Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:40 pm
Long story short- Ever since I can remember my Dad had a Farmall Cub, that we used for light work around our home. I rode with Dad for years....
He sold it to someone else in our area in 1988, as we were downsizing and didn't need it anymore. I was around 15 at that time....and older brother and sister were in college.
My Dad passed too early, at the age of 62, and that was in 1999.
Later, I got married in 2000, and now have three kids of my own, and wanted them to learn more about their Grandpa!
I have been looking for that tractor for years, always wondering if it was in that barn or that barn over there....
I was driving home from work a couple of Fridays ago, and there it was..(or at least I was hoping)..for sale.
As I walked up, I knew it was my Dad's.... He had bent the hood, and after pulling out the dents, he brazed the dents and filled them the best he could.
My three kids have now been able to ride there Gpa's Farmall, as its sitting in my garage.
1949, running strong..... Going to start a complete overhaul this fall, after all the hay rides my kids can handle.
Thanks for the great site, I will be back often, because I know I will need help!
(have lots of pics, but the site says there to large!) Its a CUB!!!! LOL
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:47 pm
Congratulations and welcome to the forum.
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:09 pm
on finding your Dad's Cub
That was a lot of determination to keep looking for one particular Cub. So glad you were able to fulfill that dream. And to be able to pass down stories of your Dad to your kids via the Cub is really something to hang on to.
FoundMyDadsCub wrote:(have lots of pics, but the site says there to large!) Its a CUB!!!! LOL
The pics will have to be resized. Check out this link - On The Forums
. There are a number of How To's on resizing pics to fit within the forum paramaters. Suggest you get an account on the Photo Host
which is a dedicated photo site for our fourms.
Suggest you follow these links and spend a little time reading ... lots of resources for our members and I am sure you will find answers to lots of questions you have already thought of and tons you haven't thought of yet
Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information
, it will point you to
the Welcome Wagon
wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of the most important resources are Owner's Manuals, Parts Catalogs and Service Manuals. The Cub Manual Server
is the home of the jpg versions and the PDF Manuals
-- well the pdf's of course
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:18 pm
Welcome to the forum!
Congratulations on finding your dad's cub, it will be a wonderful way to spend time with the kids and you will be creating a lot of new great memories!
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:16 am
Welcome to the forum Adam! Great to have a family tractor back in your family, I know the feeling!
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:27 am
Adam a great thing you have done there, not only saving your dad's cub, you are creating more memories for your own children to cherish. Well done and a big Irish welcome to the forum
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:39 am
Welcome to the forum from Arkansas. Neat story, maybe sometime, show us a couple of pictures. Are the kids old enough to help a little in the restoration? Would make the project more fun.
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:54 am
What a great story! Consider yourself fortunate in finding your dad's Cub, many people search in vain for the family tractor and never find it. Glad to hear you're using it and going to keep using it and create some new family memories.
Just want you to be safe pulling anything (like a hay wagon). Cubs do not have the braking power of some other tractors, so a little weight attached to the rear combined with a slight downhill grade can be trouble.
Since you're new to the site, I'll welcome you and challenge you. You'll see a Circle Cub (round red emblem) to the right of the screen below several people's tag line. Below that are the words "Circle of Safety: Y
" which means that person has passed the Circle of Safety test on this site. I'd challenge you to take that test and keep taking it until you too are awarded the Circle of Safety.
Test is located here: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=68084&p=553002&hilit=circle+of+safety#p553002
Welcome to the forum! As you may know, it's the best site on the web!!
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:13 am
I tell people 'every dent has a story' and you proved that it's a sure way to identify YOUR tractor. Great you could recover it!
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:52 am
Adam, Welcome to the forum. It was a needle in a haystack but you found it, Congratulations.
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:43 pm
Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to our visits.
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:41 am
Welcome to the board from nearby Davison.
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:21 am
That's a real nice story. It's great you were able to find your Dads Cub. ...and you're right, 62 is far too young to pass on. The Cub will be a great way of keeping his memory close, almost a memorial to him and his way of life. Now it will be adding more lifelong memories for you and your children, that's wonderful. Welcome to the site, a great place to learn nearly anything about a Cub! Good luck with the overhaul.
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