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Posted August 25, 2013 - 07:38 AM

Anyone else have more samples?


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Bump!

Come on Guys!

I know there's people out there with stuff from 1948-1956 that have some good sample areas for paint.

I need some more examples from this time period to get a better conclusion on paint shades.

 

I'm looking for any equipment from that time period.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Just good digital photos? I can get a few Ride-a-matic pics of a barn find that is stored indoors after I get laid off.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 06:47 PM

Just good digital photos? I can get a few Ride-a-matic pics of a barn find that is stored indoors after I get laid off.

 

If its a 1956 I'd be happy to see some pics of the original paint.

I'm trying to get as many samples as I can to study how this paint fades/ changes in the elements before I go ahead and try to get a match.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Just good digital photos? I can get a few Ride-a-matic pics of a barn find that is stored indoors after I get laid off.

 

 

Hi friend I'll take it if it something I need. :D


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 09:43 PM

paint a match 100% no variance!


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 10:02 PM

paint a match 100% no variance!

 

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:17 PM

I have several nos parts from these years an I can tell you this much even the shades of green can be different from one piece to another. I have a nos engine pulley from a 12bb power ho it's a bright green which I think is about the same green used on the early ridemasters it matches up perfectly to a super handi ho I have that's all original. Same era as the ridemasters im pretty sure they changed the color three times during the production of the ridemasters I have a later model ridemaster that's all original an it has the metallic green type paint on it. I think Jerome dated it a 1952
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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:21 PM

I have several nos parts from these years an I can tell you this much even the shades of green can be different from one piece to another. I have a nos engine pulley from a 12bb power ho it's a bright green which I think is about the same green used on the early ridemasters it matches up perfectly to a super handi ho I have that's all original. Same era as the ridemasters im pretty sure they changed the color three times during the production of the ridemasters I have a later model ridemaster that's all original an it has the metallic green type paint on it. I think Jerome dated it a 1952

 

The Metallic didnt come into existence until 1956 (From the research I have done)

 

I have also learned getting NOS parts are not always good for paint matches as parts were still produced for these tracors when they ceased production , As an example I have some NOS Ride-a-Matic deck parts painted in tubeframe green.



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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:22 PM

I have several nos parts from these years an I can tell you this much even the shades of green can be different from one piece to another. I have a nos engine pulley from a 12bb power ho it's a bright green which I think is about the same green used on the early ridemasters it matches up perfectly to a super handi ho I have that's all original. Same era as the ridemasters im pretty sure they changed the color three times during the production of the ridemasters I have a later model ridemaster that's all original an it has the metallic green type paint on it. I think Jerome dated it a 1952

 

 

Engine date is 1952 but who knows what year it is 1952 or later I would think I just wish the paper work we both have was better for the last 6 years of the Ridemasters. Is that one your dads we talked about?



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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:28 PM

My thinking on the color change is Darker "Drab Green"  (1948-1953 or 1954)  Light Green ( 1954 or 1955- 1956) Metallic Green (1957-1960)


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Jerome yes that's the one Metallic green was for sure used before 1957 because the 1956 ride-a-matic was mettalic green His ridemaster isn't the same shade of mettalic green either as the ride-a-matics it's similar but different I agree on the nos parts I even have some that just have like a primer on them an some are painted like that bronze color on the tube frames I'm sure they just used whatever paint they had laying around plus I'm sure they casted parts later on after regular production of the tractors that would explain the bronze color verses the green I have been trying to figure bolens out for a long time Learned that's next to impossible they did whatever was easy at the time for them. Paint your machines with what ever color makes you happy just don't paint then John Deere green now that pisses me off! Lol
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Posted December 05, 2013 - 10:18 PM

I think the best we can do is bust the paint down into groups of years.  Best case is find a good spot on the tractor then use that.  



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Posted December 05, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Doc., I can see what the belt guard looks like on the inside off of the Power Ho if you think it's from the right era? I don't know what year it is?



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Posted December 05, 2013 - 10:29 PM

I agree Jerome Hoping to get three ridemasters painted before the bolens meet next year two are just repaint's so those will be easy scuff an paint Will display grader, disc plow an that cultivator setup I have Unless I get a dumpbox before hand I'm pretty sure the orange/yellow color I have the wheels powder coated is a good match It matches up to the r-525




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