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500K_773

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I am so attached to my 500K model 773 that I am thinking of painting it to match the gold color scheme that I have seen in some pictures. I think the gold color scheme is for the lucky winners of the contest Bobcat sponsered when they were celebrating 500,000 units in 2001. Mine is currently the red color scheme that all Bobcat have, but I do have the gold colored decals. Please look at the pictures I loaded in the gallery and let me know what color scheme looks better. April is the last slow month I have before the busy season, so I will have to paint it in the next couple of weeks.
I am also thinking of adding the diamond plate trim for the lower part of the rear door and just along the bottom egde of the rear frame. It's $350, but looks real sharp. Performance keeps them calling you back, but image catches their eye!
 

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The photo gallery is reached through the Media, then Photos link near the top of the page.
 

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I kinda like the red color scheme... but that's just me.
I think the gold is really nasty. Hideous, actually. That must be where the city dwellers are getting the ideas of how to trick out their Geos and Kias. I hope this doesn't hurt your feelings. I usually say whats on my mind. As a friend of mine would say, "Its time to work on my people skills"
 

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I think the gold is really nasty. Hideous, actually. That must be where the city dwellers are getting the ideas of how to trick out their Geos and Kias. I hope this doesn't hurt your feelings. I usually say whats on my mind. As a friend of mine would say, "Its time to work on my people skills"
Man, how'd you know I drove a Kia?
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I didn't think I mentioned that I wanted the Bobcat to match the gold colored 20“ wheels that stick out 6“ wider than the body than the body of the Kia. Did I mention I was also thinking of putting the LED lights on the tire valve stems also.
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I was also thinking if tinting the windows of my Bobcat, you can never be too cool.
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Man, how'd you know I drove a Kia? I didn't think I mentioned that I wanted the Bobcat to match the gold colored 20“ wheels that stick out 6“ wider than the body than the body of the Kia. Did I mention I was also thinking of putting the LED lights on the tire valve stems also. I was also thinking if tinting the windows of my Bobcat, you can never be too cool.
Might as well go all the way and get those wheels where the center keeps spinning even while you're sitting still. I don't know how well a diesel will sound with a resonator, but might as well try that too.......... :eek:] We can paint the bucket neon blue and add a spoiler. If it's attention you want, I think we can get together and make it happen... Custom levers welded out of chain, Oh and don't forget the air suspension. We can make that sucker jump up and down like nobody's business. Take off the Bobcat logos and we'll name it "The Hoopty Machine" Add those little tassles hanging down on the windows. Shiiiiiiiiit yo. :)
 

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Might as well go all the way and get those wheels where the center keeps spinning even while you're sitting still. I don't know how well a diesel will sound with a resonator, but might as well try that too.......... :eek:] We can paint the bucket neon blue and add a spoiler. If it's attention you want, I think we can get together and make it happen... Custom levers welded out of chain, Oh and don't forget the air suspension. We can make that sucker jump up and down like nobody's business. Take off the Bobcat logos and we'll name it "The Hoopty Machine" Add those little tassles hanging down on the windows. Shiiiiiiiiit yo. :)
I like both colors. Just mix the paint...
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864wood

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I like both colors. Just mix the paint...
I have new tracks coming if it ever stops raining. Going on 4 days so I guess I paint for Team Fountain to fill my time. However I was concerned about abrasion damage on my squeeky clean tracks. Do you think curb feelers would do the trick??? Also what sort of rubber treatment should I use? I am not sure that armour-all will do the trick. Hoplessly looking for advice.
 

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I have new tracks coming if it ever stops raining. Going on 4 days so I guess I paint for Team Fountain to fill my time. However I was concerned about abrasion damage on my squeeky clean tracks. Do you think curb feelers would do the trick??? Also what sort of rubber treatment should I use? I am not sure that armour-all will do the trick. Hoplessly looking for advice.
Check out the picture of my new paint job in the gallery, just finished it last night. My first paint job, tell me how it looks.
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Dude, you have WAY too much time on your hands.
I do like the spoiler, though.
My wife says the same thing
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. Working nights, with 12 hours to kill, and a copy of Photoshop handy leads to a lot of creative thinking. I need to start working on AutoCAD drawings of my attachment plans.
Thought you'd like the spoiler
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My wife says the same thing . Working nights, with 12 hours to kill, and a copy of Photoshop handy leads to a lot of creative thinking. I need to start working on AutoCAD drawings of my attachment plans.
Thought you'd like the spoiler
I love it! I want mine to look like that! You're quite the creative genius!
 

Team Fountain

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I love it! I want mine to look like that! You're quite the creative genius!
Oh you guys might as well just throw your bobcat keys in the ring now. It's over. I win by a mile. I just won an ebay auction for a roll of that imitation wood contact paper they used on the sides of station wagons in the 70s. Stick that on with some plastic wood colored trim and I will be the man..... Yeah baby.
Now for the fuzzy dice.
 

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Oh you guys might as well just throw your bobcat keys in the ring now. It's over. I win by a mile. I just won an ebay auction for a roll of that imitation wood contact paper they used on the sides of station wagons in the 70s. Stick that on with some plastic wood colored trim and I will be the man..... Yeah baby.
Now for the fuzzy dice.
Sorry, no keys for my Bobcat with my Deluxe Instrument Panel.
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Since you are going retro, call your dealer and cancel the radio order. 8 Track is the only way to go!
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Instead of a wing, you'll have to strap your surfboard on top. Too bad you have tracks because white walls would complete the look.
 

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Sorry, no keys for my Bobcat with my Deluxe Instrument Panel.
Since you are going retro, call your dealer and cancel the radio order. 8 Track is the only way to go! Instead of a wing, you'll have to strap your surfboard on top. Too bad you have tracks because white walls would complete the look.
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IMHO, It will look too much like a Cat
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I can't see! I can't see! lol... I'm getting a red x. Might be me, though... I'll check back in a few days.
To insert an image in a post, you must first upload it to the server using the Default Images icon (
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Let me know if you have any questions regarding this....
 

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To insert an image in a post, you must first upload it to the server using the Default Images icon () in the Free Text Editor. To switch from the standard editor, you need to update your user profile to use the Free Text Editor.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding this....
Sorry, it doesn't give me the option to upload an image to the Default Images icon. I posted the pictures in the gallery under 500K Bobcat colors so everyone could see them.
 
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