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Marty in MI    Posted 04-30-2017 at 18:48:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • What grill is this?
  • I got this grill with the tractor, but it doesn't look like others I've seen in pics. Any idea what this is or if it actually goes to this tractor?

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-02-2017 at 05:23:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • It is an aftermarket bumper. Similar ones were built by several companies. Probably first started showing up in the 70s and made to fit for other brands as well as Fords. Still available on ebay and other places. Saw one one on a 3020 John Deere recently and have seen them on a couple of 3 cylinder 4000s where they bolt to the sides of the bolster and not the axle itself.
    There were 4 types of Ford bumpers that I know of. The much duplicated Dearborn type for Ns, a similar style for Jubilees and early Hundreds, another, 3 bar style for 01s and Priors and a slightly different 3 bar style for the Thousands.
    Probably the least common style is the Jube style. All of them will fit on an N but the later ones are wider to fit the wider tractors.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-01-2017 at 08:33:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • I may be off here, but Iím pretty sure the style you show was used beginning with the Thousand Series models. The NAA/Jubilee bumper was similar to the one used on the 8N, only the bottom bar was stamped steel and welded on. The top bars were still riveted on and it also had the 8N curved mounting arms. There are aftermarket ones 'like' the one shown only all the bars are welded construction. The picture shown is credited to John Smith from his Tractor ID/History department. By the way, all N bumpers were accessories, not sure about the Hundred Series. Perhaps the N gurus, Barkley, Smith, Jewell, et al will chime in here to clarify, deny, or verify what I just said.

    Picture courtesy of John Smith:

    NAA & Hundred Series Bumper-

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-21-2017 at 16:44:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • Some pictures show bumper with curved arms, some without...

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-01-2017 at 08:34:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • OOOPPPSSS..NAA bumper arms were not curved...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 04-30-2017 at 20:48:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • I had one just like it on my '73 Ford 3000.

    Den N Ms    Posted 04-30-2017 at 21:35:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • Ed,Not quite just like it.Different number of uprights top and bottom.

    david in va    Posted 04-30-2017 at 20:14:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • Fred Cain bumper was used through the 1970s

    steveVa    Posted 04-30-2017 at 19:40:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • Looks like the Bumper that came on my 1953 Jubilee.

    Den N Ms    Posted 04-30-2017 at 19:06:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: What grill is this?
  • Marty,Those were mostly used on Jubilee and later 600s/800s

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