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09-01-2006, 01:07 AM
I've recently purchased a studebaker pickup and need to know what year it is to get paper work in order. the# is R5 61847

09-01-2006, 01:19 AM
I don't know where to find (on the web) a list of the serial number ranges for each year, but I do know that this very website has a list of engine numbers by year. If your engine is original to the truck, you can use this page to find the year of your truck (even if it's not the original engine, you can look up your engine number anyway, to find out when it was made). Here's the Tech Tips page:

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1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

09-01-2006, 02:07 AM
Pictures Skookum! Pictures say a thousand words...

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

09-01-2006, 03:13 AM
Wouldn't work in this case Ron, it's a R5= R series Champion engined, 1/2 ton pickup and all '49-'53's look alike!:(
I just found my serial # listing, and it does not go far enough back. It does say that 1952 R5's started at 78579, so we know what it is NOT-('52-'53)

quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

Pictures Skookum! Pictures say a thousand words...Ron Smith

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Dwain G.
09-01-2006, 04:53 PM
It appears to be a 1950 or '51. Go over to Studebaker Truck Talk and ask there. Frank Drumheller has amassed a great collection of those 'unknown' numbers.

Dwain G.