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Lately we have had alot of discussions about Ride a Matic decals. Some of you may had heard of Hank Watkins also aka "Old Bolens Guy". He is the go to guy for Ride a Matic and Ridemaster questions and reproduction decals. Ive seen Ride a Matic decals for sale at Vintage Repoductions, but those are just for the hood. Hanks decals (I know for the 59-62) are a complete set including the shift and variable speed. Hank is retired and dosnt run a business, just had a local shop remake as many decals as he could. Prices are very affordable for a complete set. Hank dosnt own a computer and is only available by phone. PM me for a number. He also runs an add in the VGTCA where you can find his contact info
 

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Lately we have had alot of discussions about Ride a Matic decals. Some of you may had heard of Hank Watkins also aka "Old Bolens Guy". He is the go to guy for Ride a Matic and Ridemaster questions and reproduction decals. Ive seen Ride a Matic decals for sale at Vintage Repoductions, but those are just for the hood. Hanks decals (I know for the 59-62) are a complete set including the shift and variable speed. Hank is retired and dosnt run a business, just had a local shop remake as many decals as he could. Prices are very affordable for a complete set. Hank dosnt own a computer and is only available by phone. PM me for a number. He also runs an add in the VGTCA where you can find his contact info
I actually just called him yesterday and ordered a complete set for my 1958 ride a matic. The complete set was $25 + $5 shipping which I think is very reasonable.
 

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Does anyone have the phone number for Hank Watkins? He runs an add in the VGTCA newsletter for Bolens decals. If anybody has a copy of it and could PM his number it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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i would PM DougT, as he's a director of the VGTCA and should have the contact info for Hank. I used to have it but seem to have lost it or the yrs.
 

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Guys I have it just PM me.
 
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His decals are fantastic. Just got a set for my 59 afew months back. You can see by my pictures they look great. He also has alot of knowledge on the bolens tractors. Wish there was a way to capture that knowledge and get it to this site. Thanks for all the great knowledge and help.
 

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His decals are fantastic. Just got a set for my 59 afew months back. You can see by my pictures they look great. He also has alot of knowledge on the bolens tractors. Wish there was a way to capture that knowledge and get it to this site. Thanks for all the great knowledge and help.
Does he have access to the internet? Would be nice to have him on GTT but I always heard from everyone he just communicates by Phone....
 

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Thats the only way to contact him. I have spent many hours on the phone with him. Would like to go visit him to see his collection and gain some of his knowledge on these tractors.
 
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