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skid loader glass

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DodgeBlizzard, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I'm putting in some plexiglass for the Bobcat 773. It didn't have any when I bought it this Summer. Well being out in the cold wind today It's time. Does anybody have any closeup pics from the inside of a bobcat? I took some contact paper, traced and transferred it to make the first side window. I believe that piece stays put because it's recessed and the front side piece is the only one that moves. I am curious if the front window overlaps the rear piece and by how much? Any pics or links would be appreciated. Anthing that shows details of the side and front glass.
     
  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    I want to do the same thing to my 743 and cant find any clear pictures as well I may just end up buying a ready cab off eBay
     
  3. bremery

    bremery Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    The front sliding pane does over lap the rear fixed pane by about 3/4". There is some weatherstripping between the panes. The front pane slides in a channel that bolts to the cab.

    You can find some pictures by looking at machinery trader.com You might be able to find something that will help you out. I found this. http://www.machinerytrader.com/images/Machinery/fullsize/90802011.jpg

    Good Luck
     
  4. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?p=1389395

    Found another thread about doing this. It works I guess. I'm doing mine as close to OEM as possible, that way I can keep it on all year round. I bought a keyed screen door latch for the front glass.
     
  5. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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  6. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I looked at them online. Just doesn't seem very rugged and I'm not sure I would like looking thru wrinkled vinyl. Plus I've never seen anybody use one around here.
     
  7. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    This is interesting because last year on my 763 and 773 I bolted on plexi-glass. This year I am going to bolt hinges and make swing out doors for the winter. Also on Monday on my s185 I put the OEM bobcat glass in the door frame, that sucked. Yesterday I made a trip up to the dealer for new wiper arms and a new wiper for the door because the wiper arms bent when the original glass shattered.

    What year 773 do you have because the newer 773s have the same frame as the 185 and the older one is the same as my 773 and 763
     
  8. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

  9. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    NICE. But I just can't bring myself to that look. haha
     
  10. BFBoss

    BFBoss Member
    Messages: 30

    does the plexi-glass fog up? or do you put heating units on your machines
     
  11. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Yes it does, even the regular bobcat enclosed cab does unless it is sealed very tight.
     
  12. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Mine's a 2001 G Series. I got the four side pieces cut today. What a pain in the backside that was. I made an extra paper template just in case. The hardest part so far has been climbing inside and making the actual template. Also figuring out what size plexiglass that will work with minimal waste, because that stuff isn't cheap.
     
  13. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    And this is another reason I'm making mine like the OEM. That way if it fogs up, I can simply crack the window.
     
  14. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    When I cut it last year I used a knife and just kept scrapping the side. That worked but took forever so I got the sawzall and cut it. Turned out pretty good.
     
  15. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
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  16. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    That seems like a steal compared to the cost of new ones.

    his ad makes it sound like the door fall off when you lift the boom, haha