I brought a similar topic up a few months ago--I wanted to find out if I could modify the hood and side panels from another series of Cub Cadet--like the 1250, etc. to fit my 1861. The plastic panels have been bolted together by the previous owner, but they're starting to crack out.
Does anyone know if any of the 1800 or similar Cubs with the "Cyclops" style headlight had panels made of steel, or at least fiberglass instead of the flimsy plastic on the 1861?
Or, has anyone done a "roll your own" mod and built the hood, grill and side panels for these machines?
I don't want to run it without the hood, etc. because the engine would be exposed to the weather.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Edited by Utah Smitty, November 26, 2013 - 06:22 PM.