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jeremyprice11
07-17-2009, 02:48 PM
Just wanted to post a few pics of my Champ, I have recently finished. Took a while and a few other hands but for the most part she is finished. Any questions or comments just let me know. Thanks all


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Mark57
07-17-2009, 02:52 PM
Very nice, I can see you put a lot of work into "him"... [^][8D]
How did you get car hubcaps to fit on truck wheels[?]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/CandyStore1Thumb.jpg

StudeRich
07-17-2009, 02:58 PM
Looks like a very nice mild Custom Jeremy, Mark's question is probably going to be the most asked question when people see it for the first time. Normally those '59 Lark Caps would be too small to fit a truck Wheel, so you must have special clips or mounting holes or something. [:0]

Is this an 8E5 6 Cyl. or an 8E7 V-8?

StudeRich

jeremyprice11
07-17-2009, 02:59 PM
A couple of very long small screws, I have hid them well then painted so they are not really noticeable. I know not the best job on the caps, but I dont have 400.00 for original ones. Maybe someday, but until then these have done the job. Got them off ebay for 20.00. Thanks

doug
07-17-2009, 03:00 PM
My '62 is jealous.

raoul5788
07-17-2009, 03:02 PM
Very nice!


Chip
'63 Cruiser daily driver
'57 Packard wagon on the road!

jeremyprice11
07-17-2009, 03:05 PM
studerich- Yeah it is my first project ever so I think it turned out pretty good. It is a 8E5 V6. We found it in an old barn in Loogootee IN and so we bought it off the owner for a 500.00. It had been there for 20 years and never touched. It is a farm truck so it maxes out at 45. I dont mind as I only cruise around and take it to local shows here in Columbus Ohio.

StudeRich
07-17-2009, 03:22 PM
I think you mean a in-line Six, it would be a 170 c.i. Overhead Valve 6.

To get her up to 60-65 you just need a working Overdrive, it would save a lot of engine wear, fuel and lower the noise level.

Most 3 speeds were equipped with the Overdrive, but of course like everything on a Truck, it was an Option. Just like that nice factory rear bumper and a spare tire!



StudeRich

jeremyprice11
07-17-2009, 03:47 PM
In-line 6 is correct my bad. So would it be possible to install OD onto my truck? If so, would it be a very difcult process and do would you know about how much something like that would run, or even if its available. Thanks for the great info.

raprice
07-17-2009, 05:49 PM
Beautiful job! And the color is terrific.
Well done.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

tbredehoft
07-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Jeremy, hope to see you at the meet in Delaware, July 25. If we get our way Studebakers will take over.

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 617 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Roscomacaw
07-17-2009, 06:25 PM
Pretty cool! I like your personal custom approach as to the interior. Looks like you have a rare original rear bumper too![:0];)

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Kurt
07-17-2009, 07:30 PM
nice truck. I really like the interior.

66 Commander R1 Clone
51 Commander 4dr

StudeRich
07-17-2009, 07:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by jeremyprice11

In-line 6 is correct my bad. So would it be possible to install OD onto my truck? If so, would it be a very difcult process and do would you know about how much something like that would run, or even if its available. Thanks for the great info.


The Trans. is just like yours with a different tail housing on it, no harder than R&R'ing a Trans. the hardest part is gathering all the Carb. linkage, O.D. Cable, wire harness, driveshaft etc. but not actually hard to install.

StudeRich

studeclunker
07-17-2009, 07:36 PM
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/DSC_0484.jpg
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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/DSC_0492.jpg

Okay, I hope you fellows will forgive me, but with my dial up, it's quicker just to post these. Great job on the Champ!:D[8D]



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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

jeremyprice11
07-17-2009, 08:05 PM
@ Tom B - I would love to be there and I will try but I can not make any promises as of yet.

@ Mr Biggs - Thanks alot it was a very dark grey all over and although I love to keep it original as possible I still needed to brighten things up and add my personal touch. Also as far as the bumper the original owner told me it was his grandfathers , and it was used on the farm and the bumper is original. If anyone knows for sure I would like to know.

@ Kurt and Studeclunker - Thanks I appreciate it. I know it is far from perfect, but like I said this is my first one and cant wait to start another once I am 100% complete on this one. And yes it will be a Stude

jeremyprice11
07-17-2009, 08:15 PM
Here is a few pics of the original interior, well original when i got it out of the barn.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/63%20studebaker%20champ/63Stude8-1.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/63%20studebaker%20champ/DSC01129.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/63%20studebaker%20champ/63Stude8.jpg


and here is a better pic of the back bumper, maybe someone can tell me if this the original or not

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/DSC_0475.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/DSC_0476.jpg

52-fan
07-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Studebaker script over the grille is a nice touch. Not many T cabs have the grille with Studebaker on it and this is a nice alternative.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Steve T
07-17-2009, 08:46 PM
I like it. A lot. That colo(u)r scheme would be fantastic for a Canada Day cruise up here, too!

