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mbstude
03-25-2012, 06:45 PM
We'll see what happens. :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110849457019

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/Broadmoor023.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-25-2012, 07:08 PM
Nice listing! It should do well.

studefan
03-25-2012, 07:16 PM
Shall we start the guess the ending price game? Free stainless polishing for the winner Matt? :)

BobGlasscock
03-25-2012, 07:34 PM
Wow, Matt, those stickers in the back window are awesome!

I think you all know how you rode the roller coaster on this car. After just reading (yesterday) your Tailgating, it has really made me aware of the rise and fall for your heart in this car. Just keep your heart on the bright side.

2R5
03-25-2012, 08:06 PM
Good luck with this Matt , hope you end up with what you want .

mbstude
03-25-2012, 08:31 PM
Sure.. By all means, let's have a guessing game for the closest to the winning bid without going over. If the car sells, then the winner of the contest will get a free piece of restored stainless.

This is a really cool car. Cleaning it up today I kept thinking, "man, this thing is nicer than I thought." It's been sitting out for a couple of weeks and the pollen build up was pretty extreme.

When the wheel came off it really bummed me out. I'm over it, and I know I could fix it easy enough, but it really took away my interest in the car. I wanted a wagon, I found a wagon, and I'm not as much as a wagon nut as I thought I was. If the car meets reserve, someone will end up with a really cool old car. If it doesn't, then I'll keep it and it can stay in the garage. But I get to say that I saved the car and I had one. Now onto the next Stude.

Welcome
03-25-2012, 08:40 PM
Sure.. By all means, let's have a guessing game for the closest to the winning bid without going over.<<<

Twelve thousand, two hundred:)

Chris_Dresbach
03-25-2012, 09:05 PM
Sure.. By all means, let's have a guessing game for the closest to the winning bid without going over.

$1 under the winning bid. Did I win? :p

mbstude
03-25-2012, 09:54 PM
$1 under the winning bid. Did I win? :p

I don't think that counts.. lol

Dads Baby
03-25-2012, 10:36 PM
$11,125 is my guess. Too nice for me to have sit outside with the Colorado weather.

jlmccuan
03-25-2012, 10:44 PM
My pain killer induced impulse is $13,385. But that's just crazy, right?

mbstude
03-25-2012, 11:09 PM
My pain killer induced impulse is $13,385. But that's just crazy, right?

That is crazy. I bet you'd think an Avanti would be worth $50K.

(S)
03-25-2012, 11:31 PM
I hope it goes up to what you are wanting with some decent profit--- maybe the $6300 $6600 range. Good luck Matt.

candbstudebakers
03-25-2012, 11:49 PM
They call him flipper as in the flipper song.

dnevin
03-26-2012, 12:00 AM
$6250.

I'm aiming low since you can't go over. :)

mbstude
03-26-2012, 12:06 AM
They call him flipper as in the flipper song.

I bought this car to keep. Spent a lot of money on it, as a keeper. Got bummed out when I forgot to tighten the lug nuts and the wheel came off. Thought it all over for a couple of weeks, and decided to sell it. If I were a "flipper", I would've left it as I found it and not spent a dime on it.

At least there aren't any photos of it being picked up by a crane in a scrap yard, or cut up in a dumpster.

ddub
03-26-2012, 12:39 AM
Very nice listing. I'll guess $7950.

cultural infidel
03-26-2012, 09:44 AM
nice ad. The starting price was rather clever if ya ask me. I'll venture a $7800 guess.

I am quite intrigued to see what your new Stude will be...

mbstude
03-26-2012, 11:30 AM
Less than one day on ebay and it's only a few hundred bucks away from reserve. Over 1000 page views already and over 100 watchers. I'm a little shocked at the early interest.

61Lark
03-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Less than one day on ebay and it's only a few hundred bucks away from reserve. Over 1000 page views already and over 100 watchers. I'm a little shocked at the early interest.

I was going to say the same thing. It isn't very often that you see anything on ebay that has over 6 days remaining that already has 18 bids.

63t-cab
03-26-2012, 11:45 AM
I'll say $7,400,hey Matt why do'nt you take the wagon money and just finish your orange c-cab <G>

Marie Mac
03-26-2012, 12:02 PM
$9,857.00 is my guess.....but I hope you get double!

