Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:09 pm

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.

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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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Last edited by ricky racer on Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:58 am, edited 4 times in total.

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:19 pm

You must have put it together backwards since it is now facing the opposite direction.

Great job on the restoration! A lot of time and effort can be seen in the terrific outcome. It just goes to show that any ugly duckling can become a swan.

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:39 pm

Outstanding job Ricky!

Everything is first rate and you have put your "snow pushing tractor" to the test this year for sure!

Thanks for sharing,

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:41 pm

Barnyard wrote:You must have put it together backwards since it is now facing the opposite direction.



Why is this so funny to me...? I'm laughing so hard. Did one of you drug me??



Also, what a transformation!

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:54 pm

WOW :worthy: You do some quality work Rick!!

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:09 pm

Top notch work Ricky!!
I love to see before and afters as it gives encouragement to finish the last few small details on mine.
those before pictures are also fun to watch the progress and can be valuable to reassemble things exactly as they were.
Nice work

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:17 am

He turned it around so we can't blowup the picture and compare serial numbers :D . :lol: That can't be the same tractor :shock:

I always thought your tractor looked sharp. Seeing the before leaves me in awe.

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:45 am

Great job! :D

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:09 am

Nice work! It's hard to believe it's the same tractor.

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:18 am

Nice!

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:59 am

Looks great, its to bad it has to work so hard pushing snow.

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:15 am

Ricky,
Now I see why you wanted the before picture. That's something to be proud of.

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:43 am

Ricky, Sweet!! Really great looking tractor! What's hanging off of the cultivator frame in the first pic?

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:53 am

Wow!!! If I had to bet that was the same cub,... well, I would have lost. Great job.

Re: Lost And Found Picture

Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:09 pm

Thanks for all the nice comments guys. I sure was excited to find the before picture. :{_}:

Smokeycub, I think what you are seeing is parts of a sickle bar mower that came with the tractor.