Tips and tricks for restoring and repairing antique tractors, gas engines and steam traction engines.

1939 New Idea Manure Spreader Restoration

Leslie C. McManus

Iowa man restores his father’s horse-drawn New Idea manure spreader.

Restoration of 90-Year-Old Steel Windmill

John L. Cole

Minnesota man restores 90-year-old Baker Manufacturing Company steel windmill at fourth generation family farm in Kenyon, Minn.

The Art of Custom Pinstriping

Leslie C. McManus

Custom pinstriping, or hand-striping, puts finishing touch on antique machinery and antique farm equipment.

True Colors of Vintage Iron

By Jack Heald

Rainbow of Fordsons revives debate over vintage iron restoration options.


Making Antique Decals

Bill Vossler

When he discovered the scarcity of original decals for tractor restorations, John Hiniker found a way to make his own.

Snake River Valley Tractor and Equipment Restorers

Maury Hansen

Old iron is reborn in Idaho's Snake River Valley through loving restorations

Vintage Machine Parts Books

Sam Moore

Obtaining a parts book for your latest restoration project can be very helpful

Farm Collectibles ... the Old Way

John Lammers

Arkansas collector preserves the past and old way of life with intricate restorations of farm collectibles, especially horse and mule powered equipment.


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