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    Does someone know what color the block and valve covers are painted on a 1957 Transtar pickup? Thanks

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    Turquoise block and pan with black valve covers, air cleaner, generator, starter, oil cap, fan, etc.. Late in the year they started using a silver color in place of the turquiose.

    I've found that the Detroit Diesel Green made by Orr-Lac paints (comes in spray cans) is a fair match to the turquoise. I think some vendors have a closer match tho.

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.


    • #3
      Thanks mister Biggs, I'll be in South Bend next week and will look around for some paint, it's for one of our Chapter members.I knew the cars were turquose, was not sure about the trucks.
      Frank van Doorn
      Omaha, Ne.
      1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
      1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
      1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD