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  • To Move a Barn, They Assembled a Truck

    While at the inlaws over the weekend I found this very interesting article on pg.52 of the June/July 2000 issue of Farm and Ranch Magazine. Hope the scan is readable to all. Enjoy




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  • #2
    This story is also in the Studebaker publication "100 Years on the Road".

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      Whatta ya think he paid for that unassembled war surplus truck in 1949[][:0]? Got $1200.00 for the job, I'd say he turnned a profit.


      John
      John

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      • #4
        Holy COW! Now that's how to show up at a swap meet, eh: drive on in and bring the whole venue with you...

        S.

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        • #5
          Man!!! That's what I call a REAL barn find!

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          • #6
            Ahh... Just another day in the life of a working Stude Truck. [8D]

            <h5>Mark
            '57 Transtar Deluxe
            Vancouver Island

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            • #7
              [quote]Originally posted by 289stude

              Whatta ya think he paid for that unassembled war surplus truck in 1949[][:0]? Got $1200.00 for the job, I'd say he turnned a profit./quote]

              I love articles like this. I wonder how hard it would be to track down the author and inquire as to the whereabouts of the truck(not that I would have room for an ex troop transporter).[:I]
              Wonder if her brother-in-law is still living?
              I would have to agree, he probably did turn a good profit but...I'm sure he had to pay his helpers as well.


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              • #8
                haha thats unbelievable. I love the photo

                Michael Pink
                Victoria, Australia

                1955 Commander Coupe
                1961 Lark Cruiser
                1962 GT Hawk
                1963 Avanti R1



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                Michael Pink
                Victoria, Australia

                1955 Commander Coupe
                1961 Lark Cruiser
                1962 GT Hawk
                1963 Avanti R1



                Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
                http://www.studebakercarclub.net

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                • #9
                  I never cease to be amazed at houses being moved; hard to imagine it being possible... but moving a rickety old barn? Even more impressive[:0]



                  Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                  Parish, central NY 13131

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by 289stude

                    Whatta ya think he paid for that unassembled war surplus truck in 1949[][:0]? Got $1200.00 for the job, I'd say he turnned a profit.
                    I also would be curious to know what he paid for the truck and how much time and material he had into the project.
                    I ran the $1,200 he made in 1949 through two different conversion calculators and in todays money he made between $17,046.80 and $17,294.15. I don't think you could get a barn like that moved today for much less.



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