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#1 1964Deere OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 04:52 PM

Found one with yellowed windows and broken zipper and has baked in the sun for 10-15 years. guy wants $75 seems steep but maybe I'm wrong. Can these be fixed easily buy an apholstry place, or are they too cheaply made to be salvaged.? Is the frame work worth getting and have the canvas part remade from scratch? Let me know what you all think?
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Posted May 11, 2015 - 05:36 PM

I have one of the frames from what, I don't know. I was going to use it by stretching 6 mil clear plastic over each side, folding the plastic over the frame and gluing it to itself. The same way they did it with fabric and sewing. I offered my frame for $50 last fall which, I thought was a good price. There are a few brochures in our Manuals Section. I have also thought about building one from scratch using 1/2" emt. It is going to be up to your imagination. I gave up on all of these when I came across several metal cabs. Still haven't gotten one on yet. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 11, 2015 - 05:48 PM

They made Ariens metal cabs for the s series?

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Curtis did. I got two Curtis cabs from a guy with a big old Ariens in Worcester, MA which I believe is where the Curtis factory is. The Curtis cabs where popular years ago and do show up occassionally. I have two for GTs(Ariens and JD) and one for a full size Ford. After last winter, they will be installed this year,

 

My frame on a Simplicity, held by visegrips.

 

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:31 PM

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Looks like they made a metal cab like this
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Posted May 11, 2015 - 08:04 PM

After looking through some old manuals, I got to thinking that they might have been from another manufacture. Made to fit.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 08:27 PM

So the only Ariens cabs were the soft sided ones then ?

Which other cabs would have been modified? I mean a cozy cab off of what other model(most likely a JD)

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 04:47 PM

A cab is something I haven't looked at much. I had thought that there was some manufacture that had one to fit. 



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Posted June 29, 2015 - 06:45 PM

I traded for an Ariens soft cab today. It's a neat cab and guy even had manual. Had to use my McGuyver skills as my ratchet stap broke, so tied it down with extension cord
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Posted June 29, 2015 - 06:59 PM

Neat find. :thumbs:  Now you do know what we need.  :wewantpics:



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Posted June 29, 2015 - 07:53 PM

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Here are pictures of it mounted on the guys mower I got it from. Needs so TLC but the pattern is worth a lot to take to get new vinal made
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Posted June 29, 2015 - 10:59 PM

There's a guy in Wisconsin that has a metal cab for an Ariens S/GT series. I have swapped Emails with him a couple times, got other things I need before that for mine.



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Posted July 11, 2015 - 08:59 PM

Do you have pictures of what hard cab looks like ?

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Posted July 12, 2015 - 03:07 PM

103.JPG ]hi. here is a pic of a sperry soft cab on an S-14   just got it from a priviate sale still in the box .

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 03:23 AM

1964Deere

 

Ariens GT Blowing Snow with a Steel Cozy Cab.

 

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