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Norselander
09-27-2006, 12:40 PM
Howdy folks. I'm looking at a couple of late forties / early fifties Studebaker project trucks and wondering what cabs interchange for this build ( http://www.tocmp.com/brochures/Studebaker/1950/Truck/Images/StudebakerTruck_1950_03.jpg ) -- years and capacities.

Any assistance will be appreciated.

JDP
09-27-2006, 01:06 PM
49-53, half and 3/4 ton. 54-59 up have different glass in the front and rear.

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Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

JDP
09-27-2006, 01:06 PM
49-53, half and 3/4 ton. 54-59 up have different glass in the front and rear.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

Guido
09-27-2006, 01:06 PM
Norselander,

Welcome to the forum. The ad depicts the 2R series of trucks that were built between the 1949 and 1953 model years. However, Studebaker used the same basic cab up through the end of truck production in late 1963.

The major differences are that they went to a 1 piece windhield and a larger back window in 1954 and the design of the dash changed in 1957 to flat metal with the introduction of the Transtar series. While the cab remained basically unchanged, there were different grille's used in 1954 - 56 and from 1957 on as well as a new hood style introduced in 1956.

You may want to also visit the Studebaker Truck Talk site to hook up with other truck owners.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
09-27-2006, 01:06 PM
Norselander,

Welcome to the forum. The ad depicts the 2R series of trucks that were built between the 1949 and 1953 model years. However, Studebaker used the same basic cab up through the end of truck production in late 1963.

The major differences are that they went to a 1 piece windhield and a larger back window in 1954 and the design of the dash changed in 1957 to flat metal with the introduction of the Transtar series. While the cab remained basically unchanged, there were different grille's used in 1954 - 56 and from 1957 on as well as a new hood style introduced in 1956.

You may want to also visit the Studebaker Truck Talk site to hook up with other truck owners.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Norselander
09-27-2006, 01:21 PM
Thank you JDP and Guido. I'll have a look at the truck site. [8D]

Do you know whether the the pre-'54 and post-'53 front wrap / cabs will bolt up to each other despite the differences that you mentioned? Do the smaller trucks share the cabs with the bigger trucks for a given year (as is the case with many GM trucks)?

The trucks in question are 3/4 and one tons. But I understand that there may also be a 1/2 ton available.

Norselander
09-27-2006, 01:21 PM
Thank you JDP and Guido. I'll have a look at the truck site. [8D]

Do you know whether the the pre-'54 and post-'53 front wrap / cabs will bolt up to each other despite the differences that you mentioned? Do the smaller trucks share the cabs with the bigger trucks for a given year (as is the case with many GM trucks)?

The trucks in question are 3/4 and one tons. But I understand that there may also be a 1/2 ton available.

Guido
09-27-2006, 04:08 PM
The cabs for all "C" cabs (1/2 ton - 2 ton) are basically the same with the exception of the differences I noted above. However, the bigger trucks had larger cut outs in the front fenders to accomodate the larger tires.

One word of caution I can offer is that Studebaker changed metal suppliers in 1954 and I have heard that there are different paint adherence qualities between the two so it may not be good to mix pre and post '54 sheet metal.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
09-27-2006, 04:08 PM
The cabs for all "C" cabs (1/2 ton - 2 ton) are basically the same with the exception of the differences I noted above. However, the bigger trucks had larger cut outs in the front fenders to accomodate the larger tires.

One word of caution I can offer is that Studebaker changed metal suppliers in 1954 and I have heard that there are different paint adherence qualities between the two so it may not be good to mix pre and post '54 sheet metal.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Norselander
09-28-2006, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the tip, Guido.

Norselander
09-28-2006, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the tip, Guido.