Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:45 pm


My name is Tom Peters, 72ys. young. I live in Orion, IL. with my wife Betty and the family feline, Ickabod. Raised on a farm, I farmed myself until mid 70's.

Old Clicke: "You can take the boy off the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy" Guess thats why I bought my first farm toy. My collection of 300+ toys turned into a hobby when I learned how to restore those in need of repair & paint.

In 2000 I graduated to Cub Cadets and have restored 10 models. In 2004 my hobby grew again with the purchase of a 1945 Farmall B. I have restored it with 2 seats so Betty can join me in parades and tractorcades. Next came a 1950 Farmall C I finished restoring it this summer. One day in a week moment I added a 1951 John Deere MT to the fleet, it is an older resoration and needs a little touch up help here and there.

Currenty I'm looking for a Red 1955-58 Cub Lo-Boy for Betty

We attend Cub-Arama every September in Missouri, perhaps we have already met some of you.


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Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:25 pm

Tom, welcome aboard! We enjoy seeing you every year at Cubarama. It is great to see you have found our gathering place.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:24 pm

Welcome aboard. I've seen some of your pics in RPM and you do a first class restoration on your tractors as well as cadets. You shouldn't have a hard time finding a cub. Good luck and welcome!!!

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:21 pm

Tom, welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:25 pm

Welcome to forum, Tom. Glad to have you aboard.

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Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:28 pm

Welcome Tom. This is a great bunch of people. Enjoy the ride.


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Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:36 pm

Tom, welcome to a great forum with fantastic people and more info than you can possibly imagine. :D :D :D

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:33 am

Welcome aboard Tom glad to have here. Probably passed by you once or twice at Cubarama as well. Be sure to mark your calender for DOCFEST.
Good time for all for sure.
Always grateful to have another Illinoian on board!

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:54 am

welcome, we'd love to see some pics of your collection.

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:58 am

Welcome to the Forum!! Great to have you with us.

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:08 pm

welcome tom, new myself but these are a great bunch of people

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Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:16 pm


Welme to the Forum Family and to the world of Cubs. Cubs and Cub Cadet's both seem to be very, very addictive... Look forward to seeing pics of your toys..

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

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 FarmallCub.com 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

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Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:22 am

welcome to the best forum on the net!