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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  


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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:18 PM

Have a B80 little rig and I'm gonna tear it all down and clean/paint and rebuild the 8hp Kohler. Hope I can find the smaller K parts. Anyway, thinking of making this up for my granddaughter, about 11yrs old. I asked her favorite color and she said PINK! Ewww! Now, not so sure at pink. She also said Purple! I saw a WH at a show called Purple Passion, didn't look too bad, but didn't wanna make a copy. The right pink might work, have seen a JD done that way, and the "Barbie" deer or Jane deeres. Wondering if a way to make mostly purple with pink accents? or Opposite? I don't see why everyone should have to have the same old RED tractor, just because they all came that way. This way, one done right, is a Unique tractor and has personality. But, the Done Right part is the hardest!



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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:25 PM

I'm envisioning purple and pink zebra stripes for some reason.

However you do it, I'm sure Grandpa Grumpy will be the hero...

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:34 PM

How about Pink with purple pin strips and maybe her name on either the hood or on the rear just behind the seat. As Alan said which ever way you do it you will be her hero. :)

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:39 PM

A member here (whfan74) has a powder coated pink Lawn Ranger named "Lady Ranger" he built for his daughter. It looks awesome! There was also 2 tractors painted pink and purple at the show that were also featured in L/G magazine!
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:06 AM

Be sure to take some photos of the progress. There are a lot of Kohler parts for sale on Ebay for reasonable prices. I have also had good service from opeengines.com for Kohler parts.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:08 AM

I would "tell" her that her favorite color is now yellow or something...Or that maybe they were out of pink and purple paint?

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:11 AM

Either color or a combination would be awesome because you're doing something special for someone you love. I want to find a small tractor for my granddaughter and do the same.
Just be sure when YOU take it for a test drive no one else is around.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:29 AM

Purple with white blotches. Like one of those cows.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:18 AM

I think a dark purple with pink pinstripes,Scallops or ? would not look bad.
There used to be a Minneapolis Moline, painted pink and called the Pink Panther that worked the antique Tractor Pulls in Central Iowa. That was pretty sharp! And his competetors all hated to see him arrive at an event he was pretty much unbeatable.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 07:08 PM

Whatever you choose will be the right decision. Like I have told numerous people, the Lady Ranger was my most enjoyable project. Now be careful because when you are done doing it other family members might want a custom job as well. I am running in to that problem now as my wife wants a yellow Lawn Ranger and my mom wants a turquoise Wheel Horse. As you can see, this can get out of control quickly!!!

P.S. Thanks Pat for the compliment!
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:33 PM

As everyone else has said, It's the love you put into it that's important! As far as the 8 HP Kohler parts, I think that many of the K181 parts are still available through Kohler and any reputable repair shop should be able to get them. My wife's favorite color is chrome...so guess what she wants! (Just for the record, I'm good with chrome :thumbs:)

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:46 PM

Now that I gotta see Steve!