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    Found this in my travels a few days ago. Click image for larger version

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    1962 Champ

    51 Commander 4 door

  • #2
    What a wonderful old truck! Wish you had gotten a good pic of the sign too (yes, I'm nosey). Wouldn't that be fun to show up at the feed store with? Or better yet, at a horse show pulling our trailer?

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    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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    • #3
      looks like it might have "run when parked" fairly recently!
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        Where did you see this truck?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sam Ensley View Post
          Where did you see this truck?
          Looking at the background, I'm guessing this is somewhere in Illinois farmland. I pasted the picture in another program, enlarged the sign, and it mainly reads "Studebaker Cab over Engine 1 ton truck." So, the owner obviously knows what he has. Not only is the truck great, but the photograph is a good representation of "Americana."
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

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          • #6
            Originally posted by studeclunker View Post
            What a wonderful old truck! Wish you had gotten a good pic of the sign too (yes, I'm nosey). Wouldn't that be fun to show up at the feed store with? Or better yet, at a horse show pulling our trailer?

            I agree a fine looking old truck.
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            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #7
              Roseville Illinois. It was parked in front of a repair shop. I was through there today but it was gone. I had always heard that their was a cab over truck in my world and now I have seen it. Sometime when I have time to stop for more than a minute I will ask the auto repair shop.
              1962 Champ

              51 Commander 4 door

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              • #8
                The cab overs were indeed nice looking trucks for their era 1936-40. They were built principally for intra city use ergo Studebaker's use of the name "metro" series to describe them. I had the good fortune to having bought one (a '36) at an auction in Welland, Illinois in the summer of 1981. It was a one-owner truck that had been purchased by the local Studebaker dealer for his own use. Having no place to store it and no money to restore it I sold it soon thereafter. It was later completely restored (image #2). The down side of the cab forwards was that they were the last Studebakers to use a wood framework for their bodies and replacing the wood, which is almost always bad, is a very tedious and expensive proposition. Recently I found a souvenir from my brief ownership of that '36 that I am including below (image #3). I have no idea where the truck is now. If you know tell the owner I have his key!
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                Last edited by Studebaker Wheel; 03-01-2017, 11:37 PM.
                Richard Quinn
                Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                • #9
                  I scanned the 1936 Truck brochure here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ighlight=mogul

                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    After owning a bus many years ago I swore never to get one again unless it was based on that model truck. I saw a picture of one in a Studebaker book and decided then and there that that would be the next bus if ever one became available, short bus, as it's the size I would use.

                    Len

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Skybolt View Post
                      After owning a bus many years ago I swore never to get one again unless it was based on that model truck. I saw a picture of one in a Studebaker book and decided then and there that that would be the next bus if ever one became available, short bus, as it's the size I would use.
                      I wonder if this one will pop up for sale again: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...gslist-6-16-13

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        15 years ago there was a short woodie bus in Bozeman Montana owned by a George Rice, if I recall, as I bought my US6 from him. Anyone know of it's disposition as it was a real beauty?
                        Bill

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                        • #13
                          i bought a guys hawk collection out of roseville many years ago, i dont recall him having that one. Really cool !

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