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    Default HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    I thought I might post some photos of my recent project.
    I saw alot of post on this topic and thought do it.
    it is for a ford 1210
    I made this out of all stuff laying around in the garage.
    Frame is made out of angle iron (bed frames)
    covered w/ 1/4 plywood
    windows are clear plastic ( the kind on the old lady couches) just stapled to the plywood.
    One hinged door, carpet in side to keep out cold.
    Lights front and rear
    not bad for under $ 50.00 bucks
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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    I like it. Being a carpenter i like it when can use up plywood and leftovers .Coat of paint every few years will last longtime .Good job.

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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    Looks very effective, especially for blowing snow. No more coming in looking like a walking snowman! I like the carpet idea to.

    Those homemade cabs are never pretty, but so what.

    JB.
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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    Thanks guys.
    not bad for a chef i would say.
    had fun making it
    needed a reason to play w/ the new welder.
    next project is getting some heat in the cab

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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    would it not work to tarp the over the sides of the engine so the heat from it blow back into the cab. I have seen that on larger tractors.
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    Gold Member mcd176's Avatar
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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    Nice job I love my homemade cab, you will like not being turned into a popcicle, especially with a blower.
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    Link to my custom cab: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...completed.html

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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    I have a heater for cab but i need to find out were to tape into heater lines
    I have two 1/2 plugs on the top of the water pump.
    i am assuming they can be removed and I bought a kit for plumbing the lines.
    I can't find any info in my owners manual
    need to find out if anyone has done this before for the ford 1210 tractor.
    It's like anything else you learn by trial by error

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    Platinum Member Craig Clayton's Avatar
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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    The soft clear vinyl for couches is a good idea. Several years ago while blowing at night I had a sharp tree branch pierce my soft side cab. It opened a rip 2' long, thank goodness for duct tape.
    My concern about the cab is CO which is Carbon Monoxide , I would not seal yourself in too tight.
    Craig Clayton

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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    Craig thanks for the concern
    i have a small area done on the pedal area that allows fresh air in
    also built the cab to have air flow threw the cab at top by 1/2 inch in the middle works great

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    Default Re: HOMEMADE SNOW CAB

    Good Evenin Chefirv,
    Very nice job, I like the color and paint job along with that custom carpet !

    Now all you need is a seat with arm rests, of course rolled and pleated !
    scotty

    ,,,course,,it is gas,and gas is,,well,gas,,so,,but it kills the @#$$ oughta them yellow jackets,,,thingy

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