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Dick Steinkamp
09-02-2008, 06:52 PM
I've chosen the color for the ute. Art's (and Brian Curtis') LEAST favorite color of those in the running is seafoam green. That's what I've picked. Sorry Art and Brian [:I].

Actually it is 1953 Studebaker Chippewa Green. Same as the lower color on Jeff H's beautiful '53...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Omaha/21c4.jpg

The interior will be cream and the Chippewa Green vinyl done in a 50's style.

I know the seafoam green got other thumbs down and that it is not EVERYBODY'S favorite, but it just kept coming back to me. I think it will be beautiful on the ute (and that's what count's the most [^])

BTW, it was one of Lee Talbot's (original builder of the ute in 1958) favorites when I discussed color choices with him over lunch a month or so ago.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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41 Frank
09-02-2008, 07:00 PM
I think that is a good choice Dick.[:p] And anything is better than pink[}:)]

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

2R5
09-02-2008, 07:04 PM
Dick , I painted my '50 truck seaspray green and it looks fantastic !At least i think that and i noticed most women like that color so your car should be a chick magnet [:p]

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1964 Daytona HT

showbizkid
09-02-2008, 07:12 PM
You've got my approval (not that you needed it! :).


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bams50
09-02-2008, 07:31 PM
My sorries to Art and Brian as well, but I think that's a great choice. Very 50s[8D] Can't wait to see it done[^]

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

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bob40
09-02-2008, 07:49 PM
Perfect choice

Swifster
09-02-2008, 08:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

The Panther doesn't get it...

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The green and cream should look good together :).

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1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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studegary
09-02-2008, 08:32 PM
I am glad that you are going with a '50s style color. I thought that you would.
Are you ahead of schedule (you should be <G>)?

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

S2DSteve
09-02-2008, 08:39 PM
I'm not a fan of green in general, but I think it will work on that car. Have you seen Bob Wooldridge's pro-street '53 Champion Starliner? Same color combo as the one pictured.

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Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
1953 Champion Starliner (custom/rod project)
1954 Champion Coupe (daily driver)
1960 Hawk (future project?)

Dick Steinkamp
09-02-2008, 08:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by S2DSteve
Have you seen Bob Wooldridge's pro-street '53 Champion Starliner? Same color combo as the one pictured.




Yep...here it is next to your convertible at Spokane GoodGuys...

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I'm in the passenger seat cruising the fairgrounds with Bob. Awsome blower "lope" [:p]...

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Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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lstude
09-02-2008, 08:49 PM
I think it will look good. That was the color of my first Studebaker.

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BobPalma
09-02-2008, 08:57 PM
:) Chippewa Green: Good

[xx(] Seafoam Green: Ugh

Chippewa is a natural for those cars. Good choice, Dick. :DBP

garyash
09-02-2008, 09:02 PM
The colors are OK, but I prefer the light on top and the dark on the bottom, just like the '53 Commander I had in 1962.

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Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
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'63 Wagonaire Standard
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Mark57
09-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Nothing wrong with Green! :D

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Vancouver Island

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JBOYLE
09-02-2008, 09:31 PM
I like it. (I'm sure you'll sleep better tonight knowing that!).

Any contrast colors planned...pin stripe, painted beltline, top?
Something dark might look nice.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

lstude
09-02-2008, 09:34 PM
quote:The colors are OK, but I prefer the light on top and the dark on the bottom, just like the '53 Commander I had in 1962.

Gary Ash

How about dark on top and another dark on the bottom like my 53 Commander I had in 1961. ;)

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Dick Steinkamp
09-02-2008, 09:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

I like it. (I'm sure you'll sleep better tonight knowing that!).

Any contrast colors planned...pin stripe, painted beltline, top?
Something dark might look nice.




I really don't want anything to break up the shape. The Kart in the bed will be a dark blood red as will the Stude V8 engine.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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55s
09-02-2008, 10:03 PM
What's wrong with green?

I get a lot of favourable comments on my two tone green 1955 Commander Coupe. (see pics on members cars)

Paul R

mbstude
09-02-2008, 10:22 PM
Perfect choice Dick. [^][8D]

Before Art kills you, make sure he puts a picture of the finished car on the front cover of TW. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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monomaniac
09-02-2008, 10:28 PM
I'm not sure what it's going to take to get that car on the cover of TW. But I do know that as of now Mr. Steinkamp is OFF my Christmas list.

