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#6443655 - 09/08/16 11:34 AM Need a Polaris Ranger roof
JohnRussell Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 1318
Loc: Cedar Creek, TX
Okay,

Let me state first off, I am not trying to be cheap, I really am not... but I am trying to find the best product for the lowest price. I find no shame in that.... so, that being said, I need some help.. I mean, finding a good roof wink

I have lots of plates spinning, so spending 750 or more on a roof for my ranger so looking to what all you guys have used.

What I do not want to "cut costs on" are:

1 - Don't care for a canvas roof, rather spend more on a hard roof.
2 - Don't want a clip on style roof, would rather spend more on a 1-piece solid roof.

I prefer not to go plastic, but am open to a good solid one that won't look like hell after a year or blow off if it gets hauled at 70mph

I really want a metal roof, but don't care to spend 750 or more bucks on one of the fancy schmancy custom diamond plate steel hold-yer-house-on-the-roof models.

So, any suggestions on something I might like and that would fit a 2013 Polaris Ranger Crew 500 LE?

Not trying to be picky, just tired of looking at stuff.. heh.. figured someone smart here may have some suggestions.

Thanks!

R
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#6443900 - 09/08/16 02:31 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2792
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Contact Ramball (Mike) on here and have him custom build you one. It will be cheaper and exactly like you want.

This should give you some ideas: https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/snw/5702979277.html

2 biggest things you want on the roof:
1) lip around the edges so the rain/dew/water doesn't run off the roof and straight down on the passengers. you want it funneled to the sided and back/front.
2) bottom of the roof lined or they transfer major heat in the summer. glue carpet to the bottom. it makes a big difference.
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#6443910 - 09/08/16 02:37 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
Grandpa Lee Offline
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Registered: 08/18/16
Posts: 115
Loc: Victoria County
Paid $300 for mine brand new, all steal bolt on from the Polaris dealer in Columbus.

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#6443926 - 09/08/16 02:45 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
ZK-315 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 1558
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
I built the one on my Transmule out of 1/2" plywood and it turned out great IMO. I have less than $100 into it and its solid as a rock. Bad angle on the finished pic, but here it is.




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#6444118 - 09/08/16 04:37 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1358
Loc: Allen, Tx
Fortress roof is the way to go. Strong enough to stand on to fill feeders if needed.

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#6444369 - 09/08/16 07:06 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
JohnRussell Offline
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SK - that is really nice!

Grandpa, that is probably exactly what I am looking for. Gotta see if I can make it up there to avoid the dang shipping :P

Oops.. I meant Barney!

TY guys
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#6444563 - 09/08/16 09:19 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
I built mine out of 11 ga. aluminum sheet, but I have a TIG welder. wink
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#6445704 - 09/09/16 07:03 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
BA223 Offline
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Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 1644
Loc: Celina/Weston, TX
Ramball36, no doubt. Here's a link to the thread with pics of the one he built for me. Guarantee you will get the best product for your money. And you will get EXACTLY what you want.

Custom Roof


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#6445920 - 09/09/16 09:16 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
JohnRussell Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
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Loc: Cedar Creek, TX
I sent him a text but no reply. I figure a basic roof would run me about $500, which is all I really need. I can add the other stuff later I am sure.

R
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#6446021 - 09/09/16 11:01 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
KG68 Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6052
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
I went the pro box top with bluetooth radio on my 2014 crew and love it other than when it rains it dumps water in your lap without a windshield in place. bang

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#6448015 - 09/11/16 06:48 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
Grandpa Lee Offline
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Registered: 08/18/16
Posts: 115
Loc: Victoria County

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#6462223 - 09/21/16 02:16 PM Re: Need a Polaris Ranger roof [Re: JohnRussell]
jdickey Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 3648
Loc: Waco, Texas
Fortress Pro is a division of the Perry Company here in Waco. Perry has been building items like this for 60 years!
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