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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:29 PM

:ditto:

 

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 06:16 AM

Your 1958 is the Deluxe Ride-a-Matic
The links Husky provided above are the best Ride-a-Matic Decals you can buy
I worked with the guy to get them made up and made sure they were all to spec.
 
 
The colors used were Metallic Green and Light yellow, after numerous failed attempts I was able to come up with a 99.9% match of the original green!
Here's one I restored last summer, its a 1957



I have the two rear wheel sand blasted and now primed. I was wondering how many shades of light yellow there are. MY local NAPA can mix any color I want and put it in a rattle can but the big question that he will ask is what light yellow. Can anyone be more specific?

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 07:01 AM

I have the two rear wheel sand blasted and now primed. I was wondering how many shades of light yellow there are. MY local NAPA can mix any color I want and put it in a rattle can but the big question that he will ask is what light yellow. Can anyone be more specific?

 

Mine was mixed from a sample of a Mustang Tiller tine.

I went with Rustoleum based paint for the yellow, can get you the code later


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Thanks I would really appreciate that. I also want to use Rustoleum in a rattle can. I have developed a good pattern and my applications turn out very good. so good that at one tractor show I was asked who did my painting.

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:00 PM

... my applications turn out very good. so good that at one tractor show I was asked who did my painting.

 

Are you sure that was meant as a compliment ??? :smilewink:  :D


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 04:36 PM

Here are some implements: http://ashtabula.cra...4471175850.html

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Are you sure that was meant as a compliment ??? :smilewink:  :D



At my age I am not sure about anything. All I do know for sure is that I got way to many Bolens tractors.

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Here are some implements: http://ashtabula.cra...4471175850.html


Wow, that's quite a collection.

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Posted May 23, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Did the 1958 model or any of the other models have a cap that covered the end of the rear axles? I do not like looking at my nice sandblasted and newly paint wheels with that nasty greasy axles in the center.

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Posted May 24, 2014 - 06:37 AM

No Caps on the axle ends



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Posted May 24, 2014 - 02:47 PM

No Caps on the axle ends



Yep, now you'll have to clean the hubs and axles to make them match your nicely painted wheels! :D

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Posted May 26, 2014 - 11:34 AM

I just finished cleaning and repainting with the primer paint an original oil bath air cleaner assemble. It was very well rusted but there was still some of the original paint left on it. I did not see what I would say was any metallic green color. I am 99 % sure that the air cleaner had never been repainted. I am having a problem with the fact that Bolens would have used a metallic paint ways back in 1958. But Bolens 1000 does have one sharp looking tractor with it being painted that color.

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Posted May 26, 2014 - 12:03 PM

I just finished cleaning and repainting with the primer paint an original oil bath air cleaner assemble. It was very well rusted but there was still some of the original paint left on it. I did not see what I would say was any metallic green color. I am 99 % sure that the air cleaner had never been repainted. I am having a problem with the fact that Bolens would have used a metallic paint ways back in 1958. But Bolens 1000 does have one sharp looking tractor with it being painted that color.

 

Ah, Ye of little faith!

 

These were definitely metallic Green. The metallic faded out over the years do to sunlight and the elements, Getting a sample off an aluminum piece is not a good idea as the aluminum parts faded even more.

 

To prove the "Doc" is not insane here's a NOS reel attachment I got with metallic paint :D

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Posted May 26, 2014 - 06:51 PM

Ok I will see what my local NAPA can come up with.

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Posted May 26, 2014 - 07:29 PM

Ok I will see what my local NAPA can come up with.

 

Here's the exact match:

 

Brand: Martin Senior

Paint: "Medium Green Metallic "

 

53B-2223

A/E 4.58 voc

 

just give that number to the guy at napa for the 1QT Container


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