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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 10:49 AM

I have to replace some steering parts on my Craftsman II, 917.255919, and going that far into it am kicking around major cosmetic restorations i.e. complete OEM repaint etc. A few local vendors claim they have computer programs that will match virtually any paint color, downside to that is finding an undamaged, original area on the tractor to take in for a color scan.

What I have encountered doing research on decals etc. is reference to Suburbans.

Is there a difference between GT's and Suburbans? One and the same? Differences?

Thanks for all help and patience.2nd restore project.jpg



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Posted May 06, 2016 - 11:09 AM

If my boy had that thing it would be painted camouflage!

 

If you take a body part they should be able to match the color so close nobody unless the devout purist can notice the difference..  JMO


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 12:10 PM

  Scan the inside of the hood if they can. If not then try to remove some small part that's never seen the sun.

                                               Mike


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Is there a difference between GT's and Suburban's? Yes they are different, About the only commonality are the transaxles, and these may have different shifters. Good luck with the decals, I have not been able to find any for the three I have, so they get painted and no badges.


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 02:24 PM

   Look for an area where two brackets are bolted together or even where a bracket is bolted over the frame.  there should be a good color chip under there, they only need about a 2" square section to shoot, it should be flat and easy to move around to save time and hassle.

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 03:38 PM

   Look for an area where two brackets are bolted together or even where a bracket is bolted over the frame.  there should be a good color chip under there, they only need about a 2" square section to shoot, it should be flat and easy to move around to save time and hassle.

                                                                                                           Pete

Good idea, never thought about doing it. Thanks



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Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:52 AM

I found out the hard way the rear ends aren't the same.
Bolt up is different and so is the width.




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