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    Would one of you go to the Dallas CL and check out the Studebaker Pick-Up ad for May 23. I don't know how to post the link. But what the H#ll is this thing.

    Mark

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    Here's the link:

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/3824925643.html

    Well, that's interesting.

    The creator of this was probably saying to himself "I suppose they made a truck out of the Lark..."
    '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

    "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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    • #3
      http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/3824925643.html

      Looks like a Champ pickup with '55 Sedan front sheet metal. I notice it has the optional bent hood corners.
      Pat Dilling
      Olivehurst, CA
      Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


      LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JimC View Post
        Here's the link:

        http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/3824925643.html

        Well, that's interesting.

        The creator of this was probably saying to himself "I suppose they made a truck out of the Lark..."
        Thanks for posting Jim, What gets me as the fender lines match the door lines. How did that happen?

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        • #5
          I really don't think it looks so bad...if it landed in my garage I'm thinkin I'd have a whole lot of fun with it. Junior.
          sigpic
          1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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          • #6
            The Kart-Hauler comes to mind. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...highlight=kart

            Craig

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            • #7
              That's definitely a one off, but darn it looks cool. Slap a fresh paint job on that puppy and you'll get lots of attention at the next cruise-in. I like it!
              Ed Sallia
              Dundee, OR

              Sol Lucet Omnibus

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              • #8
                Doesn't look too bad. It certainly would confuse some people. I saw a Champ with 56 sedan sheet metal several years ago. I think the 55 looks better.
                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • #9
                  The year is uncertain, but I'd say that truck is a 1955-early 1960s Champ. Maybe a Presamp.

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                  • #10
                    I'd drive it.

                    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      The body lines match up because the Lark bodies, from which the Champ was derived, were in turn derived from the '53 - '55 sedan bodies. So portions of the same dies were used.
                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                      • #12
                        We've seen this Champ before on the Forum.... just can't remember how long ago.
                        The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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                        • #13
                          I posted a picture of this Champ the other day in the Larkamino thread. I have no idea where I got it from.

                          How can the 55 front end work? Aren't Lark/Champ fenders shorter - isn't the distance from the bolt-on crossmember to the centerline of the front wheels shorter?
                          Scott Rodgers
                          Los Angeles
                          SDC Member since 1989
                          \'60 Lark HT
                          \'63 Wagonaire
                          \'66 Frankenbaker

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
                            I'd drive it.
                            I'm with you, the more I look at this car/truck, the more I like it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
                              The year is uncertain, but I'd say that truck is a 1955-early 1960s Champ. Maybe a Presamp.
                              Champs were '60 - '63. The roofline is definitely from a Champ. I too find this very pleasing to the eye.
                              Joe Roberts
                              '61 R1 Champ
                              '65 Cruiser
                              Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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