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    I`m 99.999999999 % sure thats a Studebaker . .

  • #2
    I'm 100% you are correct!
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


    • #3
      Apparently the plow blade wasnt heavy enough to apply down-force for scraping the pavement clean, so they applied some female weight to it.
      In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.


      • #4
        I would NOT want to be the one to install the chains on the inside tires of those duals!


        • #5
          I'm guessing a 1937 model J20M.
          Skip Lackie


          • #6
            Great picture. I'll have to show it off at work tomorrow. Vintage snow bunnies too!

            Gordon S


            • #7
              Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
              I`m 99.999999999 % sure thats a Studebaker . .

              ...and I am about the same precent sure that the poor thing rusted away in about five (or less) years!
              John Clary
              Greer, SC

              SDC member since 1975


              • #8
                New York Worlds Fair on the door is COOL.


                • #9
                  Digg it!!!!

                  Now show us a side view- I wanna see that truck's body.

                  I'm guessing that one of those two might be the driver?
                  The boots/outfit give it away...
                  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


                  • #10
                    That is one of several pictures I have seen of Studebaker trucks involved in the 1939 New York World's Fair. This a wonderful picture. Thanks for posting it.
                    Joe Roberts
                    '61 R1 Champ
                    '65 Cruiser
                    Eastern North Carolina Chapter


                    • #11
                      Stude 4x4 Plow

                      Here's some pics posted on the Truck Talk Forum about 11 months ago of a Stude Plow in action.

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                      Mark Hayden
                      '66 Commander
                      Zone Coordinator
                      Pacific Can-Am Zone


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mark57 View Post
                        Here's some pics posted on the Truck Talk Forum about 11 months ago of a Stude Plow in action.

                        Mark, that's Phil Harris of Fairborn Studebaker and his 2+ year-old grandson plowing the long lane to Fairborn Studebaker in Fairborn OH. BP
                        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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                        • #13
                          Does anybody know (or can you make a good educated guess) what color this World's Fair truck was? Red? Wouldn't it be cool to model, or better yet restore, a truck with the appropriate markings and color scheme? There's a die-cast model of a pre-war Stude cab-over isn't there?
                          Last edited by Lothar; 11-20-2011, 07:45 PM. Reason: clarify
                          1950 Champion
                          W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
                          Holdrege NE


                          • #14
                            Here is a stamp with the same Logo as the Snow plow on its door. Maybe it is the same color???


                            This train was an exhibit at that fair, you may imagine that snow plow in this color which would be very pretty.



                            • #15
                              According to Wikipedia: "The colors blue and orange were chosen as the official colors of the fair, as they were the colors of New York City, and featured prominently."
                              I will guess that the truck was blue.
                              At the bottom of the Wiki article are many weblinks with more information, and I came upon the following link with a color movie of the 1939 San Francisco and the 1939 New York fairs. Take a look!

                              This link has many color photos of the New York World's Fair:

                              This page shows the 1939 New York World's Fair graphic as being orange background with blue text. So perhaps the truck is orange with blue writing?
                              Last edited by Milaca; 11-20-2011, 08:40 PM.
                              In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.