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#16 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:51 PM

Smart design.



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Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:31 PM

After blowing snow this morning I was able to get quite a bit done to the cab. I got the front welded to the lower frame,and also had time to cut and bend the upper side's of the frame.Seeing everything was going along good I managed to get the upper side frames welded in as well.I still have to put the uprights [door posts] in for the door's to hang on. Once I get the two door posts welded in then I'll pretty much have the main frame work done. Then comes the frames for the doors and windows. I took the cab off to weld everything together so used the saw horses to flip the cab back onto .I used the saw horses to re install the cab as well  once it was all welded. I think I might make some sort of a stand later on rather then use saw horses. One picture is sort of looking down at the top of the frame ,showing how the cab widens out,this is done so that when the cab flips over it bypasses the grab bars.Also I needed to keep it as narrow as possible at the back in order for the grass catcher chutes ,so that they wouldn't be rubbing on the sides of the cab.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Worked a bit more on the cab.I shaped and cut out a piece of plate that fits around the hood ,there is a gap of 3/4" that will accept automotive weather stripping to seal the cab to the hood. I also put cut some pieces and shaped them for the front lower windows. I'll be using rubber to mount the windows into the cab. 

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 06:04 PM

I didn't do much today just put the frame work on the tractor took it outside and took some pics of what it looks like while it's on the tractor. I put the rubber molding that holds the windows in just to get a look at what it will look like.

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Looks like it should be just great on there!



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Posted March 31, 2015 - 08:25 PM

That's really nice that there is room on top of the dash for the cab to sit, without having to deal with spacing for opening the hood.



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Posted March 31, 2015 - 08:40 PM

That's really nice that there is room on top of the dash for the cab to sit, without having to deal with spacing for opening the hood.

I know what your talking about.When I built the cab for my Massey GC 2300 I had to make a opening area that fit around the hood and you had to open it before you could lift up the Hood. The pic shows the opening door that I had to open in order to open the hood. I changed that piece to lexan later on so it was see through.

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Posted April 03, 2015 - 07:35 PM

I've been slowly doing more on the cab. I welded in the lower back windows and the long narrow side windows.Once the pieces were welded in I cut out the corners to make the rounded corners. I use a coffee can to make my corners its the right type of curve, allowing the rubber to bend without kinking. I also welded in the weather stripping mount for the front and rear windows. [Both front and rear windows are going to open at the bottom and tip outwards. I've been working inside the shop because of how cold it is.We've had a few days of decient weather which allowed me to do lots with the shop door open and natural light.There's lot more to do but I'am at the point where now I can start seeing what the finished cab will look like.

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Posted April 05, 2015 - 08:29 AM

Been working on and off on the cab and have gotten all the pieces of flat steel welded in place where I am going to be putting the Automotive weather stripping on. So the welding on the frame is pretty much done,except for a few things like the window and door hinges ,plus the window close/open bracket's. Now I can start making the opening window frames, front & rear window.

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Posted April 05, 2015 - 08:54 AM

Awesome work!!

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Posted April 09, 2015 - 07:25 PM

The last couple days I've been working on the front and rear windows.Today I was able to see what they looked like installed on the cab and on the tractor. I still need the make the opening/closing latch,I borrowed one from my other tractor just so that I could see where to weld on the mounts on the window and cab frame. One pic shows the latch [it's a little big for this cab] I plan on making it only half the size,so that the windows won't open out so far.I also have to figure out where to drill the hole for the wiper motor to get the most clearing of the window. 

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:43 AM

After seeing this cab build, I'm definitely going to build one for my Kubota L2000 and Bolens HT23!

Thanks for all the pictures!!!!! :worshippy1:   :wave:


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 08:53 AM

That cab is looking good! Do you plan to leave the cab on year round?



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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Keep up this kind of work and others will be asking you to build them one. You do nice work!


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 06:52 PM

That cab is looking good! Do you plan to leave the cab on year round?

Not sure,I like a open tractor for mowing grass etc: especially when its hot out.






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