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1949 8N Ford Tractor

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cmckinney

11-28-2019 14:54:27




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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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cmckinney

11-29-2019 16:13:01




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
That was how I found this forum! I plan on ordering a lot of them from here.
I guess that's why I'm more excited about getting it rebuilt. I thought I would have a very hard time finding parts.



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showcrop

11-29-2019 15:55:02




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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CM, Most of us here at YT get a lot of our parts right here at YT.



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cmckinney

11-29-2019 14:33:58




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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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Kid Shileen

11-29-2019 10:12:29




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
Get her running first. That way you have a useful tractor. The paint is part of your family history and wonít 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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popsh

11-29-2019 09:34:40




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
Leroy - 1962 Ford 2000's came blue and grey.



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8NHENRY

11-29-2019 07:26:33




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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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Leroy

11-29-2019 07:20:06




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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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cmckinney

11-29-2019 04:57:17




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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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8NHENRY

11-29-2019 04:21:06




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
Nice looking tractor and it is really cool it's been in the family so long. Does it run?



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cmckinney

11-29-2019 04:01:05




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Colin King

11-29-2019 14:09:26




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-29-2019 04:01:05  
That's a great looking tractor! I also have a '49. Made the same year my folks were born.

Have fun with your project!

Colin



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cmckinney

11-29-2019 03:47:10




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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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Tomatoboy

11-28-2019 18:40:39




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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 arenít 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 wasnít right and painted it Vermilion Red and Ford Medium Gray again. Iíd stick with the red and gray.

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showcrop

11-28-2019 18:32:06




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
Exactly as Royse said.



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Royse

11-28-2019 15:07:55




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 Re: 1949 8N Ford Tractor in reply to cmckinney, 11-28-2019 14:54:27  
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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