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1950 Ford 8N owned and restored by Jerry Hubble, Andersonville, Tennessee. This tractor has been in the Hubble family for more than 60 years. It was purchased new in 1950 by Jerry’s grandfather Roy Hubble and his father Bob Hubble and used on the family dairy farm in Virginia until 1997. Years of hard work and sitting out in the weather had taken a toll on the tractor. All the paint had been replaced with rust, but it was in good shape mechanically. Jerry obtained the 8N in 2007, did a complete restoration, and presented it back to his dad on his 80th birthday. The 8N is now retired, only having to get out for tractor shows and photos. 1950 Ford 8N owned and restored by Jerry Hubble, Andersonville, Tennessee. This tractor has been in the Hubble family for more than 60 years. It was purchased new in 1950 by Jerry’s grandfather Roy Hubble and his father Bob Hubble and used on the family dairy farm in Virginia until 1997. Years of hard work and sitting out in the weather had taken a toll on the tractor. All the paint had been replaced with rust, but it was in good shape mechanically. Jerry obtained the 8N in 2007, did a complete restoration, and presented it back to his dad on his 80th birthday. The 8N is now retired, only having to get out for tractor shows and photos.


1936 Farmall F20 restored by Donald Southworth Sr. and his son, Don, of Wausau, Wisconsin. Used on and off for 15 years on the farm, it sat in a shed for another 15 years before Don and his father restored it in 1999. The tractor had belonged to Don’s maternal grandfather, Ray Wagner. When Donald Sr. bought Ray’s farm, the tractor came with it. “We stripped the frame from top to bottom,” says Don. “Then we sandblasted it, removed the tires, rebuilt the carburetor and repaired a few oil leaks.“ Don and his dad were going to paint the tractor Farmall’s signature red until they discovered traces of charcoal-gray paint on the bottom of the frame. After doing a little research, Don realized that the F20 had indeed been gray and found the exact paint.





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