Thanks guys ! The question of whether the green paint helped or hurt is up for discussion. I personally don't think it mattered at all but you be the judge. I am posting a photo of the before and after for those of you who don't want to waste time looking up my previous posts of the tractor. As a reminder, last year I paid $850 for it in the condition shown in the attached photo. It ran fine BUT the front end was really loose in it. It required no parts but just tightening the pivot pin and adjusting the box as much as possible to fix it nicely. It had trailer tires on front which I replaced with new rib tires. I replaced the battery, installed a new switch, and replaced some wiring. I purchased a plow for $125. for it and a sickle bar mower which after sandblasting and paint I had less than $200 in. I invested $75 for paint and gloss hardener and $40. on the JD decals. This put me into it at about $1350. I sold it to the first person who came to see it for $2250. I think that I would have asked the same amount for the tractor whether I had painted it orange or green as I priced it based on the condition of it not the color. So to answer your question. You have seen it and heard the story. Do you guys think that it was worth more than $2250 had it been orange? Remember that here in the middle of Missouri I am not in a hotbed of PK activity. At tractor shows most people did not know what it was other than a cute little tractor. I know that I enjoyed it more in green as it was a conversation piece and fun to take to shows and parades. The nice guy I sold it to also said he was going to enjoy showing it to friends and neighbors and thought he would enjoy the green color. My final word on it is that I think I sold it for what a pk with the equipment of that size and condition is worth regardless of color. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?
ps. I did get an e-mail from a purist who felt that I ruined the tractor by painting it green, destroyed it value, and it should sell for $1500 or be parted out. Of course I disagree and proved him wrong, but respect his opinion.