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Posted June 19, 2013 - 02:50 PM

The green is solid color. Good idea on the aluminum flake!

 

I Will see what the options are, I think it would be a 98% match if I could get the metallic added.



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 09:20 AM

Parts are all blasted and primed.

Just need to do some body work, pound out a few dents and will be ready for painting :bounce:

Just hope the weather breaks soon as its been raining almost everyday here !

 

 

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 11:31 AM

If your seat is all pited up you can buy new ones off ebay....


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 06:46 PM

Finally an Update!

 

Mix of Ride-a-Matic and power-Pak parts with their first coat of paint.

I think it turned out pretty well. I hid a NOS part into the mix to see if you can easily find it matched up with the new paint :D

Second coat will be applied tomorrow along with the engines getting painted

 

 

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Nice work! I know what one is the nos part because I seen it in other post. :D


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 09:40 PM

Nice work! I know what one is the nos part because I seen it in other post. :D

:ditto:

 

Is there a real long flash time with the paint that you're waiting til tomorrow? Just curious.

 

So do you remember to which machine the parts go to?


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Doc., That paint looks like a perfect match, :worshippy1:  I can't pick out the NOS part from the rest. Can't wait to see it all together. :thumbs:


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Posted July 12, 2013 - 05:39 AM

:ditto:

 

Is there a real long flash time with the paint that you're waiting til tomorrow? Just curious.

 

So do you remember to which machine the parts go to?

 

Just playing it safe

Last time I painted the same day with this brand of Martin Senior paint things did not go well. Figured with the Weather finally cooperating I'd just do the second coat today.

 

The Power-Pak only broke down into about 7 pcs so it wasn't that bad. If it wasn't so simple to put together I wouldn't have even attempted to do 2 at once as that would have been a mess!


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 10:32 AM

More pics of the finished product

 

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Looking really nice Doc!  :thumbs:   Without cheating & digging through posts, I'll go with the engine flywheel pulley.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Nope. it was this little guy:

 

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Looks really good! I hope mine turns out that well when I get a chance to start on it.

What did you use for the yellow?

Edited by Kfs35, July 14, 2013 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Thanks!

The Yellow was a custom mix using a NOS tiller tine from a mustang tiller from the same era.

The Green I used would be the same as on your 1958 and can be bought at a auto parts store

It was around $45 a quart but well worth it since the color is just like the original.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 03:54 AM

Wow! .....Looks good, Brian! :thumbs:

 

I see you already have the correct footrest brackets for the early plow.

 

So, did you put it together yet? :poke:



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:24 AM

Parts look real nice. How long before it's together?






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