Re: Newbie from New York

Mon May 16, 2011 6:34 am

arkville wrote:Thanks Cecil. My son is planning on attending, but I can't make it. I looked over the tractor yesterday and all indications show it is most likely a demo. The serial number 99577 is correct according to the serial number list. Under the hood and on several parts there is evidence of plenty of white paint. He hasn't decided which color to paint it yet. I sort of think he should stick with the red myself, but that is his decision. He has things all torn apart and changing fluids and replacing leaky gaskets. Having a ball with it.

Hi Cecil: Been a while since I checked in on the forum. The demonstartor restoration is coming along well. My son has got the tractor painted white and still making repairs, such as seals and gaskets. Right now he is replacing the brakes. Someone got the brake drum in backwards in an earlier repair so he is replacing it due to some out of round wear.

Also started repainting some of the implements he got with the tractor. So our question today is about one of those implements. It is the height adjuster for the cultivator. In stripping it down we noticed the underlying color is a royal blue color. Would this have been an undercoat or an original color rather than the red? Did Cub have a blue color on anything?

Thanks again for any help.

Re: Newbie from New York

Mon May 16, 2011 6:57 am

The blue is the original I/H color of earlier implements and lift parts. You can still get it at some Case I/H dealers. Columbia Tractor carries it in both rattle cans and quarts.

Re: Newbie from New York

Mon May 16, 2011 7:52 am


Cecil is correct although not all implements were blue. Some were red and some were white.. all depended on the model/year and what the Paint Decisions said. Here is a link to the Paint, Decals & Other Finish ?'s where you can find some of the Decisions as well as the Paint Chart.

The CaseIH Iron Gard is pretty good paint either with/without catalyst/hardener. I hope he is using good finishing gear - esba or scba and coveralls.

Re: Newbie from New York

Mon May 16, 2011 10:10 am

As Rudi said, several colors were used. I assume the part you just mentioned was the pressure rod assembly for the rear of the cultivators. In 1950, the predominant color on the cultivators was blue. Most of the standards etc. were black. Front mounting frames were red. Cream and ochre were among other colors that showed up on some of the other implements.