Home-made cab door. No laughing, ok?

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Here's what happens when I get bored and cold. Scrounged around the shop.....found some 5/16 rod ends (made nice adjustable hinges...), some 1" square thin-wall mild steel tubing......and a big hunk of MR-10 Lexan left over from a dragster windshield. The highly engineered (heh) latch is an eyebolt, a Suzuki Samurai t-case shift knob, and a self-adjusting return spring from 1 ton Ford drum brakes. http://www.skidsteerforum.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=52&gallerypage=1&currentitem=0&path=Homebrewed%20cab%20door Jim
 

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Can you check that link? it doesn't want to work for me......
 

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Can you check that link? it doesn't want to work for me......
Hmmm. That's what shows......but you're right. If you stick it in the address bar.....it goes 'tilt'. In any event....it's the the Media/Photos section, page two "Homebrewed door". If I had half'a brain I could just imbed pics in the post.... Jim
 

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Hmmm. That's what shows......but you're right. If you stick it in the address bar.....it goes 'tilt'. In any event....it's the the Media/Photos section, page two "Homebrewed door". If I had half'a brain I could just imbed pics in the post.... Jim
Looks good to me!
 

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Looks good to me!
cab%20copy.jpg

There,
You did the hardest part, uploading the photo to the folder,
Instead of copying the text in the address bar and posting it, open the photo up in the media folder, copy the actual picture (pictures must be hosted online somewhere, photo bucket or where ever) and post it in the thread.
Door looks good, what are you using for a heater?
Ken
 

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There,
You did the hardest part, uploading the photo to the folder,
Instead of copying the text in the address bar and posting it, open the photo up in the media folder, copy the actual picture (pictures must be hosted online somewhere, photo bucket or where ever) and post it in the thread.
Door looks good, what are you using for a heater?
Ken
looks damn good. so where do we place our orders? dennis
 

sawdust

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looks damn good. so where do we place our orders? dennis
Actually......if you've got access to a wire-feed....making one is pretty easy.I'd be more than happy to take some more detailed pics and provide dimensions.....but I have no idea how "interchangable" they are.....this is on a '98 751F. I had all the stuff laying around from various racing experiments, but I'd guess you could build the whole thing (sides too) for less than $200, and $75 of that is for the piece of MR-10 Lexan in the door. I made the side glasses out of two 36"x36" pieces of plain plexi ($25 each versus $75 ea. for MR-10) assuming they wouldn't take the beating that the door does. It works great....but right now I'm using a 12V heater.....that's 'acceptible' at best. Ultimately, I'm going to put in a hot water heater, but I'd like to scrounge the pices to put in an OEM one with the ducting down each side of the ROPS. Jim
 

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Actually......if you've got access to a wire-feed....making one is pretty easy.I'd be more than happy to take some more detailed pics and provide dimensions.....but I have no idea how "interchangable" they are.....this is on a '98 751F. I had all the stuff laying around from various racing experiments, but I'd guess you could build the whole thing (sides too) for less than $200, and $75 of that is for the piece of MR-10 Lexan in the door. I made the side glasses out of two 36"x36" pieces of plain plexi ($25 each versus $75 ea. for MR-10) assuming they wouldn't take the beating that the door does. It works great....but right now I'm using a 12V heater.....that's 'acceptible' at best. Ultimately, I'm going to put in a hot water heater, but I'd like to scrounge the pices to put in an OEM one with the ducting down each side of the ROPS. Jim
door looks good. so does the machine
 

sawdust

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door looks good. so does the machine
This afternoon....the wind (finally) quit blowing.....so I went out and plowed and generally played around. Granted...it was sunny, so I got some 'solar effect' through the windows.....but it was +9F with a breeze, and even with only the electric heater I was WARM......warm enough I could shed my gloves so I could have a cigar while I was playing (with NO Carhartts on...). Cab was a big success!
BTW.....made a great (read: effective & cheap) seal for the gap between the ROPS and the 'fenders'.....bought a $4 hunk-o-weatherstrip for an airconditioner (2” X 2” X42” long)...split it in two with a razor blade, and just laid it in there as I lowered the ROPS.
Back to building bathroom vanities...
Jim
 
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