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Old 03-25-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default DIY Polaris Ranger Roof Mod

My uncle bought a new to him 2015 570cc ranger off of TBH a month ago and we are getting it "Ranch Ready" before we take it out there.

We have to be able to stand on the roof to fill our feeders but the metal roof I found for him on craigslist (for $150) wasn't thick enough steel for us to stand on. So I added some 14 gauge plate to the inside to shore it up.

This roof also needed an extension to the front to help us hide from the sun as well as protect the new 32" LED Light bar.

It got a roof rack for securing items to.

It also needed a step on the back to help us climb on top.

I also added some 1/2" angle iron to the inside to help protect the light bar wires. I notched the inside part of the angle iron where it meets the roof to make ziptying the wires a lot easier.

Lastly it got a fresh coat of Herculiner bedliner. (the DIY Roll on kit) This stuff is awesome!!
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Old 03-25-2019, 03:57 PM   #2
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You do good work. Well done.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:18 PM   #3
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All done and rocker switches installed.

It was a long build but enjoyable.

This ranger got:

New tires, 2 new batteries with a dual battery connector plus battery tray, fan over ride switch, bow holder rack, new roof with a step & led lightbars, removable bumper, skidplate, and floorboards.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:26 PM   #4
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I had one built about a year after buying my '08 Ranger for the reason stated, plus the plastic roof held water and would dump it in your lap after a rain. Not sure what braniac came up with the idea of a water bucket on the roof of an outdoor vehicle, but it wasn't good. You will enjoy that one !

My son driving, he and I filling feeders.....
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:00 AM   #5
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I had one built about a year after buying my '08 Ranger for the reason stated, plus the plastic roof held water and would dump it in your lap after a rain. Not sure what braniac came up with the idea of a water bucket on the roof of an outdoor vehicle, but it wasn't good. You will enjoy that one !

My son driving, he and I filling feeders.....
yea The roof design is terrible. I am thinking of building one like this too.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:23 PM   #6
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Do they sell a fan over ride switch or did you just put in a switch? Mine drives me nuts it comes on about a minute into a drive even in close to freezing temps. It definitely isn’t over heating. Nice work on the roof. I just got this ranger a couple of months ago and need to fix the roof as it has lots of rust and peeling paint. I will definitely look into the herculiner. Thanks
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:00 AM   #7
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Do they sell a fan over ride switch or did you just put in a switch? Mine drives me nuts it comes on about a minute into a drive even in close to freezing temps. It definitely isnít over heating. Nice work on the roof. I just got this ranger a couple of months ago and need to fix the roof as it has lots of rust and peeling paint. I will definitely look into the herculiner. Thanks
Utv inc sell a plug and play fan over ride switch. This allows you to turn it on but not off. So when the switch is off, factory settings determine when fan kicks on.

You might have a bad thermostat, radiator cap, or low coolant.

http://www.utvinc.com/utv-inc-polari...over-ride-kit/
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:14 PM   #8
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Thank you I will look into those things. I always enjoy you’re projects you post.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:09 AM   #9
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Good job
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