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IanC

04-29-2018 10:18:16




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The paint on my 1970 Ford 2000 gas is getting tired. I was at a show and saw a 6000 that had been restored to it's original red and grey color scheme, and IMHO was way better looking than the blue version. Does anybody have pictures, or has painted their 6X tractor the "wrong" grey and red color scheme? Just considering, blue is OK, but boring, and there is a local guy who can custom laser cut me some decals.

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ptfarmer

05-01-2018 09:27:22




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to IanC, 04-29-2018 10:18:16  
When my dad sold the 6000 the guy who bought it liked the way we had changed the paint. If only they would have offered the 6000 with a conventional transmission, they would have sold a lot more of them. A good tractor except for the sos.



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Texasmark1

05-01-2018 05:53:05




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to IanC, 04-29-2018 10:18:16  
On the 2000, mine is blue with light grey (looks almost white). I have no idea as to the technical name for the colors. My 3000 is a blue greenish tint (must have added some yellow in '65 when they redesigned the 2000 and 4000 and added the 3000. I don't know if the white is white or still light gray. Never looked it up as It didn't need painting.

Somebody making universal seats knows the colors as I just got a blue seat for my 2000 and a blueish green seat for the 3000.

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Tim PloughNman Daley

05-01-2018 02:58:48




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to IanC, 04-29-2018 10:18:16  
Like Mike says below, the first 6000's, released in 1961 were the old Ford Vermillion (RED) and Ford Medium Grey paint scheme. 1962 was the transition year that FORD completely changed over to the new Empire Blue and Egg Shell Off White paint scheme which stayed until the New Holland days. That is why we see 6000 Commanders painted in both paint schemes. As the late Del use to say, "...it is your tractor and thus can paint it any colour you like, except yeller n' green..." . If' N it were me, I'd leave it whatever it is supposed to be as when it comes time to resell it, potential buyers may be looking at s/n and if it is correctly painted. BTW, no 2000's were ever painted Vermillion and Medium Grey, at least not at the factory.

Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

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IanC

05-02-2018 14:21:48




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to Tim PloughNman Daley, 05-01-2018 02:58:48  
I know that, Ten years as a parts manager at a two store Ford/New Holland dealership. I was just spit balling an idea as I like the red and grey colors, and figured somebody over the years may have seen one or took pictures of one. And I have seen a X00 series tractor painted green and yellow, made your stomach turn.



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ptfarmer

04-29-2018 16:49:15




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to IanC, 04-29-2018 10:18:16  
I wish I had a picture of 6000 my dad used to have, none of us cared for the gray hood, on sunny Texas days the hood would make you snow blind. When it needed repainting we changed the coloring up a bit, since I don't have a picture of it after we repainted it, I made notes on this picture on what we changed it.
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Ultradog MN

04-29-2018 15:08:28




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to IanC, 04-29-2018 10:18:16  
There were a lot of state and municipal tractors that were painted yellow, orange,even white. And USAF, USN or Army tractors that were all gray, dark blue or olive drab. I don't see why red wouldn't be ok. Just tell folks a fire department had it.



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dopp creek

04-29-2018 12:31:55




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to IanC, 04-29-2018 10:18:16  
Hi Ian-
I was the guy from Oregon at the Fowlerville lunch last month. Drop me an email please; I have a question for you.

Thanks! Tim



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Mike(NEOhio)

04-29-2018 11:52:08




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to IanC, 04-29-2018 10:18:16  
The early 6000s were red/gray and probably the ugliest tractors ever made. Later ones, Commander 6000, were Blue/gray. I looked at a pair a while back. Asked 3K for both but I passed because of the SOS risk.



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IanC

04-29-2018 15:17:31




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to Mike(NEOhio), 04-29-2018 11:52:08  
Wasn't talking about the STYLING of the 6000, but the COLORATION.



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Bern

04-29-2018 13:05:02




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 Re: crime against nature, maybe in reply to Mike(NEOhio), 04-29-2018 11:52:08  
I think the original 6000 front end was designed by the same guy that sketched out the 1958 Edsel. Both were ugly, and both were failures.



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