S.

jeremyprice11
07-17-2009, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the great response. If it went freeway speeds i would drive it further but drving to canada only going 45 might not be to much fun for me or others on the road lol. Wish I could

Roscomacaw
07-17-2009, 10:54 PM
You did good with the interior. And yes, that's an original rear bumper. Cool truck![:p]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

jeremyprice11
07-18-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks Mr Biggs, I thought so, but just wanted to make sure so I wasn't accidentally misleading people who ask.

COMMANDERPINK1
07-18-2009, 09:46 AM
NICE I ENVY ANYONE WITH THE CHAMP TRUCKS, MAYBE SOMEDAY

studeclunker
07-18-2009, 12:43 PM
I have one and a parts truck that I may be parting with. Anyone interested?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

jeremyprice11
07-18-2009, 03:50 PM
@ studeclunker - I am really interested if you are. You can email me info at jeremyprice11@yahoo.com. Wouldnt mind another one so I can keep my wife out of mine :).

ChampTrucking
07-18-2009, 04:39 PM
THAT IS NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JeffDeWitt
07-18-2009, 05:56 PM
Nice looking truck, and as mine is exactly stock either I might "borrow" your Studebaker script over the grill idea.

Yes as Biggs pointed out that is an original bumper, but something looks funny about it, the brackets might be bent... pretty easy fix.

Jeff DeWitt
http://carolinastudes.net
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q33/Jeff_DeWitt/IM001571-1.jpg

jeremyprice11
07-18-2009, 09:21 PM
Thanks for the great comments. @ jeffdewitt - you sure can use the studebaker over the grill. Might not be how it came of the line but I like it there and have had some great comments on it at shows with it being there. If you do decide to do it, shoot me a pic, I'd love to see it. Got any good pics of your truck I would be very interested in seeing those especially under the hood. I think when I put the bumper back on I have it raise a little to high and maybe a little off on the drivers side.

62champ
07-19-2009, 08:35 AM
This interior would be hopeless for me because of my inability to keep white things clean... You have a lot of patience and everything looks well done.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/DSC_0501.jpg

And you did not do anything to the original interior - someone must have had a lot of gray paint they didn't know what to do with. I am pretty sure that in most of the Champ pickups the dash and doors (inside metal parts) were painted the same as the exterior color.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/jeremyprice11/63%20studebaker%20champ/63Stude8-1.jpg

By the way - your radio speaker grill is from a '59 Lark - you might have noticed the difference between it and that around your instruments. SASCO had a whole box of T-cab radio speaker hole blanks - if you would like the plastic grills to match.

Did you do the vinyl stick-on letters for the tailgate? And if you can find an overdrive transmission - your truck will love you for it.

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
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jimmijim8
07-19-2009, 10:39 AM
Nice truck. jimmijim

jeremyprice11
07-19-2009, 03:34 PM
I did apply the vinyl stick on letters. As well I had no idea the speaker insert was from a lark and not for that truck, idiot me for not paying attention. And yes if I can find OD for it I would love to have it installed. Thanks again.

jeremyprice11
07-19-2009, 07:00 PM
If anyone has any info about a couple of part numbers I would greatly appreciate it. I need the part number for the correct speaker insert on the pasenger side and also the part number for the gas pedal. Both for my 63 champ. Also does anyone happen to know what went into the dummy cover next to the speaker on the passenger side. Thanks

62champ
07-20-2009, 08:02 AM
The plastic insert for the speaker should be easy to find. Unless it sat in the sun for 30 years, even the biggest rust bucket should have one that is in good shape.

The blank above the ash tray is associated with it - cigarette lighter. Unlike most cars/trucks today, most things on our vehicles were extra - arm rests, sunvisors, outside mirrors, etc... Although today I think the lighters is becoming something some car manufacturers are not offering anymore. I know my wife 08 Honda does not have a lighter or an ash tray.

Here is the inside of my T-cab on the passenger side. The lighter was added after it left the factory. My suspicion is the dealer added the radio and lighter to "pad" the bill.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/62%20E7-122/DSC02889.jpg

Even though someone spent the money to upgrade the interior on my '60 Lark - they did not pay for an accessory lighter.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/60%20W4/DSC02890.jpg

Some dealers would do what ever it took to sell vehicles. My uncle told me once about a guy he knew that special ordered a Studebaker 3/4 ton truck for pulling a horse trailer to shows. He specifically wanted two cigarette lighters for the cab - so dealer put one of each side. Guess the guy really liked to smoke...

Best of luck!

PS - Someone on the Studebaker Truck forum posted pictures from the International meet. Would love the see the inside of this truck...

http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/42880/2901954290046846232S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/43457/2619946500046846232S600x600Q85.jpg

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
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jeremyprice11
07-20-2009, 09:29 AM
Great info thanks.I assumed it was a cigarette lighter since the ashtray is right there. Yeah I have an 09 dodge journey and no lighter available for it or ashtray. I dont smoke so does not bother me. Any one have any info on the part numbers for the items I listed above. Thanks again for all the great responses.