Fordson Super Major Paint

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Fordson Super Major Paint

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Hi
My Super Major is nearing its restoration first of all has anyone the colour codes for the Blue and Orange paint?
and second what was and was not painted on them from new I have seen ones with the wheel studs painted and some has them as the bare finish can anyone advise me I assume there's no colour pictures of a Super major when new ?

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Icom,

Thats a problem. The bleu should be EMPIRE BLEU. But!!!!! The same name will give different shades by different supliers and different sorts of paint.
The same for orange.

Mine has RAL 2009 traffic orange on the wheels and 5017 traffic bleu on the tractor. I know it's the wrong colour. The bleu is almoost the same as the Ford 1000 series.
Some mix Ford bleu and Ford gray to get the right colour of the early Major. But that is very different from the later Super Major.

Best to find a piece of the tractor where the sun has never shined and take it to a paint shop.
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Thanks but there is not a scrap of the original blue left :(

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icom102 wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Thanks but there is not a scrap of the original blue left :(
Also not under the bonnet? I used the paint on the inside of the dashboard panel below to get a match. I wonder if a color would be found behind the little gear change plate.
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It had no tin work at all was in a bad way but its getting there

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Oh lardy. What ever you do. Don't paint the front screen orange. Dandy Dave!
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The front screen ?

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like this:

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I used colors of Sparex, if I remember correctly.

And according to Brian the whole Tractor is blue, as if it was bathed in color.

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Yup. :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: That.... Dandy Dave!
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Actually the older Fordson Major screens are blue. The Power Majors and Super Major screens are silver. Dandy Dave!
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Ah yes I see I have seen super majors and the headlight grills as I would call them are orange so they are meant to be sliver

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The wiki is working again, so take a look at http://wiki.somee.com/default.aspx/MyWi ... rills.html to see what Brian had to say about it.
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So sliver grills it is then

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