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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Made the window closer/openers cut all the pieces bent and drilled all the pieces and painted them up this afternoon. You can see how they work in one of the pics. I had a wiper motor that I had gotten for one of my side x side's that wouldn't work in them,that I was able to use in this cab. I laid the front window on a piece of card board and was able to figure out where to drill the holes in the front window frame. Not that I really need the wiper but because I had it I figured I may as well install it.. The weather was so nice here today that I decided  to do some yard work with the Kubota.  Used it to haul  the flax straw off the septic system, It was nice to actually get some enjoyable seat time.

 

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 07:33 PM

Started working on the doors.Bent some 3/4 sq and some 1" flat at the same time. Welded up both frames and started adding in the glass [lexan] mounting flat steel.

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Started working on the doors.Bent some 3/4 sq and some 1" flat at the same time. Welded up both frames and started adding in the glass [lexan] mounting flat steel.

 

There's a job requiring lots of patience. Do you plan on Lexan all the way around?


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 08:47 PM

There's a job requiring lots of patience. Do you plan on Lexan all the way around?

The opening front and rear windows will be safety glass, all the rest will be lexan,all will be mounted in rubber except for the one window behind the seat right above the 3 pth top link.


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Been working ob the doors and latches the last few days, almost have them done still have to add in the very bottom part that the weather stripping is going to seal up to the cab yet.The latches had me pulling my hair out there all so close to each other and they all needed to work and not be knuckle busters. As you can see in the pics the window latches, door closer latch and door stablizer are all close to each other.Glad to have this part done because I'am only giving myself the rest of this week to do work on the cab and next week I have to start doing repairs on other stuff.I can say one thing but I sure like how this cab looks on the Kubota

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 07:08 PM

Wow, you are cutting it close there.



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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:09 PM

More work done on the cab. I cut baler belting to fit around the fenders of the tractor and added automotive weather stripping to the side that goes against the fenders. I also cut and fit all the weather stripping for the doors and windows ,and for around the hood and dash area. It seals up really nice.Way more work to cutting and fitting stuff like that then what a person realizes.The belting that is in the fender area, and behind the seat hinge area is screwed down and ,will always have to be removed in order to lift up the cab and flip it back,to remove it.

BTW started working on the other project today so the cab is going to be put on hold for a few days unless I'am able to fit in some time.

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Posted April 28, 2015 - 08:21 PM

 Ended up with half a day free so I did the roof today,I used 3/8" plywood with a 3/4" x 1" wide border on the side's. The front I used a 2"  wide border but cut back to a 45 degree angle against the hinge to make it easier to remove the pins. the backs over hang has a 1 1/2" over hang ,also cut to a 45 degree near the cab. I added in a couple of 3/4" x 1" ribs just to stiffen up the roof. Glued & screwed all the pieces to the plywood. Took the belt sander and rounded all the corners and edges. I'll screw the roof down with self  tapping screws and once that's done then I'll beable to make the removal stand. 

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Posted April 28, 2015 - 08:24 PM

 Ended up with half a day free so I did the roof today,I used 3/8" plywood with a 3/4" x 1" wide border on the side's. The front I used a 2"  wide border but cut back to a 45 degree angle against the hinge to make it easier to remove the pins. the backs over hang has a 1 1/2" over hang ,also cut to a 45 degree near the cab. I added in a couple of 3/4" x 1" ribs just to stiffen up the roof. Glued & screwed all the pieces to the plywood. Took the belt sander and rounded all the corners and edges. I'll screw the roof down with self  tapping screws and once that's done then I'll beable to make the removal stand. 


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Posted May 06, 2015 - 03:45 PM

Slowly been painting the cab and finally got all the painting done. Decided to put the painted cab on the Kubota to see what it looks like. The paint was still a bit on the green side but at least I got to take some pics of installed.. Next will be getting the Lexan for the doors and small windows. I'am going to be using laminate safety glass for the front and rear window. I even made a spot to install a electric wiper on the front window. It's getting closer to being completed.

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 05:11 PM

Looks good!



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Posted May 11, 2015 - 08:15 AM

Picked up Lexan and the rubber mounting moulding so I was able to cut and install all the Lexan .Did both doors as well as all the windows ,except the front and rear one's. I cut and fit lexan around the TPH area. This week I'll get the glass cut and installed and then it'll be finished. I also installed the foam and tarp on the underside of the roof for sound vibration.I triple layered the foam it's 1/4" thick stuff. oops I guess I didn't take any pics of it completed with the tarp installed.

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 08:37 AM

That looks real good on there!


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Your to be commended for your work. The cab looks excellent. 


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:43 PM

Finished the cab today. I was able to get the safety glass cut this morning and I got it installed this afternoon. Here's the completed cab sitting on the tractor with the front and rear window open.I also got the wiper motor installed. So after 2 months of working on the cab in my spare time it's finally done. I did a rough cost of materials etc; and  $ 700 for glass and lexan and window moulding , $200 for steel and $100 for paint, screws, door handles etc: so I figure it cost me $ 1000. for my cab. Come fall time I'll have to install a heater for winter,wire up switches etc: for the snowblower, and wiper. 

 

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