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TEDV
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« on: March 24, 2003, 09:59:08 PM »

Were any Cletracs of the 30's painted red ?  I have a 1936 40D that is all rust topside but has red paint underneath and on the inside of the track frame, rollers, sprockets, etc.  Thanks TEDV:)
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2003, 03:58:42 AM »

They were a brown from 1930-35. See this paint color link.

I know they were all painted with red lead primer. Maybe that's what you see. My gramps started out at the company laying on his back with a brush painting red lead underneith them.

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