Merle front 3/4

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The paint scheme is largely what it wore into the barn in 1974...and what it was still wearing in 2011 when I found it. I washed off the raccoon crap and did touchup to the chop work, but that's it, except I sure hated the stock brown dash etc. inside, so my friend Rustoleum Hammertone came to the rescue.

Uploaded by garyhallgren on December 4th 2017

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(Junk Jockey)
December 4th 2017

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This truck came out of a barn after 38 years complete except for battery. It was also festooned with pipe racks and work boxes...and mouse nests everywhere. The mice ruined the windshield header, backlight header and their excreta ate holes in the fenders under the headlight pods. It's powered by a 1963 Studebaker 289 R2, which means supercharged. It sits on Studebaker truck axles from 1957, rear is 4.10 TT. Those are Stude truck wheels and caps, too.