IH CUB LoBoy Series - 154, 184, 185 Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your LoBoy related issues.
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So, I'm finally warming up to "Culti-Vision", but I still like the look of a symmetrical platfom and steering layout. I used to mow for a guy who had a 185, but never thought of it as a Cub descendant. It was somewhat awkward to get on and off the tractor, etc.. I did always like mowing with it, though.
Has anyone put original Cub sheetmetal on a newer Lo-Boy? I think '55-'57 tin would look great on a 154, etc.. Like other "Phantoms", it would take more work than expected, plus purists wouldn't like the hybrid machine. I would just l\ike to see pictures of such a conversion, if it exists.
1950 McCormick W-9, 1945 Farmall M, 1947 Farmall H, 1948 Cub, 1956 International 300 Utility, 1963 Scout 80
The int154, int185 and int184 are really cub cadets on steroids with the fcub engine, tranny and final drives, but of course they look like a larger cub cadet.
I think your idea is a good one but,,,,if you used the sheetmetal and nose/grill from a later/newer farmall cub it maybe easier to redo? What if you just changed the grill that would change the look and be really easy to do since the fronnt frame just holds the radiator and the hood (154) is in with the rad cap and gas tank cap. It would look correct or what you want with just a front fcub grill/frame(newer). At the sametime you can add the side mounted headlites(fcub).
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
Finals will not rotate 90 degrees. Bolt pattern is not symmetrical.
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
My wife says I don't listen to her. - - - - - - - - Or something like that!
You need to use fcub final housingsfrom a highboy fcub to make a highboy int154.
Then lower the front axle to level it off or make new drop spindles for the 154 castiron front axle.
Now with that said why not just swap your int154 for an fcub?
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