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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:56 AM

I am curious as to when DB started making the square hood GTs. I was under the impression that 62 was the changeover year with the still round nose 575 and the square nose 725.

There is a guy on a FB group who says he has a 61 square nose and that he has the owner's manual that states it's a 61.

Is he right or all the records I've found that 62 was first square hood?

 


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 08:18 AM

Could always be a mid-year model change.

Would love to find one of either, regardless.  Hahaha.


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 10:53 AM

http://vintagesearsg...d_suburban.html

 

Looks like round and square hoods overlapped for a couple of years. 

5.75/6.0 horse models were round hood through '63

7.25 horse models were square hoods by '62


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 11:39 AM

http://vintagesearsg...d_suburban.html

 

Looks like round and square hoods overlapped for a couple of years. 

5.75/6.0 horse models were round hood through '63

7.25 horse models were square hoods by '62

 

Yea, I was going off of that, but this guy keeps insisting he has a square hood 1961, I didn't think they were built until 62


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:33 PM

Try to cross reference the SN .

See what # his machine is .

This is how the model number break down:
 601-602 ....1959
 613-614.....1960
 616-617-618-619....1961
 622-623-624....1962
 628-629-630.....1963
 633-634-637......1964
 644-645-646-647......1965

 

/\This is a research list from Lauber .

The 61's were Gold and Blue . He may have a pieced together machine .


Edited by MGP59DB, October 04, 2016 - 05:36 PM.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:27 PM

does anybody here have the 62 575 or the 63 600 models, if so I would like to see a pics

Edited by jabelman, October 04, 2016 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:29 PM

Well I doubt if he has what he thinks he does. I have a Sears repair manual that states new for 62, featuring the 623 and 624 models also a 628, which replaced the old round hood. The frames are basically the same so you can mix and match them if you want. The only puzzling tractor to me is the 622, which was the first blue and white one, but also the last oval hooded one.

 

As far as having a manual dated for 1961, he might, as print date doesn't equal sale date, and since these were the new models for 62 it makes sense that some printed goods could have been done in late 61. I don't really know at what time of the yr new models came to the floor, I would guess maybe before Christmas so as not to miss any holiday sales. Someone told me once that the spring catalogs came out in Jan, so the earliest one might have gotten a tractor would have been feburary.

 



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Posted October 05, 2016 - 11:44 AM

 

 

As far as having a manual dated for 1961, he might, as print date doesn't equal sale date, and since these were the new models for 62 it makes sense that some printed goods could have been done in late 61.

 

That was kind of what I was thinking also. He said his Grandpa bought it new although it had been converted with a 64 electric start set up. I kin of quit arguing with him and let him think what he wanted.


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Posted October 24, 2016 - 08:41 AM

My avatar is the 1962 622 5.75 model. Mine isn't that nice, I stole the pic off the net.


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Posted October 24, 2016 - 06:06 PM

My avatar is the 1962 622 5.75 model. Mine isn't that nice, I stole the pic off the net.

I'd really like to find one of those. !!






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