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asesolen
03-29-2016, 12:02 PM
Have been looking at a 1956 E13 and would appreciate all your thoughts and any information available.
From reading Fred Fox's article on '56's it looks like an early production.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag8/asesolen/E13%202_zpsd1a3wkez.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/asesolen/media/E13%202_zpsd1a3wkez.jpg.html)

The ID plate indicates it was originally Daybreak Blue with Squadron Blue Grill, Bumper and Wheels

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag8/asesolen/E13%201_zpscdzqvbxp.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/asesolen/media/E13%201_zpscdzqvbxp.jpg.html)

studejohn
03-29-2016, 12:13 PM
Let's see some pictures of the whole unit . Sounds like a nice find.

studeclunker
03-29-2016, 01:57 PM
Let's see some pictures of the whole unit . Sounds like a nice find.

?Yes please!

asesolen
03-29-2016, 02:06 PM
Here you go!
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag8/asesolen/E13%203_zpsjjb41rd1.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/asesolen/media/E13%203_zpsjjb41rd1.jpg.html)

Skip Lackie
03-29-2016, 03:33 PM
Chapter 11 here covers the 2E series trucks, though Fred's article may have already provided more info.
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/StudebakerTruckHistory.asp

The big challenges on the 56 trucks are the parking lights and headlight rims, which were one-year items and tend to be expensive. And of course, rust -- but maybe in Arizona that's less of a problem. Most the body parts interchange with other years, but the grille is one-year only.

StudeRich
03-29-2016, 05:35 PM
Here you go, a '57 3E13-131 Wheelbase, 9 Ft. Box with the New Fiberglass grille:
These started at serial number 1500, your's Started at #701, you are #6 of the '56 2E13's.
52641 52642 52643 It was originally special ordered and soon after, finished with an Aftermarket Dual Cylinder Dump, it was recently For Sale after it's well done complete restoration.

studejohn
03-29-2016, 05:57 PM
So how many of this model truck is out there I know 9 ft trucks are few and far between. Has any one seen any 56s out there I myself own a 58 9 ft box 1 ton.

StudeRich
03-29-2016, 06:05 PM
No way to know, but you MIGHT need BOTH hands to count all years of the 9 footer rusted out hulks still out there in the U.S. somewhere! :ohmy:

63t-cab
03-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Looks to be pretty solid,the bed looks pretty straight from what can be seen - might not have been worked as hard as it should have been.

asesolen
03-30-2016, 04:42 PM
Thanks to all for your input! It's always amazing the amount of information available on this forum.

jackb
03-31-2016, 07:02 AM
as far as numbers go, and given probably that 90% of the Stude trucks out there are owned by older, non-computer types....... I'd surmise that any given number proposed here is representing ~ 5% of what's out there. In other words: 90% of these trucks are unknown to us and our immediate network of nuts. Also, most are rural vehicles.....just a guess...