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pegaleg
08-24-2015, 08:57 PM
I am looking for the owner of a purple 1 ton Pickup who cruised Woodward Dream Cruise this year. Loved what I could see of the truck and the pics I took are blurred or blocked by other vehicles. I would just like to know about the truck. I would also like to know info on all the other Studes who cruised Woodward this year.

studeclunker
08-25-2015, 01:45 AM
This wouldn't by any chance be it, would it?
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StudeRich
08-25-2015, 01:55 AM
A 1 Ton with a Pickup Box is extremely RARE! They have 9 Foot Boxes and few remain.

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wolfie
08-25-2015, 08:37 AM
A 1 Ton with a Pickup Box is extremely RARE! They have 9 Foot Boxes and few remain.

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Not all 1 tons are 9' boxes. In fact MOST are 8' boxes and they are not rare. This is one of those myths a few Stude people seem to try to use to keep the masses confused. Steve

pegaleg
08-25-2015, 09:00 AM
OK it was a 1/2 ton. One of the smaller ones. I should have known better. LOL

Skip Lackie
08-25-2015, 10:05 AM
Not all 1 tons are 9' boxes. In fact MOST are 8' boxes and they are not rare. This is one of those myths a few Stude people seem to try to use to keep the masses confused. Steve

I have no personal experience, but the 57-61 parts book shows the 8' box as only being available on the 1/2 and 3/4-ton trucks. (And as expected, the 9' box only being available on the one-ton 13 and 14 models.)

63t-cab
08-25-2015, 01:38 PM
I'm not 100% sure,but prior to 55 or more likely 56 one tons would only have 8' beds.

I have no personal experience, but the 57-61 parts book shows the 8' box as only being available on the 1/2 and 3/4-ton trucks. (And as expected, the 9' box only being available on the one-ton 13 and 14 models.)

Skip Lackie
08-25-2015, 03:36 PM
I'm not 100% sure,but prior to 55 or more likely 56 one tons would only have 8' beds.

You're correct -- the 9' bed didn't become available until the 1956 2E series. Prior to that, the 6.5' bed was the only one available on the 1/2-ton models, and the 8'' bed was the only one available for the 3/4 and one-ton models. (I'm glad I covered my fanny in my earlier post by saying that I had only checked the 57-61 truck parts book. . . .)

PackardV8
08-25-2015, 04:24 PM
Off topic, but the photo of the purple truck reminds me of "what goes around, comes around." In '57-64, Studebaker put the big fiberglass grill and wide straight bumper on a formerly sleek body to make it look new and larger. To my eye, not an improvement, but has anyone noticed that's exactly the styling many manufacturers have recently used on their pickups; a massive front grille on the same size body.

Recently a friend commented on how much larger and heavier the new trucks were. I didn't want to embarrass him by showing him it was exactly the same truck underneath.

When Ford went to extensive use of aluminum in their pickups, one inside report said they were afraid customers would think light wasn't strong, so they upped the macho style of the front to make them look even more butch.

jack vines

sweetolbob
08-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Does it look something like this? If so, I know a few things about it.

http://dealeraccelerate-all.s3.amazonaws.com/vanguard/images/3/0/30/2258_f7de148857_low_res.jpg

Bob

63t-cab
08-25-2015, 07:33 PM
I agree with You Jack with these trucks today with massive "Brute front ends". with the Transtars I do like the look,though I'm all for long bed trucks.the short bed trucks look more front end heavy and out of balance IMHO.

Off topic, but the photo of the purple truck reminds me of "what goes around, comes around." In '57-64, Studebaker put the big fiberglass grill and wide straight bumper on a formerly sleek body to make it look new and larger. To my eye, not an improvement, but has anyone noticed that's exactly the styling many manufacturers have recently used on their pickups; a massive front grille on the same size body.

Recently a friend commented on how much larger and heavier the new trucks were. I didn't want to embarrass him by showing him it was exactly the same truck underneath.

When Ford went to extensive use of aluminum in their pickups, one inside report said they were afraid customers would think light wasn't strong, so they upped the macho style of the front to make them look even more butch.

jack vines

63t-cab
08-25-2015, 07:36 PM
No cover needed Skip,I wasn't completely certain either :ohmy:

You're correct -- the 9' bed didn't become available until the 1956 2E series. Prior to that, the 6.5' bed was the only one available on the 1/2-ton models, and the 8'' bed was the only one available for the 3/4 and one-ton models. (I'm glad I covered my fanny in my earlier post by saying that I had only checked the 57-61 truck parts book. . . .)

Swifster
08-25-2015, 08:09 PM
I saw the truck in question at Woodward and 13 Mile. It was an M5...

studeclunker
08-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Rich, thanks for posting these shots of my favourite Studee truck.


A 1 Ton with a Pickup Box is extremely RARE! They have 9 Foot Boxes and few remain.

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pegaleg
08-28-2015, 10:59 AM
BINGO! Tell me about it Bob!

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Saw it @ Quarton & Woodward.

sweetolbob
08-28-2015, 03:15 PM
BINGO! Tell me about it Bob!

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Saw it @ Quarton & Woodward.

Peg

The original builder/owner is from the Freeland, Mi area. He built the truck on an S-10 chassis. It has a 455 Buick engine and, I believe, a 200R4 tranny. I've seen it on several occasions and it looks better in person than in pictures. The paint, IIRC, was done by one of the best custom painters in Michigan, His shop is in Freeland.

Bob sold the truck over a years ago, which surprised me, but it keeps being discussed locally. It is currently for sale in the Detroit at Vanguard Classic Motors. The listing will give you a ton of views and you might just give it a visit. http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vehicles/30/1952-Studebaker-Pickup

He does have a 32 Buick Coupe that looks stock from 10 feet but has a 455 Buick, you see a pattern? The entire running gear has been upgraded to disc brakes but the wheels etc, are upgraded originals.

Bob

Guido
08-28-2015, 09:16 PM
Remember that the E series one ton sits on a 131" WB whereas the 3/4 ton sits on a 122" WB. An 8' bed would not match up to the 1 ton chassis as the extra body length is in front of the rear wheels.

pegaleg
09-02-2015, 11:38 AM
I think I may have to go see this one in person. Thank you for the link!