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Wisconsin THD Paint color needed


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Default Wisconsin THD Paint color needed

Does anyone know what color to paint a 1957 Wisconsin THD? It is a silver/green color. Thanks, Scot
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Hey Red,

I bought two new TJD engines at work about 1989. One was green, very close to the old olive drab military, only a tad lighter, and regular gloss. The second one was gloss black. I bought a well used one for myself to play with a couple of years ago. It was the green. I like to "over restore" so I used PPG "Cactus Green" automotive paint Hope this helps.

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Thanks Bill. Know where I could find a fuel tank and straps for this puppy?
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Hey Red,

I ordered a new tank and straps at work a few years back, and was sent a kit with a big plastic tank and brackets. It really looked cheap compared to the original.

I ordered a strap for the one I restored about 2 years ago, and was told they came in pairs. So I bought a pair, I have already used the old one on another project. Didn't inquire about a new tank as I was able to blow mine back to shape with compressed air, (it was caved in on one side). Be careful with pressurizing it can be dangerous. Then I cleaned it out by putting nuts & bolts in it and shaking it, then lined it with a chemical liner like Lee Pedersen sells, (it seals the leaks) filled in the dents with bondo and painted it.

If your tank is non repairable or non-existant, I think some of the sponsers here on the Stak can help. Look at the sponser page, and I think they can help. There are many dealers who still have new parts also. When you find a replacement if it is new just be sure it isn't that plastic tank I don't think you would want that on "old iron".

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