Oh yeah Silver, she's a man's truck alright. I'd buy a new one but they don't make them like this anymore. I'll give your idea on the clear some thought. A little off topic but here is the 1945 Farmall H that I have fixed up to take my handicapped friend on tractor rides. I shot the whole thing with Owatrol oil. It dries a little slow but does a nice job of protecting and seems to be holding up well. I think I out to get a gallon and spray the entire underside of the truck.
Farmall H on Tractor Relay Across Nebraska 2013
1945 Farmall H and McCormick 125 manure spreader at Heritage Days North Platte NE 2013. The tractor is preserved with Owatrol oil and the spreader was shot with a mixture of linseed oil to protect and bring out the color.