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Picked this up free. Can't really get parts easy in Australia, so even the seat is pretty ugly.. i did end up putting upholstery over the plastic chair until i can get a proper one.
 

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Don McKee

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Rats, white wheels - I LIKED the look of the chromies.

When you had the Cub apart did you take a look at the weld on the shift lever for cracks? The weld broke on my 1000 with a 3 speed manual transmission earlier this summer. It seems that is a common problem with the 3 speeds, but it's an easy fix.

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Rats, white wheels - I LIKED the look of the chromies.

When you had the Cub apart did you take a look at the weld on the shift lever for cracks? The weld broke on my 1000 with a 3 speed manual transmission earlier this summer. It seems that is a common problem with the 3 speeds, but it's an easy fix.

Don
I liked the Chrome look myself but would have taken a lot of clear to leave them like that, that steel stuff just rusts to quick. And i checked all joints, shafts and more fore cracks, wear and more.
 
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Just an FYI for those that don't know, this series/body style of Cub Cadet, see below, are commonly referred to as the Cyclops due to the single lens headlight design.

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And my personal opinion, the best looking cub! Not best built, or best cub, just the best looking. I've wanted to put the cyclops body on my 149 for a while. But that's more cosmetic work than I want to do on a bullet proof machine.
 

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While I am VERY partial to all things 82 series, the Cyclops era machines did have some engineering improvements over it's predecessors. I think overall they might have been the best Cubs ever EXCEPT for that damned plastic nose. The only benefits with the plastic are less rattles and no rust.
 

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And my personal opinion, the best looking cub! Not best built, or best cub, just the best looking. I've wanted to put the cyclops body on my 149 for a while. But that's more cosmetic work than I want to do on a bullet proof machine.
I agree with you that they are good looking, certainly the best looking of the post IH designed Cub Cadets. I still favor the 1x4/5 and the 70/100 for looks however.
 

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I kinda like them as well. I'm actually starting to check out the post-IH cubs (the earlier ones) and find them pretty neat.
I'll agree with Kraig on the 70 / 100 series but I have to confess that my least favorite IH design was the 4 / 6 series. I really like the 9 series the most...👍😎👍
 

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I never really cared for the 1x6/7 series, but I recently bought a 127 from a forum member and I must say that design is growing on me. I still prefer the rear fenders of the 1x4/5 series though.

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