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Cub Cadet Model 70

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I found two cub cadet lawn tractors, the one I'm looking at right now is a "70" I believe it a early 60's model. I do custom paint work on bike and cars and love old stuff. I own a 70's style motorcycle and a 64' Impala the old lawn mower would look good in the driveway. Here my question, the model 70 need rings put in the motor. I can get it for $100.00, Then it will be a mild restoration to get it like new. Is this thing worth the money to put this kind of time into? Thanks
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I don't know kinner... The 70's are really great little tractors, and highly sought after by people who are starting a Cub Cadet collection.

Depending on what kind of motor work needs to be done to it, you could wind up five or six hundred dollars in it. That's not bad considering it will last 40 plus years.

The problem with it is, after you restore a 70, you will want a 100, then a 122, then you'll want a hydro or a Wide Frame... First thing you know you will need a new pole barn to put them in and restore them.

The next thing you know you'll be wanting to take them to shows and plow days events, so you'll need a trailer big enough to haul them all, then you'll want a new motor home to stay the weekend in and pull the trailer.

Before you know it that little 70 will have cost you a couple hundred thousand dollars and even for 40+ years of faithful service, thats still pretty expensive.

Once the Cub bug bites you... There is no turning back!
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