JK1206

Questions on 1206 Restoration - 1st time user to RP

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This is my first post on Red Power.  I purchased a 1967 1206 (see pictures below) a few years ago to restore and I'm now to the point of starting the project.  I have a few questions before I start the project.  I've been on many websites, online parts stores, I've read many threads, but I seem to get a lot of different responses on the best place to buy quality aftermarket parts.  I'm open to suggestions on where I should purchase the following items?  I don't want to purchase cheap parts to save a buck.

I need fenders, fender mounts, u-bolts, 1206 emblems, turbo decals, Farmall side emblems, steps, complete pre-cleaner assembly and a seat assembly.  

Did a 1967 come with 10 front weights?

What size tires do most go with when they restore a 1206?  I've seen many different combinations on restored 1206's.  Do you prefer a specific tire brand?

The gentleman that will be painting my tractor prefers automotive paint over paint from an IH dealership.  Thoughts on using automotive paint?

If you have time, please share any and all ideas/thoughts on restoring a 1206 (I want to do it right). I really appreciate the help! 

Thank you.

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Ten weights should be correct I will only use auto paint 18.4-38 common factory tire I run 20.8 I like the bigger rubber that’s just me 

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Welcome to the forum!  Nice looking tractor.  I'm fairly new here too, but I suspect these guys are going to tell you to look,for original IH fenders, mounts and steps.   

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 Welcome JK1206 ,

        I hope you will post your restoration here and let us follow along and help of needed.

   Tony

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Welcome

with those side lights by the fuel tank I'm pretty sure that should have clamshell fenders instead of flat tops but I could be wrong. 

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Devon’s tractor parts would be the place to start sourcing the parts you need.  As far as fenders, if you find a nice pair off of a 56 series tractor, they should be the same, and you can paint them white.  Some correct me if I’m wrong on the fenders being the same ?! 

Welcome to the forum, and good luck on your restoration!!

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1 hour ago, 65806 said:

Welcome

with those side lights by the fuel tank I'm pretty sure that should have clamshell fenders instead of flat tops but I could be wrong. 

With the lights being on the side mean it was a cab tractor.

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There is a difference  between  06 and 56 series fenders  both in mounting brackets and the sheet metal . The sheet metal on the 56 series has a reflector  brackets on it 06 don't.  The mounting  brackets on the 06 series uses 3/4 ubolt  and no side brackets to platform.

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All our 56’s have the 3/4 u bolts, and don’t have reflector brackets.  So do we have 06 fenders by chance? I did buy the brackets to mount the fenders to the platform, and the mounting holes were there, do the 06 fenders not have the mounting bracket holes?

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That tractor was a cab tractor can tell by the cab wiring in front of shifter and side lights. You want to check the platform cab used a wider one. Also front weights didn't have angle  hole.

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Nice looking tractor as is! :)  Good luck with your project I hope you will post pictures as you go along! 

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