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1949 Cub

Postby CTDrew » Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:05 pm

This tractor has been on the farm since the early 1970s when my grandfather bought it to trim the field edges with the sickle bar. It has had a rough life on the farm, spending too much time outside and in leaking buildings. We moved it to the mechanic shop today from the storage barn (where I took the pictures). Planning to repair and revive but not restore and use as a cultivator machine for about a half acre of vegetables and flowers.
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Re: 1949 Cub

Postby Barnyard » Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:15 pm

You have the right idea in mind.
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: 1949 Cub

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:36 am

I agree, that’s a very nice patina!

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Re: 1949 Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:44 am

I have one cub with a fair amount of exposed metal on the hood/tank that was prone to surface rust. I was not planning on painting it, so decided to try what some folks have used...FLUID FILM. It's available at Lowe's, and I just sprayed it on, then wiped it for an even coating with a clean rag. It does NOT stay sticky, or attract dirt/dust, and lasts for quite a while, before a quick spray/wipe restores it.

It does darken the color a bit, but I really like the rich patina it gives.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fluid-Film-11-75-oz-Lanolin-Based-Petroleum-Oil/50335157
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Re: 1949 Cub

Postby JustJim » Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:09 pm

I've been looking for a '65 Ford F-100 recently. I saw a sales ad where the truck had been left in patina, but they shot a semi-gloss clear coat over it. Probably a common treatment, but the first time I had seen it. A well loved Cub finished that way might be pretty attractive!


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