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DR. Bolens
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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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Years this was used? Great Find!!
 

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DR. Bolens
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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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DR. Bolens
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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 .

Patrick/
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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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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Old Iron Junky
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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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DR. Bolens
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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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DR. Bolens
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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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DR. Bolens
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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.
I'm thinking they would have changed part numbers if the paint changed correct?

Could it be the whole series of cordovan was metallic and like the Ride-a-Matics it faded over time and we missed it?
 

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BUMP

So far I've got the cordovan metallic used on machines from 1964-1967

Who has 68' and 69 models they can test?

Anyone have a ID tag their planning on ripping off for a restore? :D Thats the best place to see the true color.
Are you thinking that the Cordovan Metallic was used on the 1967 1250? And then 1968-69 1250's were not metallic?
 
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