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    Default Ford 861 paint question.

    Hey gang, I recently got around to throwing some paint on the tractor and I bought the paint from TSC. Ford Red and Ford Gray. Red turned out great but the gray Im not sure.... Its almost like it needs to be a tan color for the 861. Did I not see the tan on the shelf or is this the right color? I looked at TSC's website but cant find any other colors than Ford Gray, Blue, Red...

    I think I might hit up the dealer tomorrow and see what kinda paint they have.

    I know Plumbing is spelled wrong on the toolbox.... out last maintenance kid wasnt the sharpest tool in the shed...


    Progress on teardown.... pre tank, seat, radiator removal


    A year or two ago. It wasnt in bad shape just years of use and at one point someone used house paint on it.


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    Default Re: Ford 861 paint question.

    Looks nice.

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    Default Re: Ford 861 paint question.

    Watch out about using cinder blocks on their side. Your jack stands at the front can easily punch through the block wall. Blocks are great in compression when standing upright. Not so good as you have it.

    I believe the color you"re thinking of is "Buff" not tan.

    "...Near the end of 1960 Ford introduced the first of the Thousand series tractors as Industrial models. These tractors were painted red and "buff" and were basically modified "01" series models with a different seat, industrial tread rear tires, and a heavier fixed width front axle. The light industrial models were the 2030 and 4030 with the 4040 being the heavy industrial. It was basically the same as the earlier 1801 industrial tractors..."

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    Default Re: Ford 861 paint question.

    thanks Hoss!! Your right about the color its still gray but its was easier to describe as a tan or appeared to be.

    The dealer hooked me up! everything in stock and I got the first coat on.









    I hope by Monday I can put it back together! Just waiting on the decal kit and gauges from YT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IC Smoke View Post
    thanks Hoss!! Your right about the color its still gray but its was easier to describe as a tan or appeared to be.

    The dealer hooked me up! everything in stock and I got the first coat on.

    I hope by Monday I can put it back together! Just waiting on the decal kit and gauges from YT.
    Are you the same IC Smoke that is on cumminsforum?
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    I did the same thing too when painting mine years and years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmonroe View Post
    Are you the same IC Smoke that is on cumminsforum?
    lol yep ya found me!
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    Default Re: Ford 861 paint question.

    slight issue with the brush guard but that can wait for now... It is out of the garage for now!



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    Great job, looks brand new.
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    Excellent Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got one of them 861's my self. Love the looks of them. Repainted mine 3-4 years ago.

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