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mbstude
04-16-2012, 02:32 PM
This morning I got the truck insured and tagged. I've already driven it about 50 miles.. Thumbs up, horn honks, and 15 minute fuel stops are something I need to get used to again. :rolleyes:

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/tagged.jpg

BobGlasscock
04-16-2012, 04:19 PM
Hey, Matt, if you have to stop to get gas every minutes, you need to buy more gas each time or check your timing. I bought a '47 Chevy panel truck when I was a kid and it got about 3 gallons to the mile. No joke. Stupid distributor was in 180 degrees off. Other than gas comsumption, it ran pretty well on exhaust.

That sure is a nice looking truck. You do realize that you will have to start working really hard so that you can look like that truck, don't you?

Chris_Dresbach
04-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Looks like the doors really cleaned up well. The lettering really pops!

BobPalma
04-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Cute as a button, Matthew. Leave it alone and drive it! BP

mbstude
04-16-2012, 07:21 PM
Cute as a button, Matthew. Leave it alone and drive it! BP

Well... I'm going to rub on the paint a little more. :rolleyes:

53k
04-16-2012, 07:34 PM
This morning I got the truck insured and tagged. I've already driven it about 50 miles.. Thumbs up, horn honks, and 15 minute fuel stops are something I need to get used to again. :rolleyes:

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/tagged.jpg
Looking good. Bet it rides like a truck. I like the looks of the three-quarter ton models. They just look...well, tough.

radiotech
04-16-2012, 07:37 PM
Great looking truck!

mbstude
04-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Looking good. Bet it rides like a truck. I like the looks of the three-quarter ton models. They just look...well, tough.

That it does.. But it rides better than my '59 half ton did. The ride is surprisingly smooth for what the truck is.

41 Frank
04-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Your back and butt will appreciate that fact after arriving in SB, if it rides that well. <G>

That it does.. But it rides better than my '59 half ton did. The ride is surprisingly smooth for what the truck is.

Milaca
04-16-2012, 08:38 PM
A pair of polished stainless steel tubular bed rails would look great on there, plus it would give you something to tie a tarp onto when transporting stainless trim.

mbstude
04-16-2012, 08:44 PM
Your back and butt will appreciate that fact after arriving in SB, if it rides that well. <G>

True.. :) It rides and drives better than my '59 halfton did. But, with 13K miles, I guess you'd expect it to.

mbstude
04-16-2012, 08:44 PM
A pair of polished stainless steel tubular bed rails would look great on there, plus it would give you something to tie a tarp onto when transporting stainless trim.

That'd be too flashy. I'm thinking about stake sides, though.

aarrggh
04-16-2012, 08:57 PM
Should have one of these on the dash .

http://i39.tinypic.com/1089t0n.gif

JRoberts
04-17-2012, 06:14 AM
The long wheelbase helps with that "better" ride. It sure is a nice looking truck. I am glad you are leaving it like it is as far as paint and the lettering on the doors. That is a great touch.

dnevin
04-17-2012, 08:27 PM
I sure like that truck. So how many Studebakers does this make for you now?

mbstude
04-17-2012, 09:38 PM
I sure like that truck. So how many Studebakers does this make for you now?

I guess I have had a few for a young guy. Here's the runners.

'63 Daytona
'51 2R16
'59 Scotsman pickup
'58 Commander
'57 Broadmoor
'53 2R11

Also had another '63 Daytona parts car, and a '52 Commander Starliner that is too rough to count.

Lenny R2
04-17-2012, 09:52 PM
The truck looks great Matt i will be down one day when i get some of my projects done.Have the Avanti
back from Dan running much better with the stock R2 cam.