1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #61 by Slooby » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:43 pm

And this is why you don't want a Black Cab...

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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #62 by essexpete » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:34 pm

That is bloody annoying. Probably why they were dropped. I wonder if it is possible to fit a grey cab door. Probably difficult to source a decent one.

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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #63 by Slooby » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:17 am

Grey cab door fits OK, but finding one at a sane price (much like the glass door) is very hard, and yes that's exactly why they ditched the all glass doors. In taking off the remains of the door furniture I discovered a missing rubber on the bottom hinge, I had only recently adjusted the door so it sat better and had noticed the bottom hinge bolts through the glass were loose...Guess I found out tge hard way why the rubber was important :(

It would be easier to make my own frame, if I had my welding gear, and use polycarbonate to replace the glass.
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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #64 by gecko.cx » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:26 am

That's a bugger.
If you used (say) 6mm polycarb, would you need a frame?

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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #65 by Slooby » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:51 am

Solid Polycarbonate would be the easiest route...if I could get hold of any, because it's all being used for retail screening to help protect staff from Covid...
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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #66 by essexpete » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:07 pm

Polycarbonate is a bit prone to scratching and careful cleaning necessary to avoid creating a bloom. There is a thread on here somewhere about fitting of the glass door if you go down that route Slooby.

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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #67 by Slooby » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:59 pm

True, but at least Polycarbonate won't explode on me...

I've been learning how to use 'Sketch Up' to draw up a replacement door in polycarbonate to find out how much it might cost to have one cut and bent to shape. Would probably have to go with 8mm thick to make it frameless.

That's gone on hold today though, because the inner tube in the OSR wheel decided to fail around the valve, which brings forward the replacement of that tyre. As some may have spotted in the background of some of my pics I do have some spare tyres. They're pretty shot, but at least aren't split or cracking, so are better than what's on there, just got to decide whether I need an inner tube as well, slight snag is we really need the JCB on Thursday when the big tree felling session commences
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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #68 by Slooby » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:45 pm

Turns out the valve on the inner tube hadn't failed, but I had runover the remains of a garden ornament that had been chucked into our field and had two nice metal spikes sticking out of it (they were once the legs of a bird) and got a puncture that ripped a pretty big hole in the tube. To add insult to injury the spare tyre with the less trashed tread had a split through it so it was junk too. I had to resort to fitting the other tyre which doesn't exactly have much tread and have had traction issues all day today because we had heavy rain last night which turned the top couple of inches of soil to lovely slippery mud on top of really dry compacted ground beneath.

Guess I'll still be on the look out for some better rear tyres then :doh:

Still we achieved our goal today to help get 20 or so self sown, but 20 or so years of growth, Silver Birch, Sycamore, Field Maple and Goat Willow trees felled before they give us any more trouble with the new builds that are too close to the field boundary and their occupiers who want to live in the countryside, but not too close to it...
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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #69 by Slooby » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:48 pm

Well storm Alex's arrival has stopped all work in the field and on the JCB, which is annoying I had hoped to carry on with the clear up of yesterday's activities this weekend, but with a missing door and little traction I don't think it would be much fun in the wet.

I did however get the door drawing finished and have sent it out to a few companies to quote against, I guess I could use the same drawing to get a quote to make it in glass too.
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Re: 1987 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 2WD

Post #70 by Slooby » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:38 pm

Got a quote back this morning from one of the companies I approached about a Polycarbonate door: £165+Vat and delivery, with price breaks at 4, 8 and 12 if quantities were needed

Anyone else in need of a new Black Cab door?
CN Stuff: MF65, Thwaites Nimline, JCB 3CX
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