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mbstude
09-28-2008, 06:44 PM
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/0928081914.jpg

My granddad called me at work, all excited that he got the '58 to run. I went by as soon as I got off, and sure enough, the little 6 just purrs. Of course, I couldn't stand it so I drove it across the yard. It has a Champion 6 with a big truck 4 speed. Too bad it doesn't have brakes, I would've hit the road with it. :D

And Mr. Palma, I've found the ultimate redneck battery holddown. A piece of logging chain with duct tape around it, to keep it from shorting out. [^]

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/0928081852.jpg

Also, the engine number reads IR 35870. What's that out of fellas, early 2R5?


Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Guido
09-28-2008, 06:47 PM
Why is the battery on the right side? Did the last "hold down" take the inner fender with it??? [}:)]

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BobGlasscock
09-28-2008, 06:50 PM
Without brakes, Matthew, you might have hit something besides the road.

I love that battery hold down. Can I get one on Ebay?

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

mbstude
09-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Gary, I have no idea. I didn't put it there. [:o)]

Bob, I'm sure I could've found an F150 to slow me down. My granddad might not've liked that, though.

I'll make you a holddown if you want. I've got some chain, and duct tape is cheap. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

bams50
09-28-2008, 07:03 PM
If you like that hold-down I will custom make you one for just $39.95 plus tax and your old recappable. Choice of black, grey, or red 200 mph insulation. Bolts extra;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

BobPalma
09-28-2008, 07:18 PM
:) Excellent, Matthew; any battery hold down is better than none at all!;) :DBP

41 Frank
09-28-2008, 07:48 PM
Thats a battery holddown Jawjuh style. Up here on the great plains of Nebraska we just use bungie cords:D We don't use anything that has scrap yard value for that purpose.;)

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

JDP
09-28-2008, 07:52 PM
Here's another runner after 15 years.Sal and I bought it, now it has brakes too, but did not in this video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_WFZZoSDPI&feature=email

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

BobPalma
09-28-2008, 08:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

Here's another runner after 15 years.Sal and I bought it, now it has brakes too, but did not in this video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_WFZZoSDPI&feature=email

JDP/Maryland


:) I dunno, John; wasn't there a law or something that all early-series 2R trucks had to be green? :DBP

BobGlasscock
09-28-2008, 08:45 PM
There is no more beautiful a sound on this planet than a Stude pickup whining and clanging. Wow, I'm getting sleepy, getting sleepy, getting

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg