There seems to be confusion about Cockshutt Paint Colors. I had mix numbers from NAPA (Martin Semour) that were good 3 years ago but yesterday I had them checked and they are no longer available due to new goverment regulations. So I did some checking and found PPG still has Cockshutt paint avaliable in Acrylic Enamel for $57 a gal. or Basecoat/Clearcoat for $93 a gal. at my local PPG dealer.
The numbers are listed below.
Cockshutt Tractor Red = 78210
Cockshutt Tractor Yellow = 88234
Cockshutt Tractor Harvest Gold = 83761
I have just started to restore a Cockshutt 30 and was wondering if you have available any paint chips that I take into my local paint supplier. Also from looking around the net I see some folks have red tractors with yellow engine hoods while others are all red with yellow grills and wheels. Do you know what the original colour scheme was as I wish to remain as historically accurate as possible? Also do know where I can get the Cockshutt decals...
I will paint my 35 in the spring does anyone know canadian equivalents to these cockshutt colours? There is no PPG dealer near where I live.
I'd like to use decent paint that will last a good long while.
From: Joseph Hunter [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: May 27, 2009 5:27 PMTo: Ken WoodSubject: Cockshutt 30 paint
Hi Ken hope all is well with you and your family. I have a question, several people have contacted me about the color of yellow used on the Cockshutt 30 from the factory. I noticed in the before picture your tractor seemed to have a more yellow look before and more cream in color in the after. Didn't know if the color and changed with age and yellowed was the reason for the difference. Also I want to say your tractors have some of the best paint and straightest sheet metal I have even seen. Great write up in the Quarterly also.
Thanks for any input you can give me; Joe Hunter
Yes we are all alive and well. I think tractor collecting keeps Dad and I healthy (and maybe a bit broke).
Here is what I know about Cockshutt yellow..
We are using a color called pastel sand. 1980 Ford color chart I believe. PPG code 3185.
It is a perfect match to the Cockshutt Harvest Gold the 500 series tractors used.
I know the 20/30/40/50 used a color with more yellow in it, but I didnt want to mess around with another color of paint.
Pastel Sand/Harvest Gold is pretty darn close, but does lack some yellow tinge. From what I have seen on original castings the early Cockshutt Yellow isnt really too yellow, but yellower than Harvest Gold.
Thanks for the compliments. We usually try and find fairly straight tractors to start with. Makes the process easier. Id rather rebuild an engine than try and repair massive sheet metal damage. We just plain lucked out with our Cockshutt 40. The tin was perfect on it. Have a Cockshutt 50 on the list next. Mechanically restored, just needs paint. Dad is currently building a CO-OP E4. Have a line on a couple tractors to buy tho. A 40 Deluxe (western) and a 50 Deluxe (western).
I'm working on a '51 E-4 and need to do some painting. I've seen Co-op orange described as early and late. Can you tell me the difference between the two and what defines 'early' or 'late'? I would guess it's the model year. I also a '46 and '50 E-3 that my father-in-law farmed with but they were both painted red before I came to know them around 1968. One has some orange showing and the other actually has some yellow on the rear axle housings, but that one has had the rear end swapped out.
Any help would be appreciated.
cockshutt 20's from 52 to 56 were red with cockshutt yellow grills and wheels. in 56 they changed to the cockshutt 20 deluxe it had a few more options and they changed the paint to cockshutt yellow sheet metal and wheels with red grills and belly. hopefully that helps you any questions you can call me at 740-262-3987 Thanks, Caleb
your cockshutt 30 will use the cockshutt red and cockshutt yellow. the harvest gold wasn't introduced until the 500 series cockshutt. but like joe said personal opinions are everything. good luck with your project and enjoy it.
Hi I'm restoring a Cockshutt 550. It is a 62 that has always lived here. Dad bought it new in 63. The paint codes I have found here and on other sites all either obsolete or wrong. Does anyone have codes that ar up to date and available in Canada? Thanks Lloyd
1962 550 Dad bought new
Late 1850 Diesel play toy
I bought a spray can of Cockshutt Yellow from Valu-Bilt and it was a very close match for Harvest Gold check the link.
Also a Link with Van Sickle mix numbers.
Hope this helps
Here is my 2 cents worth: There is no right or wrong!!!! When Cockshutt tractors were made the were industrial machines not show cars for the "Roadster Show" There was probably variations from batch to batch. They were also used in conditions that were very hard on the paint and most are very faded from decades of exposure to the elements. When picking your paint color you should find the one that makes YOU happy! I have been to several ICC national shows and have looked down a row of 20 tractors and have seen a dozen different shades of paint.....and I think that's O.K. They are all beautiful!!!!! I am proud of my tractors and if you don't like them....Oh well. So if you want to "rattle can" your tractor purple or pink or whatever I say go for it! If you are restoring your tractor and want to get as close as possible to original, find a picture of one you like and take it to the paint store to match. Tony