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If you come home with that, I'm leaving!

Postby Inspectorjoe » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:58 am

It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. It was the best of times, because today I passed a nicely repainted Cub sitting out for sale, three miles from my house. It was the worst of times because my wife was with me, and when she saw my head swivel toward it as I drove by, said "If you come home with that, I'm leaving!" I told her I was going to stop to see it on the way back (I was taking her to pick up her car at the repair shop, so I'd be solo). I was planning on taking a few pictures of it, but then I remembered that I didn't bring my phone. Dang! She offered to give me hers, but I thanked her and declined. Well, that sweet woman stopped on her way back and handed me her phone through her car window.

I'm prone to making impulse buys, and it sure kicked in with this Cub. My current Cub was an impulse buy (found the same way, by driving past it). I bought it because it was a very, early Cub (serial #808)and still in its original paint and decals. I hadn't planned on doing any work with it, but I've been using it more and more. As much as I like my manual lift circle Cub, this one would be more practical, and I'd be able to plow snow in bad weather (I don't let the circle Cub get wet).

The data plate is missing. I took pictures of two casting dates, and they were 10/29/48 and 11/4/49, which is kind of strange. It's been converted to 12 volt. The blade has a wing welded to the left side , which will prevent dumping snow off that side. There's a step welded to the top for when it's used as a grader blade.

Man, I'd love to have that thing, but I love having a happy home even more.

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Re: If you come home with that, I'm leaving!

Postby ricky racer » Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:38 am

That is a really nice looking Cub!! :tractor:
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