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    I just purchased a 6x6 ranger it is supposed to show up the beginning of April. So got a windshield and wiper and a rear windshield and a 4500lb winch and 27/10/12 mud lite tires. What I'm looking for is maybe some pics of roofs and of rear side racks aaa I plan on building my own. Thank you in advance!

  • #2
    On my old 2009 I used 5/4 plywood basically the same shape as the factory ABS plastic, but slightly longer front to back, to prevent rain from falling in between half windshield and leading edge. The plywood didnt look the greatest, but it made mounting lights, overhead gun rack, and swivel seat a piece of cake. I have plans to construct a new one from aluminum on my new 2014, but depending on material cost and how well the plywood worked before, i may go back that route.
    As for rear rack ideas, check out coloradoruggedracks.com for ideas, and then tailor it to your needs
    its better to be silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt...

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    • #3
      A very inexpensive rear rack is made with PVC pipe and then a tarp. Light weight and holds up fine while you can make it any size you want. This frame can be used as a template for a welded frame if you want to go that way...the advantage of PVC is that you can try a few designs before you commit to welding. An old standby is a frame of wood. A canvas tarp works great, but the blue ones are a cheap alternative that will need to be replaced if there is any abuse as they don't last. If you are enclosing your cab,you may want to reconsider the rear windshield as Every puddle you hit will cause steam from the exhaust to fill the cab...a real drag IMHO as you have to have air flow to get the steam out. The tarp for the box will prevent weather from entering the cab pretty well, so I would not use the rear window, but that is just my preference. Be creative and have fun :-)
      "...and then Jack chopped down the beanstock, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and vandalism charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks the inconvenient questions." Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather

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      • #4
        So I went to the polaris shop that I ordered the ranger from and he tells me that polaris in the states hasn't shipped my ranger yet he also said everyone else in the state is having problems getting the grey rangers in. I wonder why that is?

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        • #5
          Demand is high on them in Alaska. There has always been a waiting line to get a 6x6 ranger up here. I love mine. A 13 with 27's. Full cab. Heater and defrosters. Steam isn't a problem. 4500# winches front and rear. Led lights up top front and back. Dual batteries and a few more goodies.

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          • #6
            Because they aren't getting them from the States, they are getting them from Mexico, and you had better be on Mexico time and chill big daddy.

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            • #7
              If you have not done it yet, get a 'snatch block' and extra cable/chains for when you might get stuck! Several of the larger machines can be a bear when they get stuck and a lot of people do not carry the 'right' equipment for 'self recovery'. Other wise have lots of fun!!!!

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              • #8
                The best upgrade I did to my Ranger 6x6 besides tires, was the bronze alloy parking brake pads by Highlifter. The stock parking brake pads are junk.

                http://www.highlifter.com/p-3960-hig...e-pad-kit.aspx

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AK Bearcat View Post
                  If you have not done it yet, get a 'snatch block' and extra cable/chains for when you might get stuck! Several of the larger machines can be a bear when they get stuck and a lot of people do not carry the 'right' equipment for 'self recovery'. Other wise have lots of fun!!!!
                  Along with that, either a small dancing anchor or as I did. I have 5 pieces of rebar cut to the length of the dry storage box. And an axe that always go with me. When buried along in a muskeg swamp with nothing to hook a winch too you will be glad to have them. Drive them into the ground a few feet away from each other in a star pattern. Then weave your winch cable between them. You would be amazed how much pull you can get out of them. The d anforth works great too, but can be tough to retrieve if it buries good and deep to get a solid bite. And I will x2's a snatch block!

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                  • #10
                    Ranger still not here was supposed to be here first of April!! Had plans for bear baiting!! I'm pretty frustrated!!

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                    • #11
                      Sorry to hear, sounds like the same luck you're having with the Glacier Craft .....(sorry, couldn't resist )
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                      pull my finger....

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                      • #12
                        Where did you order from? I called HPP in willow today and they had 3 green ones in stock.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tjm View Post
                          Sorry to hear, sounds like the same luck you're having with the Glacier Craft .....(sorry, couldn't resist )
                          Now that's funny right there. Glacier craft funny.

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                          • #14
                            Here is a rack and bumper winch guard I built for a 1S1K on his new Ranger. It really increases the bed capacity and he hauls an inflatable boat on top to remote lakes.





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                            • #15
                              Nice looking rack. I'm going to bend up something similar for mine out of aluminum.

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