Restoration

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

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


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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.


Restoration Projects Complicated by Elusive Parts

Jim Romeo

Search for missing elements adds challenge to old farm tractor and equipment restoration projects


Vintage Equipment: How Much Restoration?

Gary Van Hoozer

Don't jeopardize historic value when restoring vintage collectibles, so how much restoration is too much (or too little) when it comes to vintage equipment?


Continental Cotton Gin Good as New

Leslie C. McDaniel

GAMTRA, the Gaston Agricultural, Mechanical, and Textile Restoration Association finds and restores a Continental cotton gin