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#1 Dpregs OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Hey guys,

 Just picked up a JD utility cart from CL with the intent on doing a "restore", but I can't find too much info on the wagon itself to indicate a year.  I want to find pics of what it should look like and go from there.  It DEFINITELY needs a repaint, but I am thinking it is missing some pieces as well.  The decals are in good shape, any way to save them from the inevitable sanding and painting?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

(Typing this at work, so will post pics when I get home).


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 05:18 PM

Here is a picture of my #10:

 

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Some of them had a "drop in" tailgate, newer ones have swinging tailgates with pins on the gate & hooks on the sides:

 

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I much prefer the hooks & pins, which can be installed on any of the carts!

 

I don't know of any way to save the decals other than masking them & careful sanding.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 06:02 PM

Thanks Lowell!

Can you buy decals? Also, which paint is the one to use? Going to start tear down tomorrow.

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Posted January 31, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Not sure on the decals, if available they will probably be the newer style striped 10S decals.

 

I prefer off the shelf John Deere "Ag Green", it woorks good & will be the right color!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 08:19 PM

Thanks again Lowell!  Is Ag Green a particular brand?  Will the paint be tough enough, or does it need a hardener (not that I know what that is :) , but I read about it ).



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Posted January 31, 2014 - 09:09 PM

If you plan on using spray paint, it will need to 'cure' longer for the paint to be able to withstand use. If you paint it using an air (hvlp) gun, then you can mix hardener in with the paint. That will give you a more durable paint job with a shorter cure time.

 

Ag green is not a brand, it is a color. There are variations of JD green paint. Classic green was used up until 1961. After that, consumer (ag) green was used. Do to a change in paint suppliers and the way undercoating (priming) and applications were done, paint also changed slightly in appearance in the early 80's and again in the early 2000's.



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 06:36 AM

great info.  I am going to get started on the tear down today.  I will try to save the current decals by sanding carefully.  I do plan to spray with my air spray gun attachment for my compressor.  I will thin it and add the hardener.  

 

Pics to follow today.

 

In my searches this morning, I think I found the decal replacement....but there are no pics of it :(

M130951

M130950

 

part numbers from JD site, but can't link to that page...so here is the same thing:

http://www.dowdatrac...A200A0901000010


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 09:02 AM

Well, a year and then some later I have finally got to painting this thing.  Took it totally apart, which was a bear because of rust on some parts and then had it sand blasted.  Applied several coats of primer and let it sit for a month.  This past week I have been spraying it with Valspar Tractor & Implement paint.  I used the Valspar hardener and naptha to thin it so I could spray.  So far it is looking good.  This is my first time spraying ever, so I am happy with it.  I have to drips that I need to sand and respray, but I can deal with that!  After it is all sprayed, I don't know if I need to clear coat it, that is my question.  Can I clear coat this paint, or is the hardener good enough?

 

Only pic I have on hand:

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This was after one coat.  Finished 2nd coating last night.  


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:10 AM

looking good! are u making a trailer 'trailer queen' or a working trailer? either way it should hold up good. thanks for pics!

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:34 AM

It is going to be a working trailer.  Choose it as my first redo to see how it went :)   


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:42 AM

It's coming along nice :thumbs:  Don't know enough about the clear



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Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:49 AM

Just realized I never uploaded the original pics, and I can't edit the first post, so here they are:

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This is not going to be original at the end of this, sorry.  I am going to add a few things as this is my first attempt.

 


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:15 AM

So, it's done! Decals are different, but the rest is original. I'll post a follow up with more explanation when I get to my computer, but here are some pics.
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Posted August 17, 2015 - 04:29 AM

Looks good!



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Posted August 27, 2015 - 08:30 AM

Sorry for getting around to this so late, but here it is:

 

I started with the old beat up trailer that was bent and dinged pretty good.  I straightened out all that I could, and lived with the rest.  I had it blasted and then I primed it.  I think I went wrong somewhere in either the priming or the painting because the green paint chipped off fairly easy when putting in the gate.  I used valspar tractor and implement enamel over rustoleum auto primer, thinking I was good to go.  I probably should have gone with the valspar primer instead.  Painting was fairly easy to do, and it was my first time.  I bought a HF HVLP gun which was easy to use, but a witch to clean.  The green definitely cleaned up easier than the Blitz Black (which almost killed me).  Spraying the green with my spray paint mask was fine, but when I used the JD blitz black I found that after a minute or two I was smelling and testing paint....NOT GOOD.  I immediately stopped and got into fresh air and relaxed the rest of the day.  I went out and spent the cash on a better mask, smart idea.  I made sure it was tight and went back to the black, and made it through ok.  If there is a next time, i will make a better spray booth with better ventilation for sure.  After the black cured and the green cured it was to assembly.  The green scuffed easily, and chipped where the gate mate the sides which was a bummer.  The black too seemed to scratch, but not as bad.  After all assembled, my brother and I applied the decals (I bought the wrong ones :( , but he was okay with it).  Once assembled we loaded it up and he took his bday present home.  here are some final pics:

 

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