4th of July.....Almost here! More Pics Added!

Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:35 pm

I am starting this post to see all the other 4th of July Cubs.

I am getting the Captain ready for the 4th of July parade in my hometown of Shiner Texas (pop 2069 - 1 full fledged traffic light...and I mean all three colors!.....just put that up a few years back was a flashing red light when I lived there). When I first found the captain back in 2008 riding it in the parade was my goal. I can't believe it has almost come to fruition......thanks largely to you guys and all of you help and great cub ideas. It's hard to believe it has been over 4 years ago since this journey started. The journey was most rewarding as I made new friends and kept this wonderful machine from finding it's way to the junkyard\smelter. I am wondering how many others are in the same panic mode as I trying to make sure my tractor is ready for the parade and also wondering if you have the same nightmarish images of your cub Conking out in front of the grand stand and having to be pulled off by (Yes it gets worse) a green tractor. :big what: I replaced the rear final last night so that I made sure I had good brakes and the old final was making a LOT of noise...when i got it off I could move the spline shaft in a 5-6 inch circle..... got it just in time I guess. I am also sandblasting and painting the rims and mounting the new tires I bought a while back. I will have pictures to post early next week.

Thanks again for all the help over the last 4-5 years ......it has been a blast!!
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:27 am

Got everything done......brakes are awesome with replacement final. Parade is tomorrow @ 10 am.....can't wait!

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:32 am

Lookin' real good Charles! Loving the flags!

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:49 am

Thanks Ray.....I was hoping for other people to post their parade pictures but i guess we will have to wait a bit longer.

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:40 am

I usually don't put mine in parades but I have pulled a float for my church in a local event we call the Balloon Affair here in Ravenna, these pics are from 2011. ... and I did get two small flags that normally go on a car window, I haven't figured out quite how to hang them on the Cub. I'll probably make some kind of brackets for them.

The ladies from church thought this was a great idea. I was a little embarrassed. :oops: This flag is a different one from what I mentioned before.
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They hung their "balloons" on my canopy from a piece of cloth draped over the top.
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Our entry won a couple trophy's and a plaque! ...but not necessarily for my Cub.
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I imagine others will post actual July 4th stuff.
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:56 am

Not quite 4th of July but still very cool....thanks for sharing! I was planning on adding an umbrella to my cub but ran out of time. It is supposed to be 102 at parade time tomorrow....will have plenty of ice cold bottled water with me that's for sure.

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:03 pm

CPIII wrote:It is supposed to be 102 at parade time tomorrow....will have plenty of ice cold bottled water with me that's for sure.

Yeow! That's hot! Good luck with the heat!
CPIII wrote:I am wondering how many others are in the same panic mode as I trying to make sure my tractor is ready for the parade and also wondering if you have the same nightmarish images of your cub Conking out in front of the grand stand and having to be pulled off by (Yes it gets worse) a green tractor.

...and don't worry, I'm sure your Cub will perform perfectly.

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Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:17 am

Well I made it through the whole parade without incident.......and I actually won 2nd place in the tractor division. It was a great time and i can't wait till next year! There were several tractors in including a 49 cub and a demonstrator that were part of a 6 tractor entry that took first place. Thank goodness there were judged as a single entry or else I don't think I would have won anything as the 49 and the demonstrator were perfectly restored. I will post pictures of those later this week.

A 4 year journey collage...start to finish.
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Everything worked great!
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My daughter holding up our hardware.
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Stopped by the Nursing home to visit \show my parents our parade entry. (My dad wasn't doing well enough to attend the parade and also the temp was in the 100's during parade time)
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My daughters boyfriend also rode in the parade and was a huge help throughout.
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Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:28 am

Congratulations Charles on a job well done! It’s great to see how much fun your family had.

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Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:18 am

Thanks a lot for letting us share your parade, family, and cub. It pretty well personifies America and Cubbers.

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Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:01 am

As promised some of the tractor competition:

Demonstrator
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49 Cub
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Allis Chalmers
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Oliver
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Ford
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Green One
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Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:33 am

Didn't make it to any parades this year but had to move things out of the shed for our 4th of July party!!
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Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:41 pm

Thanks for the replys....we had a great time ....it was a mad rush toward the end.....but it turned out well......now I guess I have to find another tractor to restore.

Dusty B....you don't have to join a parade ...looks like you could have you very own.....nice collection there!!