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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 08:53 AM

Building a cab is pretty easy but making it look stylish is very tricky so when I decided to try to make a cab for my JD1050 I was uncertain. I did not want a square box look but a more modern shape to it. I also built new fenders to match the look of the cab. Here is one of the progress pictures. This was a big project but great fun seeing it take shape. donshomemadecab.jpg

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 08:54 AM

Nice! Looks great so far.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:05 AM

That looks very well done Don! I think it looks great. Keep us updated with pictures.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:11 AM

Wow Don, you really do beautiful work and the cab looks great. Very nice lines and I'm sure it took some time to come up with the final shape and proportions.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:40 AM

sure does look great! thats some excellent work!

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 10:25 AM

Here is another angle of the home made cab project I enjoyed building . Thanks for the positive feedback. donspaintedcabprogress.jpg

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 10:32 AM

Here is the finished picture of the cab with decals to match the tractor. Also the landscape rake I made from a row of teeth. I made fold up side wings for moving dirt long distances . Also you can kinda see a front blade I made for it . donscabwithdecals.jpg

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Don, That has very nice lines to it. It reminds me of the 7000 Seies A/C Cabs.

http://gardentractor...omemadecab-jpg/thumbnail.jpg


I went to your On-line Photo album and saw some of your work. I am very impressed with your work, GREAT JOB !!

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 11:38 AM

Don, very nice work on the cab and accessories for the 1050.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 01:05 PM

Great!! I'll take it.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 01:08 PM

That is an excellent job on the cab. Anyone would swear it was factory built.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 01:49 PM

Don, good work on your custom cab! Do you take the cab off in the summer months? Have you had it on the tractor in the summer months? Do you have air conditioning in the cab? It looks like the windows are fixed in place.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 02:46 PM

Great Job!! That looks nice and roomy.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 03:23 PM

Thanks everybody, I just used the tractor mostly for snow removal . I also built quik tach brackets for my 666 snowblower and used it on the loader arms. I also built a large rear hydraulic angle blade for the rear. Did not use it in warm weather so no need for air conditioning . I sold the 1050 when I bought the new 5400 JD.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 03:48 PM

That is an excellent job on the cab. Anyone would swear it was factory built.


You took the words right out of my mouth! Great work Don! You guys give me something to strive for...to one day be 1/2 as good as you are!




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