Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:06 pm

I was scanning through Craigslist this past rainy Sunday and an ad caught my eye. A thirty-five minute drive across the river (Ralph's territory) resulted in this headed for BOB. Actually it will go in the shop as a winter project. The seller did a lot of the work for me. He had cleaned and primed all the sheet metal and small parts so a little touch up and some paint and they are done. The engine/trans assembly won't be too bad to work with.

Now the question, does it run? Well, it was one of those typical answers, the seller said it did when he started on it. I reckon he would not have put so much effort and money into it if it didn't run. The tires (Bridgestone rears) were bought new several years ago and have never been on the tractor. The seller had them loaded with calcium when the dealer mounted them so I think that will be out before I unload them from the trailer.

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Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:14 pm

Wow, nice haul. That will make a great winter project.

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:59 pm

Congrats, Bill! Nice haul! That ought to keep you busy for a few days... :lol:

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:02 pm

Bill, Haul it down to Stanton. He'll have it back together two days after he gets it. Hope you got a box of bolts with it.

Bob

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:21 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Hope you got a box of bolts with it.

Now that you mention it! :D

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Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:33 pm

:thumbsup: Dave

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:41 pm

Ran out of Cub projects, huh? :big say what: If you're all caught up, I'll send you a couple. :lol: :lol:

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:03 pm

Nice project, Bill ! :D
Barnyard wrote:
Bob McCarty wrote:Hope you got a box of bolts with it.
Now that you mention it!
Wow...even the bolts are primed. :{_}:

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:33 pm

I didn't know you could buy a Cub in kit form!! :lol:

That would make a great Cubfest project, you know a build it in a weekend. On Friday it's a box of parts, Sunday it's a running tractor!!!!!

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:13 pm

ricky racer wrote:I didn't know you could buy a Cub in kit form!! :lol:

That would make a great Cubfest project, you know a build it in a weekend. On Friday it's a box of parts, Sunday it's a running tractor!!!!!


Now that is an idea :idea: Be fun to watch that project.

And yeah, ifn you is gonna get a Kit Kub . that is the way to do it .. going to be a nice looking Cub Bill once you get it done. Enjoy :{_}: :D

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:30 pm

Yeah, that would be pretty cool. If not at a Cubfest maybe a RPRU. It would certainly draw some attention at a RPRU. With some pictures and a story it would be an interesting article for a magazine like Red Power or Antique Power Magazine.

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:53 pm

Keep the ideas coming Rick .. that's a good one. Maybe it might spark something :applause:

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:04 pm

ricky racer wrote:I didn't know you could buy a Cub in kit form!! :lol:

That would make a great Cubfest project, you know a build it in a weekend. On Friday it's a box of parts, Sunday it's a running tractor!!!!!

It would also be cool if you did a time lapse video of the build. :D

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:01 pm

ricky racer wrote: On Friday it's a box of parts, Sunday it's a running tractor!!!!!

How about on Friday it's a box of parts, Saturday it's a running tractor, Sunday it's a box of parts again for the next Cubfest. :lol: :wink:

Re: Some Assembly Required!

Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:07 pm

Scrivet wrote:
ricky racer wrote: On Friday it's a box of parts, Sunday it's a running tractor!!!!!

How about on Friday it's a box of parts, Saturday it's a running tractor, Sunday it's a box of parts again for the next Cubfest. :lol: :wink:

If I keep working on things the way I have, it'll be a box of parts on Friday and will still be a box of parts when Melissa has the auction to settle my estate.