Replace '59 front end with '48 front end?

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:08 am
Zip Code: 22443

Replace '59 front end with '48 front end?

Postby Ldperry » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:07 pm

Hi Folks,
I have a 59 cub and an opportunity to buy a 48 Cub for parts. Would the front end of the 48 cub fit onto the '59? The main part I need to replace on the 59 is the base of the radiator ( it froze and cracked) and the steering (hard bind and will not turn to right). I was thinking to just replace the whole front end. Is it reasonable?

User avatar
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 21336
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:39 pm
Zip Code: 45030
Tractors Owned: At This Time
40 Farmall Cubs (Round Hood)
2 Farmall Cub (Square Hood)
2 IH Cubs (Square Hood)
5 Lo-Boys (Round Hood)
2 Lo-Boys (Square Hood)
2 Farmall 404's
1 Farmall H
1 Ferguson 20
1 Cub Cadet 125
1 Kubota B-7100
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, New Haven (Hamilton County)

Re: Replace '59 front end with '48 front end?

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:10 pm

It'll work.
There are two ways to get enough Cubs. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

Circle of Safety

User avatar
Dale Finch
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 3202
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Replace '59 front end with '48 front end?

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:24 pm

If you want to keep your serial number plate, don't forget to take it off and put it on your donor bolster (lower steering gear housing). If you are reusing your radiator, I would suggest using new hardware (available from TM Tractors, a site sponsor) and be sure to chase the threads.

It's also a good time to oil your fan.

Have fun!

User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 22911
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.
Location: Mo, Potosi

Re: Replace '59 front end with '48 front end?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:29 pm

If your old one froze, it probably also bulged the top of the casting, and now the old radiator will have a bow to match it.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem!!!

  • Similar Topics
    Last post

Return to “Farmall Cub”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: radioguy41 and 3 guests