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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Nice Tractor But Original Paint Colors, Like 'em or Not means a LOT

Guy I knew Painted a Farmall JD Green & couldn't Give it away.


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Posted March 10, 2012 - 04:37 PM

That is a sharp looking GT! I like the shape of the hood.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:40 PM

That's clean looking but the color tones put me off, fuel tank has been changed.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:45 PM

That is a sharp looking GT! I like the shape of the hood.


We have several of those DB GTs, frount grill is cast peice with a hinge on the bottem, hood is sheet steel and locks on to a bracket bolted to the head of the engine.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Here's the 1961, paint is too light a gold and will be repainted this summer.

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 12:48 AM

i have a lot of early suburbans. It always amazes me how everyone you see for sale in a 59 model, and nobody offeres any numbers from the data tag clearly visable in the photo.


Once upon a time i was collecting the number from the tags of all the early tractors i found. Never found one higher than the mid 6000's. Since at the time i knew the date of the 250,000th tractor off the line(it wasnt a DB model either) i figured out there couldnt have been over 10,000 made in 1959, and i beleive the number is accually much lower. I used a formula of the number of yrs, vs the days the plant was open, minus holidays,weekends, etc, and the fact that the factory was closed for 30 to 60 days each summer for maintance. I got more help with this theory, but reading a couple of yrs worth of reprinted employee newsletters, that covered the day to day things that went on in the plant at the time of the walking tractors. Most of the production was done in the late fall and during the winter when the plant hired farmers and out of work farm labor as the main part of the assemble floor. I havent revisted this for some time now, but when i was recording it, i found that my 59's serial # is 1313 and only one person has even told me theirs was lower, but wouldnt show me a picture of it. I'd still be interested in knowing where the lowest one is.

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 04:53 AM

It still looks nice,original colors or not.

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 08:54 AM

When it comes to DBs im a little bit of a purist but each to his own and the paint job is very clean and neat, Patriotic with the red, white and blue.
Just about everything on the DB was painted a solid gold with no contrasting colors, way too much gold if you ask me but it's original and i restore these back to it's originality.
Jeff, Thanks for the info on the prodution numbers, i did not know that they whent that low.




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