Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: 63 Interior color question?

  1. #1
    President Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eureka, Ca, USA.
    Posts
    1,042

    63 Interior color question?

    Hey everyone.
    I tried the search function but only found steering wheel colors. Is there anyway to tell what color my dash was originally without the production order? The dash is so faded and cracked up that I cant tell whether it was Chestnut, or Rose Mist? Maybe I could pull an end cap By the door to tell? I found the body color tag behind the Vanity/ Glove box years ago when I bought the car. Its Champagne Gold.

    Thanks,
    Gordon




  2. #2
    Golden Hawk Member 8E45E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    , , Canada.
    Posts
    10,342
    quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

    Hey everyone.
    I tried the search function but only found steering wheel colors. Is there anyway to tell what color my dash was originally without the production order? The dash is so faded and cracked up that I cant tell whether it was Chestnut, or Rose Mist?
    This is a 'Chestnut' interior.



    Craig

  3. #3
    President Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eureka, Ca, USA.
    Posts
    1,042
    Thanks Craig,
    I'll look closer tomorrow. There is a little bit of wind lace left that looks to be darker than yours. I just went out and looked. It was dark outside though.

    Gordon


  4. #4
    Golden Hawk Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Ferndale, WA, USA.
    Posts
    17,977
    I think the dash in the Chestnut Interior was pretty much BROWN, not an exact match for the door panels and the windlace in Craig's photo does not look like woven vinyl original to me, but then who knows what was in a Broadcloth Interior car, they were not your common everyday Lark interior!

    I would not compare a Vinyl Interior car to this special order Cruiser.


    StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

  5. #5
    Golden Hawk Member bams50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Parish, Central NY, 13131
    Posts
    12,478
    Holy crap, I never knew Stude ever had seats that plush! That's approaching the seats of luxury cars of the period![] I'd heard of and seen "broadcloth", but those look nicer than any I've seen previously[:X]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"




  6. #6
    Golden Hawk Member BobPalma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Brownsburg, IN, USA.(NW suburban Indianapolis)
    Posts
    17,328
    Gordon: Rose Mist was not an interior color choice, but Chestnut was. Chestnut and Rose Mist look similar in the big scheme of things. There were no "Rose Mist" interior trim components.

    The steering wheel's alternate color (besides white) is the car's interior color. If your steering wheel's second color is Chestnut, your dash overlay would have also been Chestnut. BP

  7. #7
    Golden Hawk Member BobPalma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Brownsburg, IN, USA.(NW suburban Indianapolis)
    Posts
    17,328
    quote:Originally posted by bams50

    Holy crap, I never knew Stude ever had seats that plush! That's approaching the seats of luxury cars of the period![] I'd heard of and seen "broadcloth", but those look nicer than any I've seen previously[:X]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews
    Yes, Bob; that's Broadcloth. Pretty plush, eh? (And you thought the 1965 Ford LTD's famous "pantycloth" had established a new high trim level for low-priced-car upholstery, right?) BP

  8. #8
    President Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Puget Sound, , USA.
    Posts
    2,912
    "Pantycloth"? LOL out loud!
    That just might gain more fame than "pistine"!

    [img][img]
    Dwain G.

  9. #9
    Golden Hawk Member BobPalma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Brownsburg, IN, USA.(NW suburban Indianapolis)
    Posts
    17,328
    quote:Originally posted by Dwain G.

    "Pantycloth"? LOL out loud!
    That just might gain more fame than "pistine"!

    [img][img]
    Dwain G.
    [:0] I'm surprised, Dwain; haven't you ever heard of 1965 Ford LTD upholstery being called "pantycloth?" If you have any low-mileage, pistine 1965 Ford LTDs around (must be an LTD; not a Galaxie 500), feel the stuff and see if you don't agree! (I'm sure it's been referred to as such in print long before now; I don't claim naming rights.) BP

  10. #10
    Golden Hawk Member Roscomacaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Central California
    Posts
    15,406
    "PANTYCLOTH"!!! Where's that bar of soap??? Honestly, so unlikely were my expectations of such a term from Bob Palma, that my brain read it PantRycloth the first couple of times![)]

    And "Broadcloth"! That's gotta be totally UN-PC in this day and age. Girlcloth, Ladycloth, Ms-cloth, femalecloth - anything but the slurious BROADcloth. [:X][:0]

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I had a pistine '65 F*rd Custom 500 years ago. A truly genuine cream puff of a lil ol' lady 4-dr. I remember it's seat coverings looked like an ad for Scotch Tape! Not the tape itlself (the original seat covers were like new), it was the scotch plaid pattern that's associated with their product.
    I drove that car about 2 weeks before it was broadsi.... er, hit amidship by a Plymouth and sent to a junkyard.[V]

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1963 Cruiser
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door


  11. #11
    President Member studeclunker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lewiston, California, USA.
    Posts
    4,825
    Here's a Rose-Mist steering wheel. Notice that they use the darker of the two interior colours used. Kind of a purplish shade. Sorry about the size.[:I] It doesn't show up as well in a smaller picture.




    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

  12. #12
    Golden Hawk Member bams50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Parish, Central NY, 13131
    Posts
    12,478
    I heard that term applied to that exact car when I was a kid! Wow, what a scandal- Mom was NOT impressed with the term Especially since it lived on up through the Mercs from the 70s[:I]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"




  13. #13
    President Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eureka, Ca, USA.
    Posts
    1,042
    Just getting home from work. The steering wheel is faded also ,but seem to have the purplish tint to it. The dash does have that brown look to it. The factory label behind the Vanity reads.

    W662

    Studebaker
    Body Color Label
    -------------------------
    Champagne Gold Enamel BHD


    I know its the color. Is W662 the sticker # ? What about BHD at the end of the body color?

    Thanks,
    Gordon


  14. #14
    President Member studeclunker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lewiston, California, USA.
    Posts
    4,825
    quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

    Just getting home from work. The steering wheel is faded also ,but seem to have the purplish tint to it. The dash does have that brown look to it. The factory label behind the Vanity reads.

    W662

    Studebaker
    Body Color Label
    -------------------------
    Champagne Gold Enamel BHD


    I know its the color. Is W662 the sticker # ? What about BHD at the end of the body color?

    Thanks,
    Gordon
    Here's a tag I found under the seat in my parts wagon. It's the one with the R.M. interior:







    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

  15. #15
    Commander Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Portales, New Mexico, USA.
    Posts
    36
    I need a good pair of rose mist front door panels for a 63 4 door

Similar Threads

  1. interior color
    By dapope in forum Tech Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 08:10 AM
  2. Interior color
    By studecruiser in forum Tech Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-11-2007, 02:24 PM
  3. Interior Paint Color
    By studehunter in forum General Studebaker-Specific Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-26-2007, 10:33 PM
  4. interior color
    By dallastx75208 in forum General Studebaker-Specific Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-09-2006, 07:57 AM
  5. interior color
    By dallastx75208 in forum General Studebaker-Specific Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-02-2006, 02:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •