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  • #16
    I really like this one. I also think the wheels look good on it. And again, it's a "chick magnet"[8D]

    Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.

    1940 Champion two door.
    Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
    1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.
    Chris Dresbach


    • #17
      ....because you need the ground clearance for

      Four Wheeling
      Trail Riding
      Rock Crawling
      (The clearance can save your bacon if your climbing out of a creek, up a hill, or over a slab of granite)

      It's also a regular modification for the Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and Jeep crowd.
      Because rear end accidents may just end up wedging the owner's vehicle under the rear bumper(I've heard of this occurring a few times, particularly if the pickup had a large hitch).
      Because you need sight over the line of cars in front of you.
      Because speed bumps are hardly a problem anymore.
      Even here they are a chick magnet.
      Because the stock tires look horribly undersized with a lift.
      Because there's no need to jack the truck up anymore to get to the oil filter or it's pan.

      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
      1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
      1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
      1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)


      • #18
        I love it and you can drive it over all dem Chebbies out there!!!
        If I was 30 years younger I might be able to pick up the six foot seven girl I see at the shops sometimes.Heh Heh!!!!



        • #19
          I love this truck. I think the wheels and tires fit the style of the truck perfectly. I am not normally a big fan of the wide bed on Champs, but here it looks really nice. For some it might be too nice to take off road, but for others such a truck would indeed be put to its proper use -- dirt roads, fording creeks, climbing and bouncing where others fear to tread. I'd love to give it a try.

          Joe Roberts
          '61 R1 Champ
          '65 Cruiser
          Editor of "The Down Easterner"
          Eastern North Carolina Chapter
          Joe Roberts
          '61 R1 Champ
          '65 Cruiser
          Eastern North Carolina Chapter


          • #20
            This truck looks even better in person. It belongs to Chris Eastburn from the Grand Canyon Chapter. We assume it will be at the International Meet for your enjoyment! Make sure to check it out in person if you get the chance.

            John and Tracy Smith
            Queen Creek Arizona


            • #21
              This looks amazing. Does anyone know if that is the original frame/steering linkage? Also, looks like it has been converted to 4wd, any ideas on the components used?

              Michael Dobiecki
              Tucson Arizona


              • #22
                I agree that the lift does make the long bed look less out of place on the Champ front end. Generally I prefer the stepside bed on the Champs.
                I'm not sold on those particular rims, but I wasn't consulted so I can't do much about 'em.


                • #23
                  Awsome....I used to 4x4 a bit, always wanted a really old or odd truck to take out.....


                  • #24
                    This truck was at the International Meet at Glendale in 2010. Very nice truck.

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                    Pat Dilling
                    Olivehurst, CA
                    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL

                    LS1 Engine Swap Journal:


                    • #25
                      Looks sharp. Do you know if it is a Studebaker or a body plopped on another chassis?


                      • #26
                        Wasn't there a write up on this beautiful Champ in Turning wheels custom and modified section? It would have been in the last 3 or 4 years I believe.
                        '89 Ford Festiva
                        '90 Ford F250 4x4
                        '14 Kia Rio
                        '64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
                        '66 International Harvester pickup


                        • #27
                          Here's another lifted pick-up, albiet a little cruder than that Champ!
                          Attached Files
                          Frank Remlinger
                          Detroit, Michigan
                          SDC# A004602R