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  • Studebaker chAMP

    Not some Windows user having trouble with the caps lock, but a '60 Studebaker pickup converted over to electric power. It's technically interesting and has good solid workmanship.
    1963 Champ "Stu Bludebaker"- sometimes driver
    1957 Silver Hawk "Josie"- picking up the pieces after an unreliable body man let it rot for 11 years from an almost driver to a basket case
    1951 Land Cruiser "Bunnie Ketcher" only 47M miles!
    1951 Commander Starlight "Dale"- basket case
    1947 Champion "Sally"- basket case
    1941 Commander Land Cruiser "Ursula"- basket case

  • #2
    Saw this on FB today...very interesting project. Apparently one of the engineers had a Champ for years and is now updating it to all electric power...whoda thunk!
    Mike Davis
    Regional Manager, North Carolina
    1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"


    • #3
      Neat idea. The way things are going we may all have to convert our Studebakers to electric in order to keep them on the road. Donate your old engines and transmissions to a museum.
      Ed Sallia
      Dundee, OR

      Sol Lucet Omnibus


      • #4
        I wonder how many pounds of batteries he is carrying? I didn't quite catch the type. Overall a novel machine, but way to complicated for this guy.

        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        Searcy, Arkansas
        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
        1952 2R pickup


        • #5
          Reminiscent of Neil Young's Lincvolt.

          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible


          • #6
            Very interesting project. However, I would much rather have a car done this way than a work vehicle like a truck. Never happen as this is waaaaay too complicated for my simple mind.
            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?