Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

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Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby fiddler » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:14 pm

So what are the two holes for on the right side of the hood on my 1948 cub? I see them in photos as well as on my cub so they appear to have some predetermined purpose......

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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Jim in SC » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:16 pm

To oil the generator (x2) without removing the hood.
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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby fiddler » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:37 pm

Now I see my post. Sorry for asking twice. Thanks for the input. Without a generator it was hard to figure out!

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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby LittleRed1949 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:27 pm

I saw a guy the other day hung hooks off of each hole and used them as a gun rack for a shotgun.

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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Barnyard » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:32 pm

Just don't ask what the two holes are for in the floor board.
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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby fiddler » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:43 pm

Uh oh....I don't think I wanna know what the holes in the floorboard are for.... :-)

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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:59 pm

One use for the floorboard holes...

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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Barnyard » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:03 pm

I can't believe they punched two holes just to hang the hand crank.
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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:59 am

I can't either, but it's the only thing I've ever seen them used for.
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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby JimCub48 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:46 am

I think the hand crank gets mounted on the left side of the floor pan facing forward. The small hole in the pan on the left side fits the crank pin and the 2 clips hold the the crank in place, to prevent it from falling off. My guess the 2 bigger holes in the floor pan are just drain holes for tractors sitting in the elements.

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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Barnyard » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:50 am

JimCub48 wrote:I think the hand crank gets mounted on the left side of the floor pan facing forward. The small hole in the pan on the left side fits the crank pin and the 2 clips hold the the crank in place, to prevent it from falling off. My guess the 2 bigger holes in the floor pan are just drain holes for tractors sitting in the elements.

Yes, the proper storage place is on the platform, if you look at Don's pic there is clearly a hand crank hanging hanging through one of the holes. As for draining, well as flat as the platform is, I doubt you would need those holes for that.
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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:38 am

I’m sure the crank was only there for the painting process. That use was, I’m sure, an employee innovation and not a design element.
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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:23 am

Here I thought everone knew what those 2 holes in the platform was for!

They are there so you can carry your tractor like a 6-pack!

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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:30 am

Since learning about the mystery of those floor pan holes, many years ago, I have always felt that they were there for some part of the assembly process (not the crank painting) that we are not aware of at this later time. Perhaps some day we will know.
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Re: Holes on the right side of the Hood 1948 cub.

Postby wrz » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:19 pm

My thought would be that the 2 holes were drilled in a flat sheet of steel cut to size and then the sheet was stamped to shape of the floor board. The two holes lined up the steel in the pressing process.
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