chrome

Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:23 pm

Why is the farmall Cub on the side of my hood in chrome or stainless and IH in frount ?
Most of the others are painted on. thank you STAN

Re: chrome

Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:39 pm

It depends what year your Cub is. The mid fifties went to stainless.

Re: chrome

Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:40 pm

Look at the various versions here:
http://www.atis.net/CubFAQ/cub_faq.html#q13

Re: chrome

Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:44 am

I'm not aware of any that were ever painted on, but the early models had decals and in 1955 the emblems went to stainless, then in 1958 they went to aluminum rectangular emblems with an oval "Cub" aluminum emblem. Then around 1963/64, they went back to decals all the way up until 1979. The pictures on the ATIS site Jim provided are a little hard to see, so try doing a Google Image Search on a particular model (ie. 1949, Farmall Cub, 1956 Farmall Cub, 1961 Farmall Cub, 1972 Farmall Cub, 1977 Farmall Cub).

Re: chrome

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:03 am

I checked the ser no it is very hard to see but this is what I got 218475 seems like there should be more.
What year might it be ? thanks for your help. STAN

Re: chrome

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:06 am

Yours is a 1961. It should look similar to this.

Image

year

Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:10 pm

The serial no. on my cub is very hard to read I would like to know what rear it is , ser no 218475 I would think it should be longer.
thanks for your help STAN

Re: chrome

Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:18 pm

oddball wrote:The serial no. on my cub is very hard to read I would like to know what rear it is , ser no 218475 I would think it should be longer.
thanks for your help STAN

The serial number on a Cub never exceeded six digits. As stated, your Cub is a 1961 based on the number you gave.

Re: chrome

Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:21 pm

That stainless is very desireable! Someone would be glad to trade you out of it! IIRC it was on 55-58 Cubs. your bolster or hood could have been changed at some time. Get some casting numbers from other parts of the tractor, engine serial too and let's see what they say. Cast numbers = two sets of numbers and a letter. Example: 8•31•B. Engine serial behind carb on block.

Re: chrome

Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:12 pm

Thanks everyone my cub is a 1961 the lettering is aluminum. MY cub looks like the picture of Barnyards. STAN