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Chris_Dresbach
03-25-2012, 09:14 PM
I know that Studebaker provided trucks that were built into fire engines, but that's about all I've ever seen. Are there/were there ever any FIRE CHEIF cars out there? The reason I ask is because I built this truck:
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Photo01262252.jpg
Now that it's done I want to build a cheif car to go with it; preferably either a Hawk, '50 or '51 Champion Starlight coupe, or '53. (Those are what I have in 1:18 scale)
I have seen a '50 chief car, but it was a four door. I just want to see a photo of one of these before I build one.
Thanks

dean pearson
03-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Nice !
I like it.

you need a two door hard top 50 model for your next proj.

You did a nice job there.

Dean.

stevo5671
03-25-2012, 10:43 PM
Chris...a few months ago I posted a pic of a Chiefs car from LaPorte. I don't know how to link an old thread. I was in a thread called Studebaker Fire...Car. I'm sure somebody here will link it up if you can't find it.

Chris_Dresbach
03-25-2012, 11:05 PM
Nice !
I like it.

you need a two door hard top 50 model for your next proj.

You did a nice job there.

Dean.

:) Thanks. Here are a couple more shots of the same truck.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Photo01262254.jpg
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Photo01262253.jpg

I wonder if the Chief car from LaPorte is the same one I know of? There is a 4 door Champion cheif car that is from South Bend, red body and white roof. It's actually owned by an active bat. chief, Al Kirsits.

doug
03-26-2012, 01:02 AM
The 1st owner of my '62 Champ 1/2 ton was the L.A. County Fire Department. Stickers were pulled off the doors (with the paint) and the gumball machine was gone with a patch over the hole. Short bed with auto trans. so it did not haul a lot of equipment. Don't know who used it.

clonelark
03-26-2012, 04:47 AM
Here's a link. should be perfect for you.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?2479-Studebaker-Fire-Truck-and-Dept.-Pictures&highlight=fire+chief

hausdok
03-26-2012, 11:35 AM
https://www.google.com/search?q=studebaker+fire+chief+car&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=BpZwT9anPMWoiQKnmPjHBQ&ved=0CEcQsAQ&biw=1405&bih=789#hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us%3AIE-Address&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=fire+chief+car+studebaker&oq=fire+chief+car+studebaker&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=img.12...7979l12763l1l16187l12l12l0l9l0l0l99l270l3l3l0.frgbld.&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=375bb6fbcf7a9986&biw=1405&bih=789

Saw a few Studes, including yours. Didn't see any mid-50's though.