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  • Quick question on 1950 2R5-12

    Considering a 1950 2R5-12...would like to confirm that the 1950 standard bed has post pockets I can use to craft a hardwood bed extender (for looks, not especially utility). I've seen plenty of these so-equipped, but can't tell from photos if the pockets are part of the standard bed. I'm not in front of the truck (70 miles away) for a few days yet.

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    Slow answer!

    So you want to build a Clone of a Studebaker Conestoga Top, they were Tarpaulin covered, a Camper Shell?

    Yes there are 4 Stake Pockets in a Studebaker Short Bed 112 Wheelbase, 6 in a Long Bed 122 Wheelbase, about 2"X2".
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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    • #3
      yes the stock beds have pockets.

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      • #4
        Thanks Gents!

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        • #5
          DSC_0227.jpg I like the look of the bed boards on an old truck. Is this what you had in mind?
          Jon Stalnaker
          Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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          • #6
            Jon, that's exactly what I had in mind - thanks for the photo. AND....I'm pleased to note that this 1950 2R5-12 came home with me this evening. Turns out this is the best way to co-opt a horse-happy wife into Studebakers.....get her a farm truck that matches her hobby to mine Devious....but effective.

            I hope you enjoy these two YouTube snippets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJgIlz6OZW4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysEp...ature=youtu.be

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            • #7
              Cool videos and nice truck! Being that she has horses, you may as well buy a horse-drawn Studebaker wagon too!
              sigpic
              In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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              • #8
                Sdude that is one beautiful Stude pickup

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                • #9
                  Matt, that looks like a very nice companion for your recently acquired GT Hawk.
                  Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
                  '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
                  '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
                  '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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                  • #10
                    Absolutely -a sort of his-and-hers pairing. Gives the impression she gets the work done while I'm out on the highway...

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                    • #11
                      And, for those following this thread - weird circumstances involving me getting rear-ended Sunday night in the Silverado (and trailer) while coming home from up north, and the resulting 7-day absence of that working truck.....meant that today Sorley (her choice of name, not mine) was already at work:

                      Day1_atwork.jpg

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                      • #12
                        Trucks look their best when they are hauling something.
                        sigpic
                        In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                        • #13
                          I agree. Sorry to hear of your accident, but it's good to see the Studebaker truck at work. That's what they were made for!

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                          • #14
                            That is the original colors of my truck when I bought it. I was just going to use it as a run around truck but got carried away. It's just like a brand new truck now (except cooler looking). I use it as a truck and have already suffered the first blemishes. Its as fast as I need it to be. It hauls more than just cargo.
                            Jon Stalnaker
                            Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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