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How do I find the best reputable professionals willing and able to restore my Cub Cadet 100 (both mechanically & appearance-wise) to factory new or better? I realize there may be a long wait - and doing it myself may be more fun - but I would still like to explore this option. Thank you.
 

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Anthony,
In my opinion, you should do it yourself.
I just finished a 100 last year, it took me a little more than a year to finish.
If it is done right, there will be many hours of labor. Paying someone for these hours would cost you lots of money.
It usually costs me around 2 grand to restore a cub cadet. This cost is for parts and supplies only!
The tires (only the rubber part) on my 100 cost me $400.
If you do it yourself, you will be glad you did! :)

PS If you have any questions or problems, just ask this site. We are here to help.
 

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Thank you Marty. You have a beautifully restored Cub Cadet 100. Congratulations! I appreciate your comments and encouragement. It has certainly been fun collecting OEM replacement parts for the obvious things that would complement a nice restoration. I also think I have a pretty decent Cub Cadet 100 to start with. I guess I'm concerned about the unknown since I have never thoroughly restored a Cub Cadet to the original or even better condition I would like it to become. That said, many years ago I was pretty motivated as a teenager to restore (with the help and encouragement of my dear Dad) whatever was needed and whatever trouble was encountered on my first car - a used 1965 Oldsmobile JetStar 88 gifted from a dear Uncle and Aunt. This Cub Cadet 100 reminds me of the vintage all-metal lawn & garden tractors I totally enjoyed operating and maintaining beginning at age 7, again thanks to the trust and training I received from Dad. I do plan to visit vintage tractor shows this year to see what others have accomplished and I certainly enjoy viewing this ihcubcadet website often. Thank you all for sharing your stories, photos, and knowledge of vintage Cub Cadets!
 

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Anthony,
You are correct, collecting oem parts and attachments is half the fun!
You definitely have a nice 100 to restore, makes it easier to sandblast.
 

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Thank you Marty. Right now, I am the caretaker of this vintage Americana that has survived 56 years and counting. First, I want to finish collecting (currently obviously needed) OEM parts (e.g., engine muffler, hood ornament & transmission gear shift knob). Then I want to get it mechanically running again since I stopped using this Cub Cadet 100 after the mowing season of 1987. The only problem I recall was towards the end of that mowing season, my 38-inch mower would not stay engaged. I would engage it, and it would pop out of engagement by itself.
 

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Anthony,
You can find all those parts, and get it running again while you are restoring it!
I think I have a couple of extra hood ornaments that are not mint, but in pretty good shape if you are interested.
Come to think of it, I don't know if I have any that are in mint condition. I guess after 50+ years not much of anything is mint. LOL!
 

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I know what you mean Jon, These vintage Cub Cadets are special!
 
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