Kurt
03-26-2012, 08:12 PM
Looks good Matt. It should do well. You can take the money and buy Bob's wagon again!!! Just kidding. I am sure their will be another Stude in your future soon.

mbstude
03-26-2012, 09:03 PM
I'd love for nothing more than to be able to finish the '59 pickup. Of all the Studes I've had, I miss driving that one the most. Someday it'll happen, but there's no way I could pull off doing a major project right now.


Looks good Matt. It should do well. You can take the money and buy Bob's wagon again!!! Just kidding. I am sure their will be another Stude in your future soon.

There is.. The sale price of the Wagon will determine if it happens or not.

studefan
03-26-2012, 09:12 PM
It will sell for at least $8400.00

cultural infidel
03-27-2012, 02:29 PM
any clues as to what may be in the future?

StudHawk60
03-27-2012, 02:34 PM
Gee Matt, I wish I had known you were gonna put it on ebay. I would have made you a decent offer......I was serious that I wanted first crack at it.

Welcome
03-27-2012, 02:56 PM
any clues as to what may be in the future?

Clue! Clue!! Clue!!! :cool:
V V V V V V V V V V

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/jbwhttail/carshowmay2004031.jpg

cultural infidel
03-27-2012, 03:05 PM
Gee Matt, I wish I had known you were gonna put it on ebay. I would have made you a decent offer......I was serious that I wanted first crack at it.

is it still in line with the bidding? if so, then bid!

cultural infidel
03-27-2012, 03:12 PM
Clue! Clue!! Clue!!! :cool:
V V V V V V V V V V

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/jbwhttail/carshowmay2004031.jpg

very subtle lol

Bob Andrews
03-27-2012, 03:13 PM
Gee Matt, I wish I had known you were gonna put it on ebay. I would have made you a decent offer......I was serious that I wanted first crack at it.

Oops, he could have saved the eBay fees! But the good news is it's still available to the high bidder. Good luck, I'm rooting for you!

mbstude
03-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Keith, let me know if you want to come and look at the car. Bid as far as you want on ebay and hope for the best. :)

I can't afford the racing fuel for Joe's R2 Lark, much less the car. There's a truck that I'd like to buy if the Wagon produces enough cash.

kmac530
03-27-2012, 03:22 PM
Welcome,
That is a spectacular Lark hardtop. It made my heart skip a bit. Love black on red cars, it is just so sleek and bold looking.
That Lark has my vote Matt.

My guess on the price....I am gonna shoot for hopes not neccesarily reality...$24,499
I got your back Matt.

cultural infidel
03-27-2012, 03:22 PM
Keith, let me know if you want to come and look at the car. Bid as far as you want on ebay and hope for the best. :)

I can't afford the racing fuel for Joe's R2 Lark, much less the car. There's a truck that I'd like to buy if the Wagon produces enough cash.


Does it happen to rhyme somewhat with Soup Excess ?

mbstude
03-27-2012, 03:28 PM
I'm not a Lark guy but I could handle having Joe's R2. But $25K just isn't happening for me.

The truck I'm looking at is a '53.

kmac530
03-27-2012, 04:18 PM
I was still hoping your long roof sells for $24,499 anyway. Lark or no Lark, truck or no truck, soup excess or not {lol} I hope you get a bunch for the Broadie and thanks for saving her.

mbstude
03-27-2012, 10:06 PM
I was still hoping your long roof sells for $24,499 anyway. Lark or no Lark, truck or no truck, soup excess or not {lol} I hope you get a bunch for the Broadie and thanks for saving her.

Hey, I hope it goes that high too! I just don't think it will. <grin>

kirkdob
03-27-2012, 10:40 PM
I bought this car to keep. Spent a lot of money on it, as a keeper. Got bummed out when I forgot to tighten the lug nuts and the wheel came off. Thought it all over for a couple of weeks, and decided to sell it. If I were a "flipper", I would've left it as I found it and not spent a dime on it.

At least there aren't any photos of it being picked up by a crane in a scrap yard, or cut up in a dumpster.

Ohhhh Snap!

studegary
03-28-2012, 12:44 PM
There are 19 bids, but more important, there are 12 different bidders and all have high feedback numbers ( I didn't check how good their feedback is).

Bill Pressler
03-28-2012, 12:57 PM
Matt, that is a great eBay ad with good, honest pics. Those wheels look great on the car. Best of luck.

mbstude
03-28-2012, 01:03 PM
2600 page views and up to 190 "watchers" with 4 days left. Had a few phone calls about the car and the interest seems to be high.

