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12-02-2012 14:21:47

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Marty, Couple of questions: First, what year is your 770? It matters simply because if you are pre-honeycomb grille/hood decal panels on 1962 and later, the mist green will be chomatic conflict on the clover white panels. Second, is your 770 wfe or narrow? This matters on the color keyed cast center hubs of the wide front ends. The only two photos I have ever seen of the mist green paint on 880's were on narrow front end tractors and I have to tell you they grabbed your full attention. The Oliver decals are what really made those paint schemes look premier! If you go mist, you will be busted by all the restored Olvier guys because your tractor is a 770. It will look like the Trans-Am hood decal on a Grand Prix Pontiac, the notion will be novelty at first but remember, when your ice melts, the lemonade is watered down. I fully restored a 1960 880 wfe this past summer and I had two Oliver guys (one was my brother) scream at me to go mist green. I went authentic and was glad in the end. Stay true, be happy.

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