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#11 RJ.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 08:21 AM

Does anyone have a few pics of what parts are what color? I would like to get sandblasting and painting this week.
Im not sure if all IH plows are painted the same, and I have never redone a plow. So all I know is RED, BLUE, and WHITE. Is the red, Farmall red or Mccormick red, I think IH only sells one color of blue, And is the white the same as the off white used used on tractors like the 460-806?
1933 F-12, 1938 F-14, 1936 F-20, 1933 F-30, 1955 Cub loboy ser# 515, 1951 Farmall C, 1941 Farmall H,
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IH 715 gas combine, IH 715 diesel combine, IH 1440 under 3900 hours, IH 800 4RN planter, IH 400 4RN planter,
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:15 AM

Yes thats a Little Genius.As far as what parts to paint which color see the topic"#16 paint colors"for info as the #16 was painted the same as the #8.That should be a good plow to put behind your F30.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:42 AM

Easy Bob did this #8 Little Genius a few years ago and it is probably as accurate restoration as you will see.

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I can give you the info on what paint he used on the rims if you want it.

This #8 is till in original paint and dose a real good job of showing what colors were where.

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most of the black paint on the drawbar is gone, but it should be black.

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Most if not all #8's were stenciled across the top of the frame in this manner. This soon faded off, but due to the way this plow's original paint has been preserved the stencil is still apparent.

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Probably had one decal on it that looked lit this.

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The decal would have been placed on the beam in this manner. Devon at Easy Bob's has a lot of plow decals any more but I don't know it he has the styles for the #8. There are two different styles. If Devon doesn't have them check with Maple-Hunter.

Devon dose have the Plow Chief decal that would go on the back of the moldboards. The spear points are pretty wore down. They can still be found once in a while, and Duane Hansford at Rustic Red Acres is having them reproduced out of Cast. I can give you his email if you want to inquire about his points.

I'm not sure what year IH dropped the old black smith quick attach shares and went to the Plow Chief, Easy Bob would probably be able to answer that. I do know the the #8L three bottom that dad bought around 1955-56 had slat bottoms with Plow Chief shares and Hydraulic lift. My guess is that your plow is some where around the same vintage.

As far as what color red, I'd make it easy on yourself and use 2150. Most of the plows that are being painted now a days are getting painted with the off white that was use on the 60 series tractors because it's easy to come up with. I like the cream that Easy Bob used because it is real close to the color used, but that's me.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the info. Now its time to do a little work to it. I will post pics of it when done.
1933 F-12, 1938 F-14, 1936 F-20, 1933 F-30, 1955 Cub loboy ser# 515, 1951 Farmall C, 1941 Farmall H,
2 Farmall 460's gas, 4 Farmall 560's gas, Farmall 560 diesel, Farmall 806 gas, IH 464 with loader,
IH 715 gas combine, IH 715 diesel combine, IH 1440 under 3900 hours, IH 800 4RN planter, IH 400 4RN planter,
1973 IH 1750 Loadstar 4X4

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:51 PM

I will post some pics later today, I picked up a 3-14 trip on rubber yesterday at a sale. Im looking to identify it and get it restored all painted up. After I get it identefied, I need help with what parts are what color.



Go to "Knuckleheadquarters" website for great resto of a #8 Little Genius. My plow resto is on his page down toward the bottom.

Most people use IH 2150 Red nowadays.
I found NAPA #53 3736A to be a match for old Harvester Blue.
I used IH #935 for the wheels; very close match to what I remember from yrs ago.

IH Archive paint instructions state:
Blue on lift springs, axles, hubs, back of moldboards and all parts of the lifting mechanism.
Black on hitch and coulter arms only.
IH White (#935) on wheels (this is a nice cream color).
Red on frame.

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