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  • dlhiggins1
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    Bob ...... thanks

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  • BobGlasscock
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    SI is the vendor Studebaker International. More info for them on the home page of this site.

    How to post a pic is in my previous post and also on the forum index pages. If you are on the "your Studebaker forum" page and click on either the General or Technical forums, there is a "sticky" post (a permanent post which shows a locked symbol on the far left side) which will guide through the posting a pic process.

    '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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  • dlhiggins1
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    Dwain.....sorry to be such a knucklehead....but what is "si"?

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  • dlhiggins1
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    Thanks for the manual help....I am new to the forum....is there an easy way to post photos?....thanks again

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  • Dwain G.
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    The factory never did issue a 1955 truck service manual. They did issue a service bulletin in January 1955 that says the 3R manual can be used for most items, and also gives a list of other items and the appropriate manual to look at.
    I see that SI is now listing a 1955 E-series manual. I haven't seen it, but I imagine it is a 3R manual with a supplement added.


    HEY, you're not Wilbur!

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  • jclary
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    I have always been puzzled about that "Under Dash" speaker myself. The Radio mounting surround that requires you to cut the radio delete out of the dash, and then install the radio "Face Plate" looks as though the speaker should go above the radio controls. I suspect that there were differences in the actual intention of the design engineers and the reality of production cost of a special radio just for trucks as the design engineers, and production engineers were coming to terms about what they would "like to have" and what they "could have" during the production meetings for the "C" cabs in the late 40's. After all, these were the days of trucks being "work/utility/farm" vehicles knowing that "extra options" would rarely be expected or even popular. As far as the Shop Manual dated and specified for the 1955 trucks...I would like to see one of those also.

    David, when you get to where you can post pictures on the forum...post one of the speaker as it looks now. I think the folks on the forum will be surprised and will enjoy how well preserved and good looking your truck is.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975

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  • dlhiggins1
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    Thanks Bud....anyone know where one of the "elusive"55 pickup shop manuals can be found? Also, my truck has a factory in-dash radio with the speaker mounted below the dash....cover is missing for the speaker....question is (1) was this a factory speaker and (2) what does the cover look like and where can I find one?....thanks all.

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  • Bud
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    I've installed wire looms from Studebakers West with no problems. Their looms fit correctly and are of good quality. I'm sure that that there are other vendors that sell good quality looms also. A friend of mine and I restored two 55 pickups and I know that there is a shop manual available for those trucks. I've built wire looms from scratch, but it is easier and alot faster to use a loom that is ready to install. Bud

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  • jclary
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    dlhiggins1
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    Posted - 07/13/2009 : 11:48:56 AM
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    John....thanks again for the info....any chance you would photocopy the diagrams/schematics from your manual and either fax or mail the copies to me?...Haven't been able to locate a shop manual....any thouhts on a specific source(s)?....regards
    quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp

    https://www.studebakerparts.com/stud...ediagrams.html

    Try the above. It has 54 and 56 truck wiring diagrams. Not your year but Studebaker didn't change a lot year to year so they may be helpful and FREE !
    The link posted by starlightchamp is perfect. That should allow you to size it up and print out a copy you can take out to the truck with you. I noticed that the schematic calls what I have been calling "terminal blocks"..."Junction Block", but either way you get the idea. The legend gives you the wire color and wire size. It is very important to get the wire sizes correct. 6 volt systems require heavier wire than 12 volt systems and it is important that you pay attention to that. For the main battery wire, go to a place where they work on farm tractors (usually not the local "Tractor Supply" company where they sell more lawn mowers, rabbit food, and boots than tractor stuff)...but a place where they actually sell and repair farm tractors. They are likely to have heavy battery cables and the woven wire ground cable like the one in your truck. If you decide to buy a ready made harness, you are ahead of the game. As for manuals, it is my understanding that 1955 was a very traumatic year for Studebaker and I don't think a specific shop manual for the 1955 truck was printed. The Shop manual that I have covers 2E through 8E series and was really printed to cover the '56 up years. All the wiring schematics show 12 volt systems. However, I have "Truck Parts Catalog" that covers 1949-1956 trucks and has "Revised Jan., 1961" printed on the front cover. The schematic covered in the link above should be the same as yours. I hope this helps and let us know if we can help more. Also, keep in mind that this is the week of the big National Meet that is being held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The "Movers and Shakers" of the Studebaker world are in attendance there and may not be available to check the forum as usual, so be patient this week as you attempt to gather information or order parts from the vendors.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975

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  • dlhiggins1
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    Seems as though the 55 was a hybrid between 54 and 56 when 12v was introduced.....folks at Sasco said they had never seen a shop manual for the 55....thanks

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  • starlightchamp
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    https://www.studebakerparts.com/stud...ediagrams.html

    Try the above. It has 54 and 56 truck wiring diagrams. Not your year but Studebaker didn't change a lot year to year so they may be helpful and FREE !

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  • dlhiggins1
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    John....thanks again for the info....any chance you would photocopy the diagrams/schematics from your manual and either fax or mail the copies to me?...Haven't been able to locate a shop manual....any thouhts on a specific source(s)?....regards

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  • jclary
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    Right in the tiny state you live in (tee he) is Studebakers West, 335 A Convention Way, Redwood City, Ca 94063. Phone 650-366-8787.
    I purchased a wiring harness for my '48 coupe and it went in perfect. However, being the CASO (cheap @ss Studebaker owner) that I am, I built the ones for my Land Cruiser and my '55 truck. What I did (and it takes a lot of patience) was label the wires (literally) with little labels from an office supply. I wrote on the little labels exactly in non-technical terms where each wire attached. For example, I used "P" for passenger side and "D" for driver side instead of "right" or "left" and words like "P-side front terminal block-outside terminal", "Middle terminal", or "Inside Terminal"(meaning the terminal next to the radiator." I used modern wire of the correct size. If I did not have the correct color, I used a correct color strip of heat shrink tubing at the terminal end. Another thing I did was to use an appropriate size length of heat shrink tubing for wire loom to run the wires through instead of wrapping with electrical tape. I laid the old harness on a piece of plywood and used it as a guide to make the new one. After I had everything in place, I used a heat gun to shrink the new "Loom Tubing" and everything fit back into the truck as neat as the "Store Bought" one!
    Just for future reference, I did label the terminal ends with those professional wire marker letters like..."LTS" (left turn signal), or "RHL" (right head light), etc. I removed the little funky string labels as I re-attached the wires. Below is a picture of my old harness lying on my very cracked concrete driveway. (I almost forgot I had this picture)

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    Trust me, the new harness looks a lot neater in the truck![]

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975

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  • dlhiggins1
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    Bud....thanks for the response....any of these vendors have harnesses that are model specific or are they just general in nature?...any names come to mind?...regards

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  • Bud
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    I would recommend replacing the wire loom if possible as the original wiring probably has deteriorated to the point of not being repairable. There are several Stude parts vendors that have replacement looms available. I'm in Hawthorne not far from LAX if you need help with your wiring. Bud

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