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    Talking was there any 4x4 studebaker trucks ever made?

    Was wondering cause in Nevada snow is a problem and I need the 4x4

    If there is one I want one to make a daily driver! That would be awesome

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    Yes they were made...
    When you do find one they are very expensive as they are very rare . Nice trucks for sure .
    Google Studebaker 4x4 and you will see lots.
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    Hmm maybe I can get a 2wd body and put it on a blazer 4x4 frame? Either way its gonna be pricey.. lame!

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    Lightbulb 4x4 for sale

    There is one in California for sale at the moment - it was advertised in the August TW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carothersbs View Post
    Hmm maybe I can get a 2wd body and put it on a blazer 4x4 frame? Either way its gonna be pricey.. lame!
    Yep. That's been done, and it's not a bad idea for a daily driver. 1950s 4X4s are pretty crude beasts, which is part of their charm, of course.

    'Depends on how much you want to be charmed all day driving one every day! <GGG> BP

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    There is one of the Studebaker 4x4's built for the Navy under restoratin in Wilmington, North Carolina. They are very special vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRoberts View Post
    There is one of the Studebaker 4x4's built for the Navy under restoratin in Wilmington, North Carolina. They are very special vehicles.
    True, Joe. There are a surprising number of those around, I have found. 'Saw a nice one at the 1996 SDC International Meet at the Queen Mary, and Malcolm Berry in Dayton (Kettering?) Ohio has a nice one, too.

    The "Navy 4X4s" are kind of special; neat little trucks, for sure. BP

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    I have a '49 4x4 down in Santa Barbara available if you're ever down this way. Needs a "moderate" amount of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carothersbs View Post
    Hmm maybe I can get a 2wd body and put it on a blazer 4x4 frame? Either way its gonna be pricey.. lame!
    S-10 frames are used in a plethora of swaps because they have a nice long straight section that can be modified to give about any wheel base you need.

    The problem could be front track width. Those Studebaker pickups look awful narrow in the front. I'd just take a tape to the local wrecking yard or older car lot and see what you have to deal with. The swap could make it a much more livable combination than a stock setup.

    Always check The H.A.M.B. with these issues, they do a lot of frame swaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetolbob View Post
    S-10 frames are used in a plethora of swaps because they have a nice long straight section that can be modified to give about any wheel base you need.

    The problem could be front track width. Those Studebaker pickups look awful narrow in the front. I'd just take a tape to the local wrecking yard or older car lot and see what you have to deal with. The swap could make it a much more livable combination than a stock setup.

    Always check The H.A.M.B. with these issues, they do a lot of frame swaps.

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    'Shouldn't be a problem as to front track, Bob.

    I've bought a lot of S-10s and have to be careful loading them on my car trailer because their track is so narrow.

    My car trailer's runways are such that I can position The Plain Brown Wrapper or Ted's Stude Tomato on the trailer and there will be at least 3" from the inside of each front wheel to the inside of each runway.

    S-10s, if positioned dead-center on the same trailer, are lucky to have an inch and a half from the inside of the tire footprints to the inside edge of the runways. I've darn-near driven more than one S-10 off, into the open area between the runways... but, knock on wood, always got out just in time to check and reposition before doing so! BP

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    Ed Ellis's 4X4 was the finest example of a restored Stude I had ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcarfart View Post
    Ed Ellis's 4X4 was the finest example of a restored Stude I had ever seen.
    Amen to that, Calvin; it was an absolute knock-out anywhere you looked. BP

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    There's an M-Series truck here in Dixon that was placed on a Ford Ranger 4X4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carothersbs View Post
    Was wondering cause in Nevada snow is a problem and I need the 4x4

    If there is one I want one to make a daily driver! That would be awesome
    Head on over to the Studebaker truck forum and post that question or do a search. http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/

    Here's one thats about done. http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885...04511/so+close

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregoryLeslie White View Post
    I have a '49 4x4 down in Santa Barbara available if you're ever down this way. Needs a "moderate" amount of work.

    Do u have any photos of this 4x4 and maybe have a price

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    WAIT A MIN! Snow in Nevada?I thought that was a Wis. problem lol
    Quote Originally Posted by carothersbs View Post
    Was wondering cause in Nevada snow is a problem and I need the 4x4

    If there is one I want one to make a daily driver! That would be awesome

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    My 494x4

    Quote Originally Posted by carothersbs View Post
    Do u have any photos of this 4x4 and maybe have a price
    Not immediately available. The truck is at my brother's house. I'll work on some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregoryLeslie White View Post
    Not immediately available. The truck is at my brother's house. I'll work on some pics.
    That would be so cool. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Amen to that, Calvin; it was an absolute knock-out anywhere you looked. BP
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    Check with forum member JJWMachine in Tallahassee Fla. He has a Champ on a s10 4x4 frame

    I have plans to build one on a 85 Dodge 250 chassis if I live long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8E45E View Post
    Perhaps THE NICEST truck at the '02 International Meet!
    I remember that truck well. It could be argued that it was over restored, it looked FAR better than anything that would have come out of South Bend... but so what. That truck was an immaculate work of art.
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    We have a 1949 Studebaker Truck on 4x4 Military chassis For Sale if anyone is interested.
    The truck was converted to chevy power many years ago and used in the hills of Skagit County WA for a stump pulling buisiness.
    It once had a winch and plow up front with dual wheels front and back for plowing a military airport runway.
    Restoration has been started with the chevy 350 being rebuilt (hasn't been fired up), turbo 400 trans and is a rust freee truck. Has dual tires in front (yes front) and back. It has eight new military tires.
    It's not a long truck, but it's a tall monster truck with huge frame work and pintle hook in rear.
    $4,800 located in Bellingham, WA. Email me if interested.

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    Come to think of it wasn't that beautiful 4x4 brought to the meet on the back of a flatbed Studebaker truck that was almost as nice?
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