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Old 01-12-2018, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Polaris ranger doors

I am going to be building some doors for my Ranger crew. After riding around this season in the cold and rain Iíve decided some doors are going to be the next project. I want them to be easily removable so Iím planning on using a bullet style weld on hinge that should work like a Jeep style door. These are going to be full doors. The idea is to build a three-quarter inch square tubing skeletal frame and sheet the bottom half with 16 gauge sheet-metal. The top half will most likely be lexan. Not sure if the lexan will be removable or not yet. They will probably be suicide style doors because the best hinge points seem to be at the rear of the doors and itíll make for an easier latch design. Thatís about as far as Ive gotten with planning and Iíll probably change things as I get further into it.

If any of you have done this or even have bought doors installed could you post some pics of the hinge and latch design.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:27 PM   #2
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My 17 ranger crew 1k highlighter came w doors. They're suicide style. Like u mentioned. If I download tapatalk il try to post u some pictures.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:32 PM   #3
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Are you going to put windows in the lexan part of the doors so you can see what's on the side of your unit?
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:38 PM   #4
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Pervis, that would be very helpful thanks.

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Yes the lexan will be clear so anything above about midways of the door opening will be visible. I may even put small windows in the lower part of the door to help with ground visibility.


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Old 01-12-2018, 01:41 PM   #5
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Default Golf cart cover and doors.

I made these out of lightweight 3/4 tubing. I welded a small piece of barrel on the top and bottom of the golf carts roof standards. Then took a piece of bar that fit in the barrel and welded it to the door frame and bent it over.
Then I welded a piece of tubing across the back at the top with a lip on them for the doors to hang on. I put pipe wraps on all the frames to keep from rattling.
I used a cordura camo tarp for the seat cover, top cover and doors. I usde snaps and buttons to secure the tarp to the front and back bumpers. Zippers for windows. That was a fail!!!
Pretty crud build but it works for a rolling blind on our big wheat fields. My welding skills are limited
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:32 PM   #6
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I made these out of lightweight 3/4 tubing. I welded a small piece of barrel on the top and bottom of the golf carts roof standards. Then took a piece of bar that fit in the barrel and welded it to the door frame and bent it over.

Then I welded a piece of tubing across the back at the top with a lip on them for the doors to hang on. I put pipe wraps on all the frames to keep from rattling.

I used a cordura camo tarp for the seat cover, top cover and doors. I usde snaps and buttons to secure the tarp to the front and back bumpers. Zippers for windows. That was a fail!!!

Pretty crud build but it works for a rolling blind on our big wheat fields. My welding skills are limited


Thatís pretty cool. I made something similar for a four wheeler years ago except I wasnít hunting in it but rather on top. Kind of like a mobile tripod I guess. I had a boat pedestal seat on top and the bottom support frame was wrapped in some clear plastic vinyl material that attached with snaps. Everybody Called it the Pope Mobile LOL. I called it staying dry and warm.


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Old 01-12-2018, 03:01 PM   #7
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So I think Iíve got a plan for one of the hurdles.
Iíd like to keep the hinges as far apart as possible but there isnít a very long stretch of the roll cage that stays straight for very long. The back isnít too bad. I think I can make a small slice in the plastic Couling to allow the hinge bracket to protrude through keeping the hinges more aligned. The horizontal pieces of tape are about where I think the hinges would work best for the rear doors.

For the front Iím thinking itís going to be best if I build a filler panel that I can attach to the roll cage.They should allow me to spread the hinges apart equally to the rear doors. Iím Thinking something like this.


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Old 01-12-2018, 05:06 PM   #8
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First thing Iíll have to do is build a tubing bender. This is something Iíve been needing to do for a long time. I made rollers for it a while back but thatís about as far as I got. Itíll come in handy for other projects as well. Hopefully anyways. I went and got some metal for the doors and cut out a plate for the bender today. Not much but at least itís a start.


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Old 01-13-2018, 09:14 AM   #9
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Looking to build some half doors for our sided by side. Wife doesn't trust the seatbelts and thinks the kids will go flying out! I'm in for the build! Good luck.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:00 PM   #10
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Alright! So Iím pretty excited! I got my tubing bender built. This is something Iíve been wanting to build for a long time and is going to come in handy around the shop. Itís nothing fancy but it gets the job done fairly well.


