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    1961 Champ - T-Cab - 6Es - forum registry

    If you have a 1961 Champ, half or three-quarter ton (or know of one) - lets see them. Put up all the information you have and include some photos if they are available. Please leave out any personal information - someone can pm you if they want to "talk." Click on the serial number to go to that particular vehicle's post.

    6E5 - OHV Six 1/2 ton
    E5-129928 (11/16/14)
    E5-130434 (4/2/15)
    E5-130621 (2/20/16)
    E5-131053 (9/4/14)
    E5-131071 (9/3/14)
    E5-131214 (9/1/14)
    E5-131323 (1/23/16)
    E5-131511 (3/23/17)
    E5-131782 (2/21/16)
    E5-131831 (10/16/14)
    E5-131917 (9/3/14)
    E5-131981 (1/17/17)
    E5-132068 (8/24/14)
    E5-132089 (10/29/16)

    6E7 - V8 1/2 ton
    E7-14289 (7/14/16)
    E7-14692 (export to Australia) (9/1/14)
    E7-14909 (6/21/15)
    E7-15096 (9/2/14)
    E7-15135 (10/18/14)
    E7-15163 (11/8/16)
    E7-15496 (10/25/14)
    E7-15576 (10/8/14)
    E7-15647 (10/19/14)
    E7-15681 (6/8/15)
    E7-15703 (3/21/15)
    E7-15736 (8/24/14)
    E7-15829 (9/1/14)
    E7-15916 + photos (8/24/14)
    E7-15924 (1/14/17)
    E7-15979 (9/21/14)
    E7-15991 (8/24/14)

    6E10 - OHV Six 3/4 ton
    E10-39163 (2/21/15)

    6E12 - V8 3/4 ton
    E12-5068 (3/11/16)

    Remember, this does not have to only be a truck you own - could be one you know of or one that is for sale you saw somewhere - just want to see how many we can come up with. Can include any trucks that are "field flowers" or ones that were parted out years ago - just curious as to what is out there.

    If you need me to host your photos - just email them to champs@zoho.com - and put VIN and name so I know who you are.

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    From Rockinhawk:

    OK! I went back with a better set of eyes.
    Serial# E5-132068=Late 61
    Model 6E5-112 = short W/B 1/2 ton 6 cyl.
    cowl 6E-T4 =1961
    engine IE23247 = late 61 6cyl.
    So I guess this means I have a VERY RARE 61 Champ Sky top!

    Photo: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...6&d=1407201602
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    I own a red 6E7-112 T6 with a P2 bed. Serial number is E7-15991.
    1962 Champ

    51 Commander 4 door

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    The one I want to trade is E7 15736
    Kelly J. Marion

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    6E -T4 289 V8 w/T98 4spd
    1/2 ton step side
    1964 GT Hawk R1 (full package)

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    Thanks Harold - just need your VIN to add to the top post. Glad to see it still hard at work.

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    Sorry, here is the VIN - E715916
    1964 GT Hawk R1 (full package)

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    61 Champ 1/2 ton
    T-6 Black
    E715829
    V-8, 4 speed
    P2 short bed
    Climatizer, Rear Bumper, Radio, Twin Traction 4.09(?)
    Originally delivered to Northern Calif.
    59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
    60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
    61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
    62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
    62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
    63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
    63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
    64 Zip Van
    66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
    66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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    1961 Champ
    6E7-112
    RHD
    Short bed
    3spd on the floor
    Currently a 289
    Serial No E7-14692
    Used every day
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    Thanks guys - If you need me to host your photos - just email them to champs@zoho.com - and put VIN and name so I know who you are.
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    Mine is
    1961 1/2 Ton short bed
    ohv 6 with overdrive
    E5-131214
    Kim

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    Here's another late 61 with SpaceSide Box, WB of 112.

    6E5-132603

    6 cyl, Overhead Valve Engine with 3 spd on Column

    Options include Trim Package with Chrome Grill and Sliding rear window, rear bumper and Climatizer.

    Truck was originally sold in Staunton VA owned by an individual who own and operated an Auto Repair Shop. Bought by nephew at family auction and sold to me in 2000. Currently again lives in Virginia.
    See you in the future as I write about our past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avantidon View Post
    Here's another late 61 with SpaceSide Box, WB of 112.

    6E5-132603

    6 cyl, Overhead Valve Engine with 3 spd on Column

    Options include Trim Package with Chrome Grill and Sliding rear window, rear bumper and Climatizer.

    Truck was originally sold in Staunton VA owned by an individual who own and operated an Auto Repair Shop. Bought by nephew at family auction and sold to me in 2000. Currently again lives in Virginia.
    Don - looks like you are so close to 1961, it might be thought of as being one. According to Turning Wheels, however, your truck is the third 7E5 produced for the 1962 model year, the first being 132,601. Do not fear, however, I will include this information in the 1962 - 7E forum registry - http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...forum-registry

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    That's very interesting Pat as it has been registered all of it's life as a 1961. It is not surprising though so it is what it is.

    Thanks for the info
    See you in the future as I write about our past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avantidon View Post
    That's very interesting Pat as it has been registered all of it's life as a 1961. It is not surprising though so it is what it is.

    Thanks for the info
    Probably a case of the vehicle getting registered so early that it was considered the model year it was registered in.

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    I have a tan 1961 Champ with serial number E7-15096
    6E7-112 (1/2 ton short step side)
    259 V8
    3-Speed w/OD
    Chrome grill and bumpers
    Sliding rear window
    16" wheels
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    Pat, posession of the vehicle was taken im id-year. The first Virginia tital was issued in June of 1961.
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    Harold, nice to see the Champ being worked like that - what rear end do you have, 3:73 ?,3:31 ?
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    6E -T4 289 V8 w/T98 4spd
    1/2 ton step side
    Joseph R. Zeiger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avantidon View Post
    Pat, posession of the vehicle was taken im id-year. The first Virginia tital was issued in June of 1961.
    Wow - that is really early. Wonder if it was a pre-production 7E5? Have you ever gotten a production order to see when it was assembled and if it had any special instructions on it? My 7E7 is the 240th V8 that came out of the Chippewa Ave. doors and it was finished on September 28, 1961.

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    4.09 behind a T-98 Joseph. The truck was headed to the scrap yard on a wrecker when the fellow I got it from ran out and stopped the wrecker driver and paid him a little extra to take the truck to his farm. The original engine had a broken crank shaft and was replaced with a 64 Cruiser engine. This truck was originally a service truck for a small trucking company. More than you asked but just wanted to share.
    1964 GT Hawk R1 (full package)

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    Pat, I have not but will as it has always intrigued me since it has the Trim package that included the Chrome Grille and Sliding rear window and of course the Spaceside Box that only went into production in South Bend after 01/23/161.
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    I have two. The "66 Phantom" is titled as a 61 because the builder used most of the 61 as a base. That is VIN E5131917. It is a short wheel base step side.

    The other is also a short wheel base step side with a cloverleaf V8 and three speed. VIN 5131071. Almost identical in appearance to Harold's.
    Wayne Elks

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    65 Cruiser
    64 2-Dr Challenger
    64 Champ
    64 4-Dr Commander Wagon
    40 4-Dr Commander

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    Number E5131053

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    Okay. I know there have to me more of these trucks out there.
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    6E7 - 15979 - 112 WB - T4 cab - P1 box

    Accessories - side spare tire mount, oil filter, climatizer, passenger side mirror, and automatic transmission.

    Trucks looks to have originally been Omaha Orange - maybe a fleet order? As a side note, Studebaker never offered chrome front or rear bumpers for Champ trucks - that is something someone did on their own.









