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Posted October 17, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Think I found a paint that is almost identical to the early cordovan for the Tube  frames!

 

Spent about 3 hours paging through the old catalog at the local parts store and came across this color which is nearly identical, even is called cordovan!

 

Paint can be mixed in a 1/2 pint so you can sample for yourself, brand is Martin Senour

 

53A-1614

A/E 5.0 VOC

Corral Cordovan Metallic

 

Any napa should be able to mix that code for you

 

This could be the exact paint Bolens used as I noticed the date on the catalog page was for 1965

 

 

 

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Posted October 17, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Years this was used?  Great Find!!



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Posted October 17, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Definietly 1964&1965, And I believe the 66' models used it as well but do not want to say 100% as I'm not sure yet, my 1050's are both 66' models and I do remember seeing this same color on their frames........


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 04:36 PM

Way to go Brian,good job
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 04:38 PM

Looks even better when it dries cant even tell the difference now that I'm looking at it dried on the part.


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Yes there is a god ...and his name is Brain ( a.k.a  Dr .Bolens)  Thank Yoou  sooo  Much for all your hard work and long hours you put it to doing this for the rest of us .

 

 

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Posted October 17, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Yes there is a god ...and his name is Brain ( a.k.a  Dr .Bolens)  Thank Yoou  sooo  Much for all your hard work and long hours you put it to doing this for the rest of us .

 

 

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Wish I knew all this info when I first started!!!

 

Now all my "Restored machines" are the wrong shade of brown LOL!!!



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Posted October 17, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Wish I knew all this info when I first started!!!

Now all my "Restored machines" are the wrong shade of brown LOL!!!


Better start over on all them, lol! Great job! What auto part let you stand around and look at paint books for 3hrs? Most places around here don't even know what a book is anymore. All computers now! and most the workers that don't know about what they are selling, only know how to push the computer buttons! Man, I asked for a set of rear shocks with the part # and the kid couldn't help me because I needed to tell him what car or truck they were from! I went to the wall of shocks and found them myself!
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 09:38 PM

I hope I can get that number crossed over to a ppg number. All the cordovan colors I've tried out have had to bigg of metal flake.

Wouldn't this color be right for all the tractors through 1969 that had brown?

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Posted October 17, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The later brown didn't have the metallic in it

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 06:24 AM

Do you guys have a number for the later brown without the metallic in it? For my 69



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Posted October 18, 2015 - 09:12 AM

Do you guys have a number for the later brown without the metallic in it? For my 69

 

Going to take more time , I do have NOS parts to match though. The poor guys at napa can only take so much of mixing a bunch of 1/2 pints in a day, dont want to wear out my welcome with more paint after this weeked! :D


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:59 PM

So now the plot thickens , just heard from Kevin that his nice 67' 1050  has the metallic paint!!!!!

 

 

Going to have to post a shout out to the Bolens community and ask you guys with tractors from 67' to 69' to check your paint and see if anyone else shows metallic for those years, I'm thinking the same thing may have occurred with the Ride-a-Matic paint and the metallic flake faded away as the tractors were exposed to the elements and sunlight.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 08:05 PM

Anyone have the Bolens part numbers for the cordovan used from 64' to 69'  That would maybe tell us something.......


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 08:32 PM

1716216 seems to be the long standing part # for the cordovan in the rattle can from '64 on up. Quart and pint part numbers stayed consistent as well through those years. 


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