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Dwain G.
07-04-2016, 10:47 AM
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/trucks/a21597/vintage-cool-pickup-trucks/

junior
07-04-2016, 10:55 AM
cool trucks for sure...but newsflash...Stude CE's had interchangeable front and rear fenders! Really? Even just looking at a photo should tell the author otherwise...unless I'm clearly blind. That's the problem with the 'net...any yahoo can post anything and sound like an expert. cheers Junior

t walgamuth
07-04-2016, 11:19 AM
That's what I was thinking.

jclary
07-04-2016, 11:34 AM
cool trucks for sure...but newsflash...Stude CE's had interchangeable front and rear fenders! Really? Even just looking at a photo should tell the author otherwise...unless I'm clearly blind. That's the problem with the 'net...any yahoo can post anything and sound like an expert. cheers Junior

Hopefully, someone with credible knowledge will chime in, but, I believe this could be "partially" correct. I think that some early "M" series trucks carried the "Coupe Express" moniker...although, I don't think they deserved it.

j.byrd
07-04-2016, 12:25 PM
jclary, you are right, the 1st ad I found when I had my 48 was like this one !

8E45E
07-04-2016, 01:04 PM
Only thing wrong is Studebaker made 'commercial' vehicles right from the start of non-motorized production with electrics in 1902; not 1914 as per the text.

Of course many of the horse-drawns are 'commercial'

Craig

jrlemke
07-04-2016, 03:46 PM
The "interchangeable fender thing might be a typo, meaning interchangeable with the Dictator! -Jim

t walgamuth
07-04-2016, 05:59 PM
Maybe...but the front and rear are very different although somewhat similar in style.

StudeNewby
07-04-2016, 07:24 PM
Nash had a truck? Who knew!

8E45E
07-04-2016, 09:48 PM
Nash had a truck? Who knew!

They were made for 'Nash Dealer Use Only', and not for general sale to the public.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/28060988226_985c6061f0_k_d.jpg

Craig

Skip Lackie
07-05-2016, 08:28 AM
Like all other media outlets, Popular Mechanics is surely trying to appeal to younger readers -- so it's understandable that these would be considered to be "obscure" models. But I remember seeing all six of the US-built models back in the 1950s. Not sure any of us in North America got a chance to see the Tempo Matador or the Benz -- including them in the list is a bit of a stretch.

junior
07-05-2016, 11:54 AM
Hopefully, someone with credible knowledge will chime in, but, I believe this could be "partially" correct. I think that some early "M" series trucks carried the "Coupe Express" moniker...although, I don't think they deserved it.


Clearly in context of the photo provided and the years provided...the 37-39 CE trucks did not have interchangeable front and rear fenders. Perhaps a photo of an 'M' series with the associated trivia fact would have been more appropriate? I think even more appropriate would have been the trivia fact that (some?) M series were considered CE Studebakers. I do stand corrected. Cheers, Junior

Skip Lackie
07-05-2016, 04:21 PM
Clearly in context of the photo provided and the years provided...the 37-39 CE trucks did not have interchangeable front and rear fenders. Perhaps a photo of an 'M' series with the associated trivia fact would have been more appropriate? I think even more appropriate would have been the trivia fact that (some?) M series were considered CE Studebakers. I do stand corrected. Cheers, Junior

Only in advertising, and not so marked on the trucks themselves. And as I recall, only the 1941 models.