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Old 12-28-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Kawasaki Mule 4010 Roof

Just bought a new Mule 4010 Trans and was going to get the factory plastic roof but it wasnít rated for highway travel so I looked for a metal roof and didnít take long to figure out I didnít want to pay 800 and up for a roof. After looking online I didnít find too many roof projects so I looked at 1 YouTube video and a bunch of metal roofs and this is what Iím building.

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65Ē L x 60Ē W
I cut the plywood 30Ē and used Dow rods to glue pieces together and then put a 10Ē piece running with the seam in the middle.

4Ē sides and 3Ē back so bed will still tilt with roof on.

The front has a 45 degree slope to help with the wind.

I put a few gussets to help with strength and I put 6 pieces of plywood on sides where the top roll cage hits and thatís where I will mount my pipe straps.

Below is a few progress pictures and after I finish I will update and show itís strong enough to stand on








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Old 12-28-2019, 06:10 PM   #2
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Looking good
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:02 PM   #3
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That top is shaped just like to factory Essex top I had on my old mule. Your doing a great job on the build.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:46 PM   #4
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Finished up this evening, turned out pretty good.
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:08 PM   #5
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Looks good I am surprised the factory roof isn’t highway speed rated
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:40 PM   #6
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Wow that’s awesome. Great work.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:53 AM   #7
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:25 PM   #8
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Looks good. Fits good. I'm sure it works good too....
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:38 PM   #9
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Looks nice.

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Old 01-23-2020, 12:47 PM   #10
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did you rubber coat it OR just paint?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:11 PM   #11
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Looks good I am surprised the factory roof isnít highway speed rated

Maybe a dumb question, but if the factory plastic hood (assume a 1 piece molding) is not highway rated, how can a home built roof out of multiple pieces of wood be?


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Old 01-23-2020, 11:19 PM   #12
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Maybe a dumb question, but if the factory plastic hood (assume a 1 piece molding) is not highway rated, how can a home built roof out of multiple pieces of wood be?


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Not the hood, but I am going on what the salesman told me is that the plastic roof was not rated for highway speeds. I put my homemade roof to the test already and it doesnít budge.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:50 AM   #13
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looks awesome!!! Great job!!
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Old 01-28-2020, 04:05 PM   #14
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Looks great.



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Old 01-28-2020, 04:21 PM   #15
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When I got my 4010 they told me the same thing. Not highway rated. I went ahead and got the metal one. I had a 610 with the plastic roof. Pulled it all over the place with no issues.
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Old 07-18-2020, 01:47 AM   #16
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Looks good I did my Mule with 1/8 plate
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