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    I just bought my first Studebaker truck which I am going to restore. It is a model 2R5-12 and has a one letter, six digit VIN. Can someone tell me anything about this truck? The year. I think it's a 49.I think it was originally red, but can't find any books, etc. out there to help out with the search. How do I decipher the VIN to find out exactly what I have?

    Thanks

    Wes Mayes
    wesmayes@tds.net
    615-351-3650

  • #2
    I think the -12 is 112" wheelbase? or is it 120"?

    2R5 should be a Champion six.

    nate

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    • #3
      I think the -12 is 112" wheelbase? or is it 120"?

      2R5 should be a Champion six.

      nate

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      • #4
        The chart I have doesn't show a 2R-12



        Leonard Shepherd
        http://leonardshepherd.com/

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        • #5
          The chart I have doesn't show a 2R-12



          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

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          • #6
            Should be 2R5-112. 112" was the wheelbase.

            Also, welcome to the Forum! Studebaker trucks are some tough ones! [^] If you enjoy your truck only half as mush as I do mine, you'll have a blast with it! [8D]

            Matthew Burnette
            '59 Scotsman
            '63 Daytona
            Hazlehurst, GA


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            • #7
              Should be 2R5-112. 112" was the wheelbase.

              Also, welcome to the Forum! Studebaker trucks are some tough ones! [^] If you enjoy your truck only half as mush as I do mine, you'll have a blast with it! [8D]

              Matthew Burnette
              '59 Scotsman
              '63 Daytona
              Hazlehurst, GA


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              • #8
                These two tags are found inside the driver's side step well. The first one is just below the seat frame and is the serial number plate. It will look like this. 2R5 is a 1949-53 1/2 ton pickup. 12 represents the wheelbase of 112". 122" was also available. Serial number is at the bottom. R5- followed by a sequential serial number that ran straight through from 1949 to 1953. We can probably tell you a year model if we know the serial number.

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                The other plate is on a vertical riser at the rear of the step well. It looks like this. 2R is the model. C2 is the cab style. They were all C2 cabs at that time. Later models had fancier C4 cabs. Cab number is just a sequential body (cab) number, and isn't of much significance to us. Trim number is the color of certain interior pieces. This particular number represents Cuban Tan. There were two other colors used in later production. Paint number is the factory code for the available color combinations.



                Dwain G.

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                • #9
                  These two tags are found inside the driver's side step well. The first one is just below the seat frame and is the serial number plate. It will look like this. 2R5 is a 1949-53 1/2 ton pickup. 12 represents the wheelbase of 112". 122" was also available. Serial number is at the bottom. R5- followed by a sequential serial number that ran straight through from 1949 to 1953. We can probably tell you a year model if we know the serial number.

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                  The other plate is on a vertical riser at the rear of the step well. It looks like this. 2R is the model. C2 is the cab style. They were all C2 cabs at that time. Later models had fancier C4 cabs. Cab number is just a sequential body (cab) number, and isn't of much significance to us. Trim number is the color of certain interior pieces. This particular number represents Cuban Tan. There were two other colors used in later production. Paint number is the factory code for the available color combinations.



                  Dwain G.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome, Wes

                    Keep us up to date as you work on and enjoy your Stude truck.

                    You will also find Studebaker Truck Talk helpful, so ask your questions there as well. Find it at
                    http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/

                    [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
                    53 Starliner Hardtop
                    Newton Grove, NC

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                    • #11
                      Welcome, Wes

                      Keep us up to date as you work on and enjoy your Stude truck.

                      You will also find Studebaker Truck Talk helpful, so ask your questions there as well. Find it at
                      http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/

                      [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
                      53 Starliner Hardtop
                      Newton Grove, NC

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                      • #12
                        Wes,
                        In those pics that Dwain put up - on that one tag, where it says "Serial No." - THAT should be the VIN you speak of. Is your VIN like that? That one letter should be an R. The second letter (in the case of the shown tag - a 5) indicates the tonnage and engine. The balance of number simply show YOUR trucks place in the sequence of similar model trucks. There's no "secret codes" as in modern VIN numbers.

                        Miscreant adrift in
                        the BerStuda Triangle


                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1960 Larkvertible V8
                        1958 Provincial wagon
                        1953 Commander coupe

                        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                        • #13
                          Wes,
                          In those pics that Dwain put up - on that one tag, where it says "Serial No." - THAT should be the VIN you speak of. Is your VIN like that? That one letter should be an R. The second letter (in the case of the shown tag - a 5) indicates the tonnage and engine. The balance of number simply show YOUR trucks place in the sequence of similar model trucks. There's no "secret codes" as in modern VIN numbers.

                          Miscreant adrift in
                          the BerStuda Triangle


                          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                          1960 Larkvertible V8
                          1958 Provincial wagon
                          1953 Commander coupe

                          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                          • #14
                            Welcome to the Forum![8D] Hope you will also take the time to join the SDC and get the most out of your Truck... I know you'll enjoy it!

                            <h5>Mark
                            '57 Transtar
                            3E-6/7-122
                            </h5>

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

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                            • #15
                              Welcome to the Forum![8D] Hope you will also take the time to join the SDC and get the most out of your Truck... I know you'll enjoy it!

                              <h5>Mark
                              '57 Transtar
                              3E-6/7-122
                              </h5>

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

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