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dean pattermann    Posted 09-21-2018 at 12:01:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1961 ford 4000 industrial
  • Hello All, I have a 1961 Ford 4000 industrial, actual model number 40305 with select-o-speed and I'm looking for the correct paint colors and codes for the yellow and blue. Would appreciate any help. Thanks, Dean

    Dollar Bill    Posted 09-24-2018 at 03:01:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Unless I've misread the information, the model number you provided decodes to the Light Industrial which were painted red and buff.

    4**** - 172 ci gas, LP-gas or 172 ci diesel engine
    *0*** - Industrial models produced prior to 1963
    **30* - Utility-type tractor w/non-adjustable front axle (light industrial)
    *0**5 - Select-O-Speed w/hydraulics and single-speed (540 rpm) PTO

    "Near the end of 1960 Ford introduced the first of the Thousand series tractors as Industrial models. These tractors were painted red and "buff" and were basically modified "01" series models with a different seat, industrial tread rear tires, and a heavier fixed width front axle. The light industrial models were the 2030 and 4030 with the 4040 being the heavy industrial. It was basically the same as the earlier 1801 industrial tractors."

    dean pattermann    Posted 09-24-2018 at 12:32:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks, my father bought this tractor in 1972 and it was blue and buff so I wonder if someone had already painted it blue. The model number is correct and you are right on all those things, that's what I had as well. Now what to do, paint it the way I always remember or take it back to original?

    Dollar Bill    Posted 09-25-2018 at 02:06:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • As Dell used to say - "It's your tractor, paint it any color you want"

    Being somewhat of a purist, I like them painted as original.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-22-2018 at 13:35:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ford called the light yellow that was used on the pre 65 industrials Buff.
    They also used it on the post 65 Utility models.
    The yellow that is shown in Tim's post is much too yellow.
    When I rehabbed this 4400 I cleaned and lighly sanded the paint under the fuel tank cowel and mixed my own paint to match.
    It is still a wee bit dark but much closer to correct than the one below.
    I used 4 parts IH White which is a very light cream color and 1 part new John Deere yellow.
    Mixing my own let me use off the shelf tractor paint and not pay the exorbitant cost of custom paint.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-23-2018 at 04:00:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I just pulled the first yeller and blue photo out when I gaggled 'ford industrial images' to post as a reference. Looking at it again it almost looks surreal, like a painting sort of, or the lighting is affecting it making it appear bright yellow. The intent was to show the paint scheme, nit striving for correct shade. I'd go by the paint codes for that.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-24-2018 at 03:44:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not criticizing you Tim. I just made an observation on the color of that tractor.
    There is a guy in our area that has two of those heavy industrials that he takes to the shows. They are are Very nicely done except for the way wrong yellow. My first impression was that the tractor you posted might be one of his.
    These two photos show a heavy industrial model that we parted out and a 2000 light industrial that my great pal Ken had but sold. I painted it but don't know where he got the code for the Buff. He has been messing with old Fords for a long time and has some old school -
    word of mouth - resources for stuff like that.
    PS,
    The heavy industrial we parted had blown the whole back end of the differential housing clean out of the tractor.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-24-2018 at 03:48:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here is the second photo.
    I did tell him the rims should have been Buff too but he just did as he pleased.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-22-2018 at 06:08:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Someone provided this list a few weeks ago but I can't confirm they codes are correct or what you seek. I did find another list for the early Ford Blue Paint Codes as well. All that info follows. Is this the Industrial Blue & Yeller you need?

    Ford Tractor Blue (1962)------------------------------12720
    Ford Tractor Blue (1963-1965) - M20J1639A-------------12809

    More Ford Tractor Paint codes
    Ford Beige--------------------------------------------33186
    Ford Gray---------------------------------------------30570
    Ford Gray---------------------------------------------32663
    Ford Gray (1948 & 1954)-------------------------------32675
    Ford Yellow-------------------------------------------82536
    Ford Light Yellow-------------------------------------82549
    Ford Red----------------------------------------------2833
    Ford Red (1947)---------------------------------------70075
    Ford Light Red----------------------------------------72598
    Ford Equipment Dark Blue------------------------------12908
    Ford New Tractor Red----------------------------------71969
    Ford New Tractor Silver-------------------------------33442
    Ford Tractor Blue (1962)------------------------------12720
    Ford Tractor Blue (1963-1965) - M20J1639A-------------12809
    Ford Tractor Buff-------------------------------------81339
    Ford Tractor Gray-------------------------------------30448
    Ford Tractor Gray (1965) - M20J1750-A-----------------32571
    Ford Tractor Gray (1965)------------------------------32571
    Ford Tractor Green------------------------------------42940
    Ford Tractor Yellow (20J3132A)------------------------82179
    Ford Tractor Yellow (New) (M2J5394-A)-----------------82291
    Ford Tractor Orange Red-------------------------------71346
    Ford Tractor Vermillion (1949)------------------------3155
    Ford Tractor Vermillion-------------------------------70205
    Ford Tractor White------------------------------------8712
    Ford Tractor & Implement Buff #1640 (1967)------------22914
    Ford Tractor & Implement Buff (1967)------------------4068
    Ford Tractor & Implement Buff (1967)------------------4119

    I also found this:



    I think the 1639A blue is what you want.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    dean pattermann    Posted 09-22-2018 at 12:06:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1961 ford 4000 industrial
  • Thanks for the help. I don't understand why they list colors for 1962 and not 1961? I've heard the yellow is the Buff color but would like to make sure. Thanks again

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-22-2018 at 13:34:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1961 ford 4000 industrial
  • I don't know the answer to that, don't really know much about the early Industrials. I'm also unsure about the model number you listed -it looks more like a serial number. I know the first Thousand Series model was the 6000 in 1961 and it was painted red and grey. In 1962 they changed the color scheme to blue and off white. I believe the 'buff' shade is the off-yellow as well. Here is a LINK to our MANUALS with a 1962 Dealer brochure...

    Tim Daley(MI)

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