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Can't Save Them All

Postby Stanton » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:45 pm

It's a sad truth, but you can't save every Cub out there.

Ran over to an auction on a rural property/farm about 30 min away. Didn't expect much from the auction sale bill and photos posted. Pictures looked like items had been rode hard and put away wet. It did list a Cub Lo-Boy, so while I had the day off, thought to go. Got to the farm and sure enough, things still looked like the photos in the sale bill, but worse in real life. Found the Lo-Boy, a 1957 (serial # 65XX). The back tranny, axle, drop axles and rear wheels were still attached to a 59" finish mower. The front bolster, radiator and axle/wheels were leaning up against the wall. And looking around behind me, sitting out in the open was an engine stand with the Cub engine mounted to it. It appeared "most" of the pieces were there, and I'm sure enough money thrown at it would have produced a nice little Lo-Boy, but hey, it ain't gonna be me.

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Overall with steering wheel, rear tires/weights, and hydro unit.

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Junk sitting on top of a 59" mower under the hydro unit.

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Round nose hood and 11-bar grille wedged behind.

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Front end with radiator, axle and front wheels.

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Closer view of the seal platform.


This guy's whole place reminded me of someone who was distracted...often. Starting one project only to be interrupted by another, then another, then another. This Lo-Boy appeared to have been sitting split apart for more than 20 years.

It's sad but true. They can't all be saved.
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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby SamsFarm » Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:36 pm

Not even for a Scooby Snack?

:)
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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:01 pm

That looked like it had been split for almost 30 years!! Remember 2000 was over 20 years ago!

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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:21 pm

So, did you buy it?
There are two ways to get enough Cubs. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby CapeCodCubs » Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:32 am

SamsFarm wrote:Not even for a Scooby Snack?

:)
Ruh Roh, that got Stanton thinking twice! too funny :lol:
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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby AHS » Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:50 am

Wow! Too bad! I’m usually a sucker for old projects like that…. It’s that one… where does one begin?!

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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby Stanton » Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:48 am

I’m usually a sucker for old, beat up projects like this. But no, I passed on it. I could easily have spent $3K on this thing.
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1976 International Cub
several walk behind garden tractors
(20) FastHitch implements
tons' of cultivating and planting stuff
C-16 Cub Middlebuster
(2) A33 Cub bean harvester
NOS Planet Jr. planter
172 planter, large combo hopper, 101A fertilzer hopper
Cole 250# fertilizer hopper with chain drive.
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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby CapeCodCubs » Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:35 am

Stanton wrote:I’m usually a sucker for old, beat up projects like this. But no, I passed on it. I could easily have spent $3K on this thing.


But it would be a good parts source for someone.
Starting with a Cub like that would be an endless money pit indeed.
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Re: Can't Save Them All

Postby Stoffregen Motorsports » Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:53 am

That is one of my pet peeves - people who disassemble something and never get back to it. If you're going to start a job, make sure you have enough time to finish what you've started.

A neighbor of mine who recently passed away had over 30 IH Scouts, Travelalls, pickups and large trucks. He would often have me do small jobs on a few of them, and I finally refused his attempts at having me do more work. Some of them were so close to being finished that it just bothered me so much that he wouldn't allow me to finish those projects for him instead.

I would rather drive something, even if it's not perfect, than look at it all torn apart in the attempt to make it perfect. Perfection is the enemy of good.


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