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420C Paint Scheme

Post by happ » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:03 am

I recently purchased a '58 420 crawler with what appears to be the original paint and the the stripe down the side where it says john deere and 420 is painted white, not yellow. The letters and numbers are definitely not decals and it isn't just faded yellow. Someone told me that there were a few from the factory this way, just wondering if anyone else knew anything about it.

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Post by Lavoy » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:52 am

If it is painted white, someone did it, it did not leave the factory that way. Over the years, the yellow fades to white, on many machines, so perfectly that it appears to have been made that way.
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Post by Stan Disbrow » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:58 am

Hi,

The stripe is not paint. It's ink. Deere screenprinted the stripes and markings, and so the color is much more prone to light fading than yellow paint would have been.

Of course, they did it that way as it's much faster to screenprint on a stripe then to paint it on in the factory. One does not have to mask the part with a silk screen, since the screen automatically provides the masking. However, what you print on needs to be an enamal ink, which is applied very thinly and is made from much smaller pigment particles than paint is. Hence the light fading over the years.

My 1958 420c also sports a white stripe. With the darkening of the green and the whitening of the yellow stripe, the old girl looks more like an Oliver than a Deere! :P

However, I can say with certainty that mine originally had a yellow stripe on her, since she's been around since almost new and I remember whe it was most decidedly yellow! ;)

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Post by joe kitza » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:54 am

8) what is original paint scheme for a 56 420c
i'm trying to find track upper rollers for jd420c sn#87283 or something interchangeable ?

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Post by Pistonman » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:02 pm

All green with a yellow trackframe. No stripe on the hood.

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Post by Willyr » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:32 pm

Where the heck does one buy Classic Green? No, not my local John Deer supplier
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Post by Lavoy » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:54 pm

They should have it. If they don't have it on hand, they can order it.
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Post by Willyr » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:16 pm

Pistonman wrote:All green with a yellow trackframe. No stripe on the hood.
My 56 when sanding down the hood I found the yellow stripe in the indentention with green John Deere letters
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Post by Lavoy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:06 am

Your hood has been replaced at some time in its life.
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Post by Willyr » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:13 am

LOL more sacreligeous defaming on that poor old girl.
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Post by Lavoy » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:03 am

That is really really minor compared to some of the butchering I have seen over the years. :lol:
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Post by Willyr » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:55 pm

so what tells you the hood is incorrect?
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Post by Lavoy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:12 am

The yellow stripe, it is also possible that someone painted the stripe on later, I have seen that on many tractors and crawlers.
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