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cove
04-01-2012, 03:20 PM
I went to a junkyard looking for Studebaker parts I found a 1955 E-Series pick up, I was wondering if those fenders would fit a 1949 1/2 ton C cab? I also found a school bus that had an identical front end to my 49 the fenders looked the same as well were the fenders bigger on them?
There were a few cars and a couple 41-47 m series trucks (I think I am gonna bring them home)

Roscomacaw
04-01-2012, 03:28 PM
The answer is "YES" to both your fender questions.

StudeDave57
04-01-2012, 03:47 PM
I also found a school bus that had an identical front end to my 49 the fenders looked the same as well were the fenders bigger on them?
A school bus, eh??? I'd sure like to see pictures of that!!!
Post them if you can, please...

THANKS!!!

cove
04-01-2012, 03:50 PM
I will post some pics the next time I go

kurtruk
04-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Depending on the size truck, the wheel opening arches are bigger on some (which may be the case with the bus). Someone help us with the truck size break between the two, please.

StudeDave57
04-01-2012, 04:39 PM
Depending on the size truck, the wheel opening arches are bigger on some (which may be the case with the bus). Someone help us with the truck size break between the two, please.
I'm still learning about these trucks, and as such I can't be certain, but I 'think' it's one ton and up.

However- I am certain it's 1.5 and up-

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/IMG_1389.jpg

Dad's '62 one ton is in the same driveway as my bus-
maybe I can get a shot of the two together and figure it out???



StudeDave '57 :cool:

Bish
04-01-2012, 07:08 PM
The '55 fenders will fit a '49, but will have mounting holes for the larger steel grille drilled in them. I believe 1 ton with larger than 17.5 " wheels and definately the larger trucks have the larger wheel openings. All cabs, doors, hoods are the same if same year with some being the same for many years. Bolt in floor humps are different depending on the transmission used.
Bish

rapidcityman
04-01-2012, 10:19 PM
A school bus, eh??? I'd sure like to see pictures of that!!!
Post them if you can, please...

THANKS!!!

I found a school bus out here in the Black Hills of South Dakota, next time I'm out in Sturgis I'll get a picture

cove
04-09-2012, 01:30 PM
I went back to the junk yard to look for some fenders the truck with decent fenders is a 3 R14?
the fenders look the same looked to be in the 50's front grill was different than my 49 are the fenders the same for a 2r?

StudeDave57
04-09-2012, 01:36 PM
I found a school bus out here in the Black Hills of South Dakota, next time I'm out in Sturgis I'll get a picture
That'd be pretty sweeet~ thanks!!!!




StudeDave '57 :cool:

sasquatch
04-09-2012, 03:01 PM
You actually have Studebakers in your junk yard?

Skip Lackie
04-09-2012, 03:13 PM
The fenders will be the same, but a 3R will have extra holes in the front for the grille. And if a 3R14 had big tires, the wheel well openings may be larger. If the dash cluster is good, it's worth saving.

mbstude
04-09-2012, 03:26 PM
If the grille is good, I'd like to have it. The headlight rims too.

(S)
04-10-2012, 12:52 AM
Even if you run across a rust free fender with front end damage, cut off the bottom part, big truck, small truck they all rust there. Save them if you can. Measure a foot plus a few inches and cut.

cove
04-10-2012, 03:49 AM
do the doors also fit? they are in better shape than mine, I may end up with the whole truck, the front end is good but the cab rusted out bad.
also how do you determine the year from vin # I think it is a 54-55 there are also a couple M series trucks in there.

mbstude
04-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Doors are the same. Post the serial number and model number and we can tell you exactly what the truck is.

Skip Lackie
04-10-2012, 09:57 AM
The C-cab doors and their internal parts all are identical, 49-64. Some had extra holes for mouldings or rain visors. Remove doors with the hinges attached if possible, as the hinges wear out. There were only two basic hood designs, 49-55 and 56-end. See this list for model/series info. Don't use the serial number, use the model number.

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/StudebakerTruckData.asp

cove
04-10-2012, 05:10 PM
the c cab is R-14 1742 3R 14 31
the other is M-16 52 30016 M-16 C2 24705
I couldn't find any on the bus where would I look?

StudeDave57
04-10-2012, 05:42 PM
the c cab is R-14 1742 3R 14 31
the other is M-16 52 30016 M-16 C2 24705
I couldn't find any on the bus where would I look?
Well- on my bus the s/n and body tag are located very near each other~

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/bodytagserialplate1.jpg

The view in that picture is looking towards the left front corner of the driver's compartment.
That blob you see on the right is the clutch pedal.

Sorry to be a pain- but I'd really like to see pictures of that, or the others. As you can see-
mine got painted over- and I'd like to know what it is supposed to look like!!!




StudeDave '57 :cool:

cove
04-10-2012, 05:59 PM
will get some pics of it next time I go.

Chris_Dresbach
04-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Well- on my bus the s/n and body tag are located very near each other~

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/bodytagserialplate1.jpg

The view in that picture is looking towards the left front corner of the driver's compartment.
That blob you see on the right is the clutch pedal.

Sorry to be a pain- but I'd really like to see pictures of that, or the others. As you can see-
mine got painted over- and I'd like to know what it is supposed to look like!!!


That's interesting that the body tag is there. That's the only body tag I've ever seen that's not mounted on the cowl under the hood. Either way, it should still be painted body color or whatever color the cowl is.
I wonder if the bus body behind the cowl has its own body/serial number?

StudeDave57
04-10-2012, 08:44 PM
That's interesting that the body tag is there. That's the only body tag I've ever seen that's not mounted on the cowl under the hood. Either way, it should still be painted body color or whatever color the cowl is.
I wonder if the bus body behind the cowl has its own body/serial number?
The answer to that is "yes" indeed!!!

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/insidesteps.jpg

Pretty cool, eh?



StudeDave '57 :cool:

StudeDave57
04-14-2012, 09:30 PM
Dad's '62 one ton is in the same driveway as my bus-
maybe I can get a shot of the two together and figure it out???
Well, it took longer then I thought it would to get a decent shot of them together, but here they are~

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/IMG_1485.jpg

The opening sure looks the same to me. For reference~ the tire sizes are-
7.50-16LTs on the Transtar, and 7.50-20s on the front of the bus.
(yes- the rear tires on the bus are bigger- 8.25-20s...) ;)


StudeDave '57 :cool: