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Posted: 8/27/2001 6:29:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2001 7:18:01 PM EDT by the bricklayer]
I have a 1954 Ford NAA that my grandfather bought brand new. When he passed away I got the tractor and now I am slowly getting it restored. I got it to run last fall. Now I need to get new tires and a couple rims for it. I want to get it painted hopefully by next spring so that it will look like this -----> [img]http://www.ytmag.com/photoads/upload/7417.jpg[/img] Here is another one [img]http://www.ytmag.com/gallery/tphotos/a2120.jpg[/img] Anyone else like old tractors? -bricklayer
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:50:47 PM EDT
Don't know anything about them, but I love all types of old machinery. Those two look sharp! Good luck on your project - cool deal because of the sentimental value too. Tate
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 7:55:35 PM EDT
There a lot of interest around this area in old John Deere's. Quote I heard a while back "Nothing runs like a Deere but, nothing stinks like a John."
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 8:17:35 PM EDT
Nice tractor. I would love to have a Farmall A or Cub, @ 1952.
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 8:40:12 PM EDT
Bricklayer, Mine is a 1952 Ford 8N, I've restored it completely... I lack tires, a grill and a few other small things to be complete.. There's a guy on ebay that only sells ford tractor parts... mostly new parts... and reasonable by comparison.. I bought the original red and gray colors directly from the ford tractor dealer here in Houston... am working on getting implements now... Good luck ! realist
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 9:10:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 9:38:28 PM EDT
Believe CampyBob in the AK-47 forum collects old tractors.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 3:45:08 AM EDT
Realist, My grandad had a 1952 8N before he bought the NAA. I think he traded the 8N for it. when i get this one finished I might get an 8N to restore to. Beekeeper, My neighbor has an Allis Chalmers. Its not an older one though. but it sure is a good running tractor. He would like to get a wd45 - they are one of his favorites. -bricklayer
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 4:19:23 AM EDT
my 1959 allis-chalmers d-17 uses fords for wheel weights!!! lol! (this could get funnier than the old ak v. ar threads!) i collect john deere garden tractors (they take up less room in the barn than the big ones!) beekeeper, those old wd's were great machines...and it's the right color!
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 5:21:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By crowTrobot: Nice tractor. I would love to have a Farmall A or Cub, @ 1952.
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I have often told the wife I would love to get a 52 cub. My grandfather owned two when I was growing up and I loved to drive that thing. Someday I will own one. Hopefully, I will get to restore it myself too.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 6:20:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 6:26:34 PM EDT
Years ago, helped a buddy redo a massey 33 and a 44.....more recently, helped a guy at work with a m and a c....me, all i have is a cub....1953.....[:)]
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 6:34:02 PM EDT
I work for a New Holland dealership (formerly Ford Tractors). I own a 1954 NAA also and two Fordson tractors. Also have a 1953 Allis-Chalmers WD45 that my Dad bought new. I have driven it for thousands of hours as a kid working on the farm.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:06:33 PM EDT
Yep, got one almost like yours. Gotta find a picture of it around here somewhere. All restored but it still works for a living. We have it out at the lake where it mows the property. Have one of those huge mowers with the club-like blade. It's a blast to run. I think ours is a little newer than yours. I forgot what the model number is but I want to say a 7N. Put a hitch on the front to launch the boat but it does not quite have the power to do it. We launch off of a natural rock formation and it has pretty steep steps to ease it down. My brother-in-laws repainted it and had the motor overhauled commercially. My wife and I don't get to the lake much but the rest of the family does.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:33:03 PM EDT
I inhierited a 1944 Farmall H recently from my father. While it was his pride and joy, I don't have the patience for old tractors. It is a 6 volt system and parts ain't cheap or easy to find. If it was an old car from the same period no problem, but an old tractor? I like to use a nice new Cat when working the fields.
Link Posted: 8/28/2001 7:39:27 PM EDT
Love old tractors! Have a '68 Ford 2000 three cylinder gas. Runs great but needs paint, hopefully by this fall. Good luck on your project, they are wonderful machines.
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