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Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Gary1959 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:03 am

The gray padding on the seat of our 1951 Cub is 50% gone from deterioration. The metal seat itself is great shape... perhaps a little superficial rust. From your collective experience, is there a way to just tear out the remaining cushion and SECURELY install a new pad that looks authentic and like the original? I'd prefer to keep the metal seat and just find a way to reattach the pad to it but not sure how it can be secured around the outside of the seat. Feedback/insights greatly appreciated.

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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby tmays » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:05 am

Check out the how to forum. I think there are a couple solutions there
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Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:06 am

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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby ricky racer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Rural King has a retivily inexpensive silver canvas replacement seat available online.
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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Rick Spivey » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:25 pm

There was a fellow at one time who would recover yours, he actually opened up the flange, and re-installed new padding. There may be a post about it somewhere on this site, been a while since I first saw it...I don't know if he still does this or not.
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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Peter Person » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:47 pm

Rick Spivey wrote:There was a fellow at one time who would recover yours, he actually opened up the flange, and re-installed new padding. There may be a post about it somewhere on this site, been a while since I first saw it...I don't know if he still does this or not.


http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48342

Darrel Darst redid seats.

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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:44 pm

Here's a link to a thread by Stanton, unfortunately the photobucket pics are no longer available: viewtopic.php?f=147&t=70582&p=571080&hilit=seat#p571080
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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby T-Mo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:06 am

I bought mine from Rural King. Under $20.
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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Stanton » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:57 am

Bob McCarty wrote:Here's a link to a thread by Stanton, unfortunately the photobucket pics are no longer available: viewtopic.php?f=147&t=70582&p=571080&hilit=seat#p571080


Sorry about the pics, but Photobucket has changed their policy at some point concerning 3rd party hosting. Now, most of my pictures are unavailable for viewing on this site. Can't say how disappointed I was to find this out. My apologies.

BTW: the black canvas I used to recover the seats faded very quickly to dull gray (withing 2 years). If you're wanting a professional job, seek out Darrel Darst or get a pad cover. Wish you success.
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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Barnyard » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:23 am

Stanton wrote:Sorry about the pics, but Photobucket has changed their policy at some point concerning 3rd party hosting. Now, most of my pictures are unavailable for viewing on this site.

Stanton, If you still have copies of the photos, or access to yours on photo bucket, send them to me and I will rebuild your post.
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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:18 pm

I bought one here; new pan, padded, with silver canvas covering like original. I received it last week and it's beautiful. I doubt you can refurb one for $99.

https://www.tractorpartsasap.com/Pan-Seat-Padded-Steel-Canvas-Silver-p/101246.htm

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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:48 pm

radioguy41 wrote:I bought one here; new pan, padded, with silver canvas covering like original.

Does it have the grommet in the center? The picture doesn't show one.

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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:02 pm

No, there is a hole in the pan but no grommet. I'm not sure having the grommet is worth doubling the price (or more), but that's just me. :)
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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Gary1959 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:25 pm

Thanks for sharing all the good advice and links.

Kind of brings me to a bigger question and that is do I really want to swap out the original seat? The metal seat is a little rusty (superficial) and could easily be cleaned up and painted. From a value and historical preservation stand point, keep the original seat seems worth while... especially when I think my Dad and Grandad sat in that seat and looked out over this same beautiful little tractor!

Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: Best Option For Deteriorated Cub Seat

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:42 pm

Gary1959 wrote:... especially when I think my Dad and Grandad sat in that seat and looked out over this same beautiful little tractor!

Sounds like you have already made the correct decision, IMHO.
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