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Posted May 24, 2013 - 09:49 AM

I picked this up this morning. It was posted on Craigslist for 12 minutes when I stumbled upon it. It appears to be an original condition 1963 original. Serial # 59148 I paid more than I wanted, but I wanted it. I also have a parts donor so that works out real good.

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Posted May 24, 2013 - 10:54 AM

good find also looks like in good shape



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Posted May 24, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Congratulations.  It looks like it's in pretty good shape.  12 minutes is pretty fast.



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Posted May 24, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Congratulations.  It looks like it's in pretty good shape.  12 minutes is pretty fast.

I got lucky.


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 02:10 PM

Nice find .. :thumbs:

Whats the serial number of the parts donor ?



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Posted May 24, 2013 - 02:52 PM

Nice find .. :thumbs:

Whats the serial number of the parts donor ?

3101. Makes it a 1961. The PO installed a 12 horse Kohler. He made adapters to raise the grill and hood. This one is also restorable as I have a 7 horse Kohler I could install. I can't live long enough to do all the projects I already have and I'm out buying more. It's a terrible sickness with no known cure.



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Posted May 24, 2013 - 03:53 PM

Cool......An early 4 digit Original ......Feb. of 1961   2nd month of production .

They made about a dozen preproduction test units that were serial numbers 400 to about 412 or 415 not sure the exact number ,

The first production unit was numbered 501 , so they only made a little over 500 3 digit cubs .

Early Originals had collared steering spindles , no steering adjustment hole in console . Smaller opening around spoked area of rear rims ...

Very Very few units ...( less than 1000 ) had what was called a thin front axle that was changed very early in production due to them being prone to breaking .

 

A very nice find indeed .

 

I'm in the same boat your in ....I'm never gonna finish all my projects either , but I seem to buy more.... :D


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 05:54 PM

Cool......An early 4 digit Original ......Feb. of 1961   2nd month of production .

They made about a dozen preproduction test units that were serial numbers 400 to about 412 or 415 not sure the exact number ,

The first production unit was numbered 501 , so they only made a little over 500 3 digit cubs .

Early Originals had collared steering spindles , no steering adjustment hole in console . Smaller opening around spoked area of rear rims ...

Very Very few units ...( less than 1000 ) had what was called a thin front axle that was changed very early in production due to them being prone to breaking .

 

A very nice find indeed .

 

I'm in the same boat your in ....I'm never gonna finish all my projects either , but I seem to buy more.... :D

 

The old Gent I befriended years ago gave it to me. He bought it new in Illinois and brought it to Florida shortly after. It sat out side for years, but is still in pretty good shape.



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Posted May 31, 2013 - 12:02 PM

That looks like it will clean up nice!!! Nice job.






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