Restoring Farmall C 1950

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Restoring Farmall C 1950

Postby Cub 1948 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:33 pm

Hi all,
I'm restoring my Late Father's 1950 C. I have been sanding off the old paint on the seat and came across yellow primer paint, Did IH always paint their tractors yellow before painting them Red?

Heres a picture of the tractor, This was taked at a friends house, I had Carb. trubles.
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Postby John(videodoc) » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:12 pm

i am assuming the same applies to C's as has been said for cubs. IH did not apply a primer. They just got 2 coats of red. If you are finding yellow underneath that means the tractor at one point was a municpality tractor or an industrial version......... Others will be along shortly to confirm or deny this.
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Postby grumpy » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:56 pm

the 50 I had was all red and some rust. No yeller. 8) Grump
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Postby Brandon Webb » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:46 am

Are you sure it's yellow and not dingy white? Could be a white demo? I dont' think IH used that yellow primer to the late 50's and 60's. It's probably white that has yellowed. Check your vin and casting numbers. You have a demonstrator.
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Postby Cub 1948 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:04 am

The paint was Yellow not White or Red Primer. I didn't take pics, but if I come across any more when I start on the tractor, I'll take pictures.

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Postby Brandon Webb » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:41 am

What's the serial number?
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Postby Cub 1948 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:55 pm

serial number 58938

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Postby Cub 1948 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:02 am

Hi all,
Heres's some up date pictures. I rebuilt the seat clompleatly.

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Postby Cub 1948 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:44 pm

Hi all,
After a long stay at my friends house, I drove the Farmall C home today, Almost didn't make it though, My left front tire is dry rotted real bad and the tire tred split on the way home, I nursed it the rest of the way.

Here are a few updated pictures of the C sitting in my drive way.

Question do you guy's now a cheeper place to buy a new tire, it's a 500-15 ?

Len.

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Postby RonHarper » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:06 pm

Although we can go by the statistics, the dealership would paint your tractor any color you wanted as long as it paid. I have seen a few pictures of yellow farmalls that weren't industrial or municipal. I will see if I can find them.
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Postby Cub 1948 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:01 pm

Hi all,
I found out through my brother Don, that our Dad replaced the tractor steat with one from another tractor, that was being parted out. The seat that was on the tractor was way far rusted to been used again. My brother told me the seat was yellow and that our Dad painted Red. I'll up date the pictures of the progress in the morning.

I have the hood, grill,gas tank , draw bar frame and flat pully off.
The C looks cold with no clothing on. lol.

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Postby Hengy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:54 am

That is a SERIOUSLY wide stance on the front end! Kinda like it...

Was the wide front the standard on a C or was it an option with the narrow front as the standard?

Inquiring minds, you know...

Thanks for the pictures!

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Postby Cub 1948 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:29 am

Hi all,
When my Dad bought the C in 1983, it was sitting in a field for 31 years with an flat back left tire. The farmer that owned the C had so much money , he just went out and bought another tractor rader then fix the tire. When My Dad bought the C it had Cultivators on it, front and back. I think that is the reason for the wide front. I know it was an optional eqipment, for that's what the parts catalog said.

When my Dad went over to bring the C home, he left the Cultivator there. I wish he would at least brought home the lift linkage for the back.

I hope that answer your question.

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My Late Father worked for 41 years at a IH dealership C.Wilson & Son's Kimberton, Pa.
As a parts man.
we have in tractors:
6 Cubcadets: Original,70,104,680,682 and 782
1948 Cub,1950 Farmall C ,10-A Disk Harrow, Sun-Master C-48 Brush Mower
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Postby Cub 1948 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:56 pm

Here are a few up to date pictures of the C.

Len.

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My Late Father worked for 41 years at a IH dealership C.Wilson & Son's Kimberton, Pa.
As a parts man.
we have in tractors:
6 Cubcadets: Original,70,104,680,682 and 782
1948 Cub,1950 Farmall C ,10-A Disk Harrow, Sun-Master C-48 Brush Mower
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Postby Cub 1948 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:02 pm

Hi all,
Here is more up to date pictures of the C.

Let me know what you think.

Len.

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Here is the hood.

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Heres the Grill.

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My Late Father worked for 41 years at a IH dealership C.Wilson & Son's Kimberton, Pa.
As a parts man.
we have in tractors:
6 Cubcadets: Original,70,104,680,682 and 782
1948 Cub,1950 Farmall C ,10-A Disk Harrow, Sun-Master C-48 Brush Mower
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