Maybe it'll go nuts and I can blow all of the money on another Stude. :rolleyes:

Roscomacaw
03-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Well, if you buy another Stude, don't mess with the wheels or you'll turn on it! :p

mbstude
03-28-2012, 08:46 PM
Well, if you buy another Stude, don't mess with the wheels or you'll turn on it! :p

Nah.. IF the wagon sells for enough to pay for it.. The replacement will be a 14K mile original 2R that wouldn't be right with aftermarket wheels..

mbstude
03-30-2012, 04:54 PM
Two days left. Anyone else care to toss in a guess of the selling price?

A new bidder joined in today, all the way from England. This could really be interesting.

studebaker-R2-4-me
03-30-2012, 05:14 PM
2600 page views and up to 190 "watchers" with 4 days left. Had a few phone calls about the car and the interest seems to be high.

Maybe it'll go nuts and I can blow all of the money on another Stude. :rolleyes:

Good luck with the sale of the Broadmoor, Matt. I sure hope you can land a new Stude truck after it's sold. As for the 190 watchers, unfortunately 185 of them are forum members.

Allen

CarCrosswordDan
03-30-2012, 05:34 PM
With some foreign bidders, I'd guess it'll bump up against $13,000 (about 10k if it's a U.S. bidder). Likely just under. Godd luck !! Dan

Roscomacaw
03-30-2012, 07:05 PM
$7500.00 I'm guessing

62champ
03-30-2012, 07:10 PM
I am going $8350 - but that is only because of the celebrity ownership...

Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2012, 07:13 PM
I'm going to wait until Sunday at 4:38 PM local to place my guess ;).

Good luck, Matt!

mbstude
03-31-2012, 10:45 AM
Another new bidder has joined in and the reserve has been met.. She's gonna be someone else's longroof now!

studebaker-R2-4-me
04-01-2012, 10:58 AM
Another new bidder has joined in and the reserve has been met.. She's gonna be someone else's longroof now!

I see a truck in your very near future

mbstude
04-01-2012, 01:24 PM
I see a truck in your very near future

The current bid isn't enough for me to be able to pull it off, but it's a good start.

StudeDave57
04-01-2012, 01:32 PM
Good luck with the sale Matt. Sorry to see it go.
(don't forget to let me know where it goes...)


After looking over the guesses here- I'm goin' with $9999.99

mbstude
04-01-2012, 01:43 PM
Good luck with the sale Matt. Sorry to see it go.
(don't forget to let me know where it goes...)


After looking over the guesses here- I'm goin' with $9999.99

You bet I will Dave. BTW, I know you guys have had more important things going on, but I mailed you the front bumper guards that were on the car. Did they get there ok?

StudeDave57
04-01-2012, 02:03 PM
You bet I will Dave. BTW, I know you guys have had more important things going on, but I mailed you the front bumper guards that were on the car. Did they get there ok?
I meant to include that in my comment above, sorry. They did get here okay, yes.
Thanks once again!!! Look for a PM very soon.



StudeDave '57 :cool:

kurtruk
04-01-2012, 04:30 PM
Final price guess: $7388.99

Bob Andrews
04-01-2012, 06:54 PM
Wow, in excess of $7,100! Conrats, Matthew; a real eye opener.

Makes me rethink the Provincial wagon. Now I'm glad the people who inquired but didn't follow through did so at the giveaway price I was offering!:)

Now I have to think about spending the time to restore it, get it further along, or just eBay it to the highest bidder. I still need to sell it, but once again eBay is where the buyers are.

Good show!

Corvanti
04-01-2012, 07:54 PM
i am envious of the "buyer". :)

btw: jamie brought "christine" to the car show here last weekend! i just flat out "covet" her!!!

mbstude
04-01-2012, 08:16 PM
5351 page views and 292 watchers. Well.. The winning bidder had to back out when his wife saw it.. I've sent a second chance offer to the second highest bidder. Hopefully he will take it..

