1956 Studebaker Trucks 1
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1947 vs. 1962 Studebaker pickup
This is illustrative of the 15 year evolution in pickups. The 47 has
essentially the dashboard of a car, but little else..it is a basic truck,
and looks like a truck, albeit with a very nice interior for the time. The
62, called the "Champ" is essentially based on the passenger car, the
"Lark", and the interior is fairly indistinguishable from it. You can see
here the obvious trend....more deluxe, comfortable and stylish trucks..but
the trucks look so nice, you almost don't want to get them dirty. Quite an
evolution from the "hauler" image of early trucks with open cabs!
Bought this truck last year,I now have the new steering box and coolant
hoses installed and have fabricated alternator brackets and done eletrical
The truck had an axillary transmission at one time which is gone now as
well as the T-case so I built a 90 inch drive shaft connecting the five
speed to the mid-differential.
I believe that the engine may be the Hercules JXLD - 339 cubes instead of
the oridginal WW II Hercules JXD - 320 cubes.
The truck has had massive rear axles installed and was converted to 10 hole
This truck's frame rails were also fish plated to haul a huge refer box (I
would guess, with "Lupoi Produce" on the doors) - someone put a LOT of work
into this unit at one time, it was last licensed in 1959.
1951 Studebaker Champion Engine Revamp
SCCNSW member Scott had some issues with his Champion's engine, and needed
to give it some attention. While he was at it, he dressed it up a bit, and
gave it a little bit more performance in 2011.
Video produced by Ray Henman ACS
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1956 Golden Hawk Restoration History in Pictures
This is a pictorial representation of the five year project to restore my
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk. This video just covers the body portion of the
restoration. The engine, transmission, interior, and other mechanical
components are not covered here. The car was purchased in October 1983 and
it was completed in 1988.