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  • How Many Champ Trucks Had Automatic Transmission

    Does anyone have a number of the total Champ Trucks that had automatic transmission with a V8 ?
    Joseph Kastellec

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    It is highly unlikely that this info would be available unless you would like to Pay by the hour to search tens of Thousands of Truck Production Orders from 1960 to 1964 just to find the Champs, let alone the Automatic ones.

    If you wanted the Total Champ Production numbers from each year, that might be available in Automotive Books or Websites, but Transmission types, not so much.

    How many fingers do you have to count them on? There were very Few, in the 1960's who would want an Automatic Truck?
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Well there were about 27,000 Champs built
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      • #4
        I have a 63 Champ V8 with Automatic "I'm not 100% sure it's Factory built" none the less that's what it is. some times I wish it was a T-98 4 Speed though

        Originally posted by G T Joe View Post
        Does anyone have a number of the total Champ Trucks that had automatic transmission with a V8 ?
        Joseph R. Zeiger

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        • #5
          Far too many!
          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

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          • #6
            I take it Yours is Automatic ?

            Originally posted by DougHolverson View Post
            Far too many!
            Joseph R. Zeiger

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            • #7
              My '62 was ordered by L.A. county fire department with automatic.

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              • #8
                What rear ratio do You have ?

                Originally posted by doug View Post
                My '62 was ordered by L.A. county fire department with automatic.
                Joseph R. Zeiger

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                • #9
                  I had one years ago it was a 61 long bed v8 halfton.
                  John

                  62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

                  63' R1 Wagonaire

                  57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

                  58' 3E6D Stock 4X4

                  64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
                    What rear ratio do You have ?
                    Pretty sure that automatics came standard with a 3.73 rear with the automatic.

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                    • #11
                      Mine has 3:73, just wondered if others were possible?

                      Originally posted by 62champ View Post
                      Pretty sure that automatics came standard with a 3.73 rear with the automatic.
                      Joseph R. Zeiger

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
                        Mine has 3:73, just wondered if others were possible?
                        3.73 was lowest offered "from the factory" but there are always some who were able to get some special circumstances. A 4.09 or higher would not make for very friendly highway vehicle, not that trucks were necessarily bought to work at Interstate highway speeds of the day.

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                        • #13
                          There were Standard Ratios based on Engine size, and then special order ratios, with O.D. 4.27 was usually Standard, but 4.09, 4.54, 4.88 would be optional.

                          I do not believe Higher geared than 3.73 was considered usable with a One to one Ratio Std. or Auto. Tranny and certainly not with O.D. (4.09 Limit) in a possibly Loaded and or Trailering Truck.

                          Nowadays, for a "Cruiser" Truck we would think differently.
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                          • #14
                            I sold my 60 half ton this past summer that had an automatic. The gentleman I sold it to had a Champ, 62 I think, with an automatic. He said that he had only seen two over the years.

                            Mine originally had a 4.09 rear gear, but it was changed to 3.31.

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                            • #15
                              I was lucky enough to find a 63 with 259/auto 3.73 gears in back. With 235 75 15s it's not to bad at 60-65 mph. It's a short bed 1/2 ton non fitting bed I wouldn't want to drive it cross country.

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