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    Driving south of town today, I spotted a familiar shape sitting in front of The Red Barn Antique Shop. Turned around to investigate and sort of wished that I hadn't bothered. What I had seen was an R-Series pickup that someone had stuck a Transtar hood and door trim on and then added a cheapie Maaco paint job.......cheap but thorough, including all the dirt, dents and weather seals. It's one of those rigs that would have been better off left alone, especially considering the guy's asking price of $5,500 bucks. The last picture isn't Studebaker, but it's what I drive when the weather isn't fit for me to get one of the Studebakers out






    steve blake
    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
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    steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
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  • #2
    Ok Steve me and you need to have a e-mail session. I would have never paid that guy the money he wants for the truck. But I would in no way know that it wasn't a Transtar just by looking at it.[xx(]. To be honest all those round cab rascals look the same to me[V] Maybe that would be a great thread or a Question for the FAQ section that seems to never get published. What is the difference in the two truck's?? I know this guy that has a website that would put this information on it if he got an education on them.,, nice International, another company that should still be making passenger vehicles but wimped out.[}] I was at a International parts distribution center some years ago and I had to ask some of the old timers there. "Why did International get of the small truck business?" He told me that the company told everyone it was because they didnt have the dealer base to continue selling them... I did'nt buy the story then either, and neither did the guy. Ok I'm off my soapbox.



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    • #3
      Ok Steve me and you need to have a e-mail session. I would have never paid that guy the money he wants for the truck. But I would in no way know that it wasn't a Transtar just by looking at it.[xx(]. To be honest all those round cab rascals look the same to me[V] Maybe that would be a great thread or a Question for the FAQ section that seems to never get published. What is the difference in the two truck's?? I know this guy that has a website that would put this information on it if he got an education on them.,, nice International, another company that should still be making passenger vehicles but wimped out.[}] I was at a International parts distribution center some years ago and I had to ask some of the old timers there. "Why did International get of the small truck business?" He told me that the company told everyone it was because they didnt have the dealer base to continue selling them... I did'nt buy the story then either, and neither did the guy. Ok I'm off my soapbox.



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      • #4
        Randy,

        The easiest way to tell that this is a "R" series cab is the small back window that was used from 1949 through 1954. They went to the one piece windshield in 1954, the large back window in 1955. The picture also shows a "R" series dash, the Transtars had flat metal instead of the stamped patterns you see in Steve's pictures.

        Gary


        Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

        Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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        • #5
          Randy,

          The easiest way to tell that this is a "R" series cab is the small back window that was used from 1949 through 1954. They went to the one piece windshield in 1954, the large back window in 1955. The picture also shows a "R" series dash, the Transtars had flat metal instead of the stamped patterns you see in Steve's pictures.

          Gary


          Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

          Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

          Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
          Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

          The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

          �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

          For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

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          • #6
            Other than being scabbed together is it pretty solid? Could be returned to original if someone had the notion?

            Time should be spent taking these things apart and putting them back together, rather than being picked apart and discarded out of hand.

            Its fate could have been worse, Steve. You could have driven by and there could have been no Studebaker truck at all.

            Brad Johnson
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            33 Rockne 10
            51 Commander Starlight
            53 Commander Starlight

            previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
            "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.
            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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            • #7
              Other than being scabbed together is it pretty solid? Could be returned to original if someone had the notion?

              Time should be spent taking these things apart and putting them back together, rather than being picked apart and discarded out of hand.

              Its fate could have been worse, Steve. You could have driven by and there could have been no Studebaker truck at all.

              Brad Johnson
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              33 Rockne 10
              51 Commander Starlight
              53 Commander Starlight

              previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
              "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.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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              • #8
                Well, Brad, maybe I'm the oddball here. I would have much preferred to see the original R-Series pickup no matter how shabby it might have been. At that point, a person probably could have bought it reasonably enough to still be able to give it a proper restoration. As it sits now, nobody in the right frame of mind would pay $5,500 for something that is still in need of a total restoration. Actually, the work that was done on the truck will do nothing but make it all that much harder to restore. Yes, it appears to be basically solid. That being said, you'd have a wavy bucket of mess to deal with. That's not the sort of Studebaker I care for the public to see. I think it's ALOT better to have trucks like Anne Goodman's "Gus" out in the public eye than a circus attraction like the one in my pictures here. Of course, this is all purely my own humble opinion.

                steve blake
                http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                • #9
                  Well, Brad, maybe I'm the oddball here. I would have much preferred to see the original R-Series pickup no matter how shabby it might have been. At that point, a person probably could have bought it reasonably enough to still be able to give it a proper restoration. As it sits now, nobody in the right frame of mind would pay $5,500 for something that is still in need of a total restoration. Actually, the work that was done on the truck will do nothing but make it all that much harder to restore. Yes, it appears to be basically solid. That being said, you'd have a wavy bucket of mess to deal with. That's not the sort of Studebaker I care for the public to see. I think it's ALOT better to have trucks like Anne Goodman's "Gus" out in the public eye than a circus attraction like the one in my pictures here. Of course, this is all purely my own humble opinion.

                  steve blake
                  http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                  http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                  steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                  http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                    Other than being scabbed together is it pretty solid? Could be returned to original if someone had the notion?

                    Time should be spent taking these things apart and putting them back together, rather than being picked apart and discarded out of hand.
                    Good point! Only problem being the seller's price...[B)]

                    Maybe the quickie paint will preserve it till the seller gets realistic and it can get into the hands of someone who can do it justice...................

                    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                    Parish, central NY 13131
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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                      Other than being scabbed together is it pretty solid? Could be returned to original if someone had the notion?

                      Time should be spent taking these things apart and putting them back together, rather than being picked apart and discarded out of hand.
                      Good point! Only problem being the seller's price...[B)]

                      Maybe the quickie paint will preserve it till the seller gets realistic and it can get into the hands of someone who can do it justice...................

                      Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                      Parish, central NY 13131
                      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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                      • #12
                        I guess I would have to disagree slightly with you on that. 99.8% of the public cant tell the difference between a correct Studebaker and a incorrect one.The question just asked to tell the difference between models shows not all of us here can either.I couldnt but I'm still learning.I tend to agree with the crowd that says any Stude out in the public eye is a good thing.Stock,modified,circus attraction,whatever.That 99.8% out there enjoys seeing a cool old car that they have never seen before or recognize from their youth.There have been posts about Studes being confused with Ramblers and Mercedes Benz's.Even if not correct it keeps the marque in the public eye.I doubt a debate over whether that truck was supposed to look like it does would occur at a drive-in cruise night.
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                        • #13
                          I guess I would have to disagree slightly with you on that. 99.8% of the public cant tell the difference between a correct Studebaker and a incorrect one.The question just asked to tell the difference between models shows not all of us here can either.I couldnt but I'm still learning.I tend to agree with the crowd that says any Stude out in the public eye is a good thing.Stock,modified,circus attraction,whatever.That 99.8% out there enjoys seeing a cool old car that they have never seen before or recognize from their youth.There have been posts about Studes being confused with Ramblers and Mercedes Benz's.Even if not correct it keeps the marque in the public eye.I doubt a debate over whether that truck was supposed to look like it does would occur at a drive-in cruise night.
                          Mono mind in a stereo world

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                          • #14
                            The paint scheme does make me heave. I probably wouldn't have returned to look; just shake my head and travel on.[V]
                            "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.
                            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                            • #15
                              The paint scheme does make me heave. I probably wouldn't have returned to look; just shake my head and travel on.[V]
                              "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.
                              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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