Making a drawbar and brackets

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Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Steve.kimmerly » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:40 pm

I am going to make my own drawbar and brackets for my 57 cub. I have a drawing for the brackets. Does anyone have a blueprint for the drawbar with the dimensions on it that you wouldn't mind sending me?

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Eugene » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:50 pm

Welcome.

Cheaper and much less effort to purchase used. Place an ad in "The Vine Classified", want ad section of this site. Depending on location, JP Tractor Salvage, bottom of this page, may be the fastest and easiest.
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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby inairam » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:16 pm

I agree with Eugene.

It is not a project I would want to take on considering the price and availability of those parts.
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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Steve.kimmerly » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:48 pm

I am a machinist and have access to all the machines I need and can get the material for $30 so compared to the price I have been finding them for its a no brainer for me to make one.

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 pm

I don't think there is a drawing on the Forum. You might be able to borrow a draw bar to take measurements from.
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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Glen » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:34 pm

Hi,
Below are pics of a Cub drawbar from TM Tractor.
The bar has 2 twists in it, 1 near each bracket.

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gdr/drbar_001.htm

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Barnyard » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:43 pm

Tim, I can loan you a drawbar to get the measurements. You can swing by and get it. Give me a call.
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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby bofahs » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:06 pm

It'd be nice if you'd post the final drawings to this forum.

Cutting tables are so slick now that a pair of brackets is about a one-minute job, although I'm sure you'll want to accomplish the countersink before finishing the slot. Hope you'll post your results.

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Steve.kimmerly » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:21 pm

Once I get a final drawing made and get a drawbar made up and get it down then I will post it on here. I have a rough drawing that I have scaled off of pictures I have found. Some of the info I would like to verify are the hole sizes, the hole spacing, and the width of the stock.

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:31 pm

Holes are 3/4", spacing is 2", nine along the back, and one on each side around the corner. Stock is 5/8" x 2".
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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby rjohnson » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:42 pm

I am not far from you if you would like to borrow a set.

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Steve.kimmerly » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:58 pm

rjohnson wrote:I am not far from you if you would like to borrow a set.


I just sent you a PM.

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:10 am

My concern is for the strength of your drawbar. I believe the original drawbars were a high strength steel or heat treated to strengthen them. I've always thought they were tougher than mild steel.

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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby ricky racer » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:18 am

Gary Dotson wrote:My concern is for the strength of your drawbar. I believe the original drawbars were a high strength steel or heat treated to strengthen them. I've always thought they were tougher than mild steel.


Yeah, I'm always worried about bending or breaking my drawbar with all that horse power my Cub generates. :bellylaugh: :bellylaugh:
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Re: Making a drawbar and brackets

Postby Steve.kimmerly » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:26 am

Gary Dotson wrote:My concern is for the strength of your drawbar. I believe the original drawbars were a high strength steel or heat treated to strengthen them. I've always thought they were tougher than mild steel.


I am planning on heating it to bend and bending slowly to help reduce stress fractures and annealed and heat treated after I make it.


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