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bams50
09-21-2008, 07:34 PM
In the quest to settle on the color for my 62 Daytona r2 2dr. HT Skytop, I looked carefully at every Lark-type at Lankster. I was surprised to see that there was an ORANGE available![:0] Here's the one I saw:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/SDC%20Meet%20Lancaster%20PA/DSCF4537.jpg

Now I'm thinking about that- orange with black/white seats and Torq-Thrusts...

You aren't going to decide for me, but I'd be interested in your thoughts- either way!

Could this be my color??[?]

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?"

ClaymoreWW
09-21-2008, 07:35 PM
go for it! +1 for the torq-thrusts!

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

bams50
09-21-2008, 07:39 PM
...and, try NOT to make it look like this:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/Lancaster2008125.jpg

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

[b]"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?"

Ricardo
09-21-2008, 07:49 PM
Orange ? .... Superb
Black and white seats ?...Magnificent

Studebakerchile
http://www.tuerca.cl/studebakerchile/

bams50
09-21-2008, 08:02 PM
Agreed, Dave! But I do like to hear opinions:)

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?"

billmdonn
09-21-2008, 08:04 PM
Be great if you can get it done by Halloween. Just kidding.

"I know nothing"

Sargent Schultz

Roscomacaw
09-21-2008, 08:47 PM
Red-Orange is my vote. Black and White interior sounds good.;)

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

barnlark
09-21-2008, 09:34 PM
Not many are a great orange out there..good and different choice. There were MANY common red cars at Lancaster (mine was one) but I think turquoise was actually more prevalent. Let's see..torq-thrusts, black and white interior, orange with a view of the sky; can't argue with a great idea.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0758.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0753.jpg

fstst56
09-21-2008, 09:41 PM
I saw both cars at the meet.

The one with the black top had to be one of the nicest cars there.

Did anyone talk to the owner? It being a '65, I was wondering
about the R2 Studebaker drive train in place of what would have
been originally a McKinnon powered car.

Also, the one with the white top, did that "fender bender" happen
on the way to the meet?

I remember my Dad looking at a brand new '65 Daytona,
orange with a white top and black interior.

BobPalma
09-21-2008, 09:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by fstst56

I saw both cars at the meet.

Also, the one with the white top, did that "fender bender" happen
on the way to the meet?



:( Yes, Johnny; the orange '65 with white top sustained that damage in route to the Lancaster National Meet. I examined the damage up close and it was indeed fresh. 'Not sure of the details, but that was the official word. It was so fresh I was afraid a delivery truck or something servicing the hotel had hit the car on location, but learned it had arrived that way. 'Sure didn't make someone's day, headed out to Lancaster for what was supposed to be a fun week.[V] :DBP

barnlark
09-21-2008, 09:57 PM
A friend of mine had spoken to the owner and said he had fortunately found a quarter panel to fix some of that damage at the meet. The story was someone had pulled out suddenly and struck him on the way there. Second hand info, but sad nonetheless. Here is the good side..

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0694.jpg

StudeRich
09-21-2008, 10:21 PM
Funnier yet, is that color is called RED! Go figure!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Andy R.
09-21-2008, 10:32 PM
Would that be a match to "Paxton Supercharger" orange?
Orange with white/black on a Skytop would be awesome...a real eye-grabber![8)]

Andy
62 GT
http://a6.vox.com/6a00cdf7ec2443094f00e398c6501e0004-pi

bams50
09-21-2008, 10:39 PM
I had never seen a Lark in orange before this Meet... and had never thought about it on mine. But seeing this shade, I might do it[8D] I love that "creamsicle" orange on the Hawks, but don't think that shade would work on a Lark...

I also thought orange and white seats with black carpet and door panels- but that might be too much. I'm also leaning toward a white Skytop...

I'm thinking... AND listening...;)

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?"

bams50
09-22-2008, 05:29 AM
Here's a Nova that was at Carlisle this Spring, in orange. I remembered being wowed by it, but couldn't decide if it was just right or a bit much:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/Carlisle%2008/Carlisle08031.jpg

Same with the interior- cool or over the top? I'm not sure:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/Carlisle%2008/Carlisle08032.jpg

I guess my sticking point is not if it would look good, but will I be happy with it long-term? I'm trying not to end up with that amount of money and work into a car I'd get sick of looking at... then we know how tough it can be to sell a custom that's too far out[xx(]

Brainstorming these things is fun; so keep those thoughts coming!

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?"

bob40
09-22-2008, 05:53 AM
Whats your favorite color? Paint it that and you'll never get tired
of looking at it.Interior wise,never cared for white as I seem to
end up finding dirt or grease no matter where I go.Black is too
hot in the summer.A neutral color like gray is my choice for interiors.
Gray also satisfies the resell angle as it doesnt upset the eye as
the Nova interior does.

hank63
09-22-2008, 06:46 AM
I may know how to do some things, but selecting colour schemes is not amongst them. I'd take the easy way out, ask the wife. Women often have a better eye for this sort of thing.
/H

barnlark
09-22-2008, 07:37 AM
I forget about the plan..are you keeping it stock looking inside, or not? If not stock you could keep the seats black and accent those panels black and white. With the doors open and the orange paint it should look great.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0068.jpg




http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0753.jpg

8E45E
09-22-2008, 07:41 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Funnier yet, is that color is called RED! Go figure!



Yep! Sienna Red

Craig

8E45E
09-22-2008, 07:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

A friend of mine had spoken to the owner and said he had fortunately found a quarter panel to fix some of that damage at the meet. The story was someone had pulled out suddenly and struck him on the way there. Second hand info, but sad nonetheless.


