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Old 08-14-2017, 05:24 PM   #1
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In my quest for the perfect Ranger rack, I decided to build one entirely different than the previous two. Although I just finished it, I think l'll like it. I can see some advantages and disadvantages from my previous style, so we will see.

Material list: 2 - 33.5" x 3"angle, 3 sticks of 1" square, half stick of 3/4" square, 4- 9" turn buckles, 14- 1/4x1 bolts and lockers, 14- t-nuts, 2- 1/2" bolts and nuts, 2- 1/4x 2", 2 yards material of your choice, foam of your choice (any furniture place has the material and paint , auto upholstery places were too high), staples and plywood 1- 53x16, 1-53x18, 1/2 inch thick and finally..... the time.



Best of all ...... Family approved.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:28 PM   #2
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Looks like you nailed it !!! That should work out perfectly. Guess most everyone uses rechargeable spotlights now days, but some plug ins for spotlights might be a good addition up top. Looks good man.
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Old 08-15-2017, 04:08 PM   #3
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Looks sturdy and comfortable. I like it.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:46 AM   #4
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Looks nice!
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:15 PM   #5
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Make sure you put a dog collar or something to secure the Bed to cab. The Polaris bed latches fail.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:37 PM   #6
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Make sure you put a dog collar or something to secure the Bed to cab. The Polaris bed latches fail.
Heed this warning. I put. 500ft roll of 3/0 wire on my ranger rack and the latch opened up while I was driiving, I think the front end came off the ground, it scared the c%#p out of me.
The spool was full when it tipped, this Is after about 400 ft was used.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:16 PM   #7
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^^^

Mine did that with a whole elk in the back. Two of us had to jump on the front to get it to latch back. Good times
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:16 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, I've seen the wrath of latch failures. Mine is bolted through tabs.

Great advice for sure.
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