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Harold H
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am considering building a "Little Tractor" replicar of a McCormick W series tractor from one of my excess Cub Cadets. For sheet metal, can someone tell me the approximate width and height of a A grill and hood and the approximate width and height of a Cub grill and hood. I am thinking I can possably cut down one of these to make a W looking hood, tank, and grill for the Cub Cadet.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cubs from that era have a simple wire mesh grill that looks nothing like a W-4-6-9 series. Later Cubs look nothing like the old letter series.

I know it's not a precise answer to your question, but hopefully you find it helpful to know when you're barking up the wrong tree.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Are you familiar with www.thelittletractorco.blogspot.com?
He does a super job doing what you're proposing.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Harold I cna get you measurements off of my "50" Super A tonight if you like, wont get home until after 5 but drop me an email and I will get them to you
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I appreciate your offer, but I think a mid model Cub sheet metal is smaller and will be eisier to fit.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've saeen them. He does exvcellent work.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The mid series Cubs, I am not excatly sure of the years, between the screen grill and the later flat grill, are of the basic Lowery design which is basicly the same as the W grills. They may or may not work for what I want but I have to start looking somewwhere.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You're probably talking about the 1954-1958 style, the 11-bar grille.

Those pretty closely approximate the "hundred series" and the "fifty series" tractors far far more than the letter series. It would make a neat mini-W400 or W450.

The 11-bar grilles are kinda tough to come by, though. They and the subsequent 4-bar grilles were made for the shortest times and in the fewest numbers.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

http://www.atis.net/CubFAQ/cub_faq.html#q13
 


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Little Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I met a guy at the Forest Steam show, that builds antique tractor tinwork for riding lawn mowers. He does a nice job of it. He's from the Belle River area, I believe.
 
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