My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Stanton » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:33 am

Taking advantage of the lower humidity and heat last week, I finally got to shoot some red:

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The yellow on the second pic is sunlight coming through my all-purpose canopy (aka, mulberry tree). :lol: Didn't want to paint sheet metal in full sun. Had some past experiences that didn't turn out well, so I try to paint sheet metal in the shade or on a overcast day. Didn't get any buggy-bugs on it, so worked out well.

Man! I do like shooting paint!!
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:07 am

Looking great, Stanton.
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby randallc » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:49 am

You're getting there. Lot of big stuff there.
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Stanton » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:51 am

Decided to go ahead an upholster the seat. Original How-To located here: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewto ... 47&t=70582

Thanks to my wife, Robyn, who whipped out the seat cover quick! Here's the seat, pattern and cover:

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Center line drawn, electric knife ready:

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Two coats of spray adhesive on both the foam and seat, then set in place. Two coats of adhesive on the top of foam and the underside of cover, then set in place. Window cording tucked in place and opening closed with smooth-jaw channel locks:

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Trimmed the excess and mounted:

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Another seat, ready for use. :coffee:
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby randallc » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:05 am

What can I say that hasn't been said Stanton: Great work!!!!
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby howhow1 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:54 am

Wow
I have a '42 H . . .I'm starting to get the itch . . . .
thank you for these posts - I've learned a lot . . .
mostly a proper approach patience and inginuity
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some when they arrive and some when they leave"

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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Stanton » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:20 am

howhow1 wrote:Wow
I have a '42 H . . .I'm starting to get the itch . . . .
thank you for these posts - I've learned a lot . . .
mostly a proper approach patience and inginuity


Yes and cut your hair real short before you begin...it'll be harder to get ahold of when you want to pull it out. :wink:
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:00 am

Discovered last week, just before putting 6 gallons of gear oil in the H, that there were remnants of metal bearings in the sludge. Hold the presses. A close inspection through the PTO port showed inner axle bearing damage at some point. Ordered new inner bearings and hoped that the outer bearings didn't need replacing too. I was right, inner bearings were toast, outer bearings looked good. Replace the oil seals and back on track.

Sure glad I opened the drain plug on the tranny before re-filling with oil. That would have caused huge problems down the road. Now, on to firing it up and applying decals. :)
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby TopCat » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:35 am

I found this post today and really enjoy looking at your work! I just picked up a 41 H and am starting a similar project. I have have found I have alot to learn.

Thanks!

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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Stanton » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:39 pm

Thanks, TopCat--welcome to the forum. I'd encourage you to go over to the "Introduce Yourself" section and do so.

Found here: viewforum.php?f=14
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Stanton » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:56 am

With my dad falling on September 3rd and being in the hospital and skilled nursing care since, I haven't had much time to deal with the tractor. But did find some time to put the finished touches on applying decals and the nameplate.

Never had re-done a nameplate before, but thought it couldn't hurt to try. Original nameplate was completely void of paint or contrast. So, I washed it up with soap and water using an old toothbrush.

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Next, I spray painted it with Krylon Gloss Black. Like my big RUN on the left side? That's what you get when you're painting black paint outside at night. :lol:

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After it dried, I used a sanding block with a piece of padding and 220 grit sandpaper. The sanding touched some of the background, which was not intended, but not totally unwelcome. Thought the finished results made it look better, but still old and used.

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A final 2 coats of Krylon Satin clear, dry time, then onto the tractor. Thought it turned out great and very readable!

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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Stanton » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:31 am

Had some time over the weekend to finish up (somewhat). Decided to paint this H a little different; thought it turned out well.

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Started up w/o a problem once I got the carb rebuilt and adjusted.

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Will be ready for the 2015 Red Gray Power Roundup in Sedalia, MO, June 13-15. Hope to see you there: http://rpru2015.com/
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:04 am

Another great job Stanton. I like the black frame too.

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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby Eugene » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:11 am

Good looking tractor. Congratulations.
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Re: My 1945 Farmall H Makeover

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:26 am

Stanton,

Looks great!

I have enjoyed following your progress, thanks for sharing,
David


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