good the bed looked. A tree made it impossible to raise the hood. The truck has been in that spot for a while.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Studebaker%20Trucks/S4010001.jpg http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Studebaker%20Trucks/S4010002.jpg

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Bed is straight and tailgate is good. Cab floors and step, at least on the left side, are gone. Hood is rusty.

05-24-2010, 06:43 PM
I would love to have that bed for my T-Cab. Shipping from Alaska is most likely prohibitive. Steve

Bo Markham
05-24-2010, 06:58 PM
Shipping from Alaska? Don't you mean Arkansas?

05-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Steve, that bed is the narrow 49-55 P-1 bed, your Champ would look better with the wider 56-up P-1 bed.
Jim S.

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05-24-2010, 08:03 PM
You didn't say how hard it was to get that truck up on your trailer?

05-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Haven't talked to the owner yet. Actually, we are only mildly interested in the truck, but I was told that one of our chapter members has been looking for a long bed for his R series truck.

05-24-2010, 09:31 PM
I'd be interested in those doors, they look better that what I have now!

05-24-2010, 11:22 PM
I'm not sure about the driver side door because there was no handle to open it with, but the passenger side didn't look so good.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Studebaker%20Trucks/S4010005.jpg http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/Studebaker%20Trucks/S4010011.jpg

05-25-2010, 12:37 AM
Shipping from Alaska? Don't you mean Arkansas?

I have no idea where I got Alaska from but thats what I read originally. These drugs the doc has me on must be better than I thought. Steve

05-25-2010, 12:39 AM
Steve, that bed is the narrow 49-55 P-1 bed, your Champ would look better with the wider 56-up P-1 bed.
Jim S.

I didnt know there was a difference. I thought all the P1 beds were the same. The bed on my truck is good, rust free etc... I just prefer the look of the narrow bed with the fenders. Steve