Green53
09-02-2008, 10:39 PM
People will be Green with envy.
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Gary1953
09-02-2008, 10:57 PM
Good choice. Nothing wrong with green. I'm kind of partial to Tahoe Green though.

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barnlark
09-02-2008, 10:58 PM
My vote was for a cream with the red that you threw out as a maybe, but I asked this guy and his wife to park next to me because his car and especially car color were incredible. The engine compartment should give you an idea how that color will look. Is this close to what you are going with? The pics make it look lighter than it was. I really liked it and so did everyone at Wink's. I bet you also approve of this effort. It's a yummie one. BTW, he wanted 30K for it.
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Dick Steinkamp
09-02-2008, 11:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

I'm not sure what it's going to take to get that car on the cover of TW.


The usual payola, Art?

;)



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
09-02-2008, 11:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

I asked this guy and his wife to park next to me because his car and especially car color was incredible. The engine compartment should give you an idea how that color will look. Is this close to what you are going with? The pics make it look lighter than it was. I really liked it and so did everyone at Wink's. I bet you also approve of this effort.


That's the idea.

It's amazing how well this shade of green goes with red. I'm going to have to find red cars to park next to. [^]



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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barnlark
09-02-2008, 11:13 PM
I couldn't help but wonder what a go cart would look like in the trunk. ;)...not sure if parking next to the Ute would be a brutal test of insecurity, but it was a great contrast Saturday. :D

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torker
09-02-2008, 11:56 PM
It is a pretty color, no doubt about it. On the whole, I really like the pastels that 50's cars had. That said, I am also kinda old skool when it comes to Kustoms: I think they look best with a really deep Metallic color, whether it be a Green, Blue or Red. Though solids like red and white and black are popular new car colors, there are some really striking iridescent OEM & specialty colors available. Seems like Pastels have lately become a favorite with the monochrome, cookie-cutter billet street rodders, so I'm kinda jaded. If you must stick with a pastel, why not try a Pearlescent? It is really a one-of-a-kind car; I would advocate making the color just as distinctive, too. Just a well-intentioned suggestion, based on my own tastes..

8E45E
09-03-2008, 12:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac
But I do know that as of now Mr. Steinkamp is OFF my Christmas list.


...and if he catches you with an everGREEN tree in your front room at that time of year??:D

Craig

PlainBrownR2
09-03-2008, 12:41 AM
There goes the idea for a nice Green wreath on the door, lest ye find yourself under a hail of snowballs when you get an unexpected knock one Christmas Day [:o)] [:o)]

Roscomacaw
09-03-2008, 01:20 AM
I like it, although I might opt for darker green accents on the upholstery.[:p]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

lstude
09-03-2008, 06:15 AM
I am partial to red & green. ;):)

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JRoberts
09-03-2008, 08:25 AM
Great color choice. The Ute will look fantastic all dressed up in that light green.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Dick Steinkamp
09-03-2008, 08:57 AM
quote:Originally posted by torker

It is a pretty color, no doubt about it. On the whole, I really like the pastels that 50's cars had. That said, I am also kinda old skool when it comes to Kustoms: I think they look best with a really deep Metallic color, whether it be a Green, Blue or Red. Though solids like red and white and black are popular new car colors, there are some really striking iridescent OEM & specialty colors available. Seems like Pastels have lately become a favorite with the monochrome, cookie-cutter billet street rodders, so I'm kinda jaded. If you must stick with a pastel, why not try a Pearlescent? It is really a one-of-a-kind car; I would advocate making the color just as distinctive, too. Just a well-intentioned suggestion, based on my own tastes..


Thanks, Torker. Here's my reasons (and I'm sticking to them ;)).

The car was built as a Kustom in 1958 and painted from the original black to a pastel (T-bird pink) at that time. Although I just couldn't do pink ([xx(]) I wanted something in the same 50's "flavor". This car will be fairly true to its original roots and to the late 50's for sure. No billet, plenty of chrome and stainless, no 18" wheels. It will have wide whites, 55 Plymouth wheel covers, 50's vinyl interior, Studebaker V8 with a 2 x 2 intake, etc. There are a lot of great new colors (iridescents, pearls, etc), but they just don't have any sort of 50's feel to them.

I agree with your comment about needing a "distinctive" color. I think this is one. I have seen a FEW hot rod and customs painted a similar color, but VERY few. I chose it because it IS distinctive AND has a 50's feel to it...AND because I like it :D.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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monomaniac
09-03-2008, 09:09 AM
Red should NEVER, EVER be next to green. YUCK!
Even at stoplights they put yellow in between to avoid clashing.

barnlark
09-03-2008, 09:14 AM
That will make it tough to wrap your Christmas presents, Art. ;)

Dick Steinkamp
09-03-2008, 09:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Red should NEVER, EVER be next to green. YUCK!
Even at stoplights they put yellow in between to avoid clashing.