    Additional photos from Ebay sale of same vehicle - September 2016















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    All the specs make it highly suspect to be a California Highway department truck. Omaha orange, automatic with some dress up stuff. I've had three so far. Usually '61's and '62's. There was a discussion about them awhile back. KM
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    6E7-15576 - T6 cab - automatic transmission

    Discussed on Studebaker Truck Talk, Aug, 2007

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885...to+me+61+Champ
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    From Studebaker Truck Talk:

    '61 Champ 1/2 ton - 6E5 #E5131831 - 112 WB

    Mostly restored about 25 years ago in non-original configuration to a pretty high level of quality by the previous owner in the Seattle area
    Up until I purchased it in March of this year, it had mostly sat covered inside the previous owner's garage and used little if any besides maybe an occasional start up. I purchased it in 3/2014 from the previous owner who restored. It is now in Berkeley, CA getting the mothball issues ironed out and restoration work finished

    I am not sure of the original configuration specifics, but now has:
    T-6 trim (from a Lark), in Studebaker Glade Green (originally a light blue?)
    fully rebuilt 259 V-8 and 3spd OD (car version long tail shaft)
    both floor pans were replaced from a Lark donor car, as well as the front fenders I believe
    very nice custom non-original black vinyl interior with a padded dash, still needs the floor carpets
    has the shinier Lark instrument pods
    heater, factory bumpers, AM radio, fixed rear window but originally had the slider I think

    Since purchasing it, the following work has been done so far:
    1. full fluids changing and basic tune up
    2. rebuilt the wet parts of the brake system, including the Hydrovac unit
    3. registered with CA YOM plates
    4. put new bias tires on all 4 wheels, 15"
    5. 4 new NOS chrome hubcaps
    6. put on factory type door mirrors
    7. installed new 3-point seat belts
    8. rebuilt carb.










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    6E7-15135 - 112 WB - T6 cab





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    6E7-15647 - 112 WB

    Yard truck from Vern on Studebaker Truck Talk: http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885...bers+on+champs
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    6E7-15496 - 122 WB - T6 cab - 3sp/OD

    Accessories: Climatizer, oil filter, overdrive









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    I have a V8 1961"T" cab truck for sale for someone that wants a V8 for a 6 cylinder.
    It has a T85 no overdrive and the rest of the truck is toast.
    No windshield , no dash , no box and has aftermarket floor shift.
    Good brake drums etc.
    Many good parts.
    $700.00 and you pick up.

    Robert Kapteyn
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    Put "Studebaker" in the subject box otherwise it goes straight to trash.
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    6E5-129928 - 112 WB - T6 cab - climatizer

    For sale on Ebay - November 2014







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    From Rob Reese in Easton, PA:

    1961 Champ 6E10-39163 . The Cowl tag is 6E-T 6

    It was a long wb 122, SIX cyl., stick-no OD. Light Green.

    The truck body went on an S 10 chassis to be rodded. All that was scrapped was the frame and front axle. All brakes and other inc. steering box were saved. No title.
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    6E7-15703 - 122WB - T6 cab

    Originally V8 - looks to have had power brakes, climitizer, possible radio - add on AC and dash could be out of regal Lark.

    On Ebay - March 2015







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    6E5-130434

    Sold at auction in Canada - June of 2013. Reported to be in pretty bad condition with not a straight panel from one end to the other.

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    Recent buy.
    !961 1/2 t "T" cab. AZ/Cali truck
    Long bed
    Automatic trans
    A/C
    Very solid, but even in sunny AZ "T" cabs rust
    259
    Serial number: E7 15681
    Bought new, or next to new here in Tucson. Used as a plumbers truck.
    Engine changed to a car full flow.
    3.73 TT rear
    runs, needs brake work and cleaning. Great start to a restore
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    6E7-14909 - 122 WB - T6 cab - P1 box

    newer radio, oil filter, climitizer, and fender-mounted spare.







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    6E5-131323 - 122 WB - T6 cab - P2 box - for sale on CL - January 2016

    3sp with OD, push button radio, climitizer, lighter







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    6E5-130621 - 112 WB - T6 cab - for sale on ebay, February 2016

    climitizer - radio - oil filter - rear bumper - windshield washers







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