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bob40
04-07-2010, 09:18 PM
Yesterday I got a look at a Champ that I had heard about.Just 2 pics.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/Bob40_2006/tractor/champ2.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/Bob40_2006/tractor/champ1.jpg

StudeRich
04-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Definitely a 3/4 Ton long bed.
Maybe a Standard cab with added chrome grille, parking lights and headlight rims or a Deluxe Cab with the fender mouldings removed and a sliding window delete or change?

With those Lark Hardtop windshield mouldings, I'd say all the trim was added to a Standard Cab.

Is it a V-8 and what Trans.?

That might make you a good (hauler) truck with some TLC! [^]

StudeRich

bob40
04-07-2010, 10:02 PM
V8. Owner said it was a 3-speed with overdrive which when I saw the floor shifter made me wonder how it could be overdrive equipped.I'll add the lousy pic I took through a window.http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/Bob40_2006/tractor/champ3.jpg

StudeRich
04-07-2010, 10:10 PM
From what we can see from the "fair" pic. it looks like a top shifter from another make or model, with the shift tower farther forward than stock, most likely a 4 speed, but who knows maybe a 4 Over, or 5 Over![^]

There were those weird Ford Granada and Econoline Van, 4 Overdrives you know. [:0]

StudeRich

studeclunker
04-07-2010, 10:19 PM
Looks like a nice farm-boy custom job there![^]:D I really like the Farmall red over white paint job with the added trim and turn signals. Nice truck. The location looks kinda easterly.

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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Chris_Dresbach
04-07-2010, 10:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by bob40

V8. Owner said it was a 3-speed with overdrive which when I saw the floor shifter made me wonder how it could be overdrive equipped.



Heck, mine shifts on the floor and it's OD.:)

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

Mark57
04-07-2010, 11:29 PM
I have always found it odd that anyone would have ordered a Champ with those Class A turn signals...
While I think those big fender lamps look quite OK on a big C-Cab (and not even that bad on the smaller C-Cabs), they just seem to ruin the nice lines on a Champ.

Aside from that, all Champs had the parking lamps that easily accomodated front turn signals so why bother with the extra units stuck on your fenders? ;)

OK, end of editorial! :)

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0horgan
04-07-2010, 11:59 PM
Lewiston, one of the crown jewels of California. If you seriously did not know. Just south of the trinity dam. Neat town good trout fishing. Lots of good memories.

Milaca
04-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Let's see....is that a 400 IH Farmall and an IH Cub and a 1967-1972 Ford F-100 in the pics also? Let me know if you purchase the Champ and part it out as I may be in the market for some of its parts.

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bams50
04-08-2010, 05:41 AM
quote:Originally posted by 0horgan

Lewiston, one of the crown jewels of California. If you seriously did not know. Just south of the trinity dam. Neat town good trout fishing. Lots of good memories.


Ron's always said that in his sig. line about where he lives[:o)]

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Parish, central NY 13131
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JRoberts
04-08-2010, 08:25 AM
I have a 3spd overdrive in my champ, but that shifter is not in the same location, thus the questions as to exactly what tranny is in the truck. It looks like more than a parts truck to me. Yes, in my opinion those lights on the fenders are rather out of place looking, but if its a work truck and style wasn't a first concern whose to say they shouldn't be there?

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
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Eastern North Carolina Chapter