Factory paint jobs
Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:02 PM
Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:05 PM
Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:06 PM
- Alc said thank you
Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:44 PM
I guess they never figured nuts like us would like to collect them some day
Posted September 29, 2011 - 10:47 PM
Posted September 29, 2011 - 10:59 PM
A few yrs ago the DB historical socity put out CD's that were copies of the factory newletter, called Poineer Plowman. These pages showed the day to day life of the DB factory, including the dip tanks. One of the storys in the papers was about the parts that fell off the line and were lost into the vat. Apparently they only cleaned it out once in a while. In the cleaning pictured was 100's of tractor parts, including hoods, wheels and other large and small stuff. They gave a figure(dont recall how much) of the amount of lost stuff was recovered. It was 1000's of dollars in parts. Because im a member of the Hist group and the CD is copyrighted i cant in good faith post any pictures of the pile, sorry. This vat by the way was big enough to put a pickup truck inside. I kjnow they had more than one paint dipping line as there was green stuff, red stuff and blue stuff all at the same time. Other colors that come up are a yellow, cream, gray and white. A real prize in DB collecting is to get an attachment that never been out of it bundle or assembled past the factory point. I know of several collectors who have items like this. One of them is Trowel's uncle Kevin, who did have a complete buzz saw outfit still on the crate and wire tied. I only have a few little thing like sickel mower parts bags(burlape) that are stilled wire tied, so i dont really know whats inside them.
- Alc and Littledeere have said thanks
Posted September 30, 2011 - 07:14 AM
Posted September 30, 2011 - 05:44 PM
Thanks Lauber for the info , are those CD's for sale ?
I might be interested in that video also. Let us know!
...Also this has me thinking that on the one side cover of my Tri-Trac has paint runs , could that have been from the factory ?
I'd think that with a dip tank paint job, it would be hard to NOT get runs.
Posted October 01, 2011 - 12:43 AM
- Littledeere said thank you
Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:38 AM
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