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50starlite
05-24-2007, 07:57 PM
The two “egg-crate” grills in my 1950 Champion are chrome plated but appear to be completely painted except for the very front face which is bright chrome. Every company ad that I have seen shows the grills to be solid body color. Which is correct, as we will need to know before we apply paint? I personally think either way would look great but I’d like to be correct.

Dick
Mountain Home, AR
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starlightchamp
05-24-2007, 08:24 PM
I checked in an original Studebaker color brochure and all the 1950 grills are
painted the color of the car. I have seen chrome grills but they may have been after
maket. You can't go wrong IMHO painting yours the cars color. The ones on my 50 Starlight
are shiny metal on the face and flatblack on the flats--but just because I like them
that way.

1950 Champion Starlight
1963 Hawk GT
Santa Barbara
CA
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Dick Steinkamp
05-24-2007, 08:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp
--but just because I like them that way.


I LIKE that attitude! [^]

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mapman
05-25-2007, 01:45 AM
after a lot of research my uncle found that many of the grills were chromed and many were not, changing during the production run. But they were all painted. Unless you have original photos of your car showing otherwise they would originally have been painted body color(for judging purposes). Enjoy your car.
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Jackson
05-25-2007, 05:35 PM
The "egg crates" were not painted, the rest was body color.

Dwain G.
05-30-2007, 01:40 AM
quote:Originally posted by 50starlite


The two “egg-crate” grills in my 1950 Champion are chrome plated but appear to be completely painted except for the very front face which is bright chrome. Every company ad that I have seen shows the grills to be solid body color. Which is correct, as we will need to know before we apply paint? I personally think either way would look great but I’d like to be correct.

Dick
Mountain Home, AR
http://livingintheozarks.com/studebaker.htm
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At the start of the 1950 model year, a chrome face, or front edges and body colored squares were used. At serial number G581464 they changed to aluminum painted grills.



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Dwain G.