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Posted October 02, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Very nice dude.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:40 AM

Good to see some pics again. Nice progress.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 01:53 PM

My Bolens is like yours, I have Holy foot rests and clam fenders. So I thought the same, take everything off and start from there. Good progress, thanks for the pics!


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:16 PM

Today I got the cab unbolted and removed so I can do some more welding on it. But then I got distracted with the seat mount and the new seat. A couple hours later, I got the new seat mounted!!!, I mounted it on a couple pieces of box steel that slide into each other, that way they slip together easy but I can pick the seat off and turn it around backwards for the backhoe. The seat mount is not to pretty yet, I ran out of small welding rod (poor planing for the weekend) and I need to do a lot of grinding on it.

Now I need to finish the welding on the cab and get it put back on.

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:31 PM

My Bolens is like yours, I have Holy foot rests and clam fenders. So I thought the same, take everything off and start from there. Good progress, thanks for the pics!

 

I thought it would be about impossible to build this over the original fenders, I think building the new ones is a lot easier in the long run.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:41 PM

Still amassing parts, so another year yet.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Still amassing parts, so another year yet.

 

That's also what I was thinking, then everyone started talking about a very cold and snowy winter. I then quickly got the Kubota to the shop and started taring it apart! :rolling:


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Great progress again. I am enjoying this thread. Makes me want a cab on a tractor, but I don't use any in the winter so no need.
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Posted October 05, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Didn't get anything done on Sunday, I spend all day waiting by the phone to hear back on a Yanmar YM2200 but that fell through, so I ended up wasting the day :(. I was just heading over to the shop today when someone called wanting to come look at my old farmall A industrial, so I thought selling a tractor is better then working on one, so I stayed so I could show the tractor, which it was worth it because he bought it (yaaaaaa). I will need to deliver the tractor tomorrow (tuesday) but that shouldn't take to long because it's only 4 miles away.

 

Anyway, the extra money will be nice for the cab, just in case I need a little extra metal or something.

Hoping to do a fair amount of work on it tomorrow (tuesday) but then again I thought I was going to get a fair mount of work done on Sunday and Monday lol :wallbanging:


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Ok, today was yet another busy day, but I was able to grind all the welds down that were going to be in the way of the plywood.


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 11:01 PM

Finally made some progress today!
I've been trying to figure out how to build the cab around the 3-pt lift arms?. I started talking to a friend about it and he said his dad had a John Deere with a vision cab on it. The lift arms came up just about on both sides of the seat, he said it had a heavy piece of canvas that was loose so the arms could push it up when lifted but yet it kept out the "weather". I hadn't thought of this before, this is going to make the back so much easier to build.

 

I started on the top half today, only spent a couple hours on it but I made it pretty far, I ran out of metal so I will half pick some up at the hardware, but I think the hardware only has a half stick left :(, so I will half to see how long it will be for him to order some.

 

The box sticking up will be straightened out once the top framing is welded on.

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 11:05 PM

So top half will be removable from bottom half of cab?

Looking excellent still.
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Posted October 07, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Yup, it might be kinda heavy with the glass, but the windows will also be removable to lighten it up a little. With any luck I won't half to remove the cab, I have a loader on my bolens for "under tree" (and other low objects) work and this cab is 7' tall from the ground, our greenhouse is 7' 6" so I should clear it pretty easy.


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 05:32 PM

It's coming along nicely.


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Sorry, no pictures, I could kick my self today for forgetting the camera :wallbanging: , I got a fair amount done today, got the top half of it all welded on and I also got it all straightened out so it's not all cockeyed :thumbs:. The cab is also becoming very sturdy and the top half isn't even bolted down yet, it's just held on with a couple clamps.


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