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  • #16
    Since the car already appears to be modified, I do not see what the picture proves.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #17
      The picture is a stock, unmodified '53 Commander, as I received it. That's what the instrument hoods looked like.


      '53 Commander
      Art Morrison chassis
      LS6 ASA/4L60E
      '53 Commander
      Art Morrison chassis
      LS6 ASA/4L60E

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      • #18
        quote:Originally posted by ralt12

        The picture is a stock, unmodified '53 Commander, as I received it. That's what the instrument hoods looked like.


        '53 Commander
        Art Morrison chassis
        LS6 ASA/4L60E
        Are you saying that's how the car came from the factory, or how the car came to you?

        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia
        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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        • #19
          Richard Johnson has a NOS one of these hoods, on
          ebay now. Still hard to tell the exact color from
          the picture, but it looks like all the ones I have.
          There is no mistaking the gold, and the other looks
          like it has the brown tint to it. If someone here buys
          it post good pictures

          Tex E. Grier

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          • #20
            Jim,
            In your photo the door trim appears to be Loma Gray while the dash and windshield reveal are blue. I don't doubt your sincerity but I have, at times, made statements I sincerely thought were true that later proved to be false impressions. I'm still on the learning curve.
            The instrument pod on your photobucket site appears to have different faces on the oil, temp & clock than it does on the fuel, ammeter & speedo. In addition, the plastic face on the fuel/ammeter is installed backside out. It has been messed with.
            At this point, I have to believe yours is not the way it left the factory but, if you like the blue, I would paint the remainder of the interior trim to match. No foul; it's your car.
            "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.
            '33 Rockne 10,
            '51 Commander Starlight,
            '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
            '56 Sky Hawk

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            • #21
              In the photobucket site, the dash is just mocked up with dials randomly as part of a series showing the transition from stock to one modified to use Classic Instruments gauges. You only see part of a series, and it wasn't intended to be functionally or concours-correct. It's just an out-of-context photo that wasn't how the dash came out of the car. As it is, the dash is what it is. If you folks don't think it's what you think is stock, fine. The door trim is a seriously faded dark blue. My dealings with other marques have repeatedly shown that when you finally think you have it right, there will be an exception, and knowing how ALL the cars came from the factory is a tough thing. Signing out.

              '53 Commander
              Art Morrison chassis
              LS6 ASA/4L60E
              '53 Commander
              Art Morrison chassis
              LS6 ASA/4L60E

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              • #22
                quote:If you folks don't think it's what you think is stock, fine. The door trim is a seriously faded dark blue. My dealings with other marques have repeatedly shown that when you finally think you have it right, there will be an exception, and knowing how ALL the cars came from the factory is a tough thing. Signing out.

                '53 Commander
                Art Morrison chassis
                LS6 ASA/4L60E
                You have to admit though, You are dealing with a forum here with thousands of years combined experience. I don't agree with a lot of other stuff written here ,but, I would tend to believe what is written on this forum as far as original colors applied to the '53-4 model Studes.

                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #23
                  quote:Originally posted by ralt12

                  In the photobucket site,
                  '53 Commander
                  Art Morrison chassis
                  LS6 ASA/4L60E
                  I have a photobucket acct. but I never post pix to this forum from it, so I cant advise you on that one. I use WebShots.
                  Here's my WebShots. http://community.webshots.com/user/jerrystudebaker


                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia
                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia

                  See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                  • #24
                    quote:Originally posted by ralt12

                    The picture is a stock, unmodified '53 Commander, as I received it. That's what the instrument hoods looked like.


                    '53 Commander
                    It sure does NOT look like a 1953 steering wheel in that picture.

                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                    • #25
                      Bengt Engwall
                      1953 Commander Starliner

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                      • #26
                        quote:Originally posted by ralt12

                        The picture is a stock, unmodified '53 Commander, as I received it. That's what the instrument hoods looked like.
                        I always hesitate to contradict anyone, but I'll guarantee you this car did not come from the factory with a blue dash.

                        All dashes for '53 were painted gray (or "greige" or whatever you wish to call it) with gold under the lips of the "hoods" for the Commanders. That was one of the complaints from the salespeople--all '53 interiors were too drab, which is why the '54s and later had much more colorful interiors.

                        So, while that dash color is interesting, it is NOT OEM.

                        John

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                        • #27
                          Years ago Charles Schnetlage advertised with Loma Gray paint.
                          Charlie passed away and I think that Chuck Collins bought his inventory.
                          He has a website under Studebaker Parts I believe.
                          http://www.studebakerparts.com/
                          He is a good guy to know.
                          He also had the very difficult to find 1961 tail light lenses reproduced!!
                          Robert Kapteyn

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                          • #28
                            http://www.studebaker-intl.com/PDF/Interior.pdf


                            Bengt Engwall
                            1953 Commander Starliner
                            Bengt Engwall
                            1953 Commander Starliner

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                            • #29
                              SI has Loma Gray spray paint....part number 801925...Loma Gray instrument panel and window trim 1953 Interior Paint

                              11 oz. aerosol can.



                              Ted
                              '57 Champion

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