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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just inherited my grandfather's 1949 8N ford. Growing up this tractor was blue and off white color. My father painted it red and grey. You can see the blue showing through under the red where the paint is peeling off. How do I find out the original color of this tractor? The vin is 8n177201. Thank you for your help. I am new to this site and hope to learn a lot about my new project.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum and happy thanksgiving!
Congrats on the new tractor!

The 8Ns were originally Vermilion Red and Ford Medium Gray.
I have heard that they were painted blue later to match Ford's
newer product line, but as far as I know, that was not original.
With that said, it's your tractor. Paint it however you like! :)

Mine is vermilion red and medium gray.


 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote



Exactly as Royse said.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My 49 8N has AT LEAST three different paint jobs if I scratch it. I suspect there may even be four in total.

If yours is anything like mine, and our S/Ns aren?t that far off, it came in Vermilion Red and Ford Medium Gray from the factory, as Royse noted. Then, a
while later, somebody painted it blue to match the newer Fords. This could have happened at a dealer on trade-in or your grandfather could have done
it to match his newer tractors. And then, somebody else decided the blue wasn?t right and painted it Vermilion Red and Ford Medium Gray again. I?d
stick with the red and gray.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:47 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm hoping I figured out how to reply to posts correctly? Thank you everyone for the comments!

Beautiful tractor Royse!! I hope mine will look as nice. I think I will go with the red and gray. I can see under the blue paint and there is no other color showing so I figure it was probably sand blasted to be painted blue by someone professional or by a dealership.

I asked my father where my grandfather bought the tractor and he didn't know where he purchased it. I just know it has been in the family prior to 1971 when I was born.

I'm wanting to restore it back original color. I know it will take me a while to get it fixed and finished but it will definitely be a fun project. :D :D
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:01 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote




 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice looking tractor and it is really cool it's been in the family so long. Does it run?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:57 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Runs pretty good. My Dad converted it to a 12 volt.
Going to change all the fluids and recheck everything. It has mostly sat under the shed the past 3 yrs.
Tires are dry rotted so will be looking for new ones.
I hope to use it on the farm dragging the arena and the hay rake maybe next year!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not sure if the 62 to 64 2000 and 4000 had any blue on them or if it came in 65 on anything except the tractors labled Fordson like the English built Fordson from the 30's thru the end of the Fordson Major and Dexta production. I think Ford started with blue on implements in 62 with anyting implements 48 through 61 being red. Anything Blue before 62 was built overseas. and your tractor was built in Michigan.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cmckinney, I am sure you know this but you will enjoy the 8n, they are useful and fun to tool around on. I liked having one 8n so much I thought I needed another.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Leroy - 1962 Ford 2000's came blue and grey.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Get her running first. That way you have a useful tractor. The paint is part of your family history and won?t make it run any better. If you have to take off
major parts to get it running paint as you go along. A full restoration will cost more than the tractor is worth. The value is in what it means to you and to
you and your family.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's a great looking tractor! I also have a '49. Made the same year my folks were born.

Have fun with your project!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Paint will be the last project for sure. Has your normal wear and tear to fix and replace. New rims, tires and such to keep it running. I know I will eventually have more than it is worth in it but it will be worth it to me. I hope to hand it down to my daughter and that she will enjoy it also.
I have made a list and Googling on the computer for places to get parts. My husband knows I'm in it for the long haul. With his help of course. :wink:
My little 8N fits in perfect between my other 2 John Deere.
:)
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

cmckinney wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:33:58 11/29/19) Paint will be the last project for sure. Has your normal wear and tear to fix and replace. New rims, tires and such to keep it running. I know I will eventually have more than it is worth in it but it will be worth it to me. I hope to hand it down to my daughter and that she will enjoy it also.
I have made a list and Googling on the computer for places to get parts. My husband knows I'm in it for the long haul. With his help of course. :wink:
My little 8N fits in perfect between my other 2 John Deere.
:)


CM, Most of us here at YT get a lot of our parts right here at YT.
 
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