In Reply to: 1947 ford n series tractor posted by Rick Peiffer on May 25, 2020 at 08:47:58:
Your descriptions suggests that it is a 1947 2N (9N) painted to look like an 8N. When the 8N was introduced, many dealers painted their carryover models to "look" like the newer models.
I have several 2Ns with running boards. Some were homade and some have Ferguson running (foot) boards.
Also possible, somewhere in it's life one of your family members liked the red and gray and either had it painted or painted themselves.
What ever the history, it is yours now. A little TLC will give you great service and pleasure for years.