Got some great pictures of 'Country' Elliott's Cadet 73!

Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:07 pm

Check them out in the gallery:

Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:47 pm

Nice tractor Country, you do good work.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:39 pm

Hey Country,


Several questions:

Are you done with the mower :?:

Are you going to mow or show :?:

Do you have a before pic :?:

What dealer is represented on the dealer decal and was the cadet purchased there :?:

Now you done made me want to do a pretty job on my 102. :roll: :D

Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:08 pm

great looking rig Country.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:03 pm

Good looking job


Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:04 am

THANK YOU...THANK YOU ONE AND ALL! (especially Paul Bell...I NEVER would have gotten that darn block on the 3 point lift rod without your GREAT suggestion!). :D

Cub-Bud...I'm just going to "show" the Model 73 for right now so that leaves me with a 38" mower deck that I really don't need. If you (or any of the other Cadet guys) here need one let me know. I've got the deck, the deck frame and the "mule" gear and belt for it.

The Dealer decal (which I masked over to save) reads as follows: International Harvester Sales & Service Store, 183 Brown Road, Hazelwood, MO ph.731-0437 :)

Here's a TIP that I descovered: For those of you who want a paint that matches IH 102 White...Try Valspar #21935 Almond. It's the white on my Model 73...and a much better match to the IH 102 paint chip on IH Registry...GOOD LUCK with your Cub Cadet restoration! :wink:

Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:10 am

Hi Elliot: If you have a camera that takes a good picture of the sales decal I would like a copy. The new Cub Cadet Chapter #34 of IH Collectors is going to try to get a record of those sales decals as one of our projects. I know there is a decal maker on the INTERNET that is setup to reproduce the popular triangle sales decal. I made the mistake of sandblasting mine off when I repainted.

Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:07 pm

Hey wdeturck...Sure do...I'll email you a close up of my decal.

Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:18 pm

'Country' Elliott wrote:THANK
The Dealer decal (which I masked over to save) reads as follows: International Harvester Sales & Service Store, 183 Brown Road, Hazelwood, MO ph.731-0437 :)
What are you doing hijacking tractors from my part of the country? :twisted:

Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:22 pm

John, if you think that's scarey, I used to live in Hazelwood when I worked for McDonnell Douglas.

Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:38 pm

How does that song go guys..."It's a small world afterall" :lol: Next I expect that Dennis will tell me that his Grand Dad started that IH store back in the early 40's!!! :D

Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:56 pm

No, not my grand Dad, it was my grand mother :P :lol:

Grill model 72

Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:19 am

to: Country Elliot Is the grill original in your model 73 Cub. If not what type of material did you use. I am rebuilding a model 72 built in March 1968 without headlights or fenders. I was thinking about some type of an expanded metal for the grill.

Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:59 pm


Beutiful job!

Makes me want one badly... especially now that my POS Craftsman is busted. Only problem is, most of the Cub Cadets that were here were all bought up and trucked back stateside.. :( :roll: :(

I may have a line on a 102 though. Will see in the spring.

Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:18 am

Ly134...YES, the grill mesh is the original grill for the model 73. It is a heavu guage steel and rolled over on all sides. It is held in place by 2 spring clips that press through cast holes in the cast iron grill housing and hold the grill mesh straight and taught against the cast grill housing :wink: .

I'm currently working on an older Brinly hitch (made in Louisville, KY) that I bought for the Model 73 :D . When it's done I'll email some pics to BIG DOG, or Dennis for inclusion on the Cub Cadet Photo Album page 8) .