The good thing about Cubs is they are pretty simple and easy to work on and you have something useful when you are done.
I have to laugh when someone with a painted Cub calls it 'restored'. Totally avoids what I call the 'mushroom theory'. I thought I would change the fluids, plugs and call my latest project ready for action. It's a year later and it's still not on all 4 (but close). It just wants to stick the mushroom theory in my face at every turn. I have been buying parts as I go and refuse to calculate the total or even give it any thought. It has awesome compression on all 4 now (120#) and strong oil pressure at an idle. And that rattling noise in 3rd better be gone!
I probably have what some folks consider a fair price for a Cub into it, not including the purchase price. But, the parts I have bought over the last year are still a better value than cable TV and I will have another Cub I can be proud of when I am done. I am also learning not to paint everything I touch on this one. But I may paint what was supposed to be last winters project (64 International) if I ever get it in the garage..... leaning towards red and white, cause I have enough yeller ones.
That 58 came out awesome and I am sure the young man at the wheel will cherish it when he is an old man, should be good that long, no problem! It's beautiful.
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)