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tony58
02-09-2014, 01:49 AM
1949 Studebaker Street Rod / One Ton Dually.This is a nice truck.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-2R15-31-Modified-1949-studebaker-street-rod-one-ton-dually-/121272216472?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c3c632b98&item=121272216472&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#ht_618wt_851

Pat Dilling
02-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Very nicely done. Classic style with modern utility is hard to beat.

2R5
02-09-2014, 10:10 AM
I like that !

SN-60
02-09-2014, 10:11 AM
This truck really impresses Me...If I had a use for it, I believe I'd bid on it!

jimmijim8
02-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Nice looking. Needs some type of rubber/like fender flares or put those wheels and tires under the fenders. jimmijim

Sdude
02-09-2014, 11:47 AM
The Dodge bed looks nice. It fits better than the Dodge bed Studebaker put on the T-cab trucks.

plwindish
02-09-2014, 01:14 PM
That truck is very nicely done. If I had a use for it, I would definitely be bidding on it.

PackardV8
02-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Very nice concept and execution. I like it and I've been driving C-cabs for more than fifty years now.

Yes, modern running gear is nice to have. I kept the underneath, but added a Packard V8, power steering, air conditioning and lots of sound deadening.

No, doesn't matter what's underneath, it doesn't change the room inside the cab. Every time I get in mine, I'm reminded in the 1940s when the C-cab was designed, the height of the average male was 5'8".

Maybe, it depends on how big/tall the driver, but more than one owner has been disappointed by how cramped his mega-buck old car/truck build was after a few hours on the highway. Every year at the GoodGuys Show here in Spokane, I hear at least one story of how a wife/girlfriend rode out in the hotrod and is flying home or riding home with someone with a civilian car.

If I were ever to build another C-cab, most of the money would first go to more leg room.



jack vines

hawk58man
02-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Ditto , on my 51' C Cab...Mike..

Sdude
02-09-2014, 04:00 PM
I agree. More room inside would be nice, but I love it anyway. Then I'm only 5' 10" and shrinking.

tony58
02-09-2014, 04:31 PM
He states he has $30,000.00 in the build which I don't dought.I'm guessing the reserve is around $25,000.00 or so?Guess you would call this a one of a kind.He did a good thing by using a 12 valve Cummins instead of the early 24 valve,THEY SUCKED.
Tony

Bob Andrews
02-10-2014, 06:24 AM
Awesome craftsmanship here. Note the pie-cut bed and engine setback to make everything fit correctly. And, the brilliant merging of the Dodge and Stude dashes. Amazing!This gives us all a look at true high-end fab that very few anywhere could ever achieve. Look and be in awe!http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-2R15-31-Modified-1949-studebaker-street-rod-one-ton-dually-/121272216472?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c3c632b98&item=121272216472&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#ht_518wt_1316

mike cenit
02-10-2014, 06:43 AM
No doubt it's a work of art, add the engine and dual rear and it's amazing. This will certainly set the standard for future retro's.

jclary
02-10-2014, 07:46 AM
No doubt it's a work of art, add the engine and dual rear and it's amazing. This will certainly set the standard for future retro's.

I agree. The only possible problem I see, is that if you are over six feet tall...this might not be a long haul vehicle for comfort.:( Otherwise, if it were mine, surgery might be required to remove the permanent grin off my face as I tooled down the road pulling a fifth-wheel camper with this rig.:!:

I believe even the original C-cab designer would be proud of this mod. At my height (5'-9" on a good day) this would work for me. I hope it finds a good and appreciative home.:)

8E45E
02-10-2014, 07:47 AM
The lack of knee room, especially on the passenger side concerns me.

Craig

Warren Webb
02-10-2014, 09:13 AM
One thing I see that I like is if it's registered as a 49, then no smog check! I really like this!!!

mike cenit
02-10-2014, 09:43 AM
remember it's a 1949 pick up, and not designed to be a rolling living room

2R5
02-10-2014, 09:56 AM
I sure like this as well but as Craig mentioned the leg room looks questionable .

showbizkid
02-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Photos for future reference:
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JRoberts
02-10-2014, 10:19 AM
It looks like to me that the leg room has been sacrificed for the those big cushy seats. I spent some time using a 2R6 as a daily driver and although the cab was minimalist at best I believe there was more leg room than I see on this truck. All that said I would love to have this truck.

Dick Steinkamp
02-10-2014, 11:13 AM
More info on this truck a few days ago...

