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    I just purchased my first vehicle to restore: 1953 Studebaker truck with flatbed, Model: 2R11-22. As I drive through three states to pick up the truck I am trying to figure out how wide it is. I need to know this because my trailer is only 7 feet wide between the wheel wells. If anyone knows where I can look to find out the width and is willing to share I would welcome the information.

  • #2
    I think you are going to be just fine with a 7ft wide trailer. At its widest, the truck cab is approx 5 & 1/2 ft wide. Same for the measurement across the front tires as my bare frame sits on wheels. A few inches allowed for the fenders and you are probably not over six feet wide at any part of the truck. My seven-foot wide trailer has both the fenders and a one-foot high railing around it and it hauled my '55 flatbed over 900 miles with no issue.
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      John is correct -- you'll be fine. For the record, the width over the hub outer edges is 68 5/16". Fat wheels and tires might add an inch or two. Max width between the outer edges of the fenders is 75 5/8".
      Skip Lackie

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      • #4
        I don't think even rear dual wheel track exceeds 7'.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10,
        '51 Commander Starlight,
        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
        '56 Sky Hawk

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        • #5
          Can the person your buying it from measure it?

          By the way, I drive a 2017 Ram 3500 dualey at work. It measures 8" from outside of wheel to wheel. These are the fattest, ugliest trucks on the market tho
          Charles

          1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

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          • #6
            does this help any

            https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/stud...ns-t12818.html
            Charles

            1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

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            • #7
              Even if a dual wheel truck were to not fit, a simple solution would be to remove the two outer wheels. Surely, the truck would hold itself up with single rears for transport on a trailer.
              John Clary
              Greer, SC

              SDC member since 1975

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              • #8
                The 7' will be more than enough for any version .

                Were dual rear wheels even an option on a 2R11?

                Of course, with a sixty-seven-year-old truck, anything could have been changed to anything.

                jack vines
                PackardV8

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                • #9
                  Dual rear wheels were not available from the factory on a 2R11. But as you say, lots can happen in 67 years.
                  Skip Lackie

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