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  1. Beautiful truck! Now I have seen two trucks...

    Beautiful truck! Now I have seen two trucks painted that way. I note the above truck has two stripes above and below the letters, and the parts truck has three. Thanks.
  2. 2R5 Truck Tailgate Stripes Question

    I posted a Craigslist ad in the sale forum.

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?111747-2R5-Truck-Parts-Baltimore-Craigslist

    I have a question for this forum: The tailgate...
  3. Thanks for your further information. I bought an...

    Thanks for your further information. I bought an overdrive transmission a couple of years ago. The way I work means I will never install it until I find a truck that has everything that is needed...
  4. Thank you for your input. If I do follow through...

    Thank you for your input. If I do follow through with this, then I will have to better evaluate the condition of the body parts before advertising. For me, the positives do not look like they are...
  5. Questions About Parts of a 1953 Truck

    I ran across parts of a 1953 2R5 truck that may be of use to me. It is a frame, both axles with wheels, drive train, cab with doors and seat. I like the frame. It is in better condition than my...
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    Frame/Springs: Good news for me! Thanks for your help.

    Good news for me! Thanks for your help.
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    Frame/Springs: Tube Shocks on a 2R5 Truck

    What year did 2R5 trucks change from knee and knuckle shocks to tube shocks?
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    I could not find a C cab gas tank in Virginia. ...

    I could not find a C cab gas tank in Virginia. Bob sent one in excellent condition to me from California.
  9. Interior: My high school car in the 1970's was a 1962...

    My high school car in the 1970's was a 1962 Daytona. Both rear regulators were not attached to the windows. I never looked to find out why. The windows on that car rotated down from the front, and...
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    I think most people buy the setup from Turner...

    I think most people buy the setup from Turner Brakes, as noted in post 9. I made mine. I bought a master cylinder for a 1968 Impala with drum brakes, made something out of wood to get it in the...
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    I will be following this thread. I am using...

    I will be following this thread. I am using 600-16 tires and tubes on a 1949 2R5 truck with date code 1977. I don't know why I still get away with it, but I recognize I will have to buy tires...
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    If you need to replace the master cylinder, then...

    If you need to replace the master cylinder, then it may be worth considering changing to dual master cylinder, if you are interested.
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    Rustoleum aluminum paint makes rusty bumpers look...

    Rustoleum aluminum paint makes rusty bumpers look really good.
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    I like it! Nice truck and nice project. If you...

    I like it! Nice truck and nice project. If you are able to keep it and your Champion indoors, then they will be available for whenever and whatever time you can spare for them. My 1949 1/2 ton sat...
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    Thanks for this. I enjoyed it. 1954 is my...

    Thanks for this. I enjoyed it. 1954 is my favorite look for this make, and I like the look of the rear window of the Special model better than the other one, and I like the color.
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    Frame/Springs: I don't know if this information will be useful...

    I don't know if this information will be useful now, but when I was in high school in the 1970's I fixed my very saggy front 1962 Lark Daytona by replacing the springs with ones that I took off a...
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    Steering: Thanks again for your advice. The John Deere...

    Thanks again for your advice.

    The John Deere store near me did not have 00 grease, but the Tractor Supply did. I found the drain hole to the lower cavity, but I was not able to easily force...
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    Steering: Thanks for your new advice. What I learn from...

    Thanks for your new advice. What I learn from forums is very helpful to take care of all of my vehicles. When I bought this truck in 1980 (and an off topic one in 1976) all I had for information on...
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    Steering: This time of year I do my maintenance and checks...

    This time of year I do my maintenance and checks to my relics. After almost a year of using my replacement steering box the steering seemed to be tighter than I like, so I took the top off the...
  20. Brakes: I am now finishing my conversion of an off topic...

    I am now finishing my conversion of an off topic truck to dual master cylinder. This is my third conversion. Before I did the first one I found a 1968 Impala in a scrap yard. The master cylinder...
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    Here is one that was brought from California to...

    Here is one that was brought from California to Virginia. It would be interesting to see how the two compare side by side, but that won't happen at 3,000 miles apart. They both look nice.
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    Brakes: If you decide to replace everything, then you may...

    If you decide to replace everything, then you may want to consider changing to a dual master cylinder. That will give use of half the brakes if some new thing goes wrong.
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    Nice truck! I recommend 'Ospho' or something...

    Nice truck! I recommend 'Ospho' or something similar be applied to the inside lower front edge of the hood to stop that rust. I presume from the license that your truck came from Oregon. My truck...
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    Transmission: Thanks for your advice. I figured snap ring...

    Thanks for your advice. I figured snap ring pliers with flat tongs would work, but I had never seen any. I'll look more diligently.

    Thanks again, Jerry, for your offer to machine my shaft to...
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    Transmission: I tried to get the input shaft out of my...

    I tried to get the input shaft out of my transmission. I am sure it is easy, but I cannot figure out how to get the snap ring off the front casing. My round pin snap ring pliers will not do it. ...
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