gs-xnr
04-01-2012, 08:37 PM
5351 page views and 292 watchers. Well.. The winning bidder had to back out when his wife saw it.. I've sent a second chance offer to the second highest bidder. Hopefully he will take it..
People come up with the strangest reasons to back out. It's too bad people don't get their wife's, brother's, uncle's, bank's or anyone else who can veto an adults decision. Selling cars on eBay is a best at 50/50 chance of success. I've only sold one on eBay and needed two tries. The first met reserve but the "bidder was my 16 year old son who used my eBay ID without my permission". It did sell the second time around but outside of eBay. Hope your sale goes through.

aarrggh
04-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Thats what happened when i listed my corvette on Ebay . High bidder was a deadbeat .
So i waited a week and relisted it , and an excellent buyer from New Jersey won it second time around ..........

aarrggh
04-01-2012, 09:07 PM
i am envious of the "buyer". :)

btw: jamie brought "christine" to the car show here last weekend! i just flat out "covet" her!!!

A pic is required with a statement like that !

mbstude
04-01-2012, 09:17 PM
Yea, I'm a little disappointed to say the least.

BTW. I'd also love to see a pic of my old Christine.

ddub
04-01-2012, 09:37 PM
Bummer, what about all that language that your bid is a contract to buy?

mbstude
04-01-2012, 10:35 PM
Bummer, what about all that language that your bid is a contract to buy?

That is being taken into consideration. The buyer didn't bid until the last 3 seconds so it wasn't like it was a mistake.

BubbaBear
04-01-2012, 10:48 PM
Bummer, what about all that language that your bid is a contract to buy?

And unfortunately Ebay does nothing to buyers or sellers who back out. I won an item sometime ago and the seller refused to sell. They are still on Ebay. I guess you have to fail to perform repeatedly to get Ebays attention. It sure doesn't help the persons auction you disrupt.

JDP
04-01-2012, 10:51 PM
That is being taken into consideration. The buyer didn't bid until the last 3 seconds so it wasn't like it was a mistake.

File a non paying bidder report after a week or so and get your fees back.

kmac530
04-01-2012, 11:24 PM
You can get you fees dropped by ebay. Bidders are often idiots. IDK why people bid if they aren't gonna buy, do they think it is a joke?

Ebay does nothing to non payers, I filed a claim against a fraudulent bidder who backed out and ebay did not care. No consequences for non payment.

I did do okay in the end...I offered a second chance bid and the next bidder upped his bid and we completed the deal over the phone and eliminated ebay and its fees directly. It worked out for me that time, but still a pain.

Sorry for you troubles Matt. You don't deserve this stuff. Try again. I had a boat that took 3 tries but it worked out finally.

Bob Andrews
04-02-2012, 04:24 AM
I've been listing parts cars on eBay for the last couple weeks. The first week I listed 9 cars. I sold 4 on eBay, then 3 more as a result of folks seeing my listings and making inquiries. I had 12 end up yeaterday and sold 3 on eBay, and 2 more off; and have several pending deals from folks that asked what else I have, including two local guys I didn't know that are coming to look at what I've got. I had two go south on me- one that didn't pay and one that still claims he's going to, but it's been over a week.

So yeah, eBay isn't perfect. And, I spend a lot of time im the morning and at night answering questions; but there's nowhere else I could get anywhere near the results eBay gives.

In your case, the bright side is, you now have the real market value, determined by real life buyers; not guessing, or emotion, or rationalization. What happened sucks, but you can relist it knowing your price is in the ballpark; and when you relist, everyone who had it on their watch list will be notified that you relisted. And, I never would have guessed it went anywhere near that high; and I doubt you could have gotten near that price anywhere else, including TW.

Good luck if you relist. Once you do, one of the previous bidders may see they have another chance and offer to buy it now and have you end the listing. I've had that happen a few times too. Give 'er another try!

EDITED TO ADD: One thing about 'Second Chance' offers. This function is frequently abused by scammers, to the point that savvy eBayers automatically think a SC offer is a scam/red flag. If you don't get a response on it, that doesn't automatically mean the buyer isn't interested. When I do a SC offer tell them that if they want the car I'll relist it with an agreed-upon BIN, so that they can be assured that they have the protections of eBay and PayPal. I also give the seller my phone number so we can discuss it; nothing goes further to ease a buyer's fears than a phone conversation. Hope this does not help.

*(Of course, I hope it helps! I just wrote that because sometimes people write 'hope this is helpful' which when you think about it infers that unless they write that disclaimer they hope they're NOT helping. Just having a little fun<GG>).

