1959 Db Suburban
Posted March 10, 2012 - 03:34 PM
Guy I knew Painted a Farmall JD Green & couldn't Give it away.
Posted March 10, 2012 - 04:37 PM
Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:40 PM
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.
Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:57 PM
Posted March 11, 2012 - 12:48 AM
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.
Posted March 11, 2012 - 04:53 AM
Posted March 11, 2012 - 08:54 AM
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.