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  • 62champ
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    For the gas cap, see if there might be a small hole in the body near the filler. iIRC, I think it was a small linked chain that was attached to the center of the cap and then attached to the cab a short distance away. Good luck.

  • Mike in CA
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    Hi, I'm curious where the tethered gas cap chain was attached to. Someone has replaced it with a locking gas cap. I just crawled under the truck, it is a full flow block but there is a block off plate where the oil filter would be. It has an upside down spin on filter bolted to the oil filter pipe. Also I did some online research, the brake booster is a Midland Ross unit, looks like parts are still available for them. The motor mount is missing on the drivers side, the engine is hard mounted to the frame on that side with pieces of angle iron. The mount on the right side is pretty cobbled together also. I appreciate the information, I'm really looking forward to getting this truck running again

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  • StudeRich
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    Actually what you "Think" is Aftermarket is probably NOT!
    Studebaker added those H.D. components on Fleet Trucks when ordered, and all Borg Warner H.D. Flight-O-Matics in late model Trucks had the Special remote Trans. Cooler.

    If it is a Bendix Hydrovac Booster it may also be a Standard Stude. Option without seeing it, not sure.

    Your Full Flow Oil Filter Engine is a replacement 259 c.i.d. V8 from a 1964 Car, assembled Oct. 31, 1963 (Happy Halloween!)

    That fits perfectly with the Omaha Orange Paint the Cal Trans Champs were Ordered with.

    When I delivered a New one to them, I had to push the Accelerator gently, because with the Low Gear Start Automatic and a Twin Traction (I THINK) 3.73 Diff. it would "Lay Rubber" easily!

    Does it still have the "Tethered" Gas Cap on a Chain?
    Last edited by StudeRich; 03-31-2020, 06:01 PM.

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  • Mike in CA
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    Hi everyone!
    I just bought a 1961 champ and am making a list of what's it's going to take to get it running. Here's the truck info, serial E12-4819 Model 6E12-122 Cab 6E-T4 Engine VK331 This truck was a Cal Trans truck. The guy I bought it from got the truck with no bed on it but said it originally had a utility bed. The guy he bought it from had two former Cal trans champs and took the bed off of my truck because the other champ was in better shape. It has a V8, automatic trans, aftermarket brake booster, and an aftermarket transmission oil cooler installed under the passenger side floor board/ seat area. The truck currently has car doors on it but I bought a set of champ doors from the same seller, which also came off of a cal trans champ

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  • Skip Lackie
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    It's nice that they mowed the grass . . . .

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  • 62champ
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    6E5-130018 - 122 WB - T6 cab - posted for sale on Studebaker Addicts Facebook page

    Hard to saw what was original and not - let photos speak for themselves...













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  • RebelStude
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    Here is a 6E-5-112, VIN 132133. Another parts trucks brought home as a donor.Click image for larger version

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  • ChampCouple
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    Interesting, I didn't know that.
    I need to order a production order.

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  • 62champ
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    Thanks for the info - not sure if you noticed, but there were only five other 6E7s produced after yours - you might have the last one that is still around. Production order would show the date it was built. Thanks again.

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  • ChampCouple
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    6E7-16034 112wb 259 4bbl

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  • Commander Eddie
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    Patrick, I took a couple of photos of the back but that part of the cab is in shadow so I can't tell. If I get an opportunity to drive out that way again I will stop and take a look.
    I just pulled one of the photos of the rear of the truck into my photo editor software and lightened it up to remove the shadow. I zoomed in on that section of the cab and there appear to be NO indents above the glass.
    Last edited by Commander Eddie; 07-15-2019, 12:57 PM.

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  • 62champ
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    Thanks for the input Ed - it is early - the 19th V8 off the assembly line. If my hypothesis is true, it should have the three scallops in the panel above the rear window like the 5E Champs.

    It looks like you tried to post a photo, but all that shows is a broken photo box.

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  • Commander Eddie
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    Click image for larger version

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    SN E7-13819. This is one of the earliest built of this model and year. Pretty cool.

    Last edited by Commander Eddie; 08-20-2019, 06:18 AM. Reason: Photo added

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  • Kurt
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    Originally posted by Kurt View Post
    I own a red 6E7-112 T6 with a P2 bed. Serial number is E7-15991.
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    It took me nearly 5 years, but here is E7-15991

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  • 62champ
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    6E12 - 122 WB - T6 cab - advertised for sale on SDC forum, March 2019.

    Info from listing: I have a 1961 3/4 ton V-8 Champ for sale in Edwardsburg Michigan.

    The truck was bought new, by my Dad, from the Con-Allen dealership in Galien Michigan. The winter of 60'-61' dad worked for Studebaker in South Bend. The Truck is Apache Red. Stored inside most of it's life. Has 71,000 miles. The Champ has a box of original top end parts never used, Cam Shaft, lifters, Cams,Valves (both intake and exhaust), and some other new & used engine parts. Truck has been parked, and not started, since 2004. Last time it was on the road was to drive in the local Memorial Day Parade. The engine does turn over, needs brake work.

    The serious collector/buyer will own this Champ and all its parts this spring, $7500 OBO. Bring a trailer.

    Accessories - oil filter, push button radio, lighter, climitizer, windshield washers, accessory oil pressure and amp gauge

















    Last edited by 62champ; 03-26-2019, 02:27 PM.

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