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A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Ben B » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:39 pm

I have a question I'd like to present. What would a well equipped Cub shop have in it?

I have a home built splitting stand and engine hoist and stand, and the various hand tools that most everyone has. I'm getting ready to buy a 20 ton press also.

But, I'm curious as to what else is handy to have for rebuilding cubs. We have two right now that could really use a complete redo (and we're debating on taking them both to Barnyard's Bash this year).

I'm not being nosy about what everyone has, just wondering what all would be handy.

Thanks everyone!

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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:30 pm

It's really handy having a blasting cabinet on-site (the larger the better!)...which, of course, requires a fairly good-sized compressor! Nice to have a wire wheel, too. Good torque wrench. And that press is pretty much a necessity for final rebuilds.

Oh, and in case you haven't been before, you would definitely enjoy and get a lot out of attending the Bash! :D

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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:32 pm

Might be easier to answer the question if we knew what other tools and equipment were on hand.

My uncle's shop has a kitchenet on one side with entertainment center and easy chairs.

Parts washer, bushing driver set, battery powered 1/2" drive impact wrench with impact sockets.

Edit: We have a porta-power installed in a press frame. Large roller type hydraulic jack. Bunch of jack stands and cribbing. Large heavy duty drill press. Belt type sling. Tire irons.

As I'm thinking this topic over - - next time I cut up a downed, dried, 12" or more diameter tree trunk, I need to cut level to make two cribbing blocks.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Stanton » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:43 am

Several items come to mind:
  • mig wire welder
  • press
  • hoist (either a cherry picker, gantry or both)
  • splitting stands and plenty of jacks
  • air compressor
  • blasting cabinet
  • drill press
  • good bench with solid vice
  • battery, corded, or air operated power tools
  • good set of wrenches; open end and/or box
  • good set of sockets
  • breaker bar
  • metal lathe
  • mill
  • and last but not least...plenty of space to work around in!
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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:35 am

Don't forget a SAE tap and die set...large enough for a cub - up to 3/4 maybe.
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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:46 am

When I started playing with Cubs, I'd buy tools and equipment as I needed it. It also depends if you want to fabricate or not.
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we need to think differently."
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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:52 am

Anvil or piece of rail road rail. Welding bench or surface on a bench. Plasma cutter. Micrometers and calipers. Multi-meters. Couple of vises, one on a portable stand.

Skid steer, really handy for loading/unloading, moving heavy or odd shaped implements. 3-point boom.
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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:44 am

Been running through all the suggestions and there’s one thing I didn’t see, heat!
All that other stuff is great but doesn’t do anything if you can’t get yourself out there because it’s too cold.
Two thanksgivings back I picked up an 80,000 btu “Master” torpedo heater from Tractor Supply.
Regularly $200 I got it on sale for $150.
I’m cheap and I’ve got to say that was some of the best money spent for my shop.
My shop/garage/barn is a 20x30 wood framed open ceiling horse barn that had a cement slab poured by the second owner. He also put in a wood stove. I made winter covers for the eave vents so heat doesn’t escape when I’m trying to warm it up with the stove. The stoves nice but only brings the temps so much. When it’s in the teens out it will only bring the barn into the high 20’s. A 10 degree improvement is about all it’ll give.
If you sit by it it’s cozy but that doesn’t get work done.
The torpedo heater does better, a lot better.
Though it’s loud when running it’ll take it from the teens to high 40’s in about 15 minutes and a half hour later it’ll be in the 60’s where I set it.
There is a dial on the side to set the thermostat and to get it in the 60’s and keep it there on a bitter day I’m only using 1/3rd of its range.
It’ll run for 10-15 minutes and be off for a half hour and fire again on its own as necessary to maintain temp.
It doesn’t gobble fuel which BTW is diesel. Kero by me is $7 gal while diesel is under $3.
There’s a quick puff of diesel smell when it first fires but then it burns clean.
I also installed a digital CO detector as I worried about gassing myself. I guess my barn has just the right balance of weather tightness and draftiness because the detector never moves off “00”.
Keep in mind this barn has no insulation.
I’ve got a lot of the pre-mentioned tools and equipment but none does a thing for me without that shop being warmed up. ;)
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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Super A » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:31 am

Lots of shelves for storing parts/pieces.

Cherry picker for heavy parts.

A good radio. :D

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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:44 am

Super A wrote:Lots of shelves for storing parts/pieces.

Cherry picker for heavy parts.

A good radio. :D

Al

Yes, yes, and absolutely!
A good radio will keep you in a good mood and the motivation up.
My shop has a tack room with shelves floor to ceiling on 3 walls and the big area one high up going all the way round. I feel like if I ever get my tractors restored the way I want those shelves will become bare. ;)
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:47 am

A dorm sized refrigerator.
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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:49 am

Cub crankshaft pully puller and a set of pullers.

We use several of the cheap box fans for cooling and 3 or 4 small electric heaters with fans for localized heating.

Edit. Separate building for storage.
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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Super A » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:04 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:
Super A wrote:Lots of shelves for storing parts/pieces.

Cherry picker for heavy parts.

A good radio. :D

Al

Yes, yes, and absolutely!
A good radio will keep you in a good mood and the motivation up.
My shop has a tack room with shelves floor to ceiling on 3 walls and the big area one high up going all the way round. I feel like if I ever get my tractors restored the way I want those shelves will become bare. ;)


I have a Sirius radio and home dock I used have in my truck hooked up to an old boom box. I can enjoy any kind of music I can think of and no commercials!

Also if you'r going all out, a sink and a "torlet" would be nice...... 8)

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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:08 pm

A set of Left Hand Drill Bits

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Re: A well equipped Cub shop...

Postby tnestell » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:27 pm

Don McCombs wrote:A dorm sized refrigerator.


First thing I put in. I bought it 26 years earlier when I was in a dorm. Need to replace it because it starting to kick the ground fault off. Cheaper today that when I bought it in 1972.


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