I remember well bringing home my '53 Cub. I had found it at a garage sale. It was my first Cub purchase. The tractor was a little rough but the motor was free and it came with some implements. I winched it up on my trailer and drug it home and pushed it into the barn where it sat for a couple of years. I thought I had taken a picture or two but over the years couldn't remember if I ever did and could find any. I didn't start taking pictures during the restoration until well into the restoration process and when I couldn't find any "before" pictures I was disappointed.
Fast forward to yesterday when my wife was looking through a mountain of pictures of my daughter as she is planning for Ashlynn's graduation party later this spring. I just happen to mention that if she ran across any Cub pictures to let me know. Well, about an hour later she said "is this your Cub?" Sure enough, finally I had a picture of my Cub before I ever touched it.
The picture below is as it sat on the trailer when I got it home.
The main reason I purchased the Cub was to have a tractor to plow snow with so when I rebuilt it I went through every bit of it to makes sure that I wouldn't have issues that need attention later on. I wanted a tractor to use, not work on. A lot of hours and sweat later I've got just what I wanted.
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