What Color Should I Paint the Grille

Poll ended at Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:09 pm

Red
22
92%
Black
2
8%
 
Total votes : 24

Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:47 pm

JB,

The flatter topped air cleaner caps came later. I'm not sure exactly when, but it was definitely later than 48. Jim Becker may know when the transition took place.

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:02 pm

Be bold: Silver!

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:02 pm

Ned says Red

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:16 pm

Red, with a smiley face

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:26 pm

Don McCombs wrote:JB,

The flatter topped air cleaner caps came later. I'm not sure exactly when, but it was definitely later than 48. Jim Becker may know when the transition took place.



:P Thanks Don, I will keep an eye out for a domed cap. Besides being the correct cap I like the looks of the domed cap better anyway.

Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:09 pm

Red would be a good choice. My 4 bar 61 will be white, if I ever get to it. Paul K. in N.H.

Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:58 pm

Donny:

I am an ornery, cantankerous and obstinante opinionated do things that go against the grain type guy..... and I will usually do things differently -- like my yaller snow plow, wagon wheels and now my derusto-tank base.....buuuttt on this.... I have to go along with the other guys. I say paint it RED.... I gots me one that is BLACK and it is the most gawdawful thang.... When I gets me new grilles they gonna be painted RED :!: :!: :D

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:05 pm

Hey fellas,

I don't think black is quite ready to concede just yet :wink: My 8 year old daughter picked out the color of 49-1 and she says that red won't "go" with this:

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Super A wrote:
For goodness sakes, paint it red!! And go back and paint all those black parts red too!!

(And WHATEVER you do, don't paint the front rims silver!!)


Hey Super A,
Would it be allright with you if I keep the safty gas cap the IH sent me black :?: :?:

Looks like I may have to break down and buy some red paint. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:14 pm

I hated to do this to Missy, but maybe it will help you make up your mind

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Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:17 pm

Don McCombs wrote:JB,

The flatter topped air cleaner caps came later. I'm not sure exactly when, but it was definitely later than 48. Jim Becker may know when the transition took place.


One of those things that didn't make it into the article.

I don't have hard facts on it. My best information suggests the flat top cap came the same time as the short air cleaner intake and that probably happened in '54 when the hundred styled Cub came out.

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:18 pm

Hey Donny, How did you get that gawd awful looking lavender?/purple Cub in the kitchen?. :arrow:

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:27 pm

That was the easy part. I sent Merry to the garage with a pot to cook super with the oxy/acetylene rig. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

JB wote:
that gawd awful looking lavender?/purple Cub


Now you've made my daughter cry. :evil: :evil:

Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:47 am

I would like to vote but your color choices don't go at all with the color that you painted the cub with. :shock: :shock:
On the other hand I think I know why your daughter chose that color
Bigdog would not notice a cub painted that color he looks for red or white never purple.

PS: My daughter is on her way to your house to steal the purple cub she thinks I should repaint mine now see what you started. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:12 am

How about a compromise?
Black and Red! Grrrrr......
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Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:25 am

Scott C wrote:Black and Red! Grrrrr......

That looks like something out of a night mare I had last night. I thought about red, white, and blue stripes, but i like your idea better. Maybe Rudi will come up with a maple leaf for his.