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#1 LPBolens OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2014 - 11:27 PM

I had read somewhere on this forum or on that other one that the Ridemaster seats were a different yellow than the wheels because Bolens was getting them pre-painted from their supplier and that was the yellow that the supplier used.

I am wondering if the same would be true of the factory Power Ho sulky seat (also metal).

I am planning ahead here for when the weather finally breaks and I can actually do some work out in the shop.

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Posted February 11, 2014 - 11:59 PM

I had read somewhere on this forum or on that other one that the Ridemaster seats were a different yellow than the wheels because Bolens was getting them pre-painted from their supplier and that was the yellow that the supplier used.

I am wondering if the same would be true of the factory Power Ho sulky seat (also metal).

I am planning ahead here for when the weather finally breaks and I can actually do some work out in the shop.

 

 

The way of thinking now is the yellow is the same as the wheels.

I belive you thinking of a old Ridemaster topic.


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Posted February 12, 2014 - 06:51 AM

The Ride-a-Matics and walk behind attachment seats were all painted in the time period color. (Not a stock color)

Like wilberj mentioned I think that was a ridemaster topic, don't know if that's true or not.


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Posted February 12, 2014 - 07:23 PM

What year is the sulky?

Do you have the green picked out yet?



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Posted February 12, 2014 - 11:16 PM

The sulky is a 1949-50, I think. It is what I assume is the second style, with the gracefully curved seat support. It is Type M455. Although the Owner Manual & Parts List shows spoked rims, all of the ones I have seen in pictures (and mine) have solid rims.

I have not yet picked out the green, although I suspect it is supposed to be a brighter green than one would expect. Certainly the green that I discovered when I took the foot off the Power Ho air compressor attachment surprised me.

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Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:36 PM

The sulky is a 1949-50, I think. It is what I assume is the second style, with the gracefully curved seat support. It is Type M455. Although the Owner Manual & Parts List shows spoked rims, all of the ones I have seen in pictures (and mine) have solid rims.

I have not yet picked out the green, although I suspect it is supposed to be a brighter green than one would expect. Certainly the green that I discovered when I took the foot off the Power Ho air compressor attachment surprised me.

 

The real light green didnt last too long, (1954-1956 )



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Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:43 PM

Do you have a picture of the sulky and a closeup of the green?



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Posted February 13, 2014 - 09:40 PM

Do you have a picture of the sulky and a closeup of the green?


I can get pics of both this weekend.
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Posted February 15, 2014 - 02:41 PM

Here are pics of the M455 sulky and the M351 air compressor. Note the green on the air compressor. The paint appears to be original. I think that I got the compressor with a 12B-01 Power Ho.

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  • Power Ho Attachments (M455-01 Sulky).JPG
  • Power Ho Attachments (M351-01 Compressor).JPG

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 02:59 PM

The air compressor has the early paint which was not the real light green.

The color on your compressor started in the mid 40's and lasted till around 1954

 

1955 they came out with a blinding green color but must not have liked it as that was obsolete when 1956/1957 rolled around :D

 

Here's a thread that pertains to the color you will be trying to match. I wish we could find something as I want to restore my Ridemaster soon.

http://gardentractor... bolens paint

 

There's not much to go by on that sulky so I cant say what green was used.


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 03:04 PM

Here's the bright green that only lasted a year or two

 

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 03:17 PM

I am planning on taking the best example from the compressor that I can get to the local Sherwin-Williams store. They might have something that is very close, or they can certainly mix something for me. Whatever the case, I will use that on my Power Ho's and associated attachments, as well as on my 1948 Ridemaster.

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Here's the bright green that only lasted a year or two

that green is close to what the DB stuff was painted. I don't know that it ever had a name, but the collectors used Agco spring green as a replacement. There was also a dark green used that was closer to a Bolens color.



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Posted February 22, 2014 - 11:48 PM

So today I finally took the seat off my Power Ho sulky, and discovered that the underside patch where it mounts still had that orangey yellow (school bus??) that everyone except me seems to hate. And a patch of the original green as well, although it is hard to tell in the attached pic. I still think it is odd that the Ridemaster metal seats were a different yellow than the rims. This seems to not be true for the Power Ho's and others where the metal seat on the sulky matched the rims.

 

 

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  • Power Ho Seat Mount.JPG
  • Power Ho Sulky Seat Mount.JPG

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 08:26 AM

That's a good match on that yellow!

Your sulky would be a 1956 or older.

 

I don't mind the orange/ yellow color either.


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