Radiator side brackets

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Radiator side brackets

Postby Ringer » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:46 am

Hello guys. I'm new to the forum so bear with me. I'm trying to reassemble a 1950 Cub. I have a question in regards to reattaching the hood. I'm assuming that the front of the hood attaches to a bracket bolted to a hole on the top of the radiator side bracket. There are 2 holes at the top of the radiator side bracket. If one hole is for attaching the hood, what is the other hole used for?

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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby wrz » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:11 am

The two holes are punched and a nut is spot welded in one hole. A second bracket has a nut spot welded in the opposite hole which gives you a right and left pair of brackets. You mount them so that the nut ends up in the front (grill side) on each bracket so the hood will be in the proper placement. It is a manufacturing process so one bracket can be used for right or left.
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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Ringer » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:19 am

Gotcha. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Stanton » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:24 am

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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:05 pm

Ringer, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Glen » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:45 am

Hi,
I guess you understood he meant you use the front holes, with the nut welded on them, and the rear holes with no nut are not used.
The hood should have brackets welded on the underside of it that bolt to the front holes.

The Cub parts manual says use 5/16" x 1/2" long, 18 threads bolts, with lock washers.
It needs short bolts, the radiator is there. :)

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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Pap » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:11 pm

Welcome Ringer. You can find a lot of info here. Just ask. And look around at the site. Good luck with your '50. I have a '47 that I am working on. It has been in my family before I was born.
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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Ringer » Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:40 am

Thanks for the replies. The tractor belonged to my late brother and its a 1950 demo model. Its been partially disassembled and collecting dust for a few years now. I'm trying to get it put back together and running again.

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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:00 pm

If the hood is off your tractor, and the brackets are still bolted to the radiator support channels, they may have broken the spot welds that are SUPPOSED to attach them to the hood...a VERY common situation. If that is the case, they need to be re-welded to the hood.
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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Pap » Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:23 pm

Yep
That is exactly what I have to do to mine.
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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Ringer » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:17 am

The brackets are gone. I have 2 holes in the hood where they may have been welded at one time. I ordered new brackets. Really appreciate the help.

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Re: Radiator side brackets

Postby Pap » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:25 pm

Good luck with your reassemble.
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