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  • OK, is this a Studebaker or not??

    I keep going back and forth



    If it is I'll add it to my picture thread.
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  • #2
    Bob,

    I magnified picture and it has a Studebaker name plate and grill inserted into what obviously is not a flush fit. I believe it to be 53~54 vintage Chevy Suburban that has had the Studebaker grill inserted onto it.
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    • #3
      That is definatly a studebaker front clip, cab, doors, and rear fenders, not sure about rear top sFection, if Stude built or not looks cool though I'd like to have it. it's obviously foreign maybe custom built out of the south America plant?
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      • #4
        The hood, bumper, windshield, front and rear fenders and door look like Studebaker 2R to me, after comparing this photo to one of a 2R5 which i used to own.
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        • #5
          Dick Quinn will hopefully see this and post, in that he is aware of Studebaker "Suburban-type" vehicles like this having been built. In fact, he's written articles on the topic that have appeared in his Turning Wheels Almanac column.

          I'm not sure if they had all-steel bodies, though.

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          • #6
            I believe that is a very good job of a rear window and top grafted on from another vehicle, A side profile would make it easier to see. The windows are square and dont match the stude lines and maybe you can see the the graft joint at the rear of the cab above the door. Looks like a nice rig, Allen

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            • #7
              5 lug wheels too; 1/2 Ton Chevy trucks back then were 6 luggers.
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              • #8
                A side view would be nice, but I am going with the idea that it is a foreign built body made for that chassis. Lots of unique bodies have been attached to Studebakers in other countries.
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                • #9
                  I belive there were some wooden station wagons on the truck chassis in Europe and maybe this is an of shute of that ? It seems there was an article on the wagons in the TW some time back.
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                  • #10
                    I wish it was in my yard.!
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                    • #11
                      There were lots of companies back then that specialized in turning trucks into wagons. I bet this is one of those jobs.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
                        Indeed it is a Studebaker! The bumper, fenders (front and rear), hood, cowl, windshield and doors are all Studebaker. It appears that an entire roof section was laid over top of the truck cab and the wagon body that was grafted to it. My guess is that it would be about a 1949 Chevrolet Suburban body something like this. The International Harvester wagons of that period tucked in and were not smooth below the windows and it obviously is not Crosley or Willys.

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                        • #13
                          What does the license plate say, how about the building signs ?
                          I,ve seen Turning Wheel articles about foriegn companies building special bodies.
                          Don,t remember what issues.
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                          • #14
                            A Stuburban. I can dig it....
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                            • #15
                              I noticed that when I put my thumb over the wagon section it clearly becomes a Studebaker truck. Would be interesting to know more about it/these.
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