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Question on Bolens Ridemaster color ?

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As I'm sure you have all figured out by now, this is my first Bolens and I "don't know nothing" so I'm asking questions.

I went over and picked up the Ridemaster from gentleman's front yard this morning.
It is red with silver wheels and I always figured someone just painted it as all the Bolens Ridemasters that I've seen have been painted green with yellow wheels and seat.
The first Ridemaster that I bought is green with yellow wheels.

When I got this second one home and looked closer at it I realized that red is the only paint color on it.
There is some green paint on the gas tank but it is under the red paint so I figure the tank was changed at some time.

I did some more searching on the internet and found two photos of Ridemasters that are red and look like they have the original paint.

Web photo #1 looks like it has silver or white wheels.
Web photo #2 is hard to tell what color the wheels are but I'm sure they are not yellow.

Can anyone explain the color difference??

The identification on this second unit is : Type #3AB02 Ser #R3065

Here is the one I just picked up.

And the two web photos.

Thanks ..
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If i remember right the original tanks are two piece...that bolt togeather...every one i have seen was you described..Try to save those tires because its real hard to get replacements that don't almost rub the fenders...B,:trink40:
I thought I had more pic's of my buddys bolens but this is all i found..
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It turns out that he gas tank is rusted out on the bottom so I'm still looking for a tank.

The original 5.50x16 tires are weather checked really bad so I'm going to have to use the newer 6.00x16 tires that are available.
Like you said, they almost rub the fender but they do clear.

You're buddy's Ridemaster is really nice.
Yea,,I would hate to get my pinky finger caught between the tire and fender..Bolens1000's pic shows the clearance better...but if its for show should'nt matter..and no one will ever know if you don't point it out...B,:trink40:
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