Tractor of the Month - Cubfeatured tractor of the month
I got this Cub about a month and a half ago from my grandfather who had owned it for the last 30yrs, as you can see in the first pic it had been worked hard all it's life and was in need of some serious repair. This tractor always had a front blade on it and my grandfather used it to move dirt and to plow many driveways in the winter. When I got it I decided it was time to give it some love.
I started tear down on April 8th with the intention to have it plowing at PA plow day on April 22nd, it was a tight deadline that in the end proved to be a little to tight and I was unable to get it done. After taking some time away I finally finished it up on May 7th, I'm really pleased with how it looks and can't wait to get it dirty at plow day. When i began this project i intended to save as many of the original pieces as i could including the hood and frame, I was able to save the hood but the frame proved to be beyond repair, just about every bolt in the frame was loose which resulted in many holes being egg shaped so i opted for a new frame. Once it was apart i sandblasted all the parts down to bare metal to begin bodywork, I'm a professional bodyman but even this proved to be a bit of a challenge given it's condition. After about 16 hrs of welding and bodywork i had all the parts ready for primer, once the primer dried i began wet sanding. The paint process went smooth and i couldn't be happier with the finish, the yellow is Case/IH irongard and the white is PPG essential single stage. Reassembly took much longer than i had planned which was the cause for me missing plow day but i would rather miss a show than cut corners and be unhappy with the end result. The brass steering cap was made by a friend and polished by myself, I think it completes the job and gives the tractor something that no other tractor has. Here are a few video links for your viewing pleasure.
- 637Yeoman said thank you