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proper color

Post by 1954cooter » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:46 pm

Got some questions.Getting ready to splash on some paint on my 420.Would like to know if gas cap,rad cap,air cleaner cap and valve cover breather cap, did they come green when new? Also did the seat frame come black or green? Also is the "classic" john deere paint that JD dealers sell,the correct shade of green for my machine? Thanks

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Re: proper color

Post by Lavoy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:11 pm

Lots of opinions on the subject.
Gas cap and rad cap probably zinc plated.
Breather cap green.
Air cleaner cap green.
Seat frame typically green, but have seen what I believe to be original set frames in black, but believe that came out on 430, but not sure.
Way too many arguments on the shade of green that is accurate, I use Classic myself.
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Re: proper color

Post by Stan Disbrow » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:32 am

Hi,

My still-original paint on my 58 420c has black on the seat frame. The rest matches what Lavoy has said. Being a 58, it is a Phase-III, so earlier ones might well have had green seat frames. Mine has the oil dipstick on the right, which was changed for the 430. So, maybe the seat frame paint color was also.....

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Re: proper color

Post by 1954cooter » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:22 pm

Gonna go with classic green & black seat frame.
Thanks

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Re: proper color

Post by 1954cooter » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:11 pm

Stan...on your original 420,what color are the starter & generator?On mine I see a hint of green on generator but I see a lot of restorations both are painted black.
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Re: proper color

Post by Stan Disbrow » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi,

My starter and generator are green. The standard Delco color was black, so rebuild shops usually paint them black.

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Have: '58 JD 420c 5-roller w/62 inside manual blade
Have: '78 JD350C w/6310 outside manual blade
Useta Have: '68 JD350, '51 Terratrac GT-25
Also Have: 1950 M, 2005 x495, 2008 5103 (now known as 5045D)

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Re: proper color

Post by 1954cooter » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:52 pm

Will paint them green.

Thanks Stan.

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