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Project by richgreer posted 08-07-2013 02:02 PM 1868 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here you can see my other tractor with a platform and 2 buddy seats.

The tractor is a ‘53 Ford Golden Jubilee in almost showroom condition.

The platform is on the 3 point hitch. I lower it for people to step on and then I raise up to the driving position.

Everything is made with pressure treated wood.

This coming Saturday my wife and my mother will ride with me for a 50 mile one day organized ride. It should be a lot of fun.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.





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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 08-07-2013 02:24 PM

Should be fun, but do I see extra padding only on the driver’s seat? I guess your Ford diesel wil be used to tow
this beauty to the start of the ride. If your weather is anything like ours, you should put an Umbrella
above the platform and a cooler full of cold beverages between the seats. I learned to drive on a Ford
tractor pulling a two row cultivator, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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indgreg

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#2 posted 08-07-2013 03:38 PM

nice job tractor is nice also . you ought to bring tractor to portland IN on the 21 of these month its the biggest tractor ingine show in the world

-- greg indiana

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richgreer

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#3 posted 08-07-2013 08:31 PM

I used this Ford tractor on a 3 day ride in late June (without the platform). On the first day I got soaked “to the bone”. You are so vulnerable when you are on a tractor in the middle of nowhere with no shelter in sight. Still, everyone was in great spirits and the rain was just part of the experience.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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robscastle

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 10:37 PM

Looks like a good design, have fun on the run

Show the ladies this one just held overseas somewhere!

-- Regards Robert

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grizzman

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 12:42 AM

sounds like fun rich…have a great time, but i think for such a valuable cargo, you should build a new platform out of walnut or mahogany…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 02:11 AM

Seeing your tractor just brought up many of the experiences I had on our 9n. The platform is in interesting modification:-) , nicely done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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redryder

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 07:02 AM

50 miles??
Sounds brutal. I wouldn’t want to drive mine 5 miles and it has a back rest.
I’ll be your passengers will get a lot of air turbulence.
It is a great restoration…......................

-- mike...............

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ajosephg

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#8 posted 08-08-2013 09:33 AM

Great idea, and nice tractor. I cut my driving teeth on a Golden Jubilee and spent countless hours cultivating the corn on our farm. Do you still have the JD “A”?

-- Joe

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richgreer

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#9 posted 08-08-2013 11:17 AM

Yes, I still have the A and it is my favorite to drive. The Ford has more utilitarian value. For example, I clear the driveway with it and a blade.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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kizerpea

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#10 posted 08-08-2013 12:27 PM

Hey !!! wife needs a big umbrella back there..

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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Roger

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#11 posted 08-08-2013 12:35 PM

Very kool. One o thee finest Fords I’ve seen.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 08-08-2013 01:49 PM

Rich, I always had my rain gear in one of the compartments on my motorcycle fairing, there must be a tool
box or someplace to store emergency gear to keep yourself comfortable. The new lightweight stuff can
store in a fairly small stuff sack, and will still keep you dry. If not, I do not think you will shrink after being
weathered this long.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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richgreer

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#13 posted 08-08-2013 01:50 PM

Regarding the tractor. In 1953, Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50 anniversary. To commemorate that occasion they built a special edition tractor and called it the “Golden Jubilee”. It was only made for one year. The 54 model was almost identical, butt it was not called a Golden Jubilee. It is an NAA.

In that era, Ford only made one tractor at a time starting with the 9N (introduced in ‘39), 2N (introduced in ‘42), 8N (introduced in ‘48), Golden Jubilee (1953) and NAA (1954). The Golden Jubilee was a significant improvement over the 8N it replaced.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Sam12

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#14 posted 08-09-2013 04:07 AM

Awesome riding platform! I bet that will be a great place see the countryside from.

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Darrel

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#15 posted 08-12-2013 01:18 PM

You just gave me a great idea. We just had our minivan handicap converted for my and we had to take two of the seats out so I now have two seats to work with. I’m going to do some thing similar where the seats face the other way so I can back up to my pond so I can fish from the comfort of two brand new toyota bucket seats. You did a great job and a creative idea. Thanks.

-- Magnolia, Texas

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