DEEPNHOCK
04-02-2012, 06:37 AM
I had that happen to me on an item a year or so ago...
The seller killed the auction right before it ended, and immediately re-listed it at a higher price.
I was succesfull in winning the auction (but at a higher price than I would have gotten it for before).
No sweat. Left them a crappy feedback explaining why it was crappy.
They were all upset about the negative feedback. I said it was well deserved.
What goes around...comes around...
Jeff:cool:


And unfortunately Ebay does nothing to buyers or sellers who back out. I won an item sometime ago and the seller refused to sell. They are still on Ebay. I guess you have to fail to perform repeatedly to get Ebays attention. It sure doesn't help the persons auction you disrupt.

BobPalma
04-02-2012, 07:26 AM
Matthew: Any word from your backup high bidder and the second chance you offered him? BP

mbstude
04-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Interesting change of events.. The winner called this morning and decided to take the car. Looks like she's going back to Maryland.

Also looks like the low mile '53 pickup will be able to come to Georgia. I'll post pics of it as soon as it's paid for.

kmac530
04-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Congrats Matt. I am happy for you.

BubbaBear
04-02-2012, 10:41 AM
Congratulations. I hope this is in time to still go for the 13K mile '53 2R11 pickup.

StudeDave57
04-02-2012, 11:06 AM
Interesting change of events.. The winner called this morning and decided to take the car.
Uh oh- he reads this Forum, and saw us 'circling the wagons' for Matt!!! :) :p

Congrats on the sale Matt.



StudeDave '57 :cool:

BobPalma
04-02-2012, 11:17 AM
Good going, Matt. Congrats. 'Anxious to hear about and see the truck. 'Sounds great. BP

BobPalma
04-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Uh oh- he reads this Forum, and saw us 'circling the wagons' for Matt!!! :) :p StudeDave '57 :cool:

Ah...a little double entendre, there, Dave, considering the topic? Clever. BP

showbizkid
04-02-2012, 12:09 PM
That's good news, for sure.

go-studebaker
04-02-2012, 03:45 PM
He probably ditched his wife for the car !

StudeDave57
04-02-2012, 04:22 PM
Ah...a little double entendre, there, Dave, considering the topic? Clever. BP
Uhhh- if that means 'Dave made a funny' on two different levels,
then yes- that was my goal. I'm glad it worked!!! :)




StudeDave '57 :cool:
laugh now and then~
it'll keep you sane

Studedude
04-02-2012, 05:40 PM
Glad the fellow decided to do the right thing, Matt!

Good show!

showbizkid
04-02-2012, 05:49 PM
He probably ditched his wife for the car !

It's been known to happen!!!!

mbstude
04-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Here's what will replace the Broadmoor, and the biggest reason of why I sold the car. Of all the Studes I've had and driven, I miss driving a truck more than any of them. I would love nothing more than to finish my '59 Scotsman pickup, but I can't do a major project where I live right now. So.. This '53 2R11 with just less than 14,000 miles became available a while ago, and will be heading my way. An SDCer named Larry in the Philadelphia area has owned it for the past few years and has ran out of room. He has a fleet of nice Studebakers, his freshly restored Packard Hawk made its debut at the Gettysburg meet last year. The engine is the 245 Big Six and Larry added an Overdrive trans and a 4.11 rear end, so it's even useful on the highway. I plan to remove the light and siren, make an attempt at buffing out the paint, and then promptly ruin the low-mileage-factor. It was bought new as a fire dept. utility truck and while it's been used like a truck, it's not too bad. A few dents here and there but no rust at all. I'll keep the door lettering but the light and siren will probably go to my granddad for his '49 2R16 fire truck.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/aprilmay2006017.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/262ae89f.jpg

mbstude
04-02-2012, 06:24 PM
Also, let me say this.. The buyer of the Wagon turned out to be a Forum member, and is a pretty stand up guy. He knew that I was let down and decided he'd buy the car and let his wife learn to live with it, rather than back out of a deal and have me upset. Sometimes things aren't as bad as they seem and I'm glad it went to an SDCer. It's guys like this that are the reason I stay involved in Studes.

2R5
04-02-2012, 06:29 PM
Once a truck guy always a truck guy <g>

62champ
04-02-2012, 06:53 PM
With the OD you should do very good on the highway. Final ratio would be somewhere down around 2.9 or so. And don't let anyone fool you about how anorexic that big six is. My dad always tells stories about someone he knew that won quite a few drag races against six cylinder Chevy and Ford cars with a R-series one ton with the big six in it.

