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My Old VS. New Ford 861
« on: December 24, 2013, 06:00:24 pm »
As I found it.  It's a 1958 Ford 861



Right after paint.



New rear tires and rims.  New front tires.


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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 06:04:41 pm »
Good looking tractor!!
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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 06:28:21 pm »
Thanks.  That was about 4 years ago.  Gets used most days so she don't look that good today but still not too bad. 

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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 06:32:34 pm »
Very nice!
I have actually seen those come up for sale here a time or two. They call them Ford Jubilee, I guess 1958 was some sort of special edition?
If I had the space and extra cash I would love to get one.
It was a good year for many things. LOL  ;) I'm 55.
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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 06:40:33 pm »
Actually the Ford Golden Jubilee was a 1953 (NAA series), then came the hundred series (1955-1957) then this model which is a hundred/one series. 
Jubilee was the 50th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company. 
I've always liked the fords starting from the 1953 model up to 1964.

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 06:54:54 pm »
Nice job. Hope to go to work on my 1959 Ford 871 S-O-S this spring.


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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 07:03:08 pm »
Sweet.  Friend of mine has an early 2000 SOS.  I've never driven one but wouldn't mind getting one some day. 

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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 07:05:32 pm »
nice looking tractor. Was it the 861 that ford painted one tractor gold for each dealership to use as a demo unit. Seams I seen something about this on classic tractor fever.
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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 07:28:53 pm »
Yep - - - There were Gold Demonstrators in many different models in the hundred/one series.  Even ones like what Iddee posted.   
841-851-861-871-881-and row crops-941-951-961-971-981  Not sure if all the models had one but I've seen many different ones.

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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 08:56:57 pm »
She's a beauty though I prefer to buy ugly ones and make em look like that.  More fun that way.
Here's my latest project.  1959 IH 460

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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 09:03:00 pm »
You must do what Iddee does, tear 'em right apart?
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 09:10:09 pm »
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 09:18:57 pm »
Boy those are some familiar looking photos.  Have many of my own 8)

We started out doing a 40 Allis B as a home school project for my boys.  From there we've just been having fun. 
We also did
38 Allis WC (bare block engine build)
41 Ford 9N
48 Ford 8N
57 Ford 640 with loader
57 Ford 850 with loader
48 Farmall C
64 Ford 2000 LCG

Never know what will come next. 

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2013, 09:22:26 pm »
So do you guys blast them before painting? This is almost like a frame-off restoration of a vehicle?
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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2013, 09:26:33 pm »
No blasting here.  Let it soak with (dollar store) oven cleaner then pressure wash.  If there is still paint sticking (after 50 years) its not going to come off now.  Scuff n prime.

Here's a video of the 861 running at 200 rpm . . . . You can see the printing on the belt every time around.


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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2013, 09:30:16 pm »
I blasted that one. Haven't since. That's the only full restore I have done. The rest have been fix up. I have a 52 8n blasted and primed now that will be my second restore.
I have 8 right now, all fords, and have sold 3 in the last year.
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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2013, 09:34:13 pm »
I am guessing there is not huge money made in this (reminds me of keeping bees) but rather something that is done for the enjoyment of it.
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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2013, 09:36:28 pm »
Mostly fun for me.  I make a grand here and there.  Like to use them after getting them running right to make sure all is good, then paint and sell. 

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Re: My Old VS. New Ford 861
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2013, 09:39:56 pm »
Perry you are spot on. Its like bees if your getting in it for the money you done lost your mind ;D  I have never restored any of the molines I have I keep them in there work clothes. The GTB I have is an older restoration done before I bought the tractor. All though I have a 51 RTI that was owned by a state highway department originally. I am thinking of restoring it back to original with the state highway colors
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