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07-01-2006, 11:34 PM
Friend has a scrap pile in the back of there property. In the pile is a cast front axle assymbly - wood spoked hubs with studebaker caps. There is also a truck rear end laying there. Did studebaker make a truck with wood spoked rims? And what would the rear end of that truck look like?


07-02-2006, 07:22 AM
How can you tell it was a truck? Lots of cars in this era were turned into "trucks" by hacking the rear portion of the body off.
I don't think Stude built trucks themselves in the wooden (artillery) wheel era,but I could be wrong(happened once before)

07-02-2006, 11:00 AM
Thinking it is a truck because there are 2 sets of leaf springs bolted to the rear end - one on top of the axle and one under the axle.

I saw no frame or body laying around.


07-02-2006, 02:34 PM
Pictures would help. If you can't post them here, email them to me and I'll be glad to post them. I have seen some really early (late teens to early 20's) Studebaker trucks with wooden spoked wheels. If it's for sale, I'd be interested in the Studebaker hubcaps.

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