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#1 wilberj OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 05:17 PM

http://monroemi.crai...3098955720.html

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 05:26 PM

Yeah...lotta overspray on the decal.

Still, not a bad looking 900, but a bit overpriced.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Wow! ....The steering wheel cap is still there!

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 06:47 PM

Wow! ....The steering wheel cap is still there!


I noticed that as well.
I have 3 NOS ones that I'm hoarding for future restorations :D

I guess since the tractor is "all original" the over spray must have been done in the factory :rofl2:
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Posted July 19, 2012 - 07:13 PM

I agree that it is still a very solid looking old Bolens, but anybody who would do a butcher paint job that bad should be watched closely, especially with him saying its all original ! :confuse:

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:36 PM

I guess since the tractor is "all original" the over spray must have been done in the factory :rofl2:


Like the Corvette Orange on the tranny I guess.
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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:57 PM

He would have been further ahead, to save his paint for another project.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Yeah, it would have been more attractive to buyers to leave it a little rusty.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 06:38 AM

Kind of like those tractors posted " just restored " in their ads with all sorts of over spray on them , Al

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 08:03 AM

I'd rather have the original rusty paint than a mess like that. It looks like a 4yr old painted it!
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Yeah, I agree. It's easier to restore and/or paint the original old rusty finish than to attempt to fix a bad butcher job like that. IDK what people are thinking with stuff like this. Do they really think people are stupid enough to believe that this is all original or are they just misunderstanding what that really means? I guess all the parts and components that are in it could be original and never been replaced, but then he threw a couple cans of Krylon at the tractor and they blew up all over the finish?

And I mean, if you are planning on doing a quick re-paint and don't want to remove the original decals, haven't people like this ever heard of masking/painter's tape? Just tape over the decals before you paint so it looks good and you don't get overspray all over everything.

Also, I could be wrong, but aren't the wheels supposed to be red on this too?

I see the deck is the original green at least... except for the belt cover which looks like he sprayed some JD Green over it while it was still on the deck as you can see some overspray on the deck as well!! :rofl2:




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