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studeboy28
05-10-2006, 05:29 PM
Was the fender welt on 1940 cars painted the same color as the body or was it black when new??

28 dictator
40 commander

studegary
05-10-2006, 05:53 PM
1947-1952 Studebakers had rear fender welt painted body color with a few rare exceptions for some black and other dark color cars, like maroon. I think that for 1940, black, unpainted welt was used. The only 1940 Studebaker that I have owned, a President, had black welt, but it was a black car. I do not believe that the welt was painted. I am sure that there are others that know more about these models than I do and/or could research it.

Gary L.
1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

klifton1
05-10-2006, 07:27 PM
I have an orginal, (never repainted) 1942 Champ and the welt is body color.
Klif

DEEPNHOCK
05-12-2006, 09:30 AM
As a side note...

'If' you want a body color welting, you can contact Juliano's Rod shop
at: http://www.julianos.com
(welting page)
http://www.julianos.com/fender_welt.html
http://www.julianos.com/imagescat/fender_welt_all.gif

They will make up colored welting to your color chip/paint sample.
I bought some (in yellow, of course;)) and they matched it to my paint sample. Great guys.
Hope the info helps.
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by studeboy28

Was the fender welt on 1940 cars painted the same color as the body or was it black when new??

28 dictator
40 commander


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