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    57 Golden Hawk Oil Pan Color?

    57 Golden Hawk Oil Pan Color?

    Got mine out and going to replace all gaskets. Can anybody tell me what color the pan is supposed to be? Mine is pure rust color. I want to paint it back to original.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Any tips on gasket replacement would be appreciated. Got mine from Stephen Allen.

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    Oil pan would match the block color.

    Have always heard that you can "tape" the large cork end pieces to something that is the same shape they should be and they will stay in that shape when it comes time to go in.

    Still wonder why someone has not come up with a neoprene gasket set for the oil pan...

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    Save a piece of the Old Cork Pan side Gasket if it is savable, an Inch is more than enough to make the 2 tiny little 1/2 Inch X 1/4 Inch corks that go in the recess on the sides of the Rear Main Bearing Cap.

    If you buy the Rear Main Seal, some come with these.
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    I believe that '57's were aluminum . Rustoleum makes an engine paint that is the correct, or real close, to it. Valve covers were black. Think I'll try Rustoleum Epoxy paint on mine. Don't know if it'll hold up or not, but will be pretty for a while.

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    56 and 57 engines/pans/heads/intakes/water pump manifolds were turquoise. The silver engines were later years.
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    So it looks like Turquoise is the answer. Now I need to find the paint that is close to original.
    Thanks everybody for the help. I am having problems because I am anal when it comes to putting this thing back to original as possible.

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    The Studebaker vendors all have the correct paint color. If you go looking at hardware stores and home improvement stors, you will go crazy.

    studebakervendors.com
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    Nice 57 Engine.jpg 57 Gold_WhiteF.jpg < Turquoise GREEN
    Six Hundred Degree Engine Enamel.
    Last edited by StudeRich; 07-11-2018 at 09:17 PM.
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