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#1 massey driver ONLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:01 PM

Been busy making a cab for my Polaris Ranger and finally have the build done.I'll still have to paint the doors and get the glass cut and install the lower side panels.I made the front window so that it opens [it's safety glass] so it allows venting into the cab.The back window is a sliding window out of a chevy half ton.The back and side and roof panels are actually swather canvas.Its the rubberized canvas with the built in fiberglass stiffener's. Lots of work making this cab spent the last couple weeks on the build.I know I'am not quite done but hey it's close .I have it designed so that I use weather stripping off car doors etc: so it fits to a tee.I was very fussy with this build.Now its almost tractor seat time so the cab will be worked on slowly.Its gonna be nice to have for winter.Larry

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:09 PM

Nice job !! I would have thought that it was a factory option !

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:12 PM

Excellent work. Can't wait to see it complete.

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Wow Larry, awesome fab work. That thing looks factory. I like the idea of using a sliding rear window from a pickup. Great job :thumbs: can't wait to see it finished.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 05:18 AM

Larry,that is a nice looking fabrication you've got going on there.:thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 05:59 AM

You have spent some time on that for sure. Great build, like using the sliding back window and the opening front. Good job.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Nice job !! I would have thought that it was a factory option !

Agreed.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 07:00 AM

:urock:Man that is sweet. A really professional looking cab with a lot of practical features. Are you going to paint it to match the Polaris?

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 07:46 AM

Nice job !! I would have thought that it was a factory option !


I went and priced out a cab from Polaris and it was a little more then 1/2 of what I paid for the machine used. Figured it would be cheaper to make my own. Factory cab $4500 with poly sides,roof etc: and plastic [lexan] windows!! home built with safety glass windows ,metal frame ,less then $ 800.So you see why home built.Larry

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 08:30 AM

What I meant was that if you didn't tell me I would have thought it was factory . Al

Edited by Alc, May 15, 2011 - 08:36 AM.


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Posted May 15, 2011 - 08:58 AM

Massey, I think from the looks of the pics, you could really make out very well building cabs for the older GTs. There are so few cabs around, and cabs were not offered for some of them, some of the SNO THROWING crowd would be very interested. That is a very professional job, and a lot attention to detail. Do you have body/fab training, or self taught? Golf cart cabs would be a good market also, with all the carts being used as street/community vehicles, a heated cab would be great. I have often thought of designing/building a fiberglass cab for a couple of projects, but like a lot of my projects, they are still under a lot of junk in the bottom drawer of my desk. LOL

Again, awesome job, a lot of people don't understand building a good cab.

Why not post pics of build, materials, etc. Unless you want to protect your trade secrets.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 09:27 AM

It is an awesome build, but I'd not expect anything else from Larry, as he always does extremely fine quality work! GREAT job Larry!

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 07:43 PM

I have nothing to add except to say that I, too, thought it looked like a factory cab! Very nice work Larry!

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Great looking cab there, nice work.

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Posted May 16, 2011 - 06:11 PM

That is some fine work. Only one question. Where's the AC?




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