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Hello Farmall Forum...New proud owner of the Father-in-laws 1953 Farmall Super H.

I bought it from the mother-in-law after they replaced their tractor, with a new Case. It is all there, and runs. It just needs restored. Where is a good place to buy Farmall H parts online or Western Pa. I am just looking ahead, I will start on it next year.

I purchased reprinted operators, parts, and service Manuals on Ebay.

Both front tires went flat so I removed the wheels, and had them broke down. One bad tire and a good Carlise tire, which I will try to match. I need two tubes. I had the rims sandblasted and primed, picking up today $18 a piece seemed resonable

Where can I get a Farmall front wheel bolt, nut, washer. to replace the aftermarket odd size one I have now. 5/8"=18 Thread (fine thread) x 2-3/4"
What color Paint should the wheels be?

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Rims were galvanized as I understand it.
My local powder coat specialist found a coating called Speedboat Silver that looked very much like freshly galvanized steel, without having that rattle can chrome looks.
If this makes sense, it's a sort of a light metalic grey with a shine.
Sorry. I don't remember the manufacture of the Speedboat Silver coating.
My powder coater, when all was said and done charged me $175.00 for all 4 rims on my Super M. Looks good and can't complain about the price as that included sand blasting the rims too!
 

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Over the years I've gotten to be almost "friends" with my local commercial/industrial fastener guy. Find one in your area and they'll be huge help in any tractor restoration. When I restored my "M" a couple years ago he was able to fix me up with all new fine thread bolts, nuts and lock washers for just a few dollars.

Lots of different colors to put on the rims, yes they were originally galvanized. Most people just go with what they think looks the best and is most servicable. I used Rustomleum "Hammertone Silver" in a quart can and painted them with a high quality 1-1/2" sash brush. Went on smooth as silk, looks great and easy to touch up those small nicks that are bound to happen.
 

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JD, Farmall, Craftsman
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Thanks for the feedback. I think for now I just want to fix the flats. I like the Paint Brush Idea. I think I will try that for now to see how it looks. Then visit the Farm Show next year to look at the Farmall rims on the show tractors.

I will look for a bolt supplier also. Thanks Guys..
 
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