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In order to supply accurate information it would be necessary to know if your car is a<BR>model GL Six or an FC Eight. Also the specific body type. That is, 4 dr sedan with side mounts or without, two dr., Coupe etc. <BR>The body tag number on the firewall would be helpful as well as the serial no. from the left front frame rail. IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF THE ANTIQUE STUDEBAKER CLUB, WHY NOT??? R. Quinn rtq11aol.com

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We have recently purchased a 1930 Dictator. We are trying to find out what the original production colors were. It is currently painted cream and burgundy. There were several small dents which we have had fixed and now are looking to get it painted but would like to stick with original colors or close to it. Anyone know where we could find that information? We would really appreciate suggestions...<BR>Ken and Eli confused.gif" border="0

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Depending on how badly the car was deteriorated before it was previously painted if you look on the floor pan under neath the rear seat cushions you will find the original body colors stenciled in white letters about 3/4 inch high.<BR>My 1930 is still clearly visible, Body - Smoke, Trim - Mohlite.<P>I have Ditzler color charts for 1930 but you won't find many formulas that can be mixed at this date because the tinting agents are no longer valid.<BR>Dark Greens, Blues and Browns were vogue in 1930.<P>You can look through contemporary color charts and find a shade that looks close. Usually European shades are more like pre war colors. A lot of truck enamels have the opaque colors that were popular in the 1930's. 1970 International Harvester Fiesta Red is a good bright red for wire wheels if red is the way you want to go. Stude8

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Ken,

I just recently ran across this web site, www.autocolorlibrary.com. Although it is not totally complete for the colors available for the various Studebaker models and colors, it is still an interesting site to check out. You can also see the actually paint chip colors on line. Your 1930 Dictator link is http://autocolorlibrary.com/cgi-bin/search/searchpic2.pl?1930-studebaker-pg01.jpg and to see the actual paint chips you just look at what IM color is listed for your car then click on the link to paint chips and see what it is suppose to look like. There are other paint chips in here to look at that were available colors for the era. Hope this helps a little and will give you a general idea of what was available out there during your era.

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