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    Is there any literature available to identify particular years of Studebaker trucks? Also, I am planning to begin a restoration project on an old family Studebaker Truck and would like contact information for drivetrain specilists in the NC/SC area. I will handle some, but my busy schedule prohibits me from doing restoring myself. I can take the body and interior to most any shop but I am sure that the drivetrain will require someone with experience in Studebakers and the parts availability.

    Thanks, in advance!

  • #2
    Sorry - Here are some pictures;
    http://bluskyznc.tripod.com/studepics/

    Matthew
    hukturn@netscape.net

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    • #3
      Sorry - Here are some pictures;
      http://bluskyznc.tripod.com/studepics/

      Matthew
      hukturn@netscape.net

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      • #4
        Matthew,

        What you have is a M series truck, either a 1941 or a 1946 - 1948. We can rule out it being a 1945 model as it does not have top mounted wipers or a swing out windshield.

        If you provide us with the information off the data plate we can identify it for you. With a pickup bed it is either a 1/2 ton (M-5) or a 1 ton (M-15 or M-15A). Depending on the year, the data plate will be on the "A" pillar (where the door hinges but near the windshield) or below the drivers seat on the riser.

        Gary


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        • #5
          Matthew,

          What you have is a M series truck, either a 1941 or a 1946 - 1948. We can rule out it being a 1945 model as it does not have top mounted wipers or a swing out windshield.

          If you provide us with the information off the data plate we can identify it for you. With a pickup bed it is either a 1/2 ton (M-5) or a 1 ton (M-15 or M-15A). Depending on the year, the data plate will be on the "A" pillar (where the door hinges but near the windshield) or below the drivers seat on the riser.

          Gary


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          • #6
            Update

            Okay...here we are 4 years later. The plate says M5-13. Max gross weight 4500lbs. The plate is not on the pillar, it is riveted to the seat base.

            I will post some more pics here; https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx...1548114F7F!280

            Any feedback is welcomed.

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            • #7
              No one here can tell you much more than that it is a 1/2 ton pickup with 113 inch wheelbase. If you're reluctant to reveal the serial number, that's understandable. If you supply that serial number to the Studebaker Museum, you can buy a copy of the original production order for the truck.........
              https://studebakermuseum.org/store/production-orders/
              "Burning Bridges...Lost Forevermore"......

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              • #8
                For those keeping score at home...
                the OP asked again over in 'Tech'~

                http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...02-ID-Referral

                I figure it couldn't hurt to link the two together, right?
                The OP did on that one- but not this one for some reason.
                StudeDave '57
                US Navy (retired)

                3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                SDC Member since 1985

                past President
                Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                San Diego Chapter SDC

                past Vice President
                San Diego Chapter SDC
                North Florida Chapter SDC

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                • #9
                  Not quite the original hood ornament, but she fits, kinda...
                  KURTRUK
                  (read it backwards)




                  Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                  • #10
                    are you still in NC or SC?
                    our local club (encsdc) took at tour of a shop here in wilmington a couple months ago that had some studes under "reconstuction". they do great work.
                    i'm sure there are others around that can give more local info once we know where you're located...
                    Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                    '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                    '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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