1951 Cub Restoration

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Jim in SC
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Tractors Owned: 1951 Farmall H - "Ray R." (SN FBH 366519)
1959 Farmall Cub - "Pea" (SN 211538 J)
1964 IH Cub Cadet 100 - (SN 92562)
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2018 Husqvarna YTH18542

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1951 Farmall Cub - "Johnny R."
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Location: Conway, South Carolina

1951 Cub Restoration

Postby Jim in SC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:59 am

Bought my Cub in 2014 from a fella in North Carolina. Didn't do much with it other than give the grandkids rides last fall because it was too hot to work on much. Noticed that the governor was frozen, the tires were shot, and it was in great need of a restoration generally. Started buying and stockpiling needed parts and materials in late fall and on New Year's Day, 2015, I drove it into the barn for the "final" time. Started tearing it down, piece by piece. I stripped each metal piece, primed it, and painted it as I went. Bought all new hoses, belts, plugs, and most of the electrical items, etc. Wow, the wiring and battery cable were in terrible shape. Anyway, I finished it up in June. Checked all my fluids one last time, and then...tried to start it...

It started on the first crank! My wife was sure it would never run again. What a lot of work, but what a lot of FUN it was!

And yeah, I know - everyone is proud of "their" Cub. Kinda like showing pictures of the grandkids or home movies (remember home movies? Talk about old head stuff...) of last summer's vacation...

So, here are a few pictures. Hope you enjoy them!
Complete! June 7, 2015
Getting there...
Not too bad...
The start - January, 2015
Before - July, 2014
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1951 Farmall H
1959 Farmall Cub
1964 IH Cub Cadet 100
1971 IH Cub Cadet 106
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Tractors Owned: 1951 Farmall Cub, 152 disk plow, 2 gang disk, belly mower, sickle mower
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1961 cub c2 belly mower and full blade. 48 cub manual lift with cultivators.
1947 Cub
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Re: 1951 Cub Restoration

Postby randallc » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:59 am

You've got a lot of work there to be proud off. Don't blame you for showing it off.
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Re: 1951 Cub Restoration

Postby itpdk9 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:11 pm

great job! I am right there with you breaking my 51 cub down now. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
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bob in CT
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Re: 1951 Cub Restoration

Postby bob in CT » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:51 am

That sure looks nice. Glad this came up to the top again as I missed it before and it sure deserves a shout-out for a job well done.

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Re: 1951 Cub Restoration

Postby Stanton » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:02 am

:Dito: Missed this post the first time around. Great job on the resto! You should be proud, that Cub represents many, many hours of hard work.

Thanks for sharing it with us! :coffee:
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Re: 1951 Cub Restoration

Postby Trent M » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:54 pm

Great job! That's something to be proud of!
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