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  • Champ Pickup Compared to A Hyundai

    My truck on BaT was just used in an article comparing it to another vehicle that rests on a car frame. Too many inaccuracies to mention. Read at your own risk.

    Last plug for my truck... auction closes tomorrow at 1 pm. Price is up to $16,000.
    Before the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Honda Ridgeline came along, 1960s America had its own car-based pickup: the Studebaker Champ.

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    I think we will agree, the Champ was not a car-based pickup. It merely had the front-half of a body that was derived from a car with the bed being a true truck bed and the running gear and bumpers from a truck. However, Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet ElCamino were car-based pickups in that they not only looked like their car counterparts, but they had the same running gear/suspension.
    By the way, your Champ (or soon to be former Champ) should be on the cover of Turning Wheels.
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    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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    • #3
      Another mistake that they made was that they only came in a half ton version.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by abkco View Post
        My truck on BaT was just used in an article comparing it to another vehicle that rests on a car frame. Too many inaccuracies to mention. Read at your own risk.

        Last plug for my truck... auction closes tomorrow at 1 pm. Price is up to $16,000.
        I mean, this regularity of inaccuracies I feel is standard stuff from that caliber of journalism. I'm taking classes in college right now so that I hopefully don't end up doing that. Best of luck with your Champ on BaT. It's as sweet as a nut!
        Jake Robinson Kaywell: Shoo-wops and doo-wops galore to the background of some fine Studes. I'm eager and ready to go!

        1962 GT Hawk - "Daisy-Mae" - she came dressed to kill in etherial green with a charming turquoise inside. I'm hopelessly in love!

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        • #5
          Totally ignores the Express, or am I mistaken? Too many ads in that article.

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          • #6
            Someone didn't do their homework. Shame, shame.
            Ed Sallia
            Dundee, OR

            Sol Lucet Omnibus

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tsenecal View Post
              Another mistake that they made was that they only came in a half ton version.
              Tom I don't follow your statement, what only came in a half ton? the champ came in larger trucks up to the end, as far has the others who really cars? also the champ was made from the 4 door car body making the doors interchangeable with lark cars up to 63.

              Candbstudebakers
              Castro Valley,
              California


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              • #8
                Hi, yes my post was poorly written. The article states that the champ only came in a half ton model. I was just pointing out the mistake. I know of a 3/4 ton for sale, but need to finish up a few other projects first.

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