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    I am looking for a list of items that would have originally been cadium plated on a 1963 Lark Daytona Convertible, and also curious to know if the hood torsion bars are originally cadium plated. Any input on any items that were plated will help.

  • #2
    I believe the hood door and deck lid latches were cadium plated and the hood torsion bars were body color.

    EDIT: By the way, this was based on my '64 Daytona hardtop.
    Last edited by Swifster; 06-05-2013, 05:03 PM.
    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD


    • #3
      I thought the torsion bars were black (could be wrong though)


      • #4
        Hood torsion bars-black. hood latch, safety catch, hood pin, washer, and jam nut -cad, hood pin spring-black. trunk lid latch & striker-cad. door latch strikers-body color.
        I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".


        • #5
          Just a note to other CASO's: in lieu of cad plating, I've bead blasted these items, sprayed with cold galvanizing and clear coated. You can tell the difference if you sit them next to real cad-plating but, I've lost no points in any judging competition.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


          • #6
            To help others in researching this, the metallic element being discussed here is cadmium (Cd), not "cadium" (sic).
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer