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cub rear rims

Postby 2 Busy » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:48 am

After doing a little work on one of the cubs I noticed something. Actually after a lot of work on correcting a rear tire mounting, I came across a problem.

The rear wheels are different on this old cobbeled up cub. The 4 lugs that are riveted are different on one of the wheels and it doesn't let me bolt the rim to the center in the narrowed configuration. The square section does not extend out past the 4 rivets like the other rim. The square section is only about half the length between the rivets. The center is too large to slip inside the 2 inner rivets..

The other wheel , the square portion is slightly longer then the area that hold the rivets so it easily bolts up. I looked at the 48 cub and those rims are different then either of these. They only have 2 large rivets holding the rim clamps and the square extends past the rivets also.

I cut some spacers out of 1" square tube and slipped them inside the rim clamp to extend it so I could at least bolt the rim back on. how many styles of rims are used on these cubs?

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Re: cub rear rims

Postby Cubfriend » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:03 am

I believe Firestone made the rims with the four rivet lugs and Goodyear made the rims with the two rivet lugs. Different width rims have lugs that look a little different. Cubs came with 5,6+7 inch wide wheels. A's had wheels that were close to the same bolt pattern but slightly different. Hope this can shed a little light on the subject.
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Re: cub rear rims

Postby Matt Kirsch » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:20 am

Sounds like you have one aftermarket replacement rim, and one rim from an A/Super A.

New replacement rims are designed for carriage bolts, rather than square head bolts. The A rims are designed so the weight of the tractor is placed on the lug rather than the bolt.

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Re: cub rear rims

Postby muleboss » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:40 pm

I think the bolt pattern on the A are different than on a cub. If it fit your cub it is probably a cub rim.

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Re: cub rear rims

Postby 2 Busy » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:12 pm

It is not a super A rim, they are different. The square tube extensions will have to do. Everything is bolted up tight and no movement that I can see. This ole 58 cub needs lots of TLC . I am just patching it up so I can use the mower every once in awhile. Can't keep the belt from flippin in the pulleys on the super A and L59. New belt and rear pulleys and the belt will just not track right.

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Re: cub rear rims

Postby Scrivet » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:20 am

This reminds me of the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words". With a picture of your rim lug and a couple pictures of your belt routing, somebody may spot something to help you out.

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Re: cub rear rims

Postby 2 Busy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:10 am

Scrivet wrote:This reminds me of the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words". With a picture of your rim lug and a couple pictures of your belt routing, somebody may spot something to help you out.

I'll try to get some pictures. Just have too many irons in the fire.

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Re: cub rear rims

Postby 2 Busy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:09 am

Mystery solved. It is in fact a Super A rim. I went out to take pictures and it is exactly like the rim on my 48 super a. If I was doing a restore I'd probably change it to the correct one. But this cub will need more work than I can give it at this time so it will have to stay this way for now. I'll make a new post in the proper forum for the belt issue with my other super a. Thanks
first picture is the 48 cub rim. second picture is the super a rim and what I had to do to attach rim to the 58 cub after I remounted the tire in the right direction. You just never know what previous owners have done.
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