I used Tractor Supplies Restoration Series Allis Chalmers orange. I thinned it, added hardener and sprayed it thru my gun. It is pretty decent paint, I can't justify using automotive type paints on tractors anymore. I'm not too sure how close AC orange is to the original paint but whatever was left on this one did look more orange than it did red.
I generally use a heavy duty wire cup on an angle grinder. It strips everything off real fast. Make sure to wear a dust mask and safety glasses as sometimes a little piece of the wire comes lose.
The hood is completely done with new decal added, it is on the tractor now. For the most part all I need to do to consider it done is fire it up and take it for a ride.
you did... an AH-MAZING. maybe you should do the 1614. then you can have 2 great looking tractors, not that the other doesn't look great now. thanks for posting pics and if you decide to do the 1614 be sure to take even more!
Thanks for the comments guys. I think a few things I may still do is add ag tires to the rear and new tri ribs up front. i think I'm going to leave the lift handle off as I won't be using any implements with this tractor, it will also make it easier to get on and off. And with that, one last pic.