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  • Rear Axle: Studebaker Truck... HELP

    Hi,

    I’ve got a 1959 Studebaker E-series Long Wheel Base pick up truck.

    Does anyone know what axel / axel type this is? The mechanic working on the break system needs to know.

    Any help on this would be great.

    Thanks,

    Sandy

  • #2
    It would be helpful to know the truck model number on the serial number plate. Studebaker built pickups with half, 3/4, and 1-ton capacities in 1959, and they each had different rear axles. The half-ton used Dana model 44, which was also used on Jeeps and many other brands. 3/4-ton models used Spicer model 60, which again was widely available in many US truck models. One-ton trucks had Timken axles, the exact model varied. There should be a model serial plate on them.
    Skip Lackie

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    • #3
      First, welcome to our forum! I just noticed that you are located in the U.K. In addition to Skip's comments above, through our Studebaker Drivers Club, there are Vendors who can supply you with copies (either print or CD) of all the manuals, shop & chassis for your truck. The shop manual would be great to share with any mechanic you employ to work on your vehicle. I don't have a truck as new as yours, but keep in mind that the trucks probably have a tapered rear axle and require a specific puller to remove the rear hubs. Also, the left side will have reverse threads (left hand), and someone not knowing this can damage the hubs by trying to remove them not realizing the correct way.

      Best wishes toward getting your truck up and running and when you get a chance, post some pictures. Like Skip says...post the info from the plates and we can supply you with more specific answers.
      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      SDC member since 1975

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sweston View Post
        Hi,
        I’ve got a 1959 Studebaker E-series Long Wheel Base pick up truck.
        Does anyone know what axel / axel type this is? The mechanic working on the break system needs to know.
        Welcome to the forum. Hopefully, your mechanic doesn't BRAKE anything while working on your BREAK system.
        Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

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        • #5
          Hi Guys, thanks for your help. The serial number is:
          E3 / 970
          model number: 4e3/122

          hope this helps..
          thanks

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            • #7
              Your truck is a 1959 Scotsman with a nominal half-ton rating. It started out life with a 246 ci Commander 6 engine and a Dana model 44 rear axle. All 1959 Stude half-ton trucks (models 4E1, 2. 3, 5, 6, and 7 ) were equipped with the same brakes. Several different axle ratios were available.
              Skip Lackie

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              • #8
                You have a great looking truck there! Brake parts should be fairly easy to find for the Dana 44.

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                • #9


                  Really nice looking truck. Don't know if you noticed, but, your 59 Scotsman has the wrong hood and grill on it. Looks like someone replaced the original with 2R Series parts. The T-Cab bumper is different, also.

                  Kinda makes one wonder what other liberties have been taken? Have your mechanic look on the right lower gusset at the pumpkin and tube to see what Dana # is cast into it. Like Skip said, it should have a Dana 44, but as often happens these things get changed out all the time?

                  At this point, kinda hard to tell you anything without knowing exactly what is, or isn't there. Do you have the production order build sheet for the truck? That would tell you exactly what should be there.....

                  Bo
                  Last edited by Bo Markham; 09-02-2020, 05:31 PM.
                  Bo

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                  • #10
                    Also, don't those Front Fenders look like "Big Truck" Front Fenders Bo?

                    It might just be the Camera angle but when enlarged 3 times, it appears to have Huge Wheel Openings with the narrow Dog Leg.
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      Rich,

                      Taking a second look at the wheel well opening, it does appear that the front fenders are big truck fenders. The distance between front lower leading edge and the front lower well opening, center well opening and the upper fender curve, the lower rear well opening and the trailing end of the lower fender are all very slim, indicating a large truck fender. These areas on a small truck fender are much, much wider, producing a much smaller opening.

                      Still though, with those big beefy looking tires on it, it looks well filled. Gives it a big boy look about it...............

                      Bo
                      Bo

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