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what am I doing wrong?

Postby gcbailey » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:40 pm

OK.... I'm in the final stages of getting the Cub together and I've hit a little snag. I know this is probably real simple... How do you get the grille on? It's like it's about 1/2 too short if I get one side on, the other is just too short... I am making sure the tab is going in, any hints...???
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby Bus Driver » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:52 pm

Has this grille ever been on this tractor? Try removing all 4 of the screws. Push the grille into place and then replace the screws.
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby phildidit » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:53 pm

You may have to bend it some, keep the doglegs loose, they should slide a little, until you get the grill on. a second pair of hands helps too.
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby gcbailey » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:58 pm

No... it is a brand new grille from TM that I painted, It is identical to the original, which won't go back on either... I know it can't be so, but it's like the front bolster is too wide holding it out at the bottom.... I'll try to get some pics.
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby gcbailey » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:04 pm

The doglegs are new too (tm also), if that matters...

Is there any way I could have the hood skewed, and the front bolts still go in the radiator supports?

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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby Former Member » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:50 pm

There is a trick to it.

I remove the bottom screws in both doglegs. Remove the rear screw in the top of the dog leg and loosen the front one.

I Barely attach the grill to the left dogleg, while facing the tractor(no reason, just works for me)

Then, press in on the grill and fasten the right side as well as possible.

Reinstall the screws you took out(starting them all before you tighten any)

Try to get a better bite on the side of the grill you fastened first.

tighten everything up

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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby Boss Hog » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:37 pm

I would like to see a pic of the front of the cub showing the whole front
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby gcbailey » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:52 pm

Boss Hog wrote:I would like to see a pic of the front of the cub showing the whole front
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tomorrow when I can get the garage door open... too cold and dark out now! :D
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby thiggy » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:20 pm

I am following this thread with interest, because I have exactly the same problem with my Cub radiator grill, except that it is the same one which came off the tractor when I started working on it.
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby gcbailey » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:25 am

thiggy wrote:I am following this thread with interest, because I have exactly the same problem with my Cub radiator grill, except that it is the same one which came off the tractor when I started working on it.


When I got mine last year it came with the original grille, but not on the tractor. I tried fitting it last year, but the old grille has apparently been bent in half at sometime during it's life and didn't fit right, so I didn't think anymore about it.

Like I said, the grille is new, doglegs new, hood original... I'll get some more pics after church this morning.

One other thing... how long should the bolts be? I picked up 1/4x1/2.... could it be the bolts are too short, or should there be a washer too?
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby Barnyard » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:37 am

gcbailey wrote:... how long should the bolts be? I picked up 1/4x1/2.... could it be the bolts are too short, or should there be a washer too?

That is the correct bolt size. No washers required. They should be truss bolts. Yours look a bit different.
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby thiggy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:40 am

1/2" should be long enough. They are pan head truss, with about a 1/2" diameter head, I believe.
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:53 am

Without see the front pic yet I am guessing the bolster has been welded
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby gcbailey » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:55 am

Barnyard wrote:
gcbailey wrote:... how long should the bolts be? I picked up 1/4x1/2.... could it be the bolts are too short, or should there be a washer too?

That is the correct bolt size. No washers required. They should be truss bolts. Yours look a bit different.
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I know mine are different than the original.... all TSC had, and Lowe's didn't have any either. I may have to order some from McMaster Carr.... What I have is a "flat bottom" bolt, no bevel, but I didn't know how much smaller the head was than the factory.
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Re: what am I doing wrong?

Postby gcbailey » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:38 am

OK, here are some more pics.... I don't see any welds, but I could be mistaken... The only thing that I see, which you can tell in the top view pics, is it looks like it's not centered on the radiator and air cleaner pipe.

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