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63Avanti
09-22-2006, 05:32 AM
43 “paintable” parts on Studebaker Avanti
This list is created from hours of searching enthusiast lists, groups, and websites, and help from http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel/
additions/corrections/suggestions welcome to 63Avanti@sterkel.org


Location
Part:
Color:
Notes, including expert references:

accessory
Jack Handle
Black: Flat


accessory
Jack
Red
need actual hue/shade

body
inlet (behind the grill)
body color


body
Inside Hood
body color


body
trunk latch mechanism and striker
body color
???

Engine Compartment
Fan shroud
Black: Flat
black fiberglass, not painted (StudeRich)

Engine Compartment
Coolant Tank
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Distributor
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Fuel Pump
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Heads
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Intake Manifold
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Oil Pan
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Power Steering Pump
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
R1/R2 Engine Block
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Radiator
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
Steering Components
Black: Semi-Gloss
steering coupler between column and gearbox (Stan Gundry )

Engine Compartment
Water Pump
Black: Semi-gloss


Engine Compartment
R4 Engine Block
Blue
need actual hue/shade

Engine Compartment
Fender (inside)
body color


Engine Compartment
Firewall
body color


Engine Compartment
R2/R3 Air Cleaner
chrome


Engine Compartment
Valve “Breather” Caps
chrome


Engine Compartment
Valve Covers
chrome


Engine Compartment
R1 Air Cleaner
chrome w/ black base


Engine Compartment
AC
natural


Engine Compartment
Carburator
natural


Engine Compartment
R2/R3 Air box
natural aluminum


Engine Compartment
Brake Master Cylinder
natural cast iron


Engine Compartment
Exhaust Manifold/Headers
natural cast iron
Eastwood Gray (StudeRich)

Engine Compartment
Transmission Dip Stick (Manual)
none


Engine Compartment
Fan
Orange-Red
need actual hue/shade, suggestion: 1. close to Chevy Orange, but tends a little more towards red (njnagel@flycast.net) 2. Red Orange, the reddest Chevy Orange you can find. (StudeRich)

Engine Compartment
R2/R3 supercharger
Orange-Red
Orange/Red more orange than red. (StudeRich), Semi-gloss Black are replacement units from Paxton (StudeRich)

Engine Compartment
R3 Engine Block
Red
need actual hue/shade

Engine Compartment
Distributor cover
stainless


Engine Compartment
Oil Dip Stick
stainless


Engine Compartment
Transmission Dip Stick (Auto)
yellow
need actual hue/shade: suggestion: 1. Pale Yellow (StudeRich)

suspension/frame
Axle/Differential
Black: Semi-Gloss


suspension/frame
Brake drum
Black: Semi-Gloss


suspension/frame
bumper hangers
Black: Semi-Gloss


suspension/frame
Drive Line
Black: Semi-Gloss


suspension/frame
frame
Black: Semi-Gloss
(StudeRich)

suspension/frame
Front Suspension, A-frame
Black: Semi-Gloss


suspension/frame
Transmission
Black: Semi-Gloss


suspension/frame
hubcaps/wheel covers
stainless, polished (brushed between "spokes", black inset accents)
Suggestions: 1. flat black appliques sometimes seen on eBay, 2. There is a silver paint finish on the back ground between the "spokes" (John Poulos) 3. Krylon 1401 Bright Silver or more closely I think is their 1403 Dull Aluminum (Ted Harbitt), 4. brushed dull stainless (StudeRich)

suspension/frame
Exhaust pipes/muffler
natural
aluminized steel (silver) (StudeRich)

suspension/frame
Brake calipers
natural cast iron
Eastwood cast Iron Gray (StudeRich)

suspension/frame
wheel 1964
White: "Astre White"
Formula at http://www.ncsdc.com/TechnicalPages/PaintForms.htm

suspension/frame
wheel 1963
White: "Creamy"
need actual hue/shade, suggestions: 1.$4.00 can Sherwin William's Antique whi

HNCadet
02-15-2008, 04:41 PM
An uncovered item that I need identified is the UNDERbody color and inside the fenderwells.

Were all these factory or dealership undercoated? What type of undercoating?

If not undercoated, what color were they?

Dick Steinkamp
02-15-2008, 07:34 PM
"semi gloss" can be a whole range of "glossiness". It's tough to tell the difference between "semi gloss" and "semi flat", for example, unless they are next to each other. For the nit pickers, there was probably a percent of gloss paint that was unique to the various parts you mark "semi gloss" in your post. Each maybe slightly different.

I really don't think that "flat" black was used on many or any parts (especially ones like the fan shroud). "flat" is REALLY flat (and ugly). I'd have to see the documentation on this to believe it. Eastwood's "under hood black" is 10-20% gloss. Probably closer to semi flat than semi gloss.

I have no proof, but I'd challenge the "semi gloss" on the block, heads, manifold, water pump, etc. The engine enamels I've seen are gloss (this may have something to do with their heat resistance). I'd vote for "gloss" for these surfaces and would like to see the documentation that says "semi gloss". Same with the radiator. Eastwood's radiator paint is quite glossy, and is claimed to be OEM for most applications.

Eastwood's "chassis black" is 60-70% gloss. Glossier than under hood and probably closer to "semi gloss".

I don't think Studebaker did any "stainless steel" dipsticks. The R motors were chrome (and fairly poor at that).

I know SI's wheel paint is $12 a can and you can get something close for $4/can, but what the heck is 8 bucks (you really need only one can...only the faces of the wheels were white) when you are doing a restoration to get the PERFECT wheel color? If you can't go 8 bucks more for the correct wheel paint, don't even TRY to do a high point restoration.





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Chris Pile
02-16-2008, 04:01 PM
quote: 'Daytona yellow' is a mopar engine color pretty close to original. I use it on the valve covers, and Auto trans dipstick. 'Sunburst yellow' matches the best, but I have never seen it in an oil resistant formula, and it stains very easy.


A little clear on top of the yellow will solve the staining problem.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
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