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Kurt
03-01-2017, 11:40 AM
Found this in my travels a few days ago. 62488

studeclunker
03-01-2017, 01:41 PM
:woot:What a wonderful old truck! Wish you had gotten a good pic of the sign too (yes, I'm nosey). Wouldn't that be fun to show up at the feed store with? Or better yet, at a horse show pulling our trailer?

rockne10
03-01-2017, 05:34 PM
looks like it might have "run when parked" fairly recently! :!:

Sam Ensley
03-01-2017, 06:28 PM
Where did you see this truck?

jclary
03-01-2017, 07:30 PM
Where did you see this truck?

Looking at the background, I'm guessing this is somewhere in Illinois farmland. I pasted the picture in another program, enlarged the sign, and it mainly reads "Studebaker Cab over Engine 1 ton truck." So, the owner obviously knows what he has. Not only is the truck great, but the photograph is a good representation of "Americana.":)

52-fan
03-01-2017, 08:40 PM
:woot:What a wonderful old truck! Wish you had gotten a good pic of the sign too (yes, I'm nosey). Wouldn't that be fun to show up at the feed store with? Or better yet, at a horse show pulling our trailer?


I agree a fine looking old truck.

Kurt
03-01-2017, 08:53 PM
Roseville Illinois. It was parked in front of a repair shop. I was through there today but it was gone. I had always heard that their was a cab over truck in my world and now I have seen it. Sometime when I have time to stop for more than a minute I will ask the auto repair shop.

Studebaker Wheel
03-02-2017, 12:45 AM
The cab overs were indeed nice looking trucks for their era 1936-40. They were built principally for intra city use ergo Studebaker's use of the name "metro" series to describe them. I had the good fortune to having bought one (a '36) at an auction in Welland, Illinois in the summer of 1981. It was a one-owner truck that had been purchased by the local Studebaker dealer for his own use. Having no place to store it and no money to restore it I sold it soon thereafter. It was later completely restored (image #2). The down side of the cab forwards was that they were the last Studebakers to use a wood framework for their bodies and replacing the wood, which is almost always bad, is a very tedious and expensive proposition. Recently I found a souvenir from my brief ownership of that '36 that I am including below (image #3). I have no idea where the truck is now. If you know tell the owner I have his key!
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8E45E
03-02-2017, 07:08 AM
I scanned the 1936 Truck brochure here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?6042-CAR-NAMES-Studebaker-had-great-model-names/page4&highlight=mogul

Craig

Skybolt
03-02-2017, 07:56 AM
After owning a bus many years ago I swore never to get one again unless it was based on that model truck. I saw a picture of one in a Studebaker book and decided then and there that that would be the next bus if ever one became available, short bus, as it's the size I would use.

Len

8E45E
03-02-2017, 08:19 AM
After owning a bus many years ago I swore never to get one again unless it was based on that model truck. I saw a picture of one in a Studebaker book and decided then and there that that would be the next bus if ever one became available, short bus, as it's the size I would use.

I wonder if this one will pop up for sale again: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?72362-1937-COE-bus-in-Indiana-on-Craigslist-6-16-13

Craig

Buzzard
03-02-2017, 09:07 AM
15 years ago there was a short woodie bus in Bozeman Montana owned by a George Rice, if I recall, as I bought my US6 from him. Anyone know of it's disposition as it was a real beauty?
Bill

lark63
03-02-2017, 01:22 PM
i bought a guys hawk collection out of roseville many years ago, i dont recall him having that one. Really cool !