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  • Grille parts painting on a 1955 Studebaker 2 door sedan - 16G8F2

    Hello-

    I am in the process of painting the various parts on my 1955 commander 2 door sedan front grille and need help.

    All part numbers are from the chassis parts catalog.

    The radiator grille,chrome center has the "Studebaker" lettering painted in white. The illustration # is 502-11 on page 140.The Studebaker part# is 308071W which is on page 149.

    The radiator grille center chrome ornament on the upper flat part is painted white. The illustration # is 502-74 on page 140.The Studebaker part# is 308701WP which is on page 152.

    On the lower portion of the radiator grille chrome center piece is a painted area. This is where the radiator grill center chrome ornament mounts. I have seen some that are grey,aluminum,and white.

    Mine is a very dark grey.
    Can someone tell me what color this should be?

    Thanks.

    55CMNDR

  • #2
    To: 55cmndr,----Originally, that area was painted the color of aluminum. Take care

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    • #3
      Thanks for your help!

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      • #4
        This is a picture of my original paint 55 Conestoga.
        101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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        • #5
          looks just like mine, a very late Vernon car.

          Thanks for the picture.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by clonelark View Post
            This is a picture of my original paint 55 Conestoga.
            The design looks ever so much cleaner without the bumper guards

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            • #7
              Mine was NOS and was aluminum colour. I agree about the bumber guards. My first one had 'em so this one has 'em, too. I'm reminicing, I guess.
              Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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              • #8
                NO stylists ever sculpted a design with bumper guards! At least not unless said guards (like Cadillac's or Packard's "Dagmars") were an integral part of the final clay.
                No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                • #9
                  I think that argent is the color that you are looking for.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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