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Old 01-13-2018, 02:02 PM   #11
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Hereís a link to a video of how it works.
https://youtu.be/gIfw3HiBXpg


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Old 01-13-2018, 02:32 PM   #12
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How about that. A bunch of pretapped bolt holes in a prime location for hinges. That should make things a little easier.


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Old 01-13-2018, 03:46 PM   #13
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Tagged, great pipe bender! That will come in really handy, wish I had one.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:24 PM   #14
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I got one of the doors more or less framed out. There was a learning curve with the bender so I had a few screw ups but once I got it figured out things started flowing along nicely.
Tomorrow Iíll weld it out and try out a front door. If it works out the way I think it is Iíll start some sheet metal work.


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Old 01-13-2018, 07:28 PM   #15
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Awesome!


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Old 01-13-2018, 07:41 PM   #16
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Dang. I like that’s.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:26 AM   #17
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freakin sweet dude
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:12 AM   #18
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You have got some talent there sir. Nicely done. Canít wait to see the finished project.


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Old 01-14-2018, 10:23 AM   #19
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Iím thinking about maybe doing a superduty style window opening on the front doors. What do yíall think?


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Old 01-14-2018, 05:19 PM   #20
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I got one of the front doors more or less framed out This morning. Unfortunately I got called into work so I wasnít able to finish it. The front door definitely took a lot more time.


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Old 01-15-2018, 04:31 PM   #21
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Had some time to do a little sheet metal work today. Reminds of something youíd see on Mad Max.


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Looks BADA**!
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:32 AM   #23
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Not that I have a Ranger but tagged anyway!


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Old 01-16-2018, 09:02 PM   #24
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They told us not to come in to work today due to bad weather so I took full advantage of it. Half way there.


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Old 01-16-2018, 09:48 PM   #25
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Nice work! I need some for my Ranger!
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:02 PM   #26
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Mercy! Need to make a jig for those and sell em!


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Old 01-16-2018, 10:03 PM   #27
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That is unreal. Great work.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:25 PM   #28
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Thanks fellas! Itís definitely a lot of work. But I think itís going to be well worth it.


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I'd be curious what these cost in materials. They are outrageous to buy for my can am defender...so, I don't have any.

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In for the finish. Awesome work
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:12 AM   #31
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Very nice!
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I'd be curious what these cost in materials. They are outrageous to buy for my can am defender...so, I don't have any.

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Man, materials will be the affordable part. Time is where it gets expensive. I think I hit a diminishing return as soon as I strike an arc on one off projects. I would guess a couple hundred bucks all in on materials and I would guess I could name that tune in about 12 hours. What does this mean? 12x3.14=37.68 actual hours. I have found the only true application of Pi is to use it to multiply my estimated hours to get actual hours. That being stated, tuned in for actual time. Looks great!
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Nice work. Like that bender!!
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:21 AM   #34
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Looks super.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:22 AM   #35
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Man, materials will be the affordable part. Time is where it gets expensive. I think I hit a diminishing return as soon as I strike an arc on one off projects. I would guess a couple hundred bucks all in on materials and I would guess I could name that tune in about 12 hours. What does this mean? 12x3.14=37.68 actual hours. I have found the only true application of Pi is to use it to multiply my estimated hours to get actual hours. That being stated, tuned in for actual time. Looks great!


I think youíre probably spot on. Iíve got about $200 in metal but Iíll still have buy lexan, latches, paint, bed liner and some sort of door seal material. Iíd expect grand total to come in somewhere around $500-600

Time is a tough one for me. I spent a lot of time starring at it changing my mind. It probably took me 7 or so hrs per door. However now that Iíve got a solid plan, I think I could nick out the outher two in about 6 hrs total. We will see. Still have to figure out hinges next.


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Wow...AMAZING work!!!!
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Youíve got mad skills!!


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Cool project!

Run that sheet metal skin through a bead roller before tacking it to the frame, and it will stiffen up quite a bit.



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Very impressive. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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How a out knock out
The front 2. Sell them to
Me and build u
2 more front with all the upgrades u would have learned off the first set
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