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    1960 Champs - T-Cabs - 5Es - forum registry

    If you have a 1960 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.

    5E5 - 170 L-head six 1/2 ton
    E5-128496 (4/22/16)
    E5-129004 (9/25/14)
    E5-129245 (6/22/17)

    5E6 - 245 L-head six 1/2 ton
    E6-18211 (10/5/14)
    E6-18910 (10/4/14)
    E6-18971 (10/4/14)
    E6-19131 (3/14/17)
    E6-19260 (10/4/14)

    5E7 - V8 1/2 ton
    E7-12373 (2/21/16)
    E7-12404 (8/8/15)
    E7-12457 (10/17/14)
    E7-12521 (3/28/15)
    E7-12808 (11/19/16)
    E7-12934 (9/28/14)
    E7-13021 (6/17/16)
    E7-13055 (10/11/14)
    E7-13138 (12/11/16)
    E7-13203 (1/30/17)
    E7-13543 (3/27/17)

    5E11 - 245 L-head six 3/4 ton

    5E12 - V8 3/4 ton

    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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    Looks like I'm first!

    5E5-129004

    Before I got the truck someone had converted it (badly) to V8 installing a 56 289.

    This picture was taken about 10 years ago after my first attempt at a DIY paint job.



    It's currently off the road awaiting rebuilding.
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    Here is the truck a few years later, RIGHT before I took it off the road... as you can see that shiny red paint didn't hold up very well!

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    5E7-12934 - 122 WB - T4 cab

    Accessories: radio, oil filter, climatizer, and lighter

    For sale online.







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    Yikes, mine is in better shape and it's half taken apart!
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    5E6-19260

    Owned by Jim Langdon in 2004.

    Posted on Studebaker Truck Talk page - http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885...+got+a+5E6+too

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    Guess I'd better post mine.....5E6-112 T6 trim
    serial # E6-18910
    I changed the motor over to a '64 full flow 289 . It still has 3 spd OD with a 427 rearend


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    The '60 Champ that my Dad sold himself new in Inglewood, CA is E6-18971, a 5E6-T6-122 in 6053 Oasis Green with Engine # 4E-10460.

    It was ordered 4/23/60 and built 5/10/60 as Line Number 3323

    It has the 245 6 Cyl. Engine and Standard 3 Speed that will be changed to Overdrive and a 4.09 Rear Axle and was ordered with (5) of the optional 7.10X15 Firestone 4 Ply (Car) Tires.


    The first year, 1960's were quite Special and different than the '61 to '64 year models:

    The only year with real stitched, pleated Dash Pads with the Regal Lark Silver piping on Deluxe Cabs.

    The only year with 1960 Lark Park Light/Air Vent Assemblies.

    The only year with the Lark "dished" Deluxe Cab Body Side Mouldings.

    The only year with Color Keyed, matching Interiors.

    The only year with 1960 Lark Deluxe Door Panels.

    The ONLY year with the 3 indentations in the Cab Rear Panel over the window.

    The only year that the Commander 245 Big 6 Engine was available in Champs with 204 Ft. Lbs. of Torque and 118 HP.


    The T4 Cab that '62champ posted that is listed For Sale, looks like is WAS the same Oasis Green that mine is.
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    5E6 18211 in Iowa, restored and running great Number 10 off the line with Commander 6(Beast) under the hood. Full torque @ 1200rpm. Big difference from driving a Champion 6 in my 60 Lark to the Commander 6 in the Champ truck. Changed color from original DOT Orange to Oasis Green.

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    5E7-13055 - 112 WB - T6 cab - four speed

    Discussed on Studebaker Truck Talk - Jan. 2010.

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885...another+orphan



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    5E7-12457 - 112 WB - T6 cab

    Truck was originally a straight three speed and was used for about five years to haul vegetables from the Texas Rio Grande Valley up to the Milam County, Texas area. My Uncle bought the truck around 1965 to use as a farm truck and has been in the family ever since.



    Ended up being parked around 1980. By that time, OD had been added and the original V8 was replaced by a Studebaker V8 used in a circle track car out of Waco, Texas. My Uncle also had a set of 14 inch wheels on it with 1958 Studebaker hubcaps - this was possible by having a set of Studebaker truck wheel centers welded inside some 14 inch Buick wheels.

    My Uncle pulled it out storage and restored it in 1992. The tool box on the truck was hand-made by one of his nephews in a high school shop class in the early 1970s... Dash pad is the original, although the threads have disappear long ago. Some will note the mesh behind the grill - my Uncle installed it out of a '62 Lark. Purpose was to keep sun flower and corn stalks from punching holes in the radiator.



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    Wow! How many Champs does it take to do a Small Country Town? Parade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StudeRich View Post
    Wow! How many Champs does it take to do a Small Country Town? Parade?
    I think once we had 10 Studebakers in a 50 entry parade (only 4 trucks...) - small town festival...

    Photo below is clean up before one of these parades...


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    BUMP! Are there any more 1960 Champs out there? I found this Champ registry Post had dropped like a rock to Pg. 2, not like the other years that are more common.
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    E7-12521 T6 Cab 122" wheel base.

