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bolens 1959 ride a matic

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#1 brownboystoys OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Just wanted to post the pictures of our 1959 bolens ride a matic. We got it finished and ready for the show season. Still whating for time to put the decals on. Just wanted to send a big thank you out to all who helped with questions on this project. Mr Hank Watkins ( the old bolens guy) for his time on the phone and the great decals and parts. The machine drives well and my son loves it. We think its time for the Deeres to take a back seat and play with these new toys. This makes 3 Bolens tractors for the brown boys. Hope everyone enjoys the pictures. I am know looking for attachments for this tractor. I have a snow blade. We also have a 1956 boilens ride a matic an a 1945 handi hoe with big plans for this show season. Also lookig for a grill for a 58 ride a matic. Any help in these matters would be appreciated. The Brown boys Toys.

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Looks great! I really like the yellow you choose. Also, welcome to the forums.
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Simply an outstanding job! :worshippy1: :dancingbanana:
The paint shade looks dead on
now this is what I call an A+ True Restoration!!!!!!
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Thanks for the comments. The paint took us at least 10 tries to find the color. And at 20 bucks a shot thats not cheap. we had it mixed at a local paint shop and put into spray cans. It took 8 cans of green and 2 cans of yellow. Thanks again for the comments.

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for the comments. The paint took us at least 10 tries to find the color. And at 20 bucks a shot thats not cheap. we had it mixed at a local paint shop and put into spray cans. It took 8 cans of green and 2 cans of yellow. Thanks again for the comments.


I have been there before with getting a custom mix. For the green mower deck I restored for my 1050 I went through about 3 "test quarts" until I got the desired color.
The extra time and money you put into making things right it definitely worth it though.
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:38 PM

OUSTANDING!!! You have to show some pics of your other ride a matics!
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:43 PM

Give Bob a call for your implements. He has a plow and disc that fit the 59 in stock.
http://bobsgardentractors.com/
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Wow, I hope our Ride-a-Matic restore turns out half that well! Nice!
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Just wanted to post the pictures of our 1959 bolens ride a matic. We got it finished and ready for the show season. Still whating for time to put the decals on. Just wanted to send a big thank you out to all who helped with questions on this project. Mr Hank Watkins ( the old bolens guy) for his time on the phone and the great decals and parts. The machine drives well and my son loves it. We think its time for the Deeres to take a back seat and play with these new toys. This makes 3 Bolens tractors for the brown boys. Hope everyone enjoys the pictures. I am know looking for attachments for this tractor. I have a snow blade. We also have a 1956 boilens ride a matic an a 1945 handi hoe with big plans for this show season. Also lookig for a grill for a 58 ride a matic. Any help in these matters would be appreciated. The Brown boys Toys.

Great job on the restoration. What color of green did you use? Nice to here the Deeres are 2nd for once :bounce: . I bet that young one is very happy to be in the drivers seat!

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 12:55 AM

Looks great! Very nice job!
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 04:25 AM

hey BBT,that looks excellent.You did a find job on it.
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:33 AM

Yes sir, that's a first class job you have done. Congratulations. :good_job:
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:38 AM

Looks like OEM again, great job !
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