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Studebaker Wheel
03-03-2010, 03:02 AM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/From%20the%20Archives/larkcoupeexpressforum.jpg?t=1267606824

Seems like a good idea to me!

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

Invalid User Name
03-03-2010, 04:25 AM
WOW! [:0]

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

barnlark
03-03-2010, 05:39 AM
Okay, I'll bite. What the heck? What a picture. Where might that be? Exports?

Avantidon
03-03-2010, 06:07 AM
Extremely interesting picture Richard. Taken in South Bend?

Starlight
03-03-2010, 06:20 AM
If memory serves me right, these are 61's for export....Saw something on this a few years back, although, don't remember where or exactly when.....Keep on Studebakering

8E45E
03-03-2010, 07:27 AM
Those E9's are definitely in 'Regal' trim with the chrome windshield molding and grille surrounds. Are those '53-'55 car mirrors mounted on the fender; or is it some Argentinian-sourced component?

Craig

BobGlasscock
03-03-2010, 07:37 AM
Looks like a VERY good start to me! We need more and we will take over the world!! :)

'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

clonelark
03-03-2010, 08:05 AM
I counted 31, anyone else see different.Also the hub cap on the first one looks strange to me.

http://i49.tinypic.com/20zsg13.jpg

55champion
03-03-2010, 08:05 AM
Thanks for posting

tomnoller
03-03-2010, 08:52 AM
Love the pics, Richard, but quit goofing them up with your name!

:D

One useless man is a shame, Two is a law firm. Three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams

StudHawk60
03-03-2010, 09:57 AM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Extremely interesting picture Richard. Taken in South Bend?



That doesn't look like any building I've ever seen in South Bend. (I was born & raised there.;))

52-fan
03-03-2010, 10:12 AM
[quote]Originally posted by clonelark

I counted 31, anyone else see different.Also the hub cap on the first one looks strange to me.

You're right the hubcaps are strange looking. I wonder if they fit regular Studebaker wheels?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

Skinnys Garage
03-03-2010, 10:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by clonelark

I counted 31, anyone else see different.Also the hub cap on the first one looks strange to me.

http://i49.tinypic.com/20zsg13.jpg

That's a '61 Lark hubcap. These are based on a car frame, so I imagine they used the current hubcaps. A collector guy I know buys all kinds of cars to drag home and saves them for his retirement. He bought something from me one time and I delivered it to one of his "storage fields" and got to look around. He has one of these, so I'm waiting for him to start selling.....;)

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/mytoygarage/f893982a.jpg
Skinny
Watertown, SD

Studeguru
03-03-2010, 10:31 AM
That box doesn't look like the Dodge box from what I can see

Fred
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab159/studeguru/lark12.jpghttp://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab159/studeguru/lark8.jpg

Transtar60
03-03-2010, 10:41 AM
IIRC not long ago the was a Fred Fox Turning Wheels feature on these trucks.
They were exported to Chile and used Locally sourced/manufactured
pickup boxes.

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10056/5E13%20Pic%203.JPG
3E38
4E2
4E28
5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28

59 Lark
etc

Mark57
03-03-2010, 11:04 AM
Here's part of the "scoop" from the Feb. 87 edition of TW...
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/E9-1.jpg

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

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/046a.jpg

Chantony
03-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Great picture.I remember seeing this picture years ago about these Latin American pickups.
Just weld the box to the cab and you've got the good old Aussie ute!:D

A.C.Moisley

toyman
03-03-2010, 11:57 AM
The box on Richard's picture looks even with the bottom of the door window. The box on the Feb 87 TW article appears several inches above the bottom of the door window???

toyman

raprice
03-03-2010, 05:26 PM
It still looks to me like an Australian idea. And yes, Richard, it's a really good idea.
Too bad we didn't get to see these in the U.S.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY
Long Island Studebaker Club

5859
03-03-2010, 07:06 PM
I wish I could see a better view of those boxes in Richards photo, as far as I can tell, they actually look right for the trucks oposed to the dodge boxes or the on in the other photo.

studeclunker
03-03-2010, 07:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by 5859

I wish I could see a better view of those boxes in Richards photo, as far as I can tell, they actually look right for the trucks oposed to the dodge boxes or the on in the other photo.


I have to agree. The Latin Champ was the Champ done right![^] The Lark-Sedan based champ body doesn't sit quite right on the truck frame as it is. Add to it the too-large Dodge bed and the whole picture just isn't... quite... right. The Transtar looked comfortable on that chassis. The Champ looks comfortable on the 113-inch Y1 chassis. Too bad they couldn't have made a 130-inch chassis and made the leg room a bit better along with a bit of storage behind the seat. Hey, if one is dreaming, might as well get all the wishes in... right?;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
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