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    1982 ERTL model 520

    I am restoring my pedal tractor that I had for my grandson. I have discovered during this process that I apparently cannot use google . Could someone tell me what color green they used on those please.

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    grnspot110, may be of some help. Here is a thread of his...

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    I have been told that there are two versions of John Deere green for the real thing (vintage and modern) but I've only ever seen Ertl's in the brighter " modern" green. If it has any paint left on it, you can take it into CarQuest and they can color match a can of new paint to the old stuff.
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    Ok thanks guys

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    i used off the shelf "AG Green" on mine: Click image for larger version. 

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    One more question, will it be worth more money to my grandson if he decided to sell it later in life if it is fully restored or left in original condition?

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    Without seeing it, it's hard to say. Generally speaking, good condition originals are always worth more because something is only original once. Of course, there comes a point where something may be so worn out and in such poor shape that restoring it would make it sell for a little more. Whether or not the additional profit outweighs the actual costs of the restoration depends greatly on the item, condition, and a million other things.

    How old is your grandson? Would he be at an age that he would want to play with the tractor, or is he old enough to understand tools and working on things a little? Personally, I might be inclined to leave it original and let him play with it, then maybe down the road let fixing it up be a project he could be involved with.
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    He is only 5 months old right now. I was wanting to give it to him for his 1st birthday in November. It really isn't in bad shape, its just missing 1 front wheel that fell off when I was little so i'll have to replace that, both rear wheels are a little rusty and missing the chrome hubs and the paint is faded pretty bad. Other than that the axle, front post, steering shaft and pedal arm are all just rusty. I was thinking of sandblasting the axle, post, shaft and pedal arm and spraying them to prevent more rust. I'm not sure if I should repaint the tractor or not.

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    I would paint it. My reasoning is that a small child would like something that looks new and then he can remember putting each scratch on it as he grows up.

    The memories will be worth more than money.........someday!
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    In my case, I restored this one as a "collectible", also, there wasn't much more than a shell to start with. It's up to you to decide what you want to do with it. Personally, from your description, I would repair & repaint!
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