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  • C/K 53-5? Two Tone Trim

    Did Stude ever make a dealer installed two-tone trim for the C/K body like the sedan? (see attached).

    Jon Kammer
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  • #2
    I've never seen this kit before. I suspect it may be aftermarket.... Is there any info on the instruction sheet like a part number or AC-xxxx number? It certainly is not in the '53 accesories brochure. I have seen some custom paint jobs with a 2-tone paint break that would follow where these mouldings go but not with the actual mouldings. From what I can see of the instructions in the picture, the car in the upper drawing looks like a C/K and the lower is a sedan.

    Jeff in ND

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    • #3
      These kits were available for C/K models. They are aftermarket, not Studebaker.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Actually the '55-'56 C&K's did have a factory two-tone Moulding that came with the optional Two-Tone Paint.
        But, it was not on the body side, it goes around the rear backlite an inch or so below it.

        The only paintline moulding on '53-'54's was the Gold "Studebaker" script on the "C" pillar.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          All that said, I have the two-tone molding that Rich is talking about. Has anyone ever seen the side trim for a C/K recently at a swap meet or??? Are they stainless or??? Anyone know who actually made them?

          JK

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          • #6
            Those mouldings are the kind of thing you would actually find in the J.C. Whitney Catalog in the Day. IMHO, just more ways to clutter up a beautiful, timeless design, like the fender skirts, bumper corner guards, over-rider bars, Continental Kits, fog Lights, spotlights etc.

            They would have to have been Stainless Steel, I have seen them on cars at SDC Car shows before, and the accompanying two-tone that does not look as good as the factory one.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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