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Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby Stanton » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:56 am

Bought a replacement grille at Cub-Arama and made a top hood ornament. The foot tread is is a rubber 12"x12" self-adhesive pad from Harbor Freight. Replaced the front tires, painted the hood, side panels, fenders and muledrive/deck. Bought and applied new decals. Seat has a small tear that needs to be fixed. Probably going to sell it (next Spring).

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Re: Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby randallc » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:51 am

Ya got it looking like a new one. Another great job.
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Re: Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby gitractorman » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:07 am

Lookin real good. I still remember when the red x82 series came out new, and my dad had a showroom full of them. I used to spend my Saturdays taking all of the tractors out of the showroom and "re-arranging" them for dad. Those red ones really stuck in my mind. Think I was in 4th grade.
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Re: Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby Super A » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:16 pm

Neat! I really like the red '82s. As you can tell in my sig line all Cub Cadet's should look like this!

I would love to own a 782 one day....

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Re: Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:24 pm

Looks good Stanton, nice job!

Those red cadets are growing on me, I may have to add one to the family some day.
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Re: Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby Steve Woods » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:54 pm

Soooo...How did you fix that dented hub cap?
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Re: Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby Stanton » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:33 am

Steve Woods wrote:Soooo...How did you fix that dented hub cap?


If I showed you a close-up pic, you'd see that I was not able to get the dent out totally. The major dent was removed by taking the hub cap out, laying it face down on my lap, and using my thumbs to pop it back out. The metal is very light gauge and can dent easily. Taking the major dent out helped with the overall appearance.

Hope this answers your question.
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Re: Cub Cadet 782 Mini-Makeover

Postby 169Cub » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:01 pm

Sweet! I have one too, and I am working on a few things with it. They are really nice tractors and you did a good job on the make over. I am planning on putting a 450 snow blower on mine hopefully next year.
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