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    Hello all. I just got registered again and now back on here to learn more stude stuff. I just found a 1962 champ pickup with a dodge box. 8 cylinder, 4-speed, missing only the drivers window and 4 inflated tires in a barn. It has a sliding rear window and a hole in the floor, and a little rust under the door. They told me it ran when they parked it about 20-25 years ago. Model 7E7-112. Any ideas of what this might be worth?

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    If it hasn't been run in 20 years, the engine is stuck. How much effort and cost would be required to get it to run is anybody's guess: anywhere from $100 for some fresh gas, a new battery, and some tune-up parts to many thousands for a complete rebuild. One can also expect to have to replace most of the brake parts and all of the various fluids. The big uncertainty is rust, which was a serious problem on these trucks. A hole in the floor is pretty normal. Does the whole floor need to be replaced? How about the rear end of the front fenders, the rocker panels,and the cab corners? Do the doors drop when opened? Body parts for these vehicles are getting hard to find and expensive. You didn't say where you live. If it's in the Southwest US, the truck may be a relatively easy restoration. But without more info, I'd guess it's worth somewhere around $500.
    Skip Lackie

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    • #3
      Surprisingly enough, the engine is free. The doors don't sag and there is very little rust on the front fenders. But it will need rockers and a partial floor. The rest is very good. It has spent its life in Kansas and will continue to do so. Can anyone tell me what bolt circle this truck has? Thanks..

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      • #4
        The bolt circle should be a 5 on 5 pattern.

        Jim
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        • #5
          Thanks. Is that the same as a chevy 1/2 ton pickup?

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          • #6
            Yes, Chevy/GMCs use the same bolt pattern. But the Chevy wheels cannot be used without modification because of the design of the Stude brake drums. However, there is a way to adapt Chevy brake drums to the Stude hubs.
            Skip Lackie

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            • #7
              My brother's Studebaker pickups use Chevy truck wheels. If the center fits flat against the drum you're good to go.

              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                The Chevy Astro Van styled steel 15 inch wheels are a bolt-on also. Sorry I do not know the year.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone...

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