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StudeRich
03-24-2018, 02:58 PM
A Post here about 1951 Wheel Colors and Two Tone Paint, got me thinking about WHEN was the FIRST Studebaker with a Major amount of the Body Factory Two-Tone Painted?
:confused:

That is when I realized that there were NO Two-Tones on 1947 to 1952 Cars, EXCEPT the '52 Starliner Hardtops! :ohmy:

They must have been a bit "Late to the Party" with that, compared to "Other" Makes!

Really there were no easy Body Lines or Mouldings to use as Paint Lines, on those Bodies though.

Of course Convertibles do not count since they always had different Color and Material Tops.

If I remember correctly, there WERE some 1940's or earlier Cars with full Two-Tone?, and for sure some with only contrasting Color Stripes or Pin Striping also.

71284 These First Post War Two Tones were SHARP looking Studes. :!:
And they HAD the Mouldings to do it right. :)

Lou Van Anne
03-24-2018, 03:04 PM
I've seen a two-tone Studebaker ad featuring a 47-51.....can't remember the exact year...someone will post it, I'm sure.

62champ
03-24-2018, 03:06 PM
My guess would be the '41s - someone else probably knows what model could have the roof painted a second color...

http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/112894/112894_Rear_3-4_Web.jpg

StudeRich
03-24-2018, 05:00 PM
But the question is, is that ROOF Factory?

mbstude
03-24-2018, 05:10 PM
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https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1021/8371/products/FT8_609_1024x1024.jpg?v=1493284961

StudeRich
03-24-2018, 06:08 PM
OK good, thanks Matt, so clearly there WERE Pre-War Cars with factory Two Tone Paint, that just makes it even Weirder that there were no '47-'52's on all Body Types.

TWChamp
03-24-2018, 06:18 PM
I've always liked 2 tone and 3 tone paint jobs on cars of the 50's, but I'm not sure how it would look on the already good looking 47-52 Bodies.

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62champ
03-24-2018, 06:19 PM
that just makes it even Weirder that there were no '47-'52's on all Body Types.

And didn't some of the 1947 prototypes have two-tone paint schemes - so someone thought it might be possible at some point in those early years.

StudeRich
03-24-2018, 06:46 PM
And didn't some of the 1947 prototypes have two-tone paint schemes - so someone thought it might be possible at some point in those early years.

IF they did, maybe that was like the 1959 Lark VIII Tahiti Coral, Regal 4 Door that appeared on some Introduction Pamphlets and in the Studebaker Movie produced for Studebaker Dealers: "Model X" where the Dealer Counsel Members rode in it at the Test Track.
It was a Prototype, and was the ONLY White Roof or Two-Toned Lark they ever built for normal personal non-commercial use!

rockne10
03-24-2018, 07:21 PM
... clearly there WERE Pre-War Cars with factory Two Tone Paint, Predominantly in fact! :woot: All sorts of body colors with black fenders; as well two different tones on the body. Henry Ford was the only one who said, "Any color, as long as it's black."
Many had the belt line painted a contrasting shade to the body, making them tri-tone. And then additionally with an even third color pinstripe! :ohmy: My own '33 appears almost entirely black but, the fenders are black and the body is Dark Blue with 1/16" powder blue pinstripe.
I wonder how many 85-year-old paint tags are still attached where they were when they came off the line?71292

rockne10
03-24-2018, 07:38 PM
But no manufacturer I'm aware of ever achieved the status of Ruxton when it came to a multi-tone. ;)

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Lynn
03-24-2018, 07:54 PM
Don't forget the trucks. My 49 2R16A is two tone..... well maybe not.

Body is Iroquois Blue and the wheels Cherokee Red.

Different color for the wheels count as two tone?

8E45E
03-24-2018, 10:34 PM
My own '33 appears almost entirely black but, the fenders are black and the body is Dark Blue with 1/16" powder blue pinstripe.
I wonder how many 85-year-old paint tags are still attached where they were when they came off the line?71292

Your '33 was typical for many cars dating going back to the late 1900's when the fenders (and sometimes the hood) were black and the body a different color.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7161/6619847737_d4a86ec64b_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7205/6785421970_3efa5ac870_b.jpg

Sometime in the 1920's one was not committed to only black for fenders.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3915/14961851326_8311a27fbf_k.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5655/30673849722_f2c490af54_k.jpg

Interesting, and nice to see your color label still attached. Oldest I've seen up to now was one on a '40 Champion that was still intact.

Craig

kurtruk
03-25-2018, 12:30 AM
"And didn't some of the 1947 prototypes have two-tone paint schemes - so someone thought it might be possible at some point in those early years. "


71299 :)

TWChamp
03-25-2018, 06:02 AM
My 1946 M16 is green with black fenders, but my 1946 M5's are single color.

Skip Lackie
03-25-2018, 08:27 AM
Standard-trim pre-War M-series trucks all had black fenders, while deluxe-trim trucks had body-colored fenders. The deluxe trim option was dropped after the War, and all post-War M5s had body-colored fenders, while the bigger trucks had black fenders. Special orders could be painted any way the buyer wanted.

Lou Van Anne
03-25-2018, 01:33 PM
Yup, that's it.....
"And didn't some of the 1947 prototypes have two-tone paint schemes - so someone thought it might be possible at some point in those early years. "


71299 :)

8E45E
03-25-2018, 02:47 PM
"And didn't some of the 1947 prototypes have two-tone paint schemes - so someone thought it might be possible at some point in those early years"

I believe there are also some photos of pre-production 1946 (5G) Champions two-toned by the factory, which never appeared on production cars, either.

Craig

S2Deluxe
03-26-2018, 06:25 PM
I don't have any specific examples, but would suspect that even some of the wagons made by Studebaker in the 1800s were painted with two tone color schemes. Can anyone confirm this?

Mark

6hk71400
03-26-2018, 11:57 PM
I was just a child back then so I don't remember:D.

Bob Miles
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