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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby indy61 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:34 pm

I believe it's an actual dealership but I do not believe the pics.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:31 pm

The Cub on the pylon was at Crim Truck and Tractor in Henderson TX. The building was torn down only a few years ago. I snooped inside the derelict building one day and found it it be in pretty bad shape. Based on what I could see from below, I don't think I would have wanted to walk on the roof. The story I heard was that the Cub had been in a barn fire. They decided to repaint it, put on new tires and stick it on the pylon. It was evidently a very early tractor and fairly new when it burned.

Note the side of the pylon in the second picture. The illuminated IH sign has been removed and you can see the remains of a painted-on IH logo. Many of the pylons started out with a painted logo. Removing the Cub from the pylon looked like a bit of a challenge to me. The worst part may have been the fact that there were electrical wires running everywhere near the tractor. Older Google earth pictures showed the building. Google now shows a new building on the site.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby indy61 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:44 pm

The first pic shows it with no engine and narrow front axle. The second pic looks like the tires are hanging on the edge. If the pics are real they were only a stunt.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:51 pm

The tractor has no hydraulic system. In the first picture, the engine and the front axle are both obscured by the ladder. Look more closely. I have seen it first hand. I can assure you that the tractor was actually on the pylon and was up there for years (actually decades).
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby lazyuniondriver » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:57 pm

It almost appears the tractor was "field stripped" to lighten the load for the sign shop capacity crane before it was lifted off the building.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby Super A » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:21 pm

indy61 wrote:I believe it's an actual dealership but I do not believe the pics.


I guess then you don't believe there's a 1466 International on top of the sign at Worthington Ag Parts in Goldsboro, NC either...... :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0_Ejm29HAE&feature=player_embedded


Jim your comments about the remnants of the painted-on IH emblem remind me of the old IH dealer in Jacksonville, NC. It wasn't a "real" prototype but it was built to look like one---has a lot of glass in the front and a pylon just like the prototypes. Anyway today it's a body shop but you can still see the remains of the IH emblem painted on the pylon.

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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby indy61 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:54 pm

I guess everything IS bigger in Texas. Those pylons never looked that wide to me.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby lazyuniondriver » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:13 pm

indy61 wrote:I guess everything IS bigger in Texas. Those pylons never looked that wide to me.

If the drive tires were hanging over the edge on both sides, that would leave about 30" in pylon width.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby jlmason81 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:25 pm

I jut talked to Sam, he did verify that is was Crim Truck and Tractor as Jim stated previously. He removed the signs and the Cub on May 8th, 2002. I only posted the pics because of the signs similarity to Mr. Boss Hoggs.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:54 am

The buildings typically had a door right next to the base of the pylon. I don't think the pylons were all the same, but if you look at pictures of the buildings, the width of the pylons typically are wider than a single door. So 3 to 4 feet wide is about right. It looks like the rear tires of the Cub on the pylon were set to 44". They are clearly wider than the pylon.
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby Boss Hog » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:38 pm

I will post pics of the original dealership soon
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby Boss Hog » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:12 pm

indy61 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but your sign is not neon is it?



No it is not , it is lighted, but I would not try to hook it up Ratty wires :D
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby indy61 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:52 pm

What fun are they if you don't share? Light it up!... 8)
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby Clint Carter » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:56 pm

Boss me being the sign man and all i may can take a look at it next time i am there to see just what it would take to get it working if you want. I like it like it is myself!
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Re: may be one of my better finds

Postby 'Country' Elliott » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:52 am

Dear "Boss Hog"...Your ability to unearth the rare and collectable is exceeded only by your snout for sniffin' out square nose cubs...ENJOY & Merry Christmas son :wink: ...'Country'
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