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Desert Sunset DC ?

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J Heitkemper

03-30-2010 19:44:45

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It has been reported that some dealers painted OLD Stock late VACs and SCs Desert Sunset and Flambeau to match the NEW 400 back in 1955, Because the 300 was still a baby on the drawing board and not YET available for marketing ,.. In My time, I Only saw pictures of Desert Sunset VAC, but I did see a weathered Desert Sunset SC ,.. that was 20 or more years ago, and THEN I wondered HOW COME ???. Now I Know .. Anyway .. My Question "Has there ever been a report of a Desert Sunset DC sold from a dealership" ???? or repainted for a new buyers taste , during the Color transition period?

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big jt

03-31-2010 08:46:32

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 Re: Desert Sunset DC ? in reply to J Heitkemper, 03-30-2010 19:44:45  
Guys would also have a tractor repainted just to get it refreshed, and sometimes the newer 2 tone paint would be what they wanted. Lots of time this would be with a major mechnical repair like engine overhaul.

I have owned a JD R that was painted up and decaled as a 820. Have seen a few of the Cases like what you are talking about. As mentioned 70 series painted up as post buyout 94's. Lots of IH 400's with the two tone 450 paint and even emblems. Ford is another one it is very common on. 9n/2n's with two tone 8n paint and it goes on.

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Bruce Nelson

03-31-2010 05:27:16

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 Re: Desert Sunset DC ? in reply to J Heitkemper, 03-30-2010 19:44:45  
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I have an "original" two tone SC.

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03-31-2010 02:50:51

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 Re: Desert Sunset DC ? in reply to J Heitkemper, 03-30-2010 19:44:45  
I don't date back to the sc-dc days but I do recall at our dealership my dad painting 70 series tractors in 94 series colors. old tractor made new in the farmers eyes.

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Joe C in iowa

03-30-2010 20:15:23

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 Re: Desert Sunset DC ? in reply to J Heitkemper, 03-30-2010 19:44:45  
I went to a farm auction last spring, i believe. There was a 52 ish DC3 there painted with a light colored hood and fenders, decals still somewhat intact, though tractor itself was looking rough.. paint looked as if it were "original" judging by condition i remembered it because I have a 42 DC, and was hoping to get it for parts. Hope this helps..Joe

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