Did he earn the Hard Luck award for that one[?]

Craig

4961Studebaker
09-22-2008, 09:53 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

I had never seen a Lark in orange before this Meet... and had never thought about it on mine. But seeing this shade, I might do it[8D] I love that "creamsicle" orange on the Hawks, but don't think that shade would work on a Lark...

I'm thinking... AND listening...;)


How about this orange, Tangelo Pearl, I was going to use it but I relinquish its use to you, :D I have some different ideas.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/picture061.jpg
OK, then this must be more what your looking for. I'm here to help the affliction of choosing a color:D
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/picture016.jpg

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

00RACER
09-22-2008, 06:49 PM
I AM THE OWNER OF THE 65 R2 DAYTONA. THAT IS THE ORIGINAL COLOR--SIENNA RED. THE R2 DRIVE TRAIN HAS LESS THAN 5K ORIGINAL MILES. ALSO MADE THE REAR A FLANGED AXLE.
THANKS FOR THE KIND COMPLIMENT ON THE CAR!
PAUL LAUSCH

bams50
09-22-2008, 07:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by hank63

I'd take the easy way out, ask the wife. Women often have a better eye for this sort of thing.



Oh yeah... if all else fails:D

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?"

bams50
09-22-2008, 07:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

I forget about the plan..are you keeping it stock looking inside, or not?


Actually, I'm waffling here. My original plan was almost totally stock-appearing inside and out, down to stock wheel covers. But I'm considering other options. In any case, I don't want to go too radical and take away from the car's natural lines, which is what attracted me to it in the first place[: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?"

bams50
09-22-2008, 07:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by 4961Studebaker


How about this orange, Tangelo Pearl, I was going to use it but I relinquish its use to you, :D


That is a beautiful color! There was a modified at the Meet that was an orange metallic that was sharp too (somebody has a picture, I'm sure). But I've ruled out all metallics, pearls, 2-stages, and glamour colors... there are several I love, but I'm wanting something more practical for repairability purposes. I'm going with single-stage Acrylic Urethane- easy to repair, durable, and shines forever!

Sienna Red...... that may be the one[8D]


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?"

bams50
09-22-2008, 08:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by 00RACER

I AM THE OWNER OF THE 65 R2 DAYTONA. THAT IS THE ORIGINAL COLOR--SIENNA RED. THE R2 DRIVE TRAIN HAS LESS THAN 5K ORIGINAL MILES. ALSO MADE THE REAR A FLANGED AXLE.
THANKS FOR THE KIND COMPLIMENT ON THE CAR!
PAUL LAUSCH


Thanks for posting, Paul- and for bringing the car! I was impressed by the original chalk marks in the trunk[8D] What did you score in the judging?

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?"

fstst56
09-22-2008, 08:20 PM
Thanks for replying Paul, about your '65 R2.

Again, I was very impressed with your car.

Please tell us a little more about it.

The workmanship appeared to be flawless. Is that your own or did you have someone else build it?

What engine/transmission did it originally have?

What kind of shape was it in when you got it, etc, etc.

Thanks,
fstst56

00RACER
09-22-2008, 09:28 PM
I WAS WITH MY BROTHER WHEN HE BOUGHT IT ON A LOT IN 1968. IT WAS ALL STOCK. MY BROTHER PUT A 327/350-4-SPEED IN IT AND IT WAS ALWAYS GARAGED.HE SOLD IT TO OUR BROTHER-IN-LAW IN 1974. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW SOLD IT TO HIS SON IN 1996.HE FELT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINE (WHICH I HAVE)AND PULLED THE ENGINE IN 2000.THE CAR SAT IN THE GARAGE TILL I FINALLY TALKED HIM INTO SELLING IT TO ME 1-24-2008.
I BOUGHT A 63 DAYTONA-R1-4-SPEED IN 1970. WHEN I BOUGHT THAT CAR, THERE WAS AN R2 COMPLETE WITH 4-SPEED SITTING IN THE CORNER OF A GARAGE COVERED UP.I TRIED FOR 37 YEARS TO BUY THAT ENGINE AND FINALLY GOT IT LAST YEAR. I KNOW THE ENGINE HAS LESS THAN 5K MILES, BECAUSE I GOT THE BRAKES OFF OF THE CAR THE ENGINE CAME OUT OF AND THEY STILL HAVE ALL THE PAINT ON THE SPRINGS AND ABSOLUTLY NO WEAR ON THE LINING.
I DID THIS CAR IN 4 MONTH. A GOOD FRIEND DID THE PAINT, AND MY COUSINS(WITMERS AUTOMOTIVE) SON PAINTED THE ENGINE.I DID THE REST.
I WILL TRY TO DISCUSS THE POINTS DEAL LATER.
WAIT TILL YOU SEE THE NEXT PROJECT, WHICH IS WELL ON THE WAY.
THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST
PAUL LAUSCH

fstst56
09-23-2008, 09:34 AM
The "next project" ?

C'mon now, tell us more!!!

1953 coupe?

Golden Hawk?

Avanti?

Bullet Nose?

00RACER
09-23-2008, 06:36 PM
64 CHALLENGER-2600#-R3 WITH 500 HP. REAL NICE GROCERY GETTER. HOPE I DON'T SPILL THE MILK
PAUL LAUSCH

fstst56
09-23-2008, 08:08 PM
Single headlights?

bams50
09-23-2008, 09:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

While detailing my new work truck on Sunday, I inadvertently erased some factory chalk marks in the door openings.

Maybe it won't matter, but I sure hate to think that I devalued the county truck, 45 years from now!


Nah... by then you'll probably be almost too old to care;)

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?"