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Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Harold R » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:44 am

Dad's year long LoBoy project is nearly done. Actually 11 months to be exact. He found this tractor down south, and it is believed to have been a trencher cub, based on the left over parts we had. It ran, but not too well. He put new standard rings, rod bearings, cleaned valve train, new head gasket and new coil. Runs like a brand new one. It needed correct rims on the front, a hood, floor pan, fender mounts, and paint. Total project came in a just under a 1000....which was his goal. 8) But that does include a donated touch control block from Boss Hog. (By the way....worked perfectly). 8) 8)
Some before and after pics.

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The gracious host loading the cub for us.....(he donated some spare parts too).
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After....notice the vertical exhast.
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The hood I would have never imagined it to turn out the way it did. I would have tossed it in favor of another.....but I don't have the patience he does. This tractor runs like new! Great rescue. He will be putting a Woods 42 on it as soon as he get it put back together and painted.

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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Mr E » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:01 am

Awesome job, Harold. Give Mr. Jesse our regards.
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby jim turner » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:09 am

real nice, I am currently doing the same thing to a Loboy mine is a 1965
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby ntrenn » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:14 am

Wow!!! Can I bring my '65 lowboy down for some more of the same???

Great job....

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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Barnyard » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:20 am

Mr. Jesse does some mighty fine work!
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:02 am

Very nice Mr. Jesse. Harold, do you have a before picture of the hood?

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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Alan Riley » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:21 am

Looks great!! :D
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Rob in NH » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:35 am

nice job
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby LA Eric » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:15 pm

WOW :shock: Nice Work!

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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby CPIII » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:51 pm

Wow great job!!! But it is sad you had to get rid of the original "Bucket" seat :lol: ....but orange does clash with yellow.... :D
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Hengy » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:00 pm

WOW... he sure did some great work on what some would have considered a "parts" loboy! Doesn't even look like the same darned tractor!!!
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby beaconlight » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:16 pm

If he was smart enough to have you he was smart enough to do this and more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby ricky racer » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:49 pm

Fantisic looking Cub!! :{_}: What was the insperation for the "through the hood exhaust" which, by the way, I like?
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby XFARMA » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:06 pm

Very nice, I like the vertical exhaust.
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Re: Dad's LoBoy Project

Postby Rudi » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:11 pm

Harold:

Your Dad never ceased to amaze.. :applause: what a very nice looking Cub :D :!: You can tell he put a lot of TLC into that one. I like the vertical exhaust ... never been a fan of the underslung.
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