Now you need someone who can make a period correct aluminum bed topper for and and a sign painter for the "Starlight Stainless" sign on the sides...

Oh, and you can probably sell some of the mulch on the way home to pay for some of the gas.

Pat Dilling
04-02-2012, 07:05 PM
Really pleased to see this working out for you Matthew. And, you will still have a Tailgate! :-)

sweetolbob
04-02-2012, 07:23 PM
Also, let me say this.. The buyer of the Wagon turned out to be a Forum member, and is a pretty stand up guy. He knew that I was let down and decided he'd buy the car and let his wife learn to live with it, rather than back out of a deal and have me upset. Sometimes things aren't as bad as they seem and I'm glad it went to an SDCer. It's guys like this that are the reason I stay involved in Studes.

Matt

Apparently Dave's "double entendre" was effective.;):D Glad it's working out for all concerned.

Bob

Studedude
04-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Matt, I would be interested in the lights/sirens/any emergency response/communications equipment.

EDIT: Never mind, I didn't read your post closely enough the first time.

The fact that Neil has use for these items makes the whole story/package even more neat!

Dick Steinkamp
04-02-2012, 07:49 PM
I would definitely leave the siren and lights on the truck. It really helps make the whole unique "package". They are part of the originality of that particular truck. Besides, what do you do with the holes in the fender and roof?

BobPalma
04-02-2012, 07:51 PM
'Way cool, Matthew.

Yes, the 4.11 gear and overdrive and 245 engine is an ideal combination. Very nice for your intended use. Grease everything in sight; it's probably been awhile, but with those few miles, the components should be in good shape, just needing fresh lube.

Now you can explore the wheel situation if those are split rims, which are always a problem at this late date. Let us know what you do about wheels and tires when you get it sorted out.

And congrats on the wagon transaction, too. BP

289stude
04-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Six lug one piece wheels. ALMOST imppossible! Matt I've been searching high and low for them since I got the one ton 4x4 from Ted Jenson. I can't find anything. The truck runs and drives. But the wheels are rusted very badly and it needs new tires. The wheels are the only thing keeping it off the road. The only thing I've found that at least has a six lug pattern is a newer Isuzu NQR box truck. Havnt confirmed they'll fit yet but there close. Other than that I am going to have to have some made. Good luck if you find something that will work please let me know.

mbstude
04-02-2012, 08:25 PM
The Wagon buyer wasn't pressured by anything said on the forum. He's just that nice a guy. :cool:

I'm not doing anything with the wheels. The picture I posted is a few years old, about 6 months ago Larry put new era-appropriate Coker tires on it with the original wheels. Those Budd wheels are one of my favorite things about it.

As far as removing the light and siren.. I'll fill the fender holes by putting the turn signals back on the tops of the fenders where they belong. I'll plug the roof holes with bolts or something, nobody will ever see it anyways. That stuff does add some coolness to the truck, but I don't want a fire truck as a daily driver. :rolleyes:

2R5
04-02-2012, 08:29 PM
I'm with Dick , the light and siren need to stay ....thats where the truck is unique....take them away and its just another 1 ton truck !

jclary
04-02-2012, 08:36 PM
Just came in and checked the forum and saw this report on Matt's situation. Great news! Matt, in addition to Bob's suggestions about lube...give the cooling system a close inspection and good going over. With decent lubrication (even a little low oil pressure) these engines will give great performance if the cooling system performs well. As you know very well...the Studebaker trucks are "honest" vehicles. That means while they bounce you around, challenge your kidneys, and rattle your teeth...they run year in and year out as they were intended.

Even with less than thirty pounds of oil pressure, my '55 got me to a meet and back home this past Saturday. It is just my nature to worry about not having perfect oil pressure, but it made another seventy mile trip at speeds up to seventy miles an hour. It has done that for about thirty-seven years now. I guess that if it breaks, I can say it has truly earned the right to fail. If those two piece rims on your truck are in good shape, (and you can find a shop that will work with them) buy a good quality set of truck tires, and enjoy the ride. :)

StudeDave57
04-02-2012, 08:51 PM
Matt- Apparently Dave's "double entendre" was effective.;):D Glad it's working out for all concerned. Bob
Just here to help out where I can... :rolleyes: ;) :D


Now you can explore the wheel situation if those are split rims, which are always a problem at this late date.
Let us know what you do about wheels and tires when you get it sorted out.BP

Six lug one piece wheels. ALMOST imppossible! Good luck if you find something that will work please let me know.

