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Posted June 13, 2012 - 06:03 PM

I was wrong about a few things in my post,I just got done looking at the sales literature I have on the PK 442.It appears I was misleading everybody on the 442 and the 444.The 444 came out in 1970,that was the biggest case garden tractor they had until the 446 I think it was 1973 when it came out.

One day perhaps, someone will dig up some paperwork, manuals-old dealer info- production data or other supporting documentation to shine light on the facts about these mysteries, and until then it will continue to be a well-fed contradiction.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 01:06 PM

I have run into the "Floor Sweepings" assembly method more than once. Find a tractor that EVERY expert says can't have that style _____ but it does. I spent literraly days trying to track down a mystery braking system on a Massey Harris we had. Discrepancies with year, sn, etc. But the patina, paint, etc proved to me it was OEM. Even had a guy nearly step on my toes to get in my face and accuse me of Hanky Pankie.
I wasn't even trying to sell it... I could almost understand his response if I was. I was just trying to find out if it was special.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 01:40 PM

I have run into the "Floor Sweepings" assembly method more than once. Find a tractor that EVERY expert says can't have that style _____ but it does. I spent literraly days trying to track down a mystery braking system on a Massey Harris we had. Discrepancies with year, sn, etc. But the patina, paint, etc proved to me it was OEM. Even had a guy nearly step on my toes to get in my face and accuse me of Hanky Pankie.
I wasn't even trying to sell it... I could almost understand his response if I was. I was just trying to find out if it was special.

When we spend time and $$ working on these old rusty pieces-they ARE special to us. If mine or the one in your example is extra special, it makes the work that much more enjoyable. Alas, their will always be people who feel the need to elevate their self esteem by degrading others. Life is too long to argue for the sake of arguement. :thumbs:
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 02:04 PM

Well put, Lee! Sometimes, you don't really know what you are working on!
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 07:26 AM

The Case GT mystery even extends to PAINT. This was changed in such-and-such to "X", then in 19XX they changed to ??. Well since you can't pin S#s to dates, you certainly can't pin them to paint either.

I scrapped the idea and pulled off parts and some decals from these tractors. After finding hidden paint, some cleaning and sanding to check layers for a possible re-paint, I took the original down to the paint guru and got a perfect match.

I don't know what to call it or care. I DO know, that the color I shot the hood yesterday was the precise " color she wore, when she came out the door"


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Posted June 28, 2012 - 07:38 AM

That looks good, Lee! Glad you found a match!
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Glad you got down to the real color. The hood looks great, your doing a good job. Can't wait to see it finished. :thumbs:
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 10:57 PM

I don't know what that color is, but it sure is pretty. Nice finish too.

Is the whole tractor the same color, or are there different colors on it?
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 05:13 AM

I don't know what that color is, but it sure is pretty. Nice finish too.

Is the whole tractor the same color, or are there different colors on it?

I'm still working on the frame and tin-work. There's 2 colors Flambeau red and this Desert Sand. Both are "sunset" Cases, prior to '72, a 442 and a 446. Thanks, I think it turned out pretty well. Its acrylic enamel and went on easily. I started with the hood because I'm working on a separate project and wanted to test the results.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 05:15 AM

Glad you got down to the real color. The hood looks great, your doing a good job. Can't wait to see it finished. :thumbs:

Thanks Brian. I'm working on a special idea for this hood and with luck it will be ready before the 4th.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 06:03 AM

This is going to be awesome, Lee! I can picture it already!
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 06:30 AM

This is going to be awesome, Lee! I can picture it already!

I have the first sample and its fantastic. Alex is making some minor changes to it now. I may have to take the hood to him for final fit, but Yep, I'm getting anxious.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 06:53 AM

Guys, I know what is going on here, but I ain't tellin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's going to be cool, though!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:25 AM

Guys, I know what is going on here, but I ain't tellin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's going to be cool, though!


Ok so the 4th has long since come and gone...you gonna let the cat outta the bag? photos?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:12 AM

Ok so the 4th has long since come and gone...you gonna let the cat outta the bag? photos?

Sorry, It's in the "MY Holiday Hood" thread-Garden tractor forum.P7130010.JPG P7130008.JPG P7130013.JPG

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