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1955 cub factory appearance

Postby JenE » Wed May 06, 2015 8:46 am

Hi All,

I have seen different seats, grill colors, etc on the cubs posted here and around the web and I was wondering how I find out exactly how my cub is supposed to look. Any tips?

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby Barnyard » Wed May 06, 2015 8:48 am

This should give you some idea. http://www.atis.net/CubFAQ/cub_faq.html#q13
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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby Denny Clayton » Wed May 06, 2015 9:24 am

This is a '56 but the '55 looks the same:

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby JenE » Wed May 06, 2015 12:33 pm

whats the difference between red grill and white? my serial number says its 55 but it has a white grill.

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby muleboss » Wed May 06, 2015 12:46 pm

Were they pancake lights or tear drop?

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed May 06, 2015 12:56 pm

JenE wrote:whats the difference between red grill and white? my serial number says its 55 but it has a white grill.


You will find a clear, concise answer in the link provided by Barnyard. "White grill and hood sheet name plate background are believed to have been added during '56, probably at Farmall Cub 197825 and Lo-Boy 3772."

Barnyard wrote:http://www.atis.net/CubFAQ/cub_faq.html#q13


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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby Jim Becker » Wed May 06, 2015 1:12 pm

muleboss wrote:Were they pancake lights or tear drop?

The pancake lights were correct for '55, except the rear light would be teardrop if the optional combo-light was installed.

Flat style sealed lamps were authorized 5/28/52 and probably didn't start to be used until close to '53, may have started at F165153 when the ground wire was added to the harness. 165153 was early '53.

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby JenE » Thu May 07, 2015 7:20 am

I don't know if my picture will appear directly in my post, but Ive attached one.
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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby JenE » Thu May 07, 2015 7:52 am

It also has a rear light but I don't know if that was added later. I'll post a better picture when I clean it up today or tomorrow.

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby Barnyard » Thu May 07, 2015 9:26 am

That's a nice looking one.
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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby JenE » Thu May 07, 2015 4:54 pm

So the grill should definitely be red then? The white just looks so pretty, I'd have a hard time changing it.

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu May 07, 2015 5:47 pm

If you prefer the white grill, leave it white. You can paint your Cub green, but you'll really get a lot of grief if you do that. :D

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Re: 1955 cub factory appearance

Postby Glen » Thu May 07, 2015 6:12 pm

Hi,
Here is a picture from the Wisconsin Historical Society. It said these were new 1955 IH tractors. There's no white on the Cub then.
Like Bob said, you can leave the grille white, just showing how they originally were. :)
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