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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 06:01 PM

I thought I would share this project with everyone . I could not afford a cab when I got my new jd 1050 many years ago. So I gambled and bought some 1/8 inch metal and just did trial and error making it.

 I knew I did not want a square box on that nice brand new tractor. I looked at pics of new cabs and designed it to look similar to their shapes. I used the thicker metal to eliminate the rattling during high rpms of the little diesel engine. I also built the rear blade , the front blade , the rear landscape rake except for the spring teeth. I also modified a loader off a jd 950 to fit on it and I made the jd 666 snowblower adapt to the loader arms. I was pleased how the end cab looked and it saved me a few thousand dollars.

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Edited by Don Campbell, December 12, 2013 - 06:03 PM.

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 06:29 PM

With that kind of talent, making a cab was no gamble.  You can't tell it isn't OEM!

 

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 06:31 PM

Nice work Don looks sharp.When people see that kind of work you will be swamped with orders and a second job---Bill
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Posted December 12, 2013 - 06:57 PM

Great work. Nice herd. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 09:28 PM

Don I must say you have some serious skills
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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:46 PM

You should consider manufacturing cabs. It looks better than O.E.M. and better quality too.

 

 

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Posted December 13, 2013 - 06:09 AM

Looks Factory!!!
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Posted December 13, 2013 - 08:48 AM

As usual, Great Job Don!  I like the group shot a lot.  Thanks for sharing those great photographs.


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Thanks ,

   It is nice looking at it now but at the time I was very worried it would look bad. I started at the floor and made a frame , then started working up to the fenders and framed that all in . Then I built up from the center frame section . Once it was done it looked easy but it was a little tricky . The cab I made last year was more of a wind breaker than a real cab like this one. But the Waldon cab works awesome .



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Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:25 AM

Very nice craftsmanship :thumbs:






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