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Orange model 80??

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So a couple days ago I picked up another model 80 cart, 1 for the 110. When I first seen it for sale I thought that someone had painted to match a patio tractor or that it might be an actual patio cart. Nope... not the case. Some 35-40 years ago a guy purchased this used cart and painted it orange to match his Allis Chalmers garden tractor.
It is in such good shape that I brought it home.
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He painted right over the JD decals. Bottom of the tailgate is pretty clean, I need to figure out how to replace the bolt on the corner. I should say figure out how to get the nut on the bottom of the bolt.
It had a riveted tag which was removed, why?? There is green on the tongue where some orange has peeled. Correct me if I鈥檓 wrong, weren鈥檛 brass tag 80s green tongue and under carriage?
I wish that I could paint faded green on it so it would match my 110. I might use the hotsie pressure washer on it to see if it would peel the orange off.
Had to part with $75... hope I didn鈥檛 over pay. 馃
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You paid $75?! Someone call the cops! Tag or not, you stole it!
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I鈥檒l give you the 75 now for it!!!!!
You stole it for that price nice find
Yes I think you are correct brass tagged trailers were all green. I鈥檓 sure Elfman and Brandon would know for sure
But yes if your feeling bad about it I鈥檒l come and get it!!!!!馃槀馃槀
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I was trying not to look to excited while digging the cash out of my pocket. 馃榿
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Nice find! Good luck getting it "cleaned up"!
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Nice find! Yes, you guys are correct about the brass tag carts having the green undercarriage. 1969 and later carts had the black undercarriage.
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So a couple days ago I picked up another model 80 cart, 1 for the 110. When I first seen it for sale I thought that someone had painted to match a patio tractor or that it might be an actual patio cart. Nope... not the case. Some 35-40 years ago a guy purchased this used cart and painted it orange to match his Allis Chalmers garden tractor.
It is in such good shape that I brought it home.
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He painted right over the JD decals. Bottom of the tailgate is pretty clean, I need to figure out how to replace the bolt on the corner. I should say figure out how to get the nut on the bottom of the bolt.
It had a riveted tag which was removed, why?? There is green on the tongue where some orange has peeled. Correct me if I鈥檓 wrong, weren鈥檛 brass tag 80s green tongue and under carriage?
I wish that I could paint faded green on it so it would match my 110. I might use the hotsie pressure washer on it to see if it would peel the orange off.
Had to part with $75... hope I didn鈥檛 over pay. 馃
Nice find indeed and what a bargain for sure.
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No one caught the 鈥減un鈥 in my opening post. In the third paragraph I said that I was going to see if the hot water pressure washer would 鈥減eel鈥 the orange off.
Sometimes I crack myself up! 馃槀馃ぃ
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:)if it doesn't "peel" it off I'll still come and get it for $75.00
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^^^^^ I will keep that in mind. 馃榿
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UPDATE on the 鈥淥range Peel鈥 cart:
After 4 1/2 hours with the hot washer this is what I have. An orange polka dot 80 cart. The areas where there wasn鈥檛 any green left before it was painted orange, whether it was a surface rust spot or the green was worn off, the orange REALLY stuck to those spots! Was able to preserve the 80 and the John Deere on the sides. I鈥檓 gonna use my heat gun and fingers and try to peel the remaining orange off of the John Deere on the sides. Those side letterings look like they were painted from the factory? Was even able to save the 鈥淧rinted in the USA鈥 on the sides.
It didn鈥檛 turn out quite like I had hoped, but it鈥檚 better then all orange, and I鈥檓 not done.

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I was trying to be extremely careful around the lettering so has to not damage any of it.
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Nice find, the decals are all available from HAPCO if you want to redo the cart. I understand trying to save the originals many of us would do the same thing.
Good luck.
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With the 鈥渃ustom鈥 paint job you鈥檝e probably doubled the value. Nice job saving the decals.
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