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52 Fixer Upper

Postby howasam » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:05 pm

Howdy, my name is Landon Howard and I'm just some oilfield trash from South MS. I'm 30 years old and I'm a Christian. I have a wonderful wife and 2 healthy boys, 8 and 3 years of age. I was recently given my late Nanny & PaPaws Cub tractor and I'm excited. She does run but she needs a little TLC. I think she may be a 52 model, based on the first reseach I did on her tonight, that I found on this site. I plan on working her in the garden as well as dressing her up a little. I would like to keep her as original as I can. Right now I know she needs her seat recovered, a new grill, and some rear tires. When I got her she had a 12v battery but I was told she originally worked with a 6v system. I welcome the do's and don'ts and I'll take all the tips anyone may throw my way.
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Bill E Bob » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:43 pm

WELCOME to the forum. :wave: If you still have the generator, VR, coil etc. it shouldn't take much to bring back to 6v. If not, then the most reliable and least expensive way to go would be the 12v 1 wire alternator. Properly done, they are just about bullet proof and you can make the changeover without cutting the hood. Sounds like it'll be a working tractor so that might be your best bet.
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:39 am

Welcome, Landon. :D
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Stanton » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:11 am

Welcome to the best source of Cub-info and Cub-companionship that exists! Congrats about acquiring your '52. Above all else, have fun with it. :D
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:06 am

Welcome to the Forum. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. The sponsors at the bottom of the page are a great source of new and used parts. When you have time, browse through the tool bar. Lots of information available to help you with your Cub.

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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby VinceD » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:33 pm

Welcome, Landon, to a great forum with fantastic people and more info than you can shake a stick at. Enjoy. :D :D

Glad you could keep the family tractor in the family. That makes them very special. You will enjoy working on the Cub. :D
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Welcome, Landon. Family Cubs are the best.

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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Rudi » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:33 pm

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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby dirtyred » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:45 pm

howdy landon
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby howasam » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:52 pm

Thank you for the tips and welcomes.
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:40 pm

Landon,

Welcome to the fourm! Spend some time surfing around the various sections and you will find a wealth of information. Don't be shy, post any questions you may have.

I see you are just east of Laurel, I spent about 5 months there in the early 80's when the Kroger store first opened. It was a nice area, I liked the "small town" feeling you got there.

Best of luck with your Cub,
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby beaconlight » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:29 am

Welcome Landon.
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Bigdog » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:24 pm

Welcome aboard Landon! Fire away with the questions. We'll try to help.
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby redfin » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:08 pm

Welcome Landon :D
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Re: 52 Fixer Upper

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:44 am

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