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mnmfive
05-05-2011, 07:04 PM
Does anyone know the correct wheel color for my 1958 President. They are currently silver. I 'm going to have the wheels media blasted and painted and obviously want to paint the correct color. Thanks Jim R

StudeMichael
05-05-2011, 09:38 PM
The correct color for my 1958 Golden Hawk was body color. Not sure about a President though.

StudeMichael
05-05-2011, 09:56 PM
I am sure they should be body color. Here is a pretty one!

StudeRich
05-06-2011, 12:15 AM
All 1958 Models with the standard 14 in. Wheels, were off-white from the factory, these nice examples are re-paints.

There were special orders with 15 inch wheels, which MAY have been different colors.

It is odd though that '57's were body color and so were '59's, but it must be that they ordered the 14 inch wheels from Budd Corp. already painted, or took what they had in stock for Ramblers which were White.

Dads Baby
05-06-2011, 12:41 AM
Rich,
Are you saying that the 14" Rambler wheels fit Studes? Would these be the same ones used on the Packard Hawks?

StudeRich
05-06-2011, 01:06 AM
Yes, of course. I own the loaded Black '58 President Sedan that was used as a Demo/Executive Car by the Owner of the Dealership my Dad worked at, and it is absolutely Original with the 14 inch OFF WHITE (Ermine) Wheels that all models of SP used, I am the second owner since 1968.

Mark57
05-06-2011, 01:57 AM
I believe the correct shade of white for 1958 was (is) Parchment White, a cream colour. :)

Jim B PEI
05-06-2011, 06:25 AM
Parchment is just a bit different from Ermine, and ditto Astra, later Canadian wheel white and so forth. RayLin Restorations on their website has comments with pictures and modern colour formulae or perfect modern paint matches on quite a few colours, including some of those whites. I was very happy to learn from them that Glendale Green from 57 is an exact match for a 93? Ford Ranger colour.

mnmfive
05-06-2011, 05:13 PM
I have 15 inch wheels that were on the car from the factory. I think I'll paint them the car color. Thanks Stude Rich.

2R5
05-06-2011, 06:59 PM
Rich , how 'bout showing us a pic of your 58 !

mnmfive
05-09-2011, 04:16 PM
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp222/mnmfive/Stude1109.jpg