Farmall C & Super C Tractors, 1948-1954
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:29 am
Hi Cub 1948! I am doing the same thing you are doing to a Farmall C ! Looks like you are doing a good job! Remember to take off all the old paint possible! I use a gel paint remover then power wash the main frame of the tractor and it seems to get the old paint off. This is the hardest part for me. Once you have all the old paint off, the rest is easier. Some people just sand the old paint smooth, but then your new paint only holds as good as the old paint underneath! Keep up the good work. The C I'm working on will be painted this weekend. Then put back together and painted two times more once its together! If you want it to shine like a new car, use a gloss inhancer and paint hardener additive. It really makes a difference.
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:40 am
Do you have any pictures of your C?
Thanks for the paint tips.
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:11 pm
Here's an update picture. I took off the touch control , wow is that thing heavey. If you look in the back ground, you can see my 1948 cub.
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:34 pm
Lookin' good so far. Love to see progress pics like this. Seems kinda risky, weather wise, to be doing all that tear-down outside.
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:41 pm
Well Our garage isn't high enough to back the C into. So I'm doing it out side.
I fill up the holes with plastic bags so the water doesn't get in.
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:13 am
I hope every one is having a good weekend. I have the C almost done, I'm just waiting on a few parts I ordered. and a few more areas to paint and it will be done. I rebuilt the Carb. and I got a brand new rat the old one leaked. The only thing that will not be on the C will be the gas tank , I'm getting a new/ used one because mind leaks. But mean time to start the C I'll be using an Cub cadet tank from a 10 HP. Kolher.I'll be posting pictures soon.
Take care all.
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:27 am
Hi Len! This must be the week to finish tractors! Saturday morning I will be putting the decals on my friends Farmall C and putting the wheels back on and its ready to roll! Paint needs a few weeks to get really dry and hard, but its ready to roll out! Next, I've decided to put a new transmission in my Super A. It whines a little and I still have a little time before spring planting up here in Northcentral PA! Ken
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:35 am
That's great news Ken. My C has a few thing to go yet before being compleated, I'm waiting on a few parts I got through Ebay, but then it will be done, exsept for the gas tank, but I'll be getting another one from Wenger's in Meyerstown, Pa. sopmetime soon.
Here's a few up date pictures.
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on Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:12 pm
Hi Len! Just got finished the Farmall C! My friend put the wheels on and finished wiring. I put on the decals and it looks great. I will try to take some pictures tomorrow. Someone will have to explain to me how to post pictures on this website. Thanks! I will also post my pictures of my Super A! Ken
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:59 pm
Here are you pictures you sent me, of the Super C you guy's Restored.
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:10 pm
Thanks Len! Great job posting the pictures for me. As I said, the Farmall C belongs to a friend. My neighbor is really the expert. I work with him, but Bill is the guy that knows how to do everything the right way. Each tractor I do, I learn about a zillion new things. I am putting up my Super A for sale. I have need for some cash. Next project is already underway. We are restoring a 1952 John Deere truck! Then my friends John Deere A! Lots of fun! The best part is restoring these treasures of the past! KBP
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:10 am
Here are up to date pictures of the C.
My gas tank still leaks so I made do with another one for now, see if you can figure out what it's off of.
Charging the Batt. with an IH charger, what eles should I ues? lol.
Ok guess what this gas tank it off.
one person told me it looked like I was making a still.
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:39 pm
I noticed you have the water pump. Someone must have put that on as it was not factory.
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:03 pm
I guess so.
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