    259 two barrel, with H.D. column shift automatic transmission. The color was originally sherwood green, but it was repainted red at some point long ago. Other options include 2-stage rear springs, H.D. radiator, H.D. battery, rear bumper, wet air cleaner, tinted windshield, mirrors, 40 amp generator, oil filter, and dual horns. It originally had a 4.09 twin track rear, but it was changed to a 3.31 open rear by the previous owner.

    Originally sold in St. Augustine, Fl. I bought it in La Porte, In. in 2004. The story was that it was used by a fire department at some point and that is why it was painted red. There are a couple of hole in the middle of the roof that help support that claim.

    It has been a great truck, but I haven't driven it much in the last few years so I'll get it out this spring, clean it up, and put it up for sale.






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    Got a pea green 4 door V8 automatic wagon with about every option available, bought it in Springfield, Ore. and drove it back to South Bend In 1978. Still a solid care. Number 60V42543.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjanowia View Post
    Got a pea green 4 door V8 automatic wagon with about every option available, bought it in Springfield, Ore. and drove it back to South Bend In 1978. Still a solid care. Number 60V42543.
    Appreciate the info - got the year spot on, but this thread is for Champs - Larks are here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...forum-registry

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    5E7-12404 - 112 WB - T-6 cab - for sale on Nashville craigslist, August 2015

    three speed, climitizer, oil filter.









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    5E7-12373 - 122 WB - T6 cab - for sale on ebay in Feb. 2016

    OD transmission, twin-traction, oil filter, windshield washers, & climitizer. Chrome bumpers were never a Studebaker option and the wide bed was not available until '61.







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    5E5-128496 - 112 WB - T6 cab - for sale on Ebay - April 2016

    OD, climitizer, rear bumper, and oil filter







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    Post #20 is a very nicely done, restored 5E5-112 Champ Deluxe Truck with a Los Angeles Assembled 1956 Commander 259 4V Engine conversion done a VERY long time ago.
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    5E7-13021 - T6 cab - 112 WB

    Climitizer & radio - for sale on Craigslists - Okaloosa







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    5E7-12808 - 112 WB - T4 cab, for sale on Craigslist, November 2016

    climitizer, four speed, side mount spare









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    5E7-13138 - 112 WB - T6 cab - for sale on Ebay, December 2016

    OD, climitizer, dual spotlights, lighter, oil filter.











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    Quote Originally Posted by StudeRich View Post
    BUMP! Are there any more 1960 Champs out there? I found this Champ registry Post had dropped like a rock to Pg. 2, not like the other years that are more common.
    Rich, do you recall the name of the fellow that was an attorney, owned quite a few Studies and lived on the westside? His brother had a '60 Champ.

    I traded him an original and very nice 1947 Land Cruiser for it, then had F&F install a new 259, replacing the worn out flathead 6.

    I later sold it to a collector who owned a Volvo dealership in the Kearney Mesa area of San Diego. Don't know what happened to it after that. It was red with 3 on the tree.

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    Hi Bill, good to see you back here, things must be pretty boring at the F1 Forum!

    I am sure I would have known him or a least remembered him, but I never knew what Vehicles some of those long time L.A. & OEC Members owned.

    I still have the 5E6-122 that Dad bought from Afton's New, it was a dead ringer except color for the Parts Dept. Truck that I drove in the summer of 1961 after HS Graduation, when I worked for the Parts Dept. picking up the loads from the L.A. Warehouse and helping Parts Manager Bruce Phillips stock Parts etc.
    It was Ermine White and Dad's is Oasis Green, both straight Stick 3 Speeds, 4.09 Axle, 245 Engine, Deluxe Cabs.
    Dad's Prod. Order says: Destination: "Los Angeles -Genson" if that was a Dealer I don't remember it.

    I do remember seeing Frost and French's Old Transtar Parts Truck they had before the '64 Champ, it had the same 3 Blue marching soldiers (Minutemen?) painted on the side of a bright Red, nice looking, lettered Pickup.

    It was at the Warehouse Dock next to me sometimes.

    "Doc" Zimmerman is on here sometimes, you would remember his '56 Golden Hawk, I still remember Service Manager Ray Gries saying: OH NO! here comes Doc's Car on the Hook AGAIN!
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    5E7-13203 - 112 WB - T6 cab - for sale on Ebay, late January 2017

    Climitizer, oil filter, four speed transmission, rear bumper












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    5E6-19131 - 112 WB - T6 cab - for sale on Ebay, March, 2017

    Climitizer, outside mirrors, looks like original seat cover - but in poor shape.


















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    5E7-13543 - 122 WB - T6 cab? - on "bring a trailer" web site, March 2017

    Looks to be 3sp/OD, climitizer, bed-side spare tire, and oil filter. Wheels appear to be 3/4 ton, so axles are not original.








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    5E5-120245 - 112 WB - Cab unknown - VIN plate for sale on Ebay, June 2017

    This is probably all that is left of this truck - but it is the most important part needed to ID a truck, so wanted to document it. Only $90.






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