Back glass for 853

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farmboy55

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Anyone have a back window glass for a 853? I've not check with Bobcat to see what a new one cost. Also anyone know where the best place too get one of those vinyl winter covers with the pastic window's & door. we may get a little snow this yr , a cover would be nice in the wind. dennis
 

OldMachinist

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When I bought my 453 the back window was missing so I bought a piece of 1/4“ Polycarbonate(Lexan) from McMaster Carr ($33)and the weatherstriping for a 75 or earlier Jeep CJ5 ($19.95)from Ebay. I had somone hold the Lexan against the cab I traced the window opening and cut it out with a sabre saw about 1/4” smaller than my line. The weatherstripping for the Jeep is enough to do the job twice. I didn't check what dealer wanted for a new window but I'm sure it was more than the 65 dollars I spent with shipping. You might be able to do better on the pricing if you live in a urban area and can pick the items up. I live in a rural area and it's cheaper for me to pay for shipping than to drive around looking for stuff.
 

farmboy55

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When I bought my 453 the back window was missing so I bought a piece of 1/4“ Polycarbonate(Lexan) from McMaster Carr ($33)and the weatherstriping for a 75 or earlier Jeep CJ5 ($19.95)from Ebay. I had somone hold the Lexan against the cab I traced the window opening and cut it out with a sabre saw about 1/4” smaller than my line. The weatherstripping for the Jeep is enough to do the job twice. I didn't check what dealer wanted for a new window but I'm sure it was more than the 65 dollars I spent with shipping. You might be able to do better on the pricing if you live in a urban area and can pick the items up. I live in a rural area and it's cheaper for me to pay for shipping than to drive around looking for stuff.
thank's for the info. I'm working at my cuz's machine shop today, putting on a 40 X 100' addition on. dennis
 

goodtech

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check with your dealership the window are pretty cheap if you order them in stock order (One to two weeks usually. If take a piece of cardboard and trace out the window and take it down to your local auto glass store and let them know what you are putting it in and they usually know what type of rubber to give ya and how much smaller to cut the glass, and that is usually pretty cheap also
 

farmboy55

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check with your dealership the window are pretty cheap if you order them in stock order (One to two weeks usually. If take a piece of cardboard and trace out the window and take it down to your local auto glass store and let them know what you are putting it in and they usually know what type of rubber to give ya and how much smaller to cut the glass, and that is usually pretty cheap also
Thanks for the reply, I'm going to give Bobcat a call and get a price.
 
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