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Edsel G. Tattooer
12-07-2018, 04:18 PM
What COlor are they suposed to be painted I have one that is painted ford blue and not well at that.

Also what is a good place or make of paint to use for painting it.

Thanks
Edsel

skyway
12-07-2018, 05:15 PM
To look correct in your '52, find a long-time auto paint shop and have them make you up some old Bell (Telephone) System olive green.
Don't go with the non-olive stuff often seen these days.

Edsel G. Tattooer
12-07-2018, 05:42 PM
My main thought is to make the engine the right color. I have the orignal engine I know that one is the green. Im just wondering if the 185 were another color than the green.

StudeRich
12-07-2018, 06:10 PM
All Sixes were the same as the V8's, SAME PAINT!

The '55's were Alberta Blue very Dark with a very slight touch of Green.

The '56 & '57's were Turquoise GREEN.

The '58's were Aluminum Silver.

Champion Engines Before & After these '55-'58's were Not 185's

Any Color IMHO would look much Better than your Car's original Olive Drab Green. :(

All FOUR of the above are at Studebaker Vendors: http://studebakervendors.com

No guesswork needed!

Edsel G. Tattooer
12-07-2018, 06:35 PM
All Sixes were the same as the V8's, SAME PAINT!

The '55's were Alberta Blue very Dark with a very slight touch of Green.

The '56 & '57's were Turquoise GREEN.

The '58's were Aluminum Silver.

Champion Engines Before & After these '55-'58's were Not 185's

Any Color IMHO would look much Better than your Car's original Olive Drab Green. :(

All FOUR of the above are at Studebaker Vendors: http://studebakervendors.com

No guesswork needed!


Thanks Rich That helps alot!!