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?78854-Nice-Restomod

Bob Andrews
02-10-2014, 11:18 AM
Hmm. Yet another instance of a poor thread title. I love Restomods, but I didn't click it because I've seen plenty of them. Had it mentioned that it was a "big truck", I would have looked, and not made a duplicate thread.

jclary
02-10-2014, 01:06 PM
The lack of knee room, especially on the passenger side concerns me.

Craig

Well...I agree somewhat...but the passenger could at least adjust his sitting angle. The poor driver is limited even more because of the accelerator and brake pedals. Since that bar (shown in build pics) was welded straight across...the leg room is an equal opportunity limiter. Regardless, I like the build and any prospective buyer should take that into consideration.

My late brother-in-law, a former college basketball player, (just under 7ft tall) had to pay close attention to vehicle leg room his entire adult life.

8E45E
02-10-2014, 02:21 PM
More info on this truck a few days ago...

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?78854-Nice-Restomod

Ya got me Dick! I never looked at that first thread. Perhaps Clark can now merge them, as he already archived the Ebay photos of the truck.

Craig

StudeRich
02-10-2014, 04:04 PM
I looked pretty hard at those Pics in the Ad and thought it was a neat build, with outstanding Craftsmanship.

What bothers me about it is, if you saw it in person wouldn't it look BEYOND Strange, to have crooked Bed Sides?

Triangular shaped, just so it could have a fat fendered dually rear and a Cab width front of the Bed? :ohmy:

I would rather have the Too Wide Box, Champ look than THAT! :( I guess the only way in a Picture, you could see how stupid it must look would be from an overhead View.

PackardV8
02-10-2014, 05:00 PM
Beautiful build, but from looking at the photo, I'm betting I wouldn't be able to drive that due to lack of leg and knee room. At 6'2", I'm only a bit taller than average, but I'm cramped in a stock C-cab. That Dodge dash takes up most of what was already not nearly enough leg room.

Lot's of tradeoffs in building a custom or street rod.

jack vines

Flashback
02-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Awesome craftsmanship here. Note the pie-cut bed and engine setback to make everything fit correctly. And, the brilliant merging of the Dodge and Stude dashes. Amazing!This gives us all a look at true high-end fab that very few anywhere could ever achieve. Look and be in awe!http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-2R15-31-Modified-1949-studebaker-street-rod-one-ton-dually-/121272216472?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c3c632b98&item=121272216472&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#ht_518wt_1316

Head room, leg room, body wedge, all no issue to me. I agree with you Bob, one of the best modded work trucks I have seem, if not THE best. i really like it.

Guido
02-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Hmm. Yet another instance of a poor thread title. I love Restomods, but I didn't click it because I've seen plenty of them. Had it mentioned that it was a "big truck", I would have looked, and not made a duplicate thread.

Am I the only one that does not consider a 1 ton vehicle to be a "big truck" (especially when it came with a Champion engine)?

Skip Lackie
02-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Am I the only one that does not consider a 1 ton vehicle to be a "big truck" (especially when it came with a Champion engine)?

No, the same thought occurred to me. A big truck is a Freightliner or Kenworth. A big Studebaker truck, like an E40 or E45, is really a medium truck. But then you and I are contrary, purist sourpusses anyway.

tony58
02-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Studebaker veterans- Any input on a fair price for this truck?I have been looking for a Studebaker truck for awhile.I'm looking for something a little different and this fills the bill.Mike said he had $30,000.00 in the truck,don't think I'II go that high?Has anybody on this board looked at the truck?
Thanks,
Tony

Dick Steinkamp
02-10-2014, 07:44 PM
But then you and I are contrary, purist sourpusses anyway.

What does it take to get into that club? I feel left out. :(

Dick Steinkamp
02-10-2014, 08:01 PM
EVERY truck/car is a compromise. You can always think of a reason NOT to buy one. Plenty of GOOD reasons to own this one. :)

Corvanti
02-10-2014, 08:03 PM
well, since you asked...

i wouldn't think about placing a bid on it without checking it out in person (or a trusted friend in the area doing so). don't ask how i know this!;)

checking out his background on ebay, he has only sold one other item on ebay (a Corvette in 2011) and rec'd a positive review.

i reckon it depends on how bad you want it, and your wallet. if it checked out ok, maybe up to $16 - $18K ? if that doesn't hit the reserve, i'd think it would be re-listed.

just my 2 cents...

8E45E
02-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Studebaker veterans- Any input on a fair price for this truck?I have been looking for a Studebaker truck for awhile.I'm looking for something a little different and this fills the bill.Mike said he had $30,000.00 in the truck,don't think I'II go that high?Has anybody on this board looked at the truck?

