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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2017 - 03:43 PM

I needed new windows for this cab for 13 years. Always hard to see out of since I bought the tractor. Over the years I’ve used different types of cleaners and wax’s to help clear up the windows. Some things helped a little bit. Have not used the tractor much for the last few years. Only does snow removal. Been thinkin about window replacement for a few years now. So did some searching for window material. Was suggested by another member to try marine upholstery shop. Which I did. Got 30 gauge clear window material. So figured I would rivet the new stuff in. Got aluminum rivets and washers from princess auto. Fitted the two side and one rear windows and riveted them in. Worked not to bad. Would be nice if the were sewen in. But no machine to do that. Any way not perfect but at least I can see very well now. Maybe will use the tractor more now. Have pictures, but not great ones. Have not done the two small side windows yet.
What do you members do for window replacement. Types of window material and methods of attaching.

Noel

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Posted December 31, 2017 - 03:49 PM

Glad you can see out of it again!


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 04:00 PM

Nice job on the windows  :thumbs:


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 04:23 PM

Looks good. Do you have any scrap pieces left? I am curious if Rainx can be put on that to prevent fogging on the inside and make every thing fall off the outside. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 04:48 PM

Nice job on replacing the windows - I bet it will help you see things much better.  Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 05:07 PM

Looks good. I wonder if you could of used some double sided adhesive weather stripping along with the rivets to get a better seal along the edge.
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Posted December 31, 2017 - 07:57 PM

Nice solution!

I bet the neighbor and others will be thankful that you can see where you're going! :D


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Posted January 01, 2018 - 07:01 AM

Looks good and works!


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Posted January 01, 2018 - 10:50 AM

I am having a leather repair shop sew in new plastic in mine.  Now I wonder how it would work to cut the old plastic out by leaving about 2" around the outside and gluing the new plastic to the old.  Have to figure out adhesives that would work on the plastic.


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Posted January 01, 2018 - 11:22 AM

good job there's a solution to every problem but a cab on a lawn tractor is somethin i have never seen where we live so I have no experiance in working on them 


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