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Joel W    Posted 08-13-2019 at 17:21:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • WarTime Hood Emblems
  • I'm currently on the final leg of completing my WarTime 2N tractor - I know that a lot of the chrome parts / specialty plating was no longer used on the tractor due to the war effort. Was the front emblem subject to that as well? the photo shows two different emblems, one where the trim is chromed with blue backing and a 2N stamped in it. The other the trim is painted black along with the "ford" script. Which one is correct for the WarTime?

    Scott PA    Posted 08-14-2019 at 19:14:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Like the one on the left only not chromed. The one on the right should never have been licensed by Ford for aftermarket companies.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-15-2019 at 06:25:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Scott-
    I'm not sure Ford ever authorized licensing those cheap aluminum and black knock offs. I cringe every time I see a tractor with a set on. Don Barkley once told me there are so many cheap junk parts made and sold on ebay and dealers that are not a licensed by Ford supplier.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 08-13-2019 at 17:52:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just did a search on Bing and found a lot of pictures of the war time tractor looking like new. All the ones I saw had the blue with the shiny chrome. Did not see any with the other emblems. I'm no expert though.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-13-2019 at 17:51:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • All the emblems were blue, FORD never used the brushed aluminum with black lettering style. Those were always aftermarket pieces made by probably a hundred vendors now. If FORD had made a change like that, the parts books would show up with a suffix like A-2. The war restrictions on metals would have made aluminum in much higher demand than chrome. The 2N was not even released until October, 1942 and then only about 10,000-12,000 units built. By April, 1943 Ford was ramping up fo a standard tractor as before. The amount of chrome used one the badges is very minimal.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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