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If that tractor were closer to me, and if I could wrangle out the money from my better half, I would buy the tractor. Yep, it needs a ton of work, but that is what I want...one which needs to be torn down and put back together.
The "mutt factor" makes it even more intriguing to me!!
Mike in La Crosse, WI
Mike (Happy as a Lark in Allison Park, PA)
Check out my Restoration Thread (1955 Cub, Lewis)
Being a high crop, it is worth more than a regular Cub, but I have sold regular Cubs in that condition or better for as little as $300.00 with belly mower. The one in this picture I sold a couple of months ago with a fresh overhaul and 100% original as it came from the factory with 100% of the standard equipment and everything worked. The guys here on the board helped me through some rough spots with it. I set it out front with a $2000.00 price tag and this old man stopped and offered me $1500.00 so I told him he was the proud owner of a restored Cub. Then he told me he didn't have all the money right then, but I let him take it anyway with a handshake to bring me the rest of the money the following month. Well, the following month came and went and the phone number he gave me is no good and nobody where he lives has ever heard of him. Thats ok by me though, because I saved it from a scrap yard. It hurt some that he reneged on a hand shake though.
I'm puttin a price of $1500 on it. I don't know what to say about the mutt factor. Are you guys telling me that box casting under the hood could not have a much different casting # than the engine and trans? Also, I forgot to mention that one of those numbers was hard to read and I might have it wrong. The owner was a professor at Newark Acamady and the teachers rolled it out on the stage and gave it to him at his retirement party. Pretty good present. Not sure how long ago that was. It's going to my business partner and he will give it a very good home. He's really excited. About the high crops; I'll give him all your info and he can deciede if he wants to sell the wheels.... Thanks for all the help and I'll post pics when it's back in action. C.
Boy oh boy Merlin. I can't believe there are people in this world that "LOW". What I wouldn't give to have a GPS chip mounted in the cub someplace. Man, that urks me.
When I told my dad I've been misplacing things and doing stupid stuff----His reply---"It only gets better"
Merlin: You're waaaaay tooooooo nice a guy !! A friend of mine has a favorite saying "no good deed goes unpunished" !! Why not post the s/n here and let's see if it turns up somewhere. Craig
I would be lying if I said the money don't come in handy, but that is not what I do things for. I grew up poor right along with a lot of other people in my neighborhood (we were about the richest) and we actually had to trade for things to eat. One neighbor might have some syrup, another cornmeal, another something else etc., etc., and we would trade to have a variety of things to eat. But what I remember the most is hobos. They would come to the back door looking for a bite to eat, and there was no way they were going away hungry even it meant digging into the lard crock pot for a piece of sausage and frying it and putting it on a cold biscuit with a cup of coffee. Our gate post had the hobo mark on it. My point, my Mom and Dad always said "trust everybody until they prove untrustworthy, your reward will come later". If we had something to eat, they would give their last penny to someone that didn't. I sure don't have a lot of money now, but at our age and our health, I don't need or want any more material things except to tinker with them. Maybe the old man needed the Cub worse than I did. His reward will come later also.
Since the buyer and seller are your friends. I suggest you print out all of the information on this thread and the information on the ytmag board. Then just provide the information to both friends.
I'd let them figure out a price that both were comfortable with.
It's not a hi crop, it just has high crop rear wheels. Those aren't high crop front rims, just stock 12's. It doesn't have the rear wheel spacers, or the correct high crop front axle. Just a cub that needs alot of work with a set of rear high crop rims. Brandon.
It looks to be a Cub that needs A LOT OF WORK!!!The rear rims are definately off a High-Crop Cub. If you're a "FRIEND of the SELLER & the BUYER"...I'd get out of that "no win situation" gracefully and let them work it out between themselves. If you DON'T...You're gonna end up loosing one of them! Last Time I checked "Newark Academy" ( a Prep School we used to play in football when I was at St. Bernards) was in New Jersey. We were Arch Rivals
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I looked at the tractor last night again. There was a number under paint on the machined spot above the dip stick:
17133 I think there was a M to the left of the #
I have not decoded this yet.... what year is it?
Again thanks for the advice and I think I will let this forum speak for me and let them work out a price. I did notice a worn tie rod end last night but as I've said, it is a working tractor that needs nothing to go out and mow grass.
I'll let you know, C.
Look closely and you may find FCUBM before the number.
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