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#121 Trav1s ONLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Nice!  Got that foam ready to mail and will get it sent out Monday.  


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 02:24 PM

Drove up to the Ranch this weekend I was looking for the missing PTO cover, didn't find that but I did find in the barn another John Deere mower deck, grandpa had it in there for parts, has some welds on it but looks pretty solid.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 03:04 PM

You got yourself a "custom color" or patio deck right there.  Looks like it is pretty solid too.


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 06:42 PM

Spain,

 

Just curious to know, what shade of green are you using on your tractor, John Deere Ag or John Deere Classic? After you post the answer, I want to show you something. I'm pretty sure you are using John Deere Ag green, but I want you to confirm it for me.

 

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Spain,

 

Just curious to know, what shade of green are you using on your tractor, John Deere Ag or John Deere Classic? After you post the answer, I want to show you something. I'm pretty sure you are using John Deere Ag green, but I want you to confirm it for me.

 

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I would agree with your observation Troy.  Got me curious too.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:45 PM

I would agree with your observation Troy.  Got me curious too.

So you seen what I seen?



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 09:18 PM

So you seen what I seen?

 

Not sure if I am seeing what you are seeing but the color in the pics looks different than color of my 120.  I used Ag green.  



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Im using Rustoleum John Deere Green, I took it down to the tractors at John Deere and looks just like the new tractors

 

By looking it appears to  more classic green than AG Green, looks good enough for me and has rust protection in it. Plus it was less expensive than the JD paint


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Spain, don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing you on your paint color choice. You're doing a great job, and the tractor is really starting to look good.

I'm looking at the paint shade. If you look at the picture that you posted when you started working on the frame, you can see quite a bit of shade difference between the non-John Deere paint that you are using, compared to the original green shade just below the flywheel. Now I know guys are going to say that that shade is due to sun fading, and yes I'll agree to that to a certain point. But, if you look at this same picture, just behind the motor, on the opposite side, inside frame rail, what shade of green do you see there? Looks like the same shade as found under the flywheel huh? No direct sunlight getting to the inside frame rail.

Spain, again, I'm not picking you or your paint choice apart. I'm just trying to prove a point about using Ag green or Classic green on these old machines. The so called "professionals" say that only Ag green should be used, but I look for every opportunity I can to prove them wrong, and your tractor is a prime example to my beliefs.

Tractor looks really good Spain, and your doing a great job. Your Grandfather should be proud!

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 11:42 AM

I agree but also remember it was taken with a flash and that lightened up the new paint  up some. I think that my selection is closer to the original paint than the John Deere AG, if I was to use the JD AG as "Rev" did then it would have been really dark compared to the non faded areas of my old paint

 

Heres the new JD Tractor color ,and compare the metal protion of it (not the plastic hood) to mine looks almost the same.

 

I think it will look good not as dark as "REVS" but will look awesome!

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 02:35 PM

Looks like a good project :thumbs:



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Heres a pic of the frame in the sun without camera flash, looks good I think blend in nicely with the old JD color The old color is under the fly wheel and front frame

 

Worked on the fender strip again today, I wasnt going to strip it entirely but it had like rust growing under it so took it all off.

 

The filler putty was to fill in where Grandpa ran into the bob wire fence gouges

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:50 PM

I think you will be happy that you went all the way down to bare metal.  I would suggest high build sandable primer. ( I used Duplicolor brand to build it up with 3 coats to hide the metal scratches.)  Once that is dry hit it with the red oxide and follow that with the color.  

 

This tractor is looking very nice and I am impressed with how you have tried and learned.  Thanks for sharing the journey with us.  

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Finshed stripping fender today treated and primed, started on the seat assembly.

 

"Rev" I kind of figured out the scratch issue, I use the wire wheels then hit over it with an abrasive sending wheel, then I run over it with the vibrating sander, takes it down good.

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Looks excellent!  No need for the high-build primer with that coverage.  






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