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    Silver Member BelarusBulldog's Avatar
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    Default I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    I was looking at buying an aftermarket tractor roof, but got turned off by the prices. Went shopping at our local scrap yard and found a front roof pannel, from a Chevy Tracker. I welded two 3pt hitch adapters to a piece of 2"x2" angle and U-bolted it to the ROPS. Then I used some threaded pipe and 90s' to make the roof frame. Attached the frame to the roof using conduct clamps and when everything was in place, I drilled a couple of holes in the pipe ends and used two pins to keep it secured. Easy to remove for trailering or storage. Got it made for about $50.
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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    Gotta love a good deal and a little fab work! Looks great!

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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    Nice job that should keep the sunshine off you while out working!

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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    Sweet! Nice job.
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    Silver Member Sfrankland's Avatar
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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    I am looking at building something similar but want it to extend back further so I can keep the sun and rain off me when using the backhoe. Is the back edge straight enough to join a second hood to it. This way I would extend it forward a little and still have coverage for the backhoe.

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    Silver Member BelarusBulldog's Avatar
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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    Thanks guys for the Sfrankland, there is enough room for a second one on the rear.
    Plowing, it's snow much fun!

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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    Try using a golf cart top. Picked mine up for 20.00 from a local guy because it had a small crack in it. Worked out great for me and light weight.

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    Silver Member Sfrankland's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittinstill View Post
    Try using a golf cart top. Picked mine up for 20.00 from a local guy because it had a small crack in it. Worked out great for me and light weight.
    It's a good idea but there are not many golf carts around in our neck of the woods. Is the roof ridged and can them be ordered in from somewhere?

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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    Great job my friend. After last summers heat you might need that again this summer. Thanks for posting
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    New Member sittinstill's Avatar
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    Default Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    roof is, I guess some what ridged. I supported it all off my rops and just extended it off there. The top is very light but very durable. I can try to get some pics this weekend if you are interested. Not sure where you can get a top in your area, but most golf courses have them and are glad to get rid of the broke ones, if they can make a couple of bucks. this will be my second full season with mine and I could not be with out.

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