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Posted July 22, 2015 - 01:05 PM

Very nice work, (as usual) they look great

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 02:13 PM

Please help me out , was the saw blade used on that set-up from the factory is what would be the correct name  or a rotary mower type blade was supposed to be used  ?

 

The Bolens green is so nice :thumbs:

Hi, Al.

 

I missed out on going to Jacktown last weekend! :(  .....Maybe I'll see you at the Fall show. 

 

There was not a straight rotary mower blade as we think of them.  ......As Brian's pic at  the top of this thread shows, the weed-cutting disc had 4 sickle blade knife sections bolted to the disc.  .....The knife sections were not tightened to the disc, but swung out with centrifugal force.  ....If a solid object were hit, the knife sections could pivot inward, as shown in the photo.


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 04:06 PM

More done today, now just waiting to apply the decals!!

 

 

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Wow!! Looks absolutely amazing Brian!


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 04:29 PM

So nice!!


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 05:35 AM

How would your newly painted saw and attachments match up as far as color and shine to the way they came from the factory ?  We were talking at the Jacktown show last weekend about guys not putting clear coat on the paint and going as far as finding paint that wasn't as glossy to match their tractor the way it came from the fifties . Did you use automotive paint ? One part or some other kind  that had to be mixed before painting ?  



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Posted July 24, 2015 - 07:37 AM

How would your newly painted saw and attachments match up as far as color and shine to the way they came from the factory ?  We were talking at the Jacktown show last weekend about guys not putting clear coat on the paint and going as far as finding paint that wasn't as glossy to match their tractor the way it came from the fifties . Did you use automotive paint ? One part or some other kind  that had to be mixed before painting ?  

 

Its  automotive paint with reducer and hardener

This particular color is a 99% match to the original

With paint the way it is today I think you have to sacrifice one or the other, Gloss or the correct color, even though alot of the older 50's paint was more flat in appearance I dont mind the gloss as much if the actual colors are spot on or very close to it. I never put a clear coat on any of my restorations.


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 07:42 AM

Would the original Bolens paint be a lacquer or enamel  ?  I'm sure the newer paints would be easier to keep clean if oil and grease got on them .



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Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Its  automotive paint with reducer and hardener

This particular color is a 99% match to the original

With paint the way it is today I think you have to sacrifice one or the other, Gloss or the correct color, even though alot of the older 50's paint was more flat in appearance I dont mind the gloss as much if the actual colors are spot on or very close to it. I never put a clear coat on any of my restorations.

One other thing if you really wanted both 100% color accuracy as well as a semi-gloss like they had in the 50's you may just be able to clear coat it with a semi-gloss or satin clear. Just a thought.


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 08:25 PM

Very nice,your restos always look good
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Posted July 26, 2015 - 08:39 AM

Final Pics with decals

 

 

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Posted July 26, 2015 - 01:29 PM

Absolutely beautiful job on both items.  Approximately how much does the chainsaw weigh? 

 

Thanks for posting the pictures and keeping a part of history alive.



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Posted July 26, 2015 - 01:56 PM

Looks factory Brian! Great job!






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