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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 03:46 PM

This is a project from last year, but it's the time of year that cabs are a interesting subject, story follows below.

In the spring of 2009 I found a 3 sided MTD snow cab on craigslist. It was new in the box for $35. I couldn't pass this up as it made a good starting point for a cab project.

Since my ford is not built like the newer tractors the cab was made to fit it didn't enclose the foot wells very well. Also being 3 sided it needed a back. As can be seen in these pictures:
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Also the back of the ford is different than a newer tractor so I decided to mount the cab to the sleeve hitch. The lift bar that goes to the lift cylinder is removed and the hitch it tied to the frame of the tractor to keep it in place.
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The footwells are made from 1/2 plywood, and the back is made from 1/4 hard board with a vinyl window.
The left side has a door to make it easier to get in and out.
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Posted December 13, 2010 - 04:05 PM

That looks pretty good on there,of course as long as it keeps you out of the elements,that's the important thing.

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 04:54 PM

Hey Chuck that looks good,at least you made it look with how you had to add onto what you had.You'll be happy to have shelter from the wind and blowing snow.Larry

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 10:02 PM

I'd probably be out plowing right now if I had one of those! Nice job Chuck!

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 08:32 AM

Last winter I got to use it once or twice and it made plaowing snow even more fun. One day the temp was in the teens not including the windchill, I had my coat unzipped and my hat and gloves off in the cab, Still had on a sweatshirt and insulated bibs. But I was very comfortable.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:25 PM

You did a great job on that Chuck!

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:34 PM

Chuck,
That is a great way to take a bargain and make it nice. Good looking rig. Nice work on the foot areas.




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