I'm not doing anything with the wheels. The picture I posted is a few years old, about 6 months ago Larry put new era-appropriate Coker tires on it with the original wheels. Those Budd wheels are one of my favorite things about it.

Oh good- so now it's not just me and Nelly with a 'wheel' problem!!!!
All SIX of her wheels are those cool 20" split rims...


Say- is that truck a hybrid? What's with the plug behind the door?



StudeDave '57 :cool:

BubbaBear
04-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Note to self:

Thou shalt not covet another mans Studebaker truck.

Studedude
04-02-2012, 08:59 PM
Note to self:

Thou shalt not covet another mans Studebaker truck.

Words to live by! <GGG>

While that roof light is cool beans, it is of considerably later vintage than the truck.

Lenny R2
04-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Happy to here you sold the wagon & are getting the truck you want when i get done with a
few projects i can get down there &see your truck&we can go out for lunch.

aarrggh
04-02-2012, 09:37 PM
I would put a little antenna out the roof for the radio . . .

mbstude
04-02-2012, 10:10 PM
Words to live by! <GGG>

While that roof light is cool beans, it is of considerably later vintage than the truck.

That's good to know. Now I don't feel so bad by taking it off. <G>

BTW StudeDude. I sent you an email through the forum.

Studedude
04-02-2012, 10:46 PM
That's good to know. Now I don't feel so bad by taking it off. <G>

BTW StudeDude. I sent you an email through the forum.

Thanks...

Got it, and replied....

AND... for the record, I agree with those that have said that these pieces of equipment should:

1) Stay with your new truck, or:

2) Go to you grandfather's fire truck.

Either way, these items would serve a better purpose than they would by becoming shop-bound noise makers/wall art/hangy thingies, which is the best I have to offer them.

dean pearson
04-02-2012, 10:57 PM
Well,
Just because no one else has mentioned it I guess I will.

That is one cool truck! holy geez!

Dean.

Studedude
04-02-2012, 11:08 PM
Well,
Just because no one else has mentioned it I guess I will.

That is one cool truck! holy geez!

Dean.
Dean, some things simply go without saying. <GGG>

BobGlasscock
04-03-2012, 06:36 AM
Note to self:

Thou shalt not covet another mans Studebaker truck.

2 responses:

1) If I can't covet another mans Studebaker, what will I do all day?

2) Better than coveting something else.

TDITS
04-03-2012, 07:07 AM
Matt, Great looking truck.
I'd take the light and siren off too; the truck will still look great without them. The patina and door lettering are cool.
Question, have the door panels been repainted? They look to be a darker color than the gauge cluster and the glove box lid.

studegary
04-03-2012, 12:50 PM
I would definetly remove the light and siren. It is illegal for you to drive with them in most, if not all, states. Some people leave them on and have covers made for them for road use and then remove the covers for shows. Others just transport their emergency vehicles. Some people, especially police or retired police, get away with the lights and sirens. I think that someone your age would be a real target for a violation for them.

My guess for the plug on the side is for an engine heater and or a battery charger. After all, it is a six volt truck from New Jersey.

BubbaBear
04-03-2012, 01:36 PM
My guess for the plug on the side is for an engine heater and or a battery charger. After all, it is a six volt truck from New Jersey.

Or maybe it has been converted to 12v. Look at the CB on the dash.

mbstude
04-03-2012, 01:53 PM
I can't say whether the door panels have been repainted or not. They're black and they "should" be off-white like the other interior parts. After 60 years, anything is possible.

It's a 12V system now, but it started out as 6. I have no idea what the plug is on the side.

deco_droid
04-04-2012, 01:00 PM
I know it wasn't a Stude, but the faded red paint and lettering remind me of the ol' Sanford and Son pickup -- pretty cool...

rockinhawk
04-04-2012, 05:09 PM
I know it wasn't a Stude, but the faded red paint and lettering remind me of the ol' Sanford and Son pickup -- pretty cool...It looks a lot like my 58. I bought it from Stephen Cade who used it to haul trash. Someone had "Sanford & Son" on the door with pinstripe tape. I took the tape off but still call it FRED.