48 Cub - serial number plate

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48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby phill_mi » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:47 pm

Greetings; I recently got a 48 Cub, from a neighbor, and am in the process of changing fluids and hoping to use it as a working tractor. So I am not focused on restoration, but IF I do get that bug someday, what do you folks do when the serial number plate is missing from the steering housing. I have seen that new plates are available form various vendors, but if I got a new plate what would you put for a serial number? The engine casting (and other parts) indicate April 22, 1948.

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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby indy61 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:17 pm

Find your engine serial number and deduct around 400 to it.

http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_003.htm

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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:13 pm

indy61 wrote:Find your engine serial number and deduct around 400 to it.

http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_003.htm

Interesting rule of thumb there. I’m going to have to go check mine now.
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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby indy61 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:54 pm

That's for a 48. A 52 Cub might have 1,000 difference between engine and chassis numbers.

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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:59 am

Unfortunately, it would be deceitful to stamp any specific number on it, you might accidentally select the number of another owners tractor. The new plates look real nice but if you put anything on it, it should reflect that you don’t know the actual number.

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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:56 am

Agree with Gary.
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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby Eugene » Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:26 am

Gary Dotson wrote:If you put anything on it, it should reflect that you don’t know the actual number.
Suggest something along the line of: 1948-UNKNOWN, 48-X12YZ
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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby SamsFarm » Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:46 pm

If you get "the bug" go buy another with a nice serial tag to "restore"!
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Re: 48 Cub - serial number plate

Postby Barnyard » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:07 pm

SamsFarm wrote:If you get "the bug" go buy another with a nice serial tag to "restore"!

Just don't swap serial plates.
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