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Old 11-07-2018, 10:44 PM   #1
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Iíve been wanting to build one of those rear seats for the bed of my ranger for a while now. Finally got a little free time the last two evenings so I started on one. Hereís what Iíve got so far. Everything is just tacked up for now since Iíve just kind of planning as I go.


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Old 11-07-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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Nice work!
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:05 AM   #3
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Looking good!
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:19 AM   #4
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Cool build, should have a lot of fun with that.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #5
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I was thinking about adding another section of ladder that would fold down but itís easy enough to just step on the tire. Also had planned to put a shooting rail on the roof. For now Iím thinking about just throwing a sack of corn up there to rest a rifle on. Iím not sure if I want to build a shelf under the seat or not. I like the idea of having one. I just think it will make loading animals a little tough since I canít lower my tailgate with the feeder installed. Hopefully I can get the seat cushions made this weekend.


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Old 11-08-2018, 11:35 AM   #6
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So I am planning on building a seat just like it on my 2015 crew 900. I may get back with before I actually get started to pick your brain for any pitfalls or things you discovered that would now do differently.

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Old 11-08-2018, 11:38 AM   #7
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That's gonna be awesome
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:44 AM   #8
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Very nice! and helluva shop, I am jealous...
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:49 AM   #9
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Looks really good! I really love the one I built. My daughter and I hunted off of it this past weekend one evening. The kids griped that they needed a foot rest added, but I didn't want to kill the space and found that my Yeti 20 and Rtic 40 coolers fit in the space perfectly and make for the right height foot rest. Problem solved.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:03 PM   #10
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Looks good! I look forward to progress pics
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:57 PM   #11
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I got a little done sewing up the seat cushions today. That home economics class I took so many years ago did come in handy for something after all.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:41 PM   #12
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I could actually probably finish it tonight. But the hunting at the house is hard to pass up right now.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:45 PM   #13
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Nice job!!
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:49 PM   #14
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Please chain the bed down. The latches are very weak and will flip with the top heavy weight. Seen it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:00 PM   #15
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Please chain the bed down. The latches are very weak and will flip with the top heavy weight. Seen it.


Yeah Iíve been thinking about how Iím going to do that. I think I might just run a bolt straight through the bed frame and through the chassis frame on both sides. That way it also keeps it from squeaking too.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:22 PM   #16
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I ran a chain by the air cleaner box to a bolt through the frame on my bosses new one. The bed wont come up unless the bolt is removed.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #17
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You ever finish the doors?
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:48 PM   #18
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You ever finish the doors?


Lol. Man I wish. I was actually thinking about just finishing up the other front one and closing off the cab behind the front seat just to get me through this season. I need to get back on it though.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:11 AM   #19
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I got to spend a little time in the shop this evening and pretty much got this thing knocked out.

All I lack is stapling three more of the covers to the plywood and mounting the seats. Bolting the floor plate down. Securing the bed so it wonít unexpectedly dump me out on my head.

Iíve got some turnbuckles that Iím going to use to secure it in the bed on 4 corners. I decided to add a hoist to the back since Iíll no longer be able stand in the bed to drag animals up in there. Hopefully Iíll get to try that out this weekend.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:53 AM   #20
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That skinning rack attachment is a great idea. I think I am going to steal your idea and have the old man weld up one of these. That looks great.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:09 AM   #21
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That looks awesome. I wish I had the shop, tools, and skill to do that. Great work!
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:57 AM   #22
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I like the skinning rack idea!
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:12 PM   #23
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You taking orders?
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:17 PM   #24
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Sorry man I barely have time to finish my own.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:19 PM   #25
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Came out awesome, great idea!
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:28 PM   #26
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DONE!
Used turnbuckles in All four corners to keep it secured in the bed. I Put wing nuts on them so I could jam the threads so they shouldnít loosen up on their own.
I really donít have any intentions of having anyone riding up top. My plan is to use this to hunt off of wile parked. However I did make some little brackets to secure the bed just Incase the latch were to fail.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:15 PM   #27
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Forgot about the fully adjustable gun rest lol.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:02 PM   #28
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That came out very nice!
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:29 AM   #29
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Man, that looks great. I need to find some time!
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:50 PM   #30
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You have some serious skills. Congrats on a fine build.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:42 PM   #31
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That looks great Ca$ey, did you build the roof too? Im wanting to build a roof this winter for my rig. Is that a MM 251? I have the 251 and love it.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:31 PM   #32
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That looks great Ca$ey, did you build the roof too? Im wanting to build a roof this winter for my rig. Is that a MM 251? I have the 251 and love it.


Thanks. Yessir the roof was my first project for the ranger. It was probably a week old when I started making the roof. Itís made of 16 gauge steel. I may have some pics of it on my phone when I was building it. The miller is a 250x. It gives me fits sometimes but when itís working the way it should and I can do my part I love it.
I guess I only have one pic of the underside.
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