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Posted July 18, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Time for another update. I ordered the paint and hope to have it completed this weekend or within the week. Thanks to bolens1000 for supplying the perfect match for the ride matics. One reason I have not proceeded with the restoration is because I couldn't find a suitable paint match. Pics to follow!
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Posted July 18, 2013 - 08:28 PM

Do you have everything blasted already?



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 09:40 PM

Do you have everything blasted already?


Not yet. Started disassembly today and hope to finish tomorrow evening.

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Posted July 23, 2013 - 08:09 PM

Got the hood and grille sandblasted and primed. Looking at this weekend for everything to be completed. I'm not going to take out every dent and ding. I think they help show age and use.

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Posted July 23, 2013 - 08:20 PM

Glad to hear your making progress

Are you going to pound out the dents in the hood?



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Posted July 23, 2013 - 08:23 PM

Are you going to pound out the dents in the hood?


I'm not going to go crazy on it but I will try and straighten it some more. It was flattened like someone had set a heavy gas can on it before. I shot some primer on it tonight to keep it from rusting up.

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Posted July 23, 2013 - 08:26 PM

I'm not going to go crazy on it but I will try and straighten it some more. It was flattened like someone had set a heavy gas can on it before. I shot some primer on it tonight to keep it from rusting up.

 

Mine was dented as well so I rested the hood on a vise and gave it some good whacks with a hammer and they came right out. Did some body work to fill in the tiny imperfections left over.


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Posted July 23, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Mine was dented as well so I rested the hood on a vise and gave it some good whacks with a hammer and they came right out. Did some body work to fill in the tiny imperfections left over.


I think it might look like a lot better with the good nice and straight but I want to keep the essence of the tractor too. What color yellow did you use?

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Posted July 23, 2013 - 08:45 PM

I think it might look like a lot better with the good nice and straight but I want to keep the essence of the tractor too. What color yellow did you use?

 

It was a custom mix using a Mustang tiller tine. (Not automotive stock paint)

There were some real close yellows at NAPA last time I looked through the color chips though.



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Posted July 23, 2013 - 09:01 PM

The yellows are different from 57-58. The earlier had a darker shade and the 58 was lighter. Aaron sluder says its john deere yellow but I don't agree. The cultivator I have is from 58 and has the lighter yellow but I haven't found a good match. Guess its back to napa this week lol.

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 07:35 AM

I would have to disagree with Aaron and say the color change from Dark yellow to light was in 57'

56' was the last year for the non metallic green and dark yellow.

 

57'-60' Used the same color in both yellow and green.


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Posted July 24, 2013 - 11:27 AM

I would have to disagree with Aaron and say the color change from Dark yellow to light was in 57'
56' was the last year for the non metallic green and dark yellow.
 
57'-60' Used the same color in both yellow and green.


I am going to look through napas book tomorrow.

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Posted July 30, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Got a few more parts sand blasted and primed. Moving slow but making progress. The rest of the parts are small and won't take as long

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Got some more done today. I don't have very much left before paint.

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Posted August 01, 2013 - 06:29 PM

I couldn't wait any longer. I had to see what a few pieces look liked all painted up. I put a nos pulley next o the new paint. It's so close to being perfect that from 1' away you can't tell any difference.

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