Ford Collector Robert Smith restores a 1964 Ford 2000 tractor, complete with original yellow paint.
Robert’s 1964 Ford 2000. “It’s an eye-catcher. People say they didn’t know Fords came in that color,” he says, “but I haven’t gotten any negative responses.”
Robert’s Ford 2000, in desperate need of a cosmetic restoration. Robert does all of his restoration work out in the open, from the back of a barn. “All my life I worked inside,” he says. “It’s just a pleasure to be outside.”
Parts removed during restoration of Robert Smith’s Ford 2000 show both the Eastern Airlines connection and the original yellow paint.
An Eastern Airlines hour meter.
An Autoscrubber serial number tag.
Part of Robert’s show display at the Florida Flywheelers’ February 2007 show, Fort Meade, Fla.