To all of you John Deere collectors out there that might have some unrestored, unmolested, non-repainted John Deere tractors from 1963 through 1974, please post pictures. Doesn't matter what the model of the tractor is, as I'm not interested in that. I want to compare the paint shades.
I have been told that John Deere never used the Classic green shade on any of their garden tractors. The Ag green (darker shade) was the only paint used. I have been on another website, and they will argue this fact no matter what type of proof you present them. Well, since I value all of your opinions here, and I don't care for the other site at all, I want to hear what you guys think.
My personal belief is that John Deere did in fact use the Classic green (lighter shade) on all of their garden tractor from 1963 through 1969. In 1970, I belief is when John Deere converted to the Ag green (darker shade) paint, and I'm hoping to prove that theory here.
So, what I'd like to see is, if you have a tractor from either one of these year breaks, please post a picture. If you have a tractor from both year breaks, please post a picture of both tractors side-by-side, so that we can see if there is any difference in the shade finishes. The tractors cannot be repainted. I want to see original tractors, even if they are rusted and don't look the best, I still want to see pictures.
I don't need any pictures of tractors built after 1974, as all of those were painted in the Ag green.
Please help me out if you can.