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41 Frank
04-27-2006, 06:00 PM
Does someone know what color the block and valve covers are painted on a 1957 Transtar pickup? Thanks

04-27-2006, 06:50 PM
Turquoise block and pan with black valve covers, air cleaner, generator, starter, oil cap, fan, etc.. Late in the year they started using a silver color in place of the turquiose.

I've found that the Detroit Diesel Green made by Orr-Lac paints (comes in spray cans) is a fair match to the turquoise. I think some vendors have a closer match tho.:D

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

41 Frank
04-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Thanks mister Biggs, I'll be in South Bend next week and will look around for some paint, it's for one of our Chapter members.I knew the cars were turquose, was not sure about the trucks.