Com'on Art. Don't hold back. How do you REALLY feel?

;)
[:o)]
:D

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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JDP
09-03-2008, 09:58 AM
I like the color choice. The car is so distinctive you don't want a over the top color any more the a drop dead beautiful woman should need a lot of makeup.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

53k
09-03-2008, 10:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

I've chosen the color for the ute. Art's (and Brian Curtis') LEAST favorite color of those in the running is seafoam green. That's what I've picked. Sorry Art and Brian [:I].
Actually it is 1953 Studebaker Chippewa Green. Same as the lower color on Jeff H's beautiful '53...
The interior will be cream and the Chippewa Green vinyl done in a 50's style.
I know the seafoam green got other thumbs down and that it is not EVERYBODY'S favorite, but it just kept coming back to me. I think it will be beautiful on the ute (and that's what count's the most [^])
BTW, it was one of Lee Talbot's (original builder of the ute in 1958) favorites when I discussed color choices with him over lunch a month or so ago.

Well I LOVE your choice!


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'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

DilloCrafter
09-03-2008, 05:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Red should NEVER, EVER be next to green. YUCK!

Monomaniac, I have to try and win you over. I like the red trim (powdercoated recessed areas of the chrome STUDEBAKER pieces) that will go on the front of my Harbor Green truck. I can't imagine a more complementary color for that light shade of green than a bright red. May even see if JDP can get some red seat covers made for that harbor green and cream interior (and some other red trim in there, if it needs it!
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"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

BobGlasscock
09-03-2008, 07:18 PM
I like red and green together better than that yellow battery and pink cable together! Move the battery to between the engine and the firewall to seperate the red and green, and just get rid of the pink non-whirly thingy.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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JDP
09-03-2008, 07:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by DilloCrafter


quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Red should NEVER, EVER be next to green. YUCK!

May even see if JDP can get some red seat covers made for that harbor green and cream interior!


I can even pretty much duplicate the factory covers with machine stitched pleats for under $400' $100 less for heat sealed pleats.

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Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas


JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

JDP
09-03-2008, 07:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by DilloCrafter


quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Red should NEVER, EVER be next to green. YUCK!

May even see if JDP can get some red seat covers made for that harbor green and cream interior!


I can even pretty much duplicate the factory covers with machine stitched pleats for under $400' $100 less for heat sealed pleats.

Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas


JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

studegary
09-03-2008, 08:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Red should NEVER, EVER be next to green. YUCK!
Even at stoplights they put yellow in between to avoid clashing.


This reminds me of when I used to show my '53 Commander Starliner that is Tahoe Green with a red vinl interior. Many people made remarks to the effect of how could I put a red interior in that green car. Of course, many more probably thought that and made no comment. My answer was that I knew the car since new, bought it from the original owner and that is the way that Studebaker built it.

I commend Dick for utilizing a color that is consistent with a '50s custom.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Jerry Forrester
09-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Here's one of mine. I don't know what color greens (top and bottom) they are.
Jerry

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DilloCrafter
09-04-2008, 11:01 PM
Part of the reason I bought a Studebaker truck was to honor the memory of my grandfather, who owned a Studebaker dealership in Mississippi until 1966. Two years ago, while at a Georgia state meet, I met a man named Louis, from Atlanta, who had been a regional manager in the early 60's.

He actually remembered my GrandDad, and told me a story about how the factory had sent a green 1963 Lark with a red interior to Atlanta. Nobody would want that odd color combo, they reasoned, so Louis offered it really cheap to the dealers in his region. My GrandDad spoke up for the good deal, and drove to Atlanta (across all of Mississippi and Alabama) to pick it up.

So, maybe I'll have to put a red interior (seat covers) in the truck to honor both my GrandDad, and the memory of that story Louis told me!

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Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

barnlark
09-04-2008, 11:56 PM
I think it's going be extremely 50's distinctive when finished, Dick, even if after this thread it may be forever known as the "yuck combo" to some! [:o)]:D Can't wait to see the red cart, engine and interior setting that Chippewa green color off in a cover photo. Great against the grain contrast combo and foresight. Cool that Lee Talbot approves, too. That would be a decision sealer for me. [^][^]


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