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Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby 69ranger » Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:09 am

Wondering what you guys think about changing the color of a 77 cub from Yellow to Red?
I usually keep things original, but I just dont really like the Yellow and White paint. I am looking at an upcoming rebuild on a pretty good old tractor, but nothing special..
Sheet metal is straight, no broken castings, tires are good, no major grease or oil leaks, and its complete. Motor smokes pretty bad, so a rebuild is in the plans.

So is this a mistake, to change the color to Red?

Best regards,
Brad

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:11 am

Paint it any color you like, except GREEN!
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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby inairam » Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:23 am

ScottyD'sdad wrote:Paint it any color you like, except GREEN!

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not so much with the yellow tractors but with the red ones if you have original paint I do not like to paint.
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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby NJ Farmer » Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:57 am

The only sin would be sending a Cub to the scrap yard. As long as you are preserving and keeping it alive I say paint it purple with pink poka dots….just keep it from the scrap yards!!!

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby PFord » Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:49 pm

69ranger wrote:Wondering what you guys think about changing the color of a 77 cub from Yellow to Red?
I usually keep things original, but I just dont really like the Yellow and White paint. I am looking at an upcoming rebuild on a pretty good old tractor, but nothing special..
Sheet metal is straight, no broken castings, tires are good, no major grease or oil leaks, and its complete. Motor smokes pretty bad, so a rebuild is in the plans.

So is this a mistake, to change the color to Red?

Best regards,
Brad


It's YOUR tractor, paint it any color you like? Mine is a repaint from Yellow/White to red. I'm glad it was done before I got it because I don't care for the yellow paint scheme either. In fact, as I understand it, that model year red was an optional color anyway.

Given my choice I would either do mine in demonstrator white or do that GORGEOUS dark gray/red like the older Farmall tractors. I've seen that paint scheme once somewhere and fell in love with it.

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby Stanton » Thu Jul 14, 2022 1:19 pm

Don’t give mind to what others think or might say. It’s not their tractor.

Paint it red and sleep good tonight knowing you painted it the color you wanted.

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby Barnyard » Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:30 pm

Paint it demonstrator gold.

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby ricky racer » Thu Jul 14, 2022 4:20 pm

So, why not green?? Just get the decals correct...

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby birddog » Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:08 pm

I personally would never paint a Cub JD green, but I must admit that the Cub looks pretty good in green and yellow. I also go along with painting what ever color you like. I've got a JD 112 LGT that I painted black with yellow.
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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:15 pm

How about Flambeau Red and Desert Sand. Then you could say it was Case's early attempt to get their foot in the door. I have mixed feelings about yellow and white, reminds me of a Minnie Mo.

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby Glen » Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:25 pm

Hi,
The yellow and white IH paints look good when new, my opinion.
If your paint is old and faded, it probably isn't the same as new IH yellow and white.

Below are listings at TM Tractor for Case IH yellow and white spray cans, you can look at the colors of the caps.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/sp/705fp.htm

I guess this is the right white, it's the only white they sell.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/sp/935fp.htm

Below is a pic from on here of a restored yellow and white Cub.
The manuals show the gas cap, and the air cleaner intake cap are originally white, and the Battery Ignition unit is black. :)
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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby Glen » Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:45 pm

Before doing all the work of a rebuild to the engine, you could try an oil additive.
They say on here to put Seafoam oil additive in the engine oil.
They sell it at auto parts stores.
Several people on here that used it said that it helped a lot.
They say on here to make the engine work while using the additive.
If the piston rings are stuck, it can help free them.

One of the experts on here said to use the additive for 2 oil change periods.
The operator's manual for Cubs serial number 248125 and above says to change the oil every 100 hours of use.
If the rings are wornout, the seafoam won't help much. :)

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby Pap » Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:45 pm

Stanton wrote:Don’t give mind to what others think or might say. It’s not their tractor.

Paint it red and sleep good tonight knowing you painted it the color you wanted.

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:18 pm

They are right, paint it any color you like.....

I just said my piece in a thread earlier on the same subject!

http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=113491&p=903599&sid=15557753fd31a9b23d38593060e76537&sid=15557753fd31a9b23d38593060e76537#p903599

If mine looked like the one Glen posted above, I'd be happy!

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Re: Color change, would this be a sin?

Postby 69ranger » Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:54 am

Thanks you all.. This is going to be an upcoming project, so I guess I will see how it goes. This think will clean up good, as its straight and all in one piece.
If all goes well, I will tear it down next winter, and see what all it needs.
Glen, Thanks for the suggestion on the engine. Its a mystery to me why it smokes so much, as the rest looks real good.
I guess I should put it on the woods 42 and sentence it to mowing duty for a while. Maybe it would clear up?


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