1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jun 05, 2023 8:00 am

I picked up a good set of 8.3x24 AG tires (on 7" rims) and a used hood with a really clean gas tank this past Saturday. The hood is the wrong year but I'll make do. The tires are branded "Premium" and marked "Made in USA". If I'm reading the codes right they were mfg'd by Continental at their Kentucky plant. Next up, paint the rims and discs, and then the hood.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jun 05, 2023 3:23 pm

It's starting to clean up pretty good. Underneath all that brown it's not as bad as it first looks to be.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Jun 09, 2023 3:31 pm

Progress. A question, did IH ever offer black wheel discs on the Cub? I picked up a pair of discs and they are black thru and thru.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jun 09, 2023 3:46 pm

I don’t think IH ever did. But, I think those same wheels and rims were used on other brands of compact tractors. Economy Power King, for one.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Cubfriend » Fri Jun 09, 2023 3:55 pm

Yes Don, Tha same centers on Gibson also. Even had the IH part number in the ones I seen. I have a NOS rear wheel center and it is primer yellow.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Jun 09, 2023 3:58 pm

Aha, did not know they used the same wheels and discs. That would explain the black. Someone must have swapped them onto the Cub they came off of sometime in the past.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Cubfriend » Fri Jun 09, 2023 4:55 pm

The wheels on the other brand tractors had different mounts (brackets) on the rim than a Cub. Same size rim.
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Sun Jun 11, 2023 1:57 pm

Got the rims painted.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby NJ Farmer » Sun Jun 11, 2023 3:03 pm

Serious meat on those tires Larry…..keep them off the grass!

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby tst » Sun Jun 11, 2023 5:45 pm

many lowboys had white centers from the factory

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jun 12, 2023 6:06 am

One side done. (Yeam Tim, but me no likee white centers. :wink: )

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Jul 17, 2023 6:00 pm

This will not be a restoration but rather a refurb so to that end I am painting sections piecemeal. So far the engine, bolster, torque tube, both finals, and the outsides of both rear fenders have been painted. The tough part is going to be the deck, which is heavily pitted. I freed up all the pedals and readjusted the brakes so the left and right work together now. I tried to widen the front to match the rear wheels but shes not budging. I don't want to yank the axle and make the tractor undriveable so I may end up shopping for another Lo-Boy front axle to work on. I'm still mulling that over.

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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Jul 17, 2023 7:07 pm

my 57 LoBoy is #6000
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby IH super H » Mon Jul 17, 2023 7:10 pm

Nice looking paint job on the rims. Did you mask of the tires with tape or is there an easier way?
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Re: 1957 Lo-Boy followed me home

Postby Peter Person » Mon Jul 17, 2023 7:42 pm

I had this 57 Loboy pre-restoration. #6027
Did enough work to run it, but it sat under a tarp for too long so I sold it to a forum member out in Illinois who put a ton of time into it.

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