As has already been said, this is a truck you try on to see if it fits first before buying it.

Craig

2R5
02-10-2014, 08:18 PM
I really like this truck and I think if I was serious about it I'd spend the money on a trip to check it out.

2R5
02-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Am I the only one that does not consider a 1 ton vehicle to be a "big truck" (especially when it came with a Champion engine)?

Gary , its bigger then any of my trucks ....so its a big truck to me <g>

S10V8.98223
02-10-2014, 08:40 PM
I think its pretty cool.... other than looking like a Dodge driving behind or along the back half of it.

63t-cab
02-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Ya but isn't 1 ton big when it comes to the pick up truck line,regardless of what is under the hood making the heavier springs and such roll down the road ?

Am I the only one that does not consider a 1 ton vehicle to be a "big truck" (especially when it came with a Champion engine)?

hausdok
02-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Welcome to the SDC Forum - a time machine where adults enter and within minutes are taken back in time and once again become 11-year olds arguing on the playground over which flavor of soda is best.

Guido
02-10-2014, 10:14 PM
What does it take to get into that club? I feel left out. :(

An attitude and a 2 ton Studebaker... I can help you with both.

8E45E
02-10-2014, 10:43 PM
An attitude and a 2 ton Studebaker... I can help you with both.

Would that be your '64 Toter? How are you coming along in restoring it?

Craig

Dick Steinkamp
02-10-2014, 11:39 PM
An attitude and a 2 ton Studebaker... I can help you with both.

I knew I could count on you, Gary. ;)

jclary
02-11-2014, 09:03 AM
But then you and I are contrary, purist sourpusses anyway.


What does it take to get into that club? I feel left out. :(

HEY...it's the STUDEBAKER PERSONALITY!

If you're here...you're there!:rolleyes::):lol:

Bob Andrews
02-11-2014, 09:08 AM
I love the truck, but I can see the point about questionable cab room. I see a lot of guys taking 40s and 50s truck cabs and stretching them 3 to 4 inches. Done right it's hard to spot, but even that little bit makes a huge difference.

I'd like to buy it and put a cap on it, just for the challenge of pie cutting a truck cap :)

2R5
02-11-2014, 09:36 AM
Bob I wish you would buy it , then maybe I'd get to see it up close <g>

8E45E
02-11-2014, 09:44 AM
I'd like to buy it and put a cap on it, just for the challenge of pie cutting a truck cap.

Explain to me why you would have to "pie cut" it to fit. Its a standard Dodge box that will accept any truck cap on the market without any modification whatsoever.

Craig

Bob Andrews
02-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Explain to me why you would have to "pie cut" it to fit. Its a standard Dodge box that will accept any truck cap on the market without any modification whatsoever.

Craig

How would a standard cap fit on a box that has been pie-cut to be one foot narrower in the front??

Bob Andrews
02-11-2014, 10:15 AM
I guess to be fair, I wouldn't have to pie cut a cap. I just wouldn't want it hanging over 6 inches on each side at the front of the box, and throwing off the look they worked so hard to get. But to each his own, I guess.

jclary
02-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Well...while we're nit picking...I think there is an enormous hidden complement for the builder here. Aside from overlooking, or failing to read some of the earlier details of the build...the fact that someone would look at this truck and assume that the bed has not been narrowed...is testimony to how well it was carried out.:!:

Bob Andrews
02-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Yeah, but it's in the description; mention in the original post; and you can clearly see it in the pictures. Sometimes people get so anxious to take a dig that they jump in without thinking. Such is life ;)

8E45E
02-11-2014, 02:10 PM
How would a standard cap fit on a box that has been pie-cut to be one foot narrower in the front??

Two pie-shaped spacers made of flat steel on each side to mount the straight-cut cap onto the tapered bed. Much, much easier to trying to cut down the cap to fit; especially along the roof center and increase the potential for leaks!

Craig

Bob Andrews
02-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Nah. No challenge in that. Plus, it would look dumb to have the cap hanging over. Most of all, no challenge in that! LOLActually, it would be fairly easy to do with a fiberglass cap. There would be a question of if the rear door would still lay flay, and if it would look strange.

Guido
02-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Would that be your '64 Toter? How are you coming along in restoring it?

Craig

Actually the Toter is an E-28.... I has been sitting in the same spot for 4 years but with me being 450 miles from it probably not much chance for a restoration in the near future.

2R5
02-15-2014, 11:35 PM
See this truck was sold , hope who ever bought it brings it out to a show that we can get a good look at it.