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valleyguy
11-09-2010, 12:44 PM
Anyone know what year truck this is?

Joe D.
5057

snowy_buffalo
11-09-2010, 12:51 PM
Without a serial number the best we can do is bracket the years. That grille/hood style was used from 1949 thru 1953.

StudeRich
11-09-2010, 03:02 PM
No matter, it would be a 2R, '49-'53 and they are all the same.
More important than year, as to desirability and value are:

The Transmission Type: 3 Speed Column, 3 Speed Overdrive Column, 4 Speed floor shift.
Small 169 cid or Large 245 cid flathead Six Engine
Short 6 ft. bed or long 8 ft.
1/2 or 3/4 Ton

The Truck model number and Serial # is just below the seat, on driver's side floor, the rear door post data plate is just Cab info.

(S)
11-09-2010, 03:25 PM
I recall seeing very few (or none?) 1949's having the "Studebaker" nameplate on the hood, and 1954 trucks were really low production numbers. This may narrow the trucks year to 1950-53. Am I mistaken --truck guys?

2R5
11-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Yes you are. 49 was the same hood emblem as 50 ,51, 52. This truck is just missing its.

kurtruk
11-09-2010, 04:58 PM
I want to know what else is lurking back in the shadows. :confused:

valleyguy
11-09-2010, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the input, I haven't been able to look closely at the trunk yet to assess model type, etc. Hope to do that next week;
What's lurking in the shadows is a boat load of more studebakers (and a few camaros) just rusting away...

Joe D.

Lark Parker
11-09-2010, 07:45 PM
1949's used lever arm shocks on the front-- at least on the early models. Later models used tubular shock absorbers.
The 1949 horn button was the same as earlier cars . It had a script "studebaker" name on it. 1950 and later trucks used a block print style "studebaker" on the horn button.

Sdude
11-09-2010, 08:09 PM
1949's used lever arm shocks on the front-- at least on the early models. Later models used tubular shock absorbers.
The 1949 horn button was the same as earlier cars . It had a script "studebaker" name on it. 1950 and later trucks used a block print style "studebaker" on the horn button.

Got to be careful about those identification issues these days. My 49 truck does not have lever action shocks (anymore). I also updated the horn button.

Better off looking at the data plate.