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Posted January 23, 2013 - 10:57 AM

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 11:29 AM

That's going to be a tough sell.

 

Wrong Paint, Wrong Decals and looks to be missing some crucial parts such as the Choke control assembly.



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Posted January 23, 2013 - 01:57 PM

That's going to be a tough sell.

 

Wrong Paint, Wrong Decals and looks to be missing some crucial parts such as the Choke control assembly.

Sure looks nice though. The paint is too light isn't it?



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Posted January 23, 2013 - 03:13 PM

What's wrong about the decals on it?  I can't tell the difference there.  The paint is definitely wrong on it though.  I'm assuming as a 1963 tractor that it is supposed to be that deep gold color?  This color is much to light and much to yellowish.  I think the later years of this model used the brown cordovan paint instead, right?

 

I like the new tires on it though.  It looks really good with them on it I think.  (Even though the tires aren't original for it either...)  I'm assuming it also comes with no attachments either, which makes it an even tougher sell, even though it looks like the guy did a decent job trying to restore it, despite the wrong color paint.



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Posted January 23, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Here's a pic showing Factory paint and Decals:

 

http://gardentractor...attach_id=24963

 

 

He used a cream color instead of Gold.

 

Maybe I'm being too critical,but when people use the word "Restore" I expect to see something as close to factory as possible.

 

I know I wouldn't be proud to show this tractor off at shows knowing it has the wrong decals and they are put on crooked to top it off :wallbanging:



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Posted January 24, 2013 - 09:50 AM

Here's a pic showing Factory paint and Decals:

 

http://gardentractor...attach_id=24963

 

 

He used a cream color instead of Gold.

 

Maybe I'm being too critical,but when people use the word "Restore" I expect to see something as close to factory as possible.

 

I know I wouldn't be proud to show this tractor off at shows knowing it has the wrong decals and they are put on crooked to top it off :wallbanging:

 

The work done on the tractor looks very nice.  .....It is a shame that not as much effort was put into paint selection.

 

Small points, I know, but the steering wheel should have been white, and the seat spring is installed incorrectly.  .....I noticed the crooked decals, as well.



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Posted January 24, 2013 - 09:25 PM

Thats about the nicest thing in pinellas park!




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