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    I got the body tag off the Transtar cab that the dash pad came from that I put on the '59. I was told that the cab is a '57. The serial # is E16-45365 and the model # is 4E16-155. The HP rating is 95 HP at 3200 RPM and the gross weight is 15,000 lbs. So, what can you ID masterminds tell me about this one?

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    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT



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    http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    I'm no mastermind but from what you said and what Mike has just posted. Its the heavest Studebaker 1 ton on the planet. weighing in at a lofty 15,000 pounds.[B)]



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    • #3
      I'm no mastermind but from what you said and what Mike has just posted. Its the heavest Studebaker 1 ton on the planet. weighing in at a lofty 15,000 pounds.[B)]



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      • #4
        This is a 1959 1 1/2 ton truck with the Big 6 (245 CID Commander) motor in it. It was available with a 131", 155" or 171" wheelbase. The beginning 4E16 serial number for 1959 was 45301, so it is near the beginning of production. If Matt can post the entire sequence from the bottom of the tag I can provide the front and rear axle ratings, the rear axle ratio and the brake equipment. It should read something like this:
        4E16--155--5 F1 C S


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        • #5
          This is a 1959 1 1/2 ton truck with the Big 6 (245 CID Commander) motor in it. It was available with a 131", 155" or 171" wheelbase. The beginning 4E16 serial number for 1959 was 45301, so it is near the beginning of production. If Matt can post the entire sequence from the bottom of the tag I can provide the front and rear axle ratings, the rear axle ratio and the brake equipment. It should read something like this:
          4E16--155--5 F1 C S


          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.

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          �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
            So it's a '59 eh? Good to know.

            Actually it doesn't have anything after the 155. [8]

            Here's a scan of the tag.



            ___________________________________________

            Matthew Burnette
            Hazlehurst, Georgia
            '59 Scotsman PU
            '63 Daytona HT



            http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
            http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              So it's a '59 eh? Good to know.

              Actually it doesn't have anything after the 155. [8]

              Here's a scan of the tag.



              ___________________________________________

              Matthew Burnette
              Hazlehurst, Georgia
              '59 Scotsman PU
              '63 Daytona HT



              http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
              http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                So it's a '59 eh? Good to know.
                Just so you know, E = 1955, 2E = 1956, 3E = 1957 & 1958, 4E = 1959, 5E = 1960, 6E = 1961, 7E = 1962 and 8E = 1963 and 1964.
                Actually it doesn't have anything after the 155. [8]
                That would tell me that it is just a plain old 1 1/2 ton 6 cylinder truck!

                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. ���

                "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                  So it's a '59 eh? Good to know.
                  Just so you know, E = 1955, 2E = 1956, 3E = 1957 & 1958, 4E = 1959, 5E = 1960, 6E = 1961, 7E = 1962 and 8E = 1963 and 1964.
                  Actually it doesn't have anything after the 155. [8]
                  That would tell me that it is just a plain old 1 1/2 ton 6 cylinder truck!

                  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. ���

                  "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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                  • #10
                    Guido from the information I found in the 57-61 truck parts book,
                    the added information on the bottom of the tag started with the 5E series of trucks(that would be 1960 mbstude)

                    3E38
                    4E2
                    4E28
                    5E13
                    7E7
                    8E7
                    8E12
                    8E28
                    4E2
                    59 Lark
                    etc

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                    • #11
                      Guido from the information I found in the 57-61 truck parts book,
                      the added information on the bottom of the tag started with the 5E series of trucks(that would be 1960 mbstude)

                      3E38
                      4E2
                      4E28
                      5E13
                      7E7
                      8E7
                      8E12
                      8E28
                      4E2
                      59 Lark
                      etc

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                      • #12
                        Well, from what's left of the truck (a cab with doors) it did have a few options. Doors locks in both doors, door visors, and the check mark trim as well. I think it had the 'Deluxe' script on it too.

                        ___________________________________________

                        Matthew Burnette
                        Hazlehurst, Georgia
                        '59 Scotsman PU
                        '63 Daytona HT



                        http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
                        http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Well, from what's left of the truck (a cab with doors) it did have a few options. Doors locks in both doors, door visors, and the check mark trim as well. I think it had the 'Deluxe' script on it too.

                          ___________________________________________

                          Matthew Burnette
                          Hazlehurst, Georgia
                          '59 Scotsman PU
                          '63 Daytona HT



                          http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
                          http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            Matthew - You now also know that the tag is technically not off a "Transtar", but rather off a 1959 Deluxe truck.

                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #15
                              Matthew - You now also know that the tag is technically not off a "Transtar", but rather off a 1959 Deluxe truck.

                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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