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Paint Color for 1948 Simplicity, Allis-Chalmers

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#1 chrispg OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:22 PM

I guess I'm a bit of a purist at heart! Does anyone know the correct AC orange for 1948? Van Sickle has three different AC oranges on it's site;

 

- 477 AC Persian Orange #1
- 478 AC Persian Orange #2
- 453 AC Orange (Safety Orange)
 
Any help is much appreciated!
 
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:38 PM

PO#1 was used till 1960
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:40 PM

Thanks Killer!



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:51 PM

PO#1 was used till 1960

Would you know a good source for spray cans of this color?



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Allis Chalmers changed paint color in 1960.  Not sure if Simplicity changed colors. 


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 07:24 PM

Allis Chalmers changed paint color in 1960.  Not sure if Simplicity changed colors. 

Mine is a 1948 so it will be #1 I guess



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 08:04 PM

Here is what I use for PO#1 I get it at Oreillys.They have to order it but comes in a couple days...1820 is the part#

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 08:28 PM

Here is what I use for PO#1 I get it at Oreillys.They have to order it but comes in a couple days...1820 is the part#

Thanks again!



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Simplicity had nothing to do with Allis Chalmers until 1961. They did not use orange on an Allis lawn or garden tractor till about 1970.

Early Simplicitys are actually much more red than Allis AG tractors.
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Thanks for the information. Any idea on a paint color for the 1948 model I have?

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Sounds like you have a 1948 Simplicity walk behind tractor?  There aren't many good examples of original paint left to judge by. I have used Duplicolor DE1607 engine enamel on some of my oldest Simplicity tractors (1960 Model 700) but I think there was someone using Ford's Vermillion Red for some of the older tractors. I don't know where you would find that in a spray can. Many auto parts stores handle the Duplicolor paint.


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