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Subject: I have a 1950 Cub with a Woods belly mower. The red on both units has quite a bit of wear off. There seems to be only one coat of red over the original paint white. I think I should go back with white on a repaint. But how can I prove the original color was white after I repaint? Was there a serial number list for white Cubs? Does it make any difference which color it is repainted to?
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Does it make a difference? Nope not really. The Demonstrator Cubs were painted white strictly for the Demonstration period and they were supposed to be painted IH Red (2150 now) after the blitz was over. Many were, many weren't.. and that is the big question. Does it matter? Only to whoever cares about Demo's. They are nice, they can be unique especially if they are actually Demo's and not just within the given serial number range....
However, to be able to prove that, one must document with good pics all the white on the Cub, casting #'s and the Serial #... and you should be able to prove that the SN Plate is the original one.. a little white paint indicator would be useful..
Aside from the WhiteCap White Paint, a Demonstrator is just a 1950 Cub... It is your tractor.. only you can decide. But researching it will be fun for sure
The Welcome Wagon is a bit overwhelming, but it has been designed to actually be copied to a Word Processor such as Microsoft Word (which preserves the active links), and saved to your desktop for easy reference at a later date or when you have a bit more time to read all the information contained in the links below. Please do so, enjoy and I hope this will be a useful aid in learning more about your New Cub Tractor
Ok, so here is the spiel :
I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1 and ATIS FAQ's 2, The Best of H.L. Chauvin who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub. One of the other projects we have been working on and it will be a continuing effort is the How To Work on Your Cub - Maintenance Tips and Techniques. This the the place to go to get all the quick links to some very good articles written by many members of the forum on solving some of the problems we encounter as we repair, maintain and up-grade our Cubs. Keep looking for this to grow.
Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers and New Parts Suppliers pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These pages are intended to complement our Official FarmallCub.com Website Sponsors:Binder Books and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual, the GSS-1411 Service Manual and the TC-37F Parts Manual. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server, it is better if you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.
IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's . While you are at it Original Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet is Ken's latest addition to the series. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide, these are three must have's in anyone's collection.
In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques, Implement and Part Sketches and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.
Oh, and while the program still lasts.. you might want to check the Announcement: Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer - On-Line Form thread at the top of the Cub Forum and send away for the new style safety cap before that program runs out as well.
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, to the Cub Family
Claude - as Rudi said - check your serial number and some of the casting codes to determine if you may have a demonstrator. The decision on color for a re-paint is yours. If I had a demo that I was restoring I'd probably paint it white since that's the way it left the factory.
And welcome aboard!
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Welcome Claude to the best forum in the world and some of the nicest folks you could ever ask to meet. Do the research on the Cub and let us know, we will be watching and waiting. Pictures will be nice also, and again enjoy and have fun . Pete
Claude, welcome to the group. Like the others said, check the serial number and the casting codes to confirm/deny if your Cub falls into the ragne. Looking forward to some before/after pictures.
I would go with white, especially if you have a convincing case after the research suggested by the others is completed. Personally, I think demo's are very cool, just something about those little white tractors!
The best proof is probably some good "before" pictures. Try to get a picture that shows both the serial number and old white paint. Include pictures of the bottom of the platform and under the hood.
welcome aboard. Glad to have another demo find a happy home, and eventually get restored. John
Welcome and congrats on the Cub. White or red, I think it is definitely up to you and what you plan on using it for.
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