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    Gator 620, building a glass windshield and roof

    Hi. New member here. I've undertaken a project to build a laminated glass windshield in metal frame and a metal roof for a 620i gator.

    My current hurdle is that I need the dimensions for the front roll bar. I'm building this as a surprise gift for a friend and I cannot drive 4 hours each way to take the measurements. I've tried to find a 620i gator locally but had no such luck

    The front windshield area has an odd shape in so much as it angles out and back in, width wise.

    If anyone can please take a few minutes and measure the dimensions of the front roll bar openings, I'd be incredibly grateful. And I can post up pictures of my build and any specs folks would want.

    Basic specs for now will be 14 gauge steel frame with 1/4" laminated glass mounted with windshield gasket. Roof will also be 14 gauge and will have fore and aft LED flood lights with an overhead interior switch panel and some dome lights. Budget is $300. I might add a wiper if I have time.

    Really appreciate any help!! The attached sketch shows the dimensions i would ideally have. If someone is able to measure for me, couldyou please do so from the outside of the roll bars?

    Thanks again for any assistance.
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    Read my post regarding the DFK cab kit that I fitted to a 620i and contact them for pricing of individual components such as the windshield,as these units have been reduced to a fraction of their original prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAMinIN View Post
    Read my post regarding the DFK cab kit that I fitted to a 620i and contact them for pricing of individual components such as the windshield,as these units have been reduced to a fraction of their original prices.
    I read your recommended post and those prices are still much higher than I can build one for.....

    Your post mentions you did a lot of measuring etc. If so do you still have the measurements handy? I'd very much appreciate them, if so.

    I was able to find a local 825i and measure it today. Does anyone know if the 825i roll bar has the same front dimensions as a 620i?
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    I was able to find a helpful local and now have the information I needed. Soooo time to get welding!

    Moderators - please feel free to close or delete this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokiegator View Post
    I was able to find a helpful local and now have the information I needed. Soooo time to get welding!

    Moderators - please feel free to close or delete this thread.
    not yet-we want some pics when ya get it all fixed up some. u can't just bait us on-and then shut the door on us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokiegator View Post
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    Moderators - please feel free to close or delete this thread.
    But why? Next time - or in two years - we'll have a similar request and than this thread can be a reminder And every thrad is a chance to proof our thoughts...

    AND - I hope it's no sign that you'll leave the community. GATOR riders in forums are few and far between - we need every rider to talk about our hobby
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hokiegator View Post
    I was able to find a helpful local and now have the information I needed. Soooo time to get welding!

    Moderators - please feel free to close or delete this thread.
    [IMG class=inlineimg]http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/banghead.gif[/IMG]not yet-we want some pics when ya get it all fixed up some. u can't just bait us on-and then shut the door on us[IMG class=inlineimg]http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/door-close.gif[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/1/lol.gif[/IMG]
    Quote Originally Posted by jd.rasentrac View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hokiegator View Post
    ...
    Moderators - please feel free to close or delete this thread.
    [IMG class=inlineimg]http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/1/hi.gif[/IMG] But why? Next time - or in two years - we'll have a similar request and than this thread can be a reminder [IMG class=inlineimg]http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/1/thumbup1gif.gif[/IMG] And every thrad is a chance to proof our thoughts...

    AND - I hope it's no sign that you'll leave the community. GATOR riders in forums are few and far between - we need every rider to talk about our hobby [IMG class=inlineimg]http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/1/drinks.gif[/IMG]
    My apologies! Not trying to leave anyone hanging - just didn't seem to be much interest.

    Once it's finished I'll post up the final product. Plans changed already due to material availability. Frame is 1/8" steel flat bar.

    Cost is shaping out to be:
    -Steel: $30
    -1/4" laminated glass cut to size $70
    -Install/weatherstrip $TBD
    -Led lights/switches/wiring $60 (some stuff I already had laying around)
    -Paint/finishing: $20 (finish will be done in bedliner for durability)
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    Quick update. Frame is done. Dropping it off tomorrow at the windshield shop. Used 1/8"x2" flat bar, prepped primed and painted. Welded in small radius in the corners so they can run one strip of gasket instead of having to cut the corners. Looks nicer too.
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    Got the glass installed. Used trim lok 1 piece locking gasket. Thing is VERY stout. Heading to Pennsylvania with it and the canopy on Friday to install this weekend. So I should have some finished pictures afterwards.

    Cost ended up increasing due to the supplier screwing up and sending me the wrong gasket. Total windshield cost installed was $150 including gasket and glass.
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