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Old 09-12-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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yikes...too many projects

Man I went and did it. As if my 1965 Yamaha Ym1 cafe/60's replica racer, my '86 R80G/S freshen up and possible full build, now I went and bought a truck.

What do you think? It is old, does that count for Old's cool?

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Old 09-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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A worthy project! My father and grandfather were always big on Studebakers, and a 62 Champ pickup was what I learned to drive on. I bet no one else here anywhere near my age, 39, can say that. PLEASE do post pictures of your progress.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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Dude! That is Sweet! A Studey 1 Ton? A lot of cool possibilities there.


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Old 09-12-2011, 11:23 PM   #4
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now that is a cool project! want me to make you a flat bed. plans?
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:06 AM   #5
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VERY cool.
My dad was also big on Studebakers.
He loved them so much, he bought a new one in 48 or so and had it shipped to the motor pool in Berlin, Germany, where he was the officer in command.
He said the Germans loved the car. Especially the Frauleins.
Now you just have to make it a trike................
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:44 AM   #6
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A worthy project! My father and grandfather were always big on Studebakers, and a 62 Champ pickup was what I learned to drive on. I bet no one else here anywhere near my age, 39, can say that. PLEASE do post pictures of your progress.

I'm 28, my first car was a 1959 studebaker lark, 2 door hardtop, flathead straight 6, 3 speed on the column, with borg warner manual overdrive. the am radio worked still, that was in 2000
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #7
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now that is a cool project! want me to make you a flat bed. plans?
I am gonna go with a cool old style flat bed with low stake side gates maybe 18" tall and I am gonna make the come off and slip together to make an 8' long 36" wide ramp for loading my bike projects...

Leaving in the stock stude stick shift manual trans and v8 motor {unless it is trashed} and leaving it all weathered looking.
I will clean up the minor body cancer but I am leaving the old patina. Just gonna make it a cool old ranch style shop truck I think
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #8
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You got a really good deal too. I bet you could put that on the road for much less money than most people think. I would. Something like that I'd like to see not restored. Fix the rust and drive it. Of course that's just me. Bet the engine works. Change the oil, new 6 volt, fresh gas. Maybe a few other things, maybe.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:48 PM   #9
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Never too many projects..
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:50 PM   #10
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you know you could probably sneek a ramp under the bed just like the moving trucks,where it slides out the back and in then when done.I think that might be slick.did I mention Im jealous BIG TIME.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:47 PM   #11
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Digger,
that is a great idea. I have had a few different ideas on the bed. I just wanna get it home and start looking at what I got and taking a few measurements like wheelbase and suspension and what not then I will start drawing up some ideas. I may ask for some input from some of you officianados of the old school so I can make it old's cool.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #12
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...being SoCal and Olds Cool, well you know what to do...don't paint it.
nice

I know where there's a Stude Champion out here...just sitting.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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this is gunna be a cool projectyou could make the bed how want you it and patina the bed by priming it, then paint a color similer to a primer color but not a primer the reason for this so it is sealed up,primer alone will soak up water. then paint the outer color of choice.lightly sand through to the middle paint in spots that would look naturally worn through, top of the bed sides,corners wherever. then some good old barn wood for the stakes and floor.hope this helps.the ramp could slide in between the bed and truck frames. pull one pin and slide the ramp straight back and load the bike,slide it back in and go
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:59 AM   #14
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go take a look at the ramps on Uhaul and Ryder rentals. they slide out and have linkage that lets them swing up to match the bed height. you might check for a truck bed shop in your area. I bought a box for storage that was an ex-Ryder rental. it came with the ramp. you may be able to find one complete, but they torched off the one I got which ruined the linkage.
I have a '47 Stude truck sitting out under my apple trees. Gotta finish the house first, then it will have a higher priority. good luck with yours. Jan
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #15
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the fact that its a 1ton plus...to me...makes it twice as cool as any other old truck instantly....asuming you KEEP IT THAT WAY...the fact its a stoody is wicked as you just dont see them in 1ton +
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