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avantilover
11-07-2008, 02:18 AM
I'm considering changing Studebelle's color (1962 Lark Regal sedan Grey/Red interior) and maybe two toning as Grey is a little dull.

What patterns did Studebaker use?

Not sure what color, blue/white yellow/white in any case a brighter color with matching interior. Perhaps plain color is best, just loved the 1950s Chevvies at our cruise last weekend one was white/apricot I think, looked great.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

bams50
11-07-2008, 06:05 AM
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe any Lark of any year came from the factory two-toned.

I've seen plenty two toned- all years and body-syles. Some look great, like the factory had done it, some just plain look wrong. Of course, all that will matter is if you like what you do to your car. I recommend looking at any picture albums anyone posts, and eBay for examples to formulate your plan.

I find I generally prefer two-tones where the two colors are pretty close in color and shade; but then there are some that are really sharp with a high-contrast scheme. So the bottom line is, there are tons of combinations and schemes; you'll just have to decide what's best for you!

Here's a couple to get you started:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Lark-Florida-NO-Rust-6-auto-75k-BIN-N-R_W0QQitemZ220305655766QQihZ012QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewI tem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1961-Studebaker-Lark-6-Blue-White-LOW-original-miles_W0QQitemZ250310681757QQihZ015QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem

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?"

BobPalma
11-07-2008, 06:46 AM
:) Bams is correct: The only Larks of any year that were two-toned at the factory were fleet and specialty orders; not those for retail sale to the general public.

Newcomers to Studebakering can be misled by the early 1959 brochure we've discussed here that shows a White over Tahiti Coral 1959 Lark 4-door sedan. It's another example of where an early brochure (or even a late one!) should not be taken as gospel as to what was available.

That said, I wouldn't make the same blanket statement about cars assembled and sold new in export markets. Perhaps the local assembler two-toned some Larks for the Australian market, John. If that's the case, you'd be the one to tell us! :DBP

Warren Webb
11-07-2008, 06:54 AM
Two toned interiors though, were available. My 62 Daytona convertible has black seats & trim panels with white inserts. Of course, convertibles were offered with either black or white tops, but I wouldn't think of those as being two toned.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Stude Mick
11-07-2008, 07:04 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe any Lark of any year came from the factory two-toned.

I've seen plenty two toned- all years and body-syles. Some look great, like the factory had done it, some just plain look wrong. Of course, all that will matter is if you like what you do to your car. I recommend looking at any picture albums anyone posts, and eBay for examples to formulate your plan.

I find I generally prefer two-tones where the two colors are pretty close in color and shade; but then there are some that are really sharp with a high-contrast scheme. So the bottom line is, there are tons of combinations and schemes; you'll just have to decide what's best for you!

Here's a couple to get you started:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Lark-Florida-NO-Rust-6-auto-75k-BIN-N-R_W0QQitemZ220305655766QQihZ012QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewI tem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1961-Studebaker-Lark-6-Blue-White-LOW-original-miles_W0QQitemZ250310681757QQihZ015QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem

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?"


Your right about the factory never building a two tone lark, but I know one of the dealers here in Australia sold them as an option out the show room as two tone. I have one of the last few remaining ones left here, and I believe it is the only one on the road

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

stude53
11-07-2008, 04:33 PM
Hey, John

One of your countrymen, Michael Pink, has a cool two tone Lark

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mjp07.jpg

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

avantilover
11-07-2008, 04:41 PM
Thanks guys, just not sure what to do but will keep thinking.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

mbstude
11-07-2008, 08:36 PM
Here's an old picture of my '63 before I took it apart.

I don't know if this combo would work on a 4 door '62...

Just tossing it out there. ;)

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/DCFN0006.jpg

The car will be the original monotone Ermine White when done. [^]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

bams50
11-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Here's another for you to look at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Good-Condition-Studebaker-Black-White-ext-V8_W0QQitemZ270298845367QQihZ017QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZView Item

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?"

sals54
11-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Matthew, I like the look of the copper and white on that 2 tone Daytona. I had to look at it for a few minutes, but I have to say its amazing how it transforms the lines on that car. That combo seems to lengthen the lines of the Hard Top and softens the height of the glass on the side view. I like it. Cool

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

Warren Webb
11-07-2008, 10:12 PM
I wonder what it would look like with the vinyl top mouldings from a 66 Daytona cut & bent to form the body line on Matthews 63 hardtop? Keep the top white & repaint the bottom a contrasting color (colour)....photoshop anyone??

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

avantilover
11-07-2008, 11:04 PM
I think that photo from Matthew with a white roof,trunk lid is what I had in mind. How would it go with a white hood as well?

Other question is - does it cost much more to get two toning when repainting?



John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
11-07-2008, 11:25 PM
The more I think about it, that car is perfect, White/Grey may look OK? then I could keep the red interior I suppose.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

JGK 940
11-07-2008, 11:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

I'm considering... two toning...


Here's a link to Avantidon's Champ (hope he doesn't mind), on display in the Fall Colo(u)rs thread. Probably the tastiest two-toning job I've ever seen and readily adaptable to a 62 sedan:

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk161/avantidon/61ChampPU.jpg

Whatever you do, don't forget to post pictures.

In fact, what's the chance of getting ALL you Aussies to post some pics? Forty years on, I still can't get enough visuals of RHD and backup-white-to-directional-signal-amber applications...

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

avantilover
11-08-2008, 04:08 AM
Nice, can imagine white to top of trim line then Grey??? underneath.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31883343@N00/

Come on down Keoni - only about 7 hrs from Honolulu to Sydney.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

HAWK64
11-08-2008, 05:09 AM
On Australian production for 1962 there were eight colors offered to the market with no metallic option plus no two tone combinations. None of the eight colors were exciting in their own right so either you remain authentic to what was available here or perhaps look at South Bend metallic options or decide on a two tone option that is pleasing to yourself. Regardless,it costs good money for a good paint job.

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/jim.jpg
"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER"
MELBOURNE.

avantilover
11-08-2008, 02:46 PM
I really don't care about originality, having a car that looks bright and cheery like say the tri-5 Chevrolets would be nice. In any case it has to be stripped and repainted/reupholstered and rewired so I'm saving the money for that.

What colors were offered in 1962 anyway, I don't have that information.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

bams50
11-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Here you go, John:

http://www.tcpglobal.com/aclchip.aspx?image=1962-studebaker-pg01.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

"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?"

JGK 940
11-08-2008, 05:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

Come on down Keoni - only about 7 hrs from Honolulu to Sydney.

Careful, John: I've been known to take folks up on this kind of invitation [}:)] Many thanks for extending it.

And now back to original topic: FWIW, I vote for Ermine White over Metallic Brown.

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr119/Kalimaikaika/Studemania/Studebellecopy.jpg

[8D]

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

(edited for photo content)

studegary
11-08-2008, 08:22 PM
That picture of the brown and white Lark reminds of when people would just repaint the lower part of their car after filling the rust holes with plastic.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

avantilover
11-08-2008, 11:52 PM
Well, the white with Riviera Blue may be nice, more thinking to do. In any case I need to save the $$$$ first.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

bams50
11-09-2008, 09:41 AM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

That picture of the brown and white Lark reminds of when people would just repaint the lower part of their car after filling the rust holes with plastic.



Us NYers have seen a little of that, huh??[:I] We also get the pickups with the stovepipe metal-screwed over the rotted rear wheelwells, making them look like a half-skirt[:o)]

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?"