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    Paint Code help request

    I am working on a 1949 pickup (at least that is what it is titled as). The paint code is P-2198.
    What color does that number relate to?
    I am probably not going to paint it an original color, but am curious as this truck was a real mess when I started on it.
    Thanks in advance to whoever can help.

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    R Series salesman's data book 1949-53. Chips from '49.
    composite R series copy 2.jpg49 colors copy.jpg
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    Check the tag again please, there is no P-2198 shown. Maybe it's one of these.........
    P-2199 Chrome Yellow
    P-2196 Melody Blue
    P-2193 Cherokee Red

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwain G. View Post
    Check the tag again please, there is no P-2198 shown. Maybe it's one of these.........
    P-2199 Chrome Yellow
    P-2196 Melody Blue
    P-2193 Cherokee Red
    I wonder if its a Fleet color, perhaps Bell (Telephone) Green or Bell (Telephone) Blue. I believe the Bell colors were common enough that Studebaker assigned a color code for them.

    Perhaps the owner can provide a photo of it.

    Craig

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    This is the plate, the cab (what paint was left) had so many colors plus rust that it is pretty hard to guess what it was in the beginning. ... I bet it was the red referenced by Dwain, as that last number must be a three. (I was guessing it was a pale blue by what was left on the cab)
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    This is the plate, the cab (what paint was left) had so many colors plus rust that it is pretty hard to guess what it was in the beginning. ... I bet it was the red referenced by Dwain, as that last number must be a three. (I was guessing it was a pale blue by what was left on the cab)
    THANKS AGAIN FORUM... You members are really a great help to all of us Studebaker nuts!

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    I agree, it sure looks like 2193. Cherokee Red

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