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    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

  • #2
    This is an interesting photo as it shows a new 1955 E-7 pickup in the foreground, but the cab and chassis and longbed pickup are both 1954 models.

    I wonder why the antenna and turn signal wires are loose on the '55?

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    • #3
      It took me a minute to realize that the back windows on the trucks facing away are the smaller early type. I too think the wiring hanging outside is strange. The antenna cable even looks like it is stuck to the fender with something.
      When I blow up the image it looks like there may be a coil of wire by the spotlight. Could they have just been fitting the accessories and then removing them for shipping?

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      • #4
        Nice picture Richard. Thanks
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        • #5
          Doesnt the antenna wire go through the same hole as the mounting hole? And doesnt the turn signal wires also go through the mounting hole for the lights? Might those turn signals be temporary (magnetic mount) for transporting purposes? Are the door window visors a factory mounted or dealer mounted option? Whats laying in the bed behind the cab in the near pickup? Too many questions?

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Milaca
            Are the door window visors a factory mounted or dealer mounted option?
            The door visors were a factory item - I think '55 was the first year... or was it '54? [?] I too wonder about the front fender turn signals - I note there is no RR turn signal, so maybe those front ones were placed for transport - or the installation was simply not yet completed at the time of the photo.

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            • #7
              Richard my keyboard is going to need cleaning with all the drell and slobbering[] NICE[^]