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belgum
11-04-2009, 01:20 PM
i just bought a 40 style studebaker pick up dont have it home so not sure of year but it is a m question this truck has dayton style wheels and i have not seen these on other trucks were they an option

randy belgum

JDP
11-04-2009, 01:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by belgum

i just bought a 40 style studebaker pick up dont have it home so not sure of year but it is a m question this truck has dayton style wheels and i have not seen these on other trucks were they an option

randy belgum


Perhaps it's a 3/4 ton.

JDP/Maryland

belgum
11-04-2009, 02:33 PM
could be i just have not seen these wheels on any thing eles

randy belgum

Milaca
11-04-2009, 03:15 PM
I'm not very familiar with Studebaker pickups other than Champs. But of all the magazine ads that I have seen of M series pickups, I believe I've only seen Budd type wheels on the 3/4 ton and larger pickups. Even my 1949 Stude grain truck has Budd wheels (20" diameter). I can't recall having seen a truck rim for a Dayton spoke smaller than a 20" diameter, however my Minneapolis-Moline R industrial tractor has 16" diameter Dayton type rims on the front.

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wolfie
11-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Hi, Welcome to the forum and please post some pics of the truck when you can. There is a sticky post at the top of the page or feel free to e-mail them to me and I will post them up for you. Good Luck, Steve

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Guido
11-04-2009, 09:16 PM
If you have a M series truck, it would be a 1941-1948 model. If a half ton it is a M-5, if a one ton, it is a M-15/M-15A (there was no 3/4 ton model). The parts book appears to show that Dayton Wheels were only available in 20" and on the M-16 and M-17 models.

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barnlark
11-04-2009, 09:19 PM
He's not the "Decimal Dude" for nothin'! Always has the right numbers. [^]

belgum
11-05-2009, 06:44 AM
Hello and thanks every one i will email Wolfie a pic but the only one i have is a front shot when looking at the truck i could not get the hood open to get serial #, i worked as a truck mech for 20 years so i know the differance between bud and dayton wheels and when Guidos says they were only available on m16 and 17 has realy got me curious about this truck, i bought the truck in montana and have not had a chance to go back and pick it up. i cant wait to get her home to see whats up with those wheels on a pu

randy belgum

belgum
11-05-2009, 06:52 AM
Sorry wolfie i dont have enough post to email you if you shoot me a email Randy@karmenta.com iwill sean a pic

randy belgum

wolfie
11-05-2009, 04:09 PM
Just checked back in. E-mail sent. Steve

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/T-cabhoodsprings015.jpg

wolfie
11-10-2009, 05:09 PM
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/trip112.jpg




I am sorry it took me so long to get this pic up. I am just getting back to my computor with a bit of time. Here is the pic of the M series for Randy. Thanks, Steve

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/T-cabhoodsprings015.jpg

dean pearson
11-10-2009, 05:28 PM
Man that looks like fun!

Dean.

Guido
11-10-2009, 06:45 PM
You will find a serial number on this truck in one of three places:

A) There should be a rectangular tag on the left frame rail behind the left front wheel. With luck it is still there, many times they are gone due to rust.

B) On the driver's side "A" pillar near the windshield (if an earlier model).

C) On the left side seat riser (if a later model).

This is a model M-15 (or M-15A if post war) and is a 1 ton model. This can be ascertained by the stake pocket above the rear fender. Your truck will have the 169.6 CID Champion engine as well as a 4 speed transmission.

Give us the full info off the tag (i.e. M15-20-?????) and we can decode it for you.

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Dick Steinkamp
11-10-2009, 06:50 PM
Nice find! Not many of those M15 pick ups were made and most were used until they were used up :(.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Eugene
11-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Nice truck you want to sell it lol,

belgum
11-12-2009, 11:36 AM
i was going to rod it but found there were only 770 made any sugestons?

randy belgum

belgum
11-12-2009, 11:41 AM
tag info is ser m15 1801 mod m-15-20 and thanks steve for posting the pic

randy belgum