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used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:27 am

Found a used cab off a full sized IH for 650.00 in prairie farm Wi. :{_}:
All the glass is good and metal ok, has heat and fresh air supply.
ill have to figure out how to pump water from the engine to supply the heater.
The bottom of the cab has to be narrowed by 13'' to fit the 185.

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby ricky racer » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:27 am

This will be an interesting project. I hope to follow your progress as you go if you decide to let us follow along.
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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:57 pm

ricky racer wrote:This will be an interesting project. I hope to follow your progress as you go if you decide to let us follow along.



Yes, I plan on sharing the progress.
at least I have all summer to do the work.
one question; should I start a thread in the ''project fourm'' or keep it here ???
my wife agreed to help with pictures [above my ability to post]. :mrgreen:

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:15 pm

got the excess metal removed ,the windows and doors stored away, the gantry set up and attached to the cab ready to lift :D

have to put it on hold for the rest of the week , 3-12'' of snow on the way for wednesday
might have to clear snow so the 185 is still ready to go :{_}:

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:03 pm

ended up with 12-15'' of snow wednesday night. :shock:
plowed thursday and worked on the cab today :mrgreen:
got it set in place tonight [looks a little Big]
tomorrow start fitting metal and mounting brackets [the cab has hinges to tip it back out of the way to work on the tractor]
glad I kept the plasma cutter for cutting the sheet metal, would have really been tough to cut everything with a sawzall

hope to have the pictures posted soon

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:29 am

pictures :D

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A little big for the 185

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the plasma cutter

now for the filling in and welding of the metal :mrgreen:

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby gitractorman » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:29 am

Hey, that doesn't look too bad. You know they say, "Bigger is better!!!" Certainly should be roomy and it has to add some weight to the rear to offset the snow blower. Too bad you can't slide it back just a bit to get behind the gas tank fill, that looks like it may be tricky.

How do you like that plasma cutter? I've been wanting one but don't know anything about them. I generally do the same kind of work, tinkering around on tractors, but cutting everything with an angle grinder can take forever.

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:21 am

Looks like lots of spacers and expanding spray foam is in order!
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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:54 pm

gas tank fill hole will be moved this summer[one of the sub projects]if I can find a bottle of compressed nitrogen up here to run the plasma cutter
not too keen on using compressed air for the cutting :shock:

also found out today that the right break pedal is tucked nicely behind the bottom of the cab :roll: [another sub project]

good thing I have all summer to fix this

really love the plasma cutter,wouldn't even think of tackling this with out it.
my wife picked it up at the welding shop for me 15+ years ago wen we had our Restaurant repair/install business

outdoors4evr; say Hi to Luke for me at the Pizza Co.[one of my old customers]

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby TurboRoadster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:20 am

no worries, now you have plenty of room for a big assed speaker box, maybe a big screen tv, nice lazyboy recliner and then you can enjoy the winter work.
I think it looks fine and totally purpose driven. You will love it next winter.
Im curious, how come you dont run the plasma on air? If your thinking of using it on the gas tank, please dont
I am fabbing up a 48 willys I chopped 6" out of the top and took 12" out of the center of the whole thing. I do a lot of metal work and cutting for my hobby and the plasma is a wonderful tool to have!

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:05 pm

as long as the tank is empty of fuel and the air is purged out with co2 + the use of nitrogen for the plasma cutter ,,your good to go [no BOOM] :mrgreen:
I have cut up fuel oil tank's using this method with great success
But the disclaimer;; DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME !!! there the fourm is clear of liability 8)

for regulator work I use air for cutting

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:28 pm

Mike H wrote:if I can find a bottle of compressed nitrogen up here to run the plasma cutter
not too keen on using compressed air for the cutting
I use compressed air. Have around 150 feet of air line hose.

Added two air dryers and one pressure regulator to the side of the plasma cutter cart. Minor inconvenience heating the air dryer crystals in the oven when they turn blue.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:05 pm

welp gota wait for the weather to straiten out [rain/snow the next 10 days]. :(

the cab is all fasten down and the hinges to tilt the cab are finished and installed.

have to order some sheet steel to fill in several openings, 2.50 a square foot seems a bit steep but its the price of living in the Keweenaw

hung all the glass and the 185 kinda looks like an Amish buggy now :lol:

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby Mike H » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:28 pm

action shot,, 6'' of fresh snow; :D

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was nice not getting snow in the face

Mike

thank you Angie for taking the picture :mrgreen:

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Re: used cab finally home

Postby ricky racer » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:43 pm

The new cab looks great!! That's the only way to blow snow!! :wink:
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