Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:31 am

After checking out the website, I thought this forum might be a fun and helpful resource as I begin restoration of my Grandfather's cub.

I grew up in a little rural town in Texas and enjoyed spending time at my Grandparents' farm as a young boy. I became fascinated with tractors by the age of two - especially the little red farmall cub that my Grandfather used to cultivate his vegetable garden. He took me on many rides on that little tractor and I spent a lot of time watching him work or climbing around on the equipment. Here are a few photos of me and my beloved tractor from about 1976.


After my Grandfather's death last year, my uncle asked me if I would be interested in the cub. With so many good memories attached to those times with my Grandfather and his little tractor, I told my uncle I would be honored to have it.

I'm heading to the farm this weekend with my wife and kids (our youngest is about the same age as I was in those pictures) to get the serial numbers off of the tractor and order the appropriate manuals. My guess is the model is from the late 1950's.

I look forward to reading plenty of how-to posts and posting messages of my progess on this board.

Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:41 am

A BIG TEXAS-SIZE WELCOME TO YOU!!! Great pictures! I'm just a little bit down the road from you in Montgomery and another member, Rick Dulas (Dr Spiff) is right in your own backyard. He's en route this week back from Idaho where he picked up Cub #2 for himself. He'll be a great asset for you as you work through your project. Again, welcome aboard!!!


Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:52 am

That's really cool that you have those pictures and now you have that cub! That's a pretty neat deal. Do let us know your questions, and keep us posted on your progress with your cub. These guys can tell you anything you'd ever need to know! I love those pictures! 8) The first one especially is priceless.

Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:59 am

Welcome, and a big GA howdy to you. You have chosen a great place to be here in the Forum. There are tons of people with tons of info on anything you will want to know about the Cub. Another Texan, among several, that you will find is very knowledgeable about the Cub, is Donny Millar. I'm sure you will see his posts along with the other Texans.

Anyway, glad to have you, great story about the Cub. I'm sure that many of us became acquainted the same way with the Cub, Enjoy, Pete

Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:57 am

GIG 'EM AGGIES!!!!! Welcome! You will have a great time with all the good people here.

Bill (I wish I was still in Texas) Hudson

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:01 pm

Welcome aboard! I hope you have lots of fun with your cub!

Hi welcome

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:21 pm

Those are great pictures and its great you are getting the cub. I am sure you will have a great time with it and your family

Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:31 pm

welcome to the forum. I have 2 cubs, but my introductions to tractors were my fathers H, which I learned to drive on from the time I could slide off the seat and hit the brakes, till I moved away from the farm. Thanks to many members of this forum Dad's was recently restored and returned to me.

Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:36 pm

Welcome aboard and congrats on acquiring the Cub you have such a connection with. From the picture I'd say you've probably got a '55 or '56.

Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:20 pm



Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:17 pm


First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

Looking at your post and the smile on your face as a little one on Granddad's tractor, sort of is a preview of your own youngster's face when they get up on it for the first time as well. What a wonderful legacy you have, being able to restore and use an item that has so much sentimental value and memory for you. I truly do hope that you and your children get as much happiness from the Cub as you did when you were young with your Granddad.

You are a lucky man.. in soooo many ways.

Welcome to the family.

Oh.. and the server should be us shortly in the next day or so I hope.

The Welcome Wagon is a relatively brief introduction to the information that is currently available on Cub tractors, and answers many of the common questions new members ask right of the bat. Although it is a bit overwhelming :shock: , 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 :!: :D

Filling out your Image Profile is a real help. It just needs to be - State,City, County, a lot less than what is available in your local phone book. Knowing where you are will help in members offering to come help, when you are looking for parts - the area that would be useful to you etc., Also our CubFests, Mini-Fests or a simple KaffeeKlatsch/get together over coffee and a doughnut etc., to help each other benefits. Just a thought :!:

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

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 The Cub Book of Knowledge. 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 Website Sponsors:I would also recommend that you visit 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. The program has been extended and no new definite end-date has been announced at this point. It is an extension only and may end rather quickly depending on available stocks. Please do take advantage of this offer and get the new safety caps :idea: :!:

I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:50 pm

WELCOME :wave:real cool pics :big afro:

Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:24 pm

Great pix. You gotta love the good old days and cherish the memories. Mom used to have a boatload of pictures of Dad on one of his Farmalls. We believe the "ugly sister" got hold of them after Mom died and won't share. She took a lot of Moms stuff "to remember her by". Then we found out she sold most of it at yard sales.

Have fun with the Cub and remember that we are here if you need help.

Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:06 pm

Welcome!!! I bet that you still fit in that seat after all these years. Good luck. grump

Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:50 pm

I just love those pics! I wish I had some of me on Dad's Cub that was my great aunt and uncle's. Glad to hear you are getting the Cub. Enjoy! Lots of good information on this site to help you along while you work on it.