Blog
December 16, 2021

1953 Ford Tractor


Featured image for “1953 Ford Tractor”

Experience a journey through time and craftsmanship with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1953 Ford Tractor in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Ford Tractor isn’t just a piece of farming equipment; it’s a symbol of rugged reliability, agricultural heritage, and timeless appeal, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic tractors meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving agricultural history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1953 Ford Tractor, we’re not just restoring a piece of machinery; we’re rekindling the essence of American farming excellence. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every aspect of this iconic tractor, from its robust design to its enduring performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced durability and reliability, we’re crafting a Ford Tractor that captures the rugged essence of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s farms. Whether you’re a farming enthusiast, a collector, or someone who appreciates the legacy of vintage tractors, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American agricultural heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1953 Ford Tractor into a working testament to classic American farming, ready to cultivate the land with style and dependability once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own farming journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage tractors are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

History

The Ford NAA tractor (also known as the Ford NAA) is a tractor that was introduced by Ford as an entirely new model in 1953 and dubbed the Golden Jubilee.

The NAA designation was a reference to the first three digits of the serial number style used starting with this tractor. It was designed as a replacement for the Ford N – Series tractors. Larger than the 8N, the Golden Jubilee featured live hydraulics, a 50th – year Golden Jubilee badging, an overhead – valve “Red Tiger” four – cylinder engine and streamlined styling, but just as significantly, it was the first tractor Ford built after losing its court battle with Harry Ferguson in 1952 over the patents the Irish inventor held on the Ferguson System three – point hitch.

Below the NAA’s new hood was a 134 – cu. in., overhead – valve, gas – burning inline four – cylinder engine worth hp. Ford’s Britsh Fordson tractors were readily available with diesel engines, but in the States, diesels were still uncommon. A kerosene – burning NAA, known as the NAB, was an option but found few buyers.

A four – speed transmission was standard on the NAA and auxiliary gearing was available.

The NAA’s Solid System hydraulics relied on an engine – driven hydraulic pump rather than the PTO – driven pump that was standard issue on the N tractors (this meant that the hydraulics could be operated without the PTO being engaged) and a live PTO was optional.

The NAA is also slightly larger than its predecessors: four inches longer, four inches higher and pounds heavier at 2,840 pounds. For 1954, the NAA was carried over, sans the Golden Jubilee badging (which is popular with collectors today), with only a gear ratio change. In late 1954, Ford introduced its three – digit number series tractors, which further improved upon the NAA. The 600 incorporated improved brakes and wheel seals as well as an ASAE standard PTO. The 700 was a row – crop tractor that could be ordered with either a tricycle or wide front end.

Before…

We will be media blasting and prepping for a new paint job. Along with reassembling the tractor.

Click on the picture to see the details in each photo!

During…

The tractor has been media blasted.

Epoxy sealed the tractor.

After…