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What I Found On The Paint Codes For The 59-61 Db's You May Be Surprised

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#1 oldmanmopar OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 06:00 AM

I am restoring two DB's. I was having a problem finding the correct paint codes. While dismantling four I bought from a member. I discovered the perfect colors for matching the paint.


 On the wheels . As I was taking off all of the tires the correct color was under the tires. I took the wheel to a auto paint supplier. They matched it using paint chips in a paint catolog. The wheels are not blue as stated everywhere on the web. The pics below will show what I came up with.


 Yesterday I was taking all the diffs apart. After removing all of the serial number tags I again found the gold paint never exposed to the elements, I stripped 4 tractor for parts two 59's a 60 and a 61 The 59's were a different gold then the 60 and 61. The 59's were more of a copper color. The 60 and 61 are gold. I will take these to the same paint store and get them matched and mixed.


 If anyone is interested I will post what they come up with. I have a fith tractor which is a 60. I bought it for  $500.00  for the electric start which wasn't factory for that tractor. It is the lighter gold unlike my 59's, I left it together and will keep it until the 59's are complete then it will be sold as it is. It runs perfect. I am keeping the factory choke cable.


 Here are some pics of the wheel paint and the parts tractor to be sold cheap when the others are done.



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Posted April 13, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Looks pretty close. Have you sprayed out a sample to see what it looks like dry? Matching up paint for a couple of Bolens I've done the paint is always a little off until dry. It looks like you'll be busy for a while.

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 07:11 AM

yep, really close, but there might be differents between this photo and the original fresh painted parts. I think, nobody see differents when the tractor is painted...

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:39 AM

I almost feel out of my chair when I saw the second photo.  I just has the paint tested on one of my Waterloos.  It came back as Spectramaster Green.  Three solid hits on that colour, and it is definitely green, not blue.   Had to check my printouts.  They list the paint code as GS359 while yours shows it to be GS751.  Must be a Canadian / USA, metric/SAE, type thing.



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Posted April 13, 2014 - 04:17 PM

I just wanted to say thanks for posting the pics of that little tractor.

That thing looks fantastic!

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Posted May 21, 2014 - 10:25 AM

I have 5 . There is enough nice parts to restore two complete . One electric start with mower and 3 point hitch. One just a pull start tractor. I will sell the pull start and all left over parts when they are complete.  I have two mowers and a couple of 3 points. 

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