After looking more closely at the tractor this evening, you have "hit the nail
on the head". this tractor had a cab at one point. The side plates that cover
the PTO belt tensioner still have snap fasteners on them, there are abrasion
marks on the fiberglass instrument panel just aft of the gas cap along with the
heavy duty fender attachment points.
From: Dale Sargent <dalesargent@...
To: ihcubloboyseries yahoogroups
Sent: Thu, October 20, 2011 12:51:21 PM
Subject: Re: 1972 IH 154 Accessory Question
As far as I know, the only 'factory' holes that were placed in the 154 fenders
were 2 holes in the left (only) rear top edge for the optional factory
'rear/flasher/work' light accessory. Type of light offered depended upon year.
The most likely canidate for hole like you describe would probably have been for
a Curtiss (or other after-market brand) soft top enclosure. I believe that the
true 'hardtop' cabs did not bolt to the fenders at all - they went down to the
frame with the enclosure. See the two attaached pictures of a Curtiss Universal
Soft-Sided cab mounted on a 154.