Hi folks! Thanks for all of the comments. I'm not up to speed on the mechanics of this message board yet but it'll come to me.
To answer some of the questions...
Do you happen to have the model of the engine or model of the tractor? yes
Looks like it may possibly be a 21HD with a 6.6HP Kohler. I believe so as well.
Here is a photo of the engine ID plate.
I'm assuming you're wanting to sand blast it and re-paint it and restore it right because it bugs you that it looks more like antique dark JD Green or something rather than the correct Bolens green? I really do not care for the dark green, burnt yellow, & black look. I want it to look as close to original as I can while still making small concessions here and there.
I take it that this one is just pull start and doesn't have electric start? Pull start only is correct. Electric wasn't available yet on this model.
Did it come with any attachments or just the tractor? No attachments to speak of no. Once I get this the way I want it, I'll start looking for things to go with it.
Are you planning on making a show tractor out of it? Doubtful that I will make a show tractor out of it. Or rather, it's doubtful I will ever enter it into any shows. I hope to have it in a worthy state once complete though.
I tend to go the route of restoring to as close to original as possible if I undertake something like this.
Only once have I not done so and that was with my 9N. The paint on it is in the red/grey style because that's what my grandfather had liked and the way he had re-painted it many a year ago. When I stripped it down, I painted it the way he'd had it rather than the solid grey that was original for the 1940 models.
Here is a link to pics of the 9N and some back story if any are interested. http://ytforums.ytma...7776&highlight=
Edited by HighPockets, October 02, 2012 - 06:29 PM.