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  • Looking for mechanic for a 2R10

    All work and no play make for a lonely Studebaker 2R10. I'm looking for a mechanic in the Denver/Boulder are of Colorado if anyone knows of one to do some minor repairs on my 50 2R10. Six cylinder in pretty good shape.

    50 2R10
    Colorado

  • #2
    To help me with nomenclature, what is a 2R10, would you describe it ? Like a duel wheel pickup,etc? [?]

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by curt

      To help me with nomenclature, what is a 2R10, would you describe it ? Like a duel wheel pickup,etc? [?]
      The 2R10 was a 3/4 ton pickup manufactured between 1949 and 1953 that had the Champion 169 CID motor and came on a 122" WB. While most were pickups, they were also sold as cab and chassis units. No dual wheels, though they had 8 bolt rims. After the introduction of the R series trucks, the 2R11 was built that had the 245 CID Commander motor. Coupled with a OD transmission, it was probably the fastest pickup of its day.


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      1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
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      • #4
        Great description Guido! I thought I would include a photo of the truck leaving it's previous home on the day of purchase:



        50 2R10
        Colorado

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        • #5
          Looks like a good solid truck. We don't find them like that back east.

          Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

          1946 M-16 fire truck
          1948 M-16 grain truck
          1949 2R16A grain truck
          1949 2R17A fire truck
          1955 E-38 grain truck
          1957 3E-40 flatbed
          1961 6E-28 grain truck
          1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
          1962 7E-7 Champ pickup
          1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
          1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
          1964 Cruiser
          And various other "treasures"
          Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond & Louisa, Va.
          Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

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          For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

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          • #6
            Wow! Look's like he was just discharged from the Army![:0] Sure looks fit!

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            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President 2-dr
            1955 President State
            1951 Champion Biz cpe
            1963 Daytona project FS
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            • #7
              2R10 truck looks like a winner.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Guido

                quote:Originally posted by curt

                To help me with nomenclature, what is a 2R10, would you describe it ? Like a duel wheel pickup,etc?
                The 2R10 was a 3/4 ton pickup manufactured between 1949 and 1953 that had the Champion 169 CID motor and came on a 122" WB. While most were pickups, they were also sold as cab and chassis units. No dual wheels, though they had 8 bolt rims. After the introduction of the R series trucks, the 2R11 was built that had the 245 CID Commander motor. Coupled with a OD transmission, it was probably the fastest pickup of its day.


                Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                [?]
                Hey Guido,
                All the 2R's 2r10/11's Ive seen have the big 5 lug 2piece wheels.
                I didnt think the 8 bolt wheels were available until the Dana 60 was adopted in 1956 for 3/4 tons

                1946 M-16 fire truck
                1948 M-16 grain truck
                1949 2R16A grain truck
                1949 2R17A fire truck
                1955 E-38 grain truck
                1957 3E-40 flatbed
                1961 6E-28 grain truck
                1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
                1962 7E-7 Champ pickup
                1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
                1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
                1964 Cruiser
                And various other "treasures"
                Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond & Louisa, Va.
                [?]

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                • #9
                  Transtar60,

                  I would be interested in hearing more about this. Anybody else have any comments? I'm trying to keep this truck original but maybe not if it has already been customized.

                  50 2R10
                  Colorado

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                  • #10
                    doogietee,
                    You may be interested in seeing/printing this 1950 Studebaker truck brochure, if you don't already have one. It has lots of specifications in the back pages. I don't know why, but reading that stuff always fascinates me.

                    http://www.tocmp.com/brochures/Stude...ruck/Index.htm

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                    • #11
                      Charlie,

                      You may be right on the lugs, but unfortunately the '52 2R10 that I have is 30 miles from home so it is hard to run out and check! I do know they have an offset 2 piece rim, perhaps a Kelsey Hayes?

                      Gary

                      Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                      1946 M-16 fire truck
                      1948 M-16 grain truck
                      1949 2R16A grain truck
                      1949 2R17A fire truck
                      1955 E-38 grain truck
                      1957 3E-40 flatbed
                      1961 6E-28 grain truck
                      1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
                      1962 7E-7 Champ pickup
                      1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
                      1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
                      1964 Cruiser
                      And various other "treasures"
                      Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond & Louisa, Va.
                      Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

                      The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

                      �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

                      For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

                      "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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                      • #12
                        Guess I'm just fortunate to have my parts trucks close at hand.
                        Also have Rick Courtiers trucks original rear axle and front brakes in the tractor shed to look at.(Also have the rims from his truck)

                        The wheels for the 56 are Firestones , dont know about the 52, Similiar wheels on my 60 1 ton are Firestone, I know my larger trucks have Motorwheel wheels.

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                        • #13
                          What kind of work/repairs do you need? I am in Colorado. I am not a "mechanic', just a guy that started working on Stude trucks in 1954. Do you have a parts manual yet? If not you must do so. I just got a 2R parts and repair manual on CD from www.ClassicManuals.net in Larkspur, CO. It covers 1949 thru 1954, with a little on the 1955 E7 and E12's. It is far better than the weak-print reprint manuals.

                          Are you sure the overdrive is an R10, or is in R11? They are not interchangeable.

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                          • #14
                            Ah... while R10 IS a Wagner overdrive unit designation, it has nothing to do with the Studebaker 2R10 or 2R11 designations.

                            Miscreant at large.

                            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                            1960 Larkvertible V8
                            1958 Provincial wagon
                            1953 Commander coupe
                            1957 President 2-dr
                            1955 President State
                            1951 Champion Biz cpe
                            1963 Daytona project FS
                            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                            • #15
                              Sorry that I am not as perfect as some people. I thought he said he had an overdrive in his 2R10 truck, and I was wrong. He hasn't yet said what engine or transmission is in his truck. I probably got confused by a similar posting in the other, somewhat less picky, Studebaker truck forum.

                              If you can allow a little indulgence to me, I did provide an offer of help to him and a good source for more information to all. The R10-R11 question specifically referred to the overdrive units, not the truck model numbers. I agree that to a newbie my question could be confusing, so I should not have mentioned it. Is slitting my wrists sufficient?

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