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Studebaker- the 'Deuce and a half':
Sold Saturday, June 17th
2006 to help for funding buying our new house. :(
found this truck on EBay, but was unable to bid because I was on
vacation and was Jeeping on the base of Mosquito Pass (the pass was
still snowed in in June- it's in Leadville, Colorado and the highest
4wd pass in the continental US). I was happy to find that the
truck was actually only 45 minutes from my house. I was lucky
again because the winning bidder was a bum and didn't pay. I took
the seller cash and picked it up on the spot.
It's a 1951 Studebaker M35 2.5 ton 6*6. I don't know why it's
called a 2.5 ton, since the bed capacity alone is 10,000lbs. Man,
it has some torque. I also like the air locking front axle.
The metal is in really good shape- maybe a little surface rust. It's,
like, really loud. (No muffler came on it- straight pipes only.)