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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2020, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hey folks, just bought my first prowler,(2008 650 xt) its in real good condition. I have a few acre yard with an orchard, so the intent I to use it mainly there. However I do enjoy trail riding and I like the idea of bringing the wife now. There is a couple issues that would make her more comfortable that I'm having trouble finding a decent buy with good quality. First is a set of some kind of doors to make her feel more secure and second is a lap/shoulder belt. Any ideas from y'all would be awesome. look forward to having an outlet for my questions as well as down the road with answers( I don't leave anything stock) This weekend I put a turn signal kit on it, Phew it went smooth but it was a chore. This one has the roof, brush guard, and half windshield. I'm going to put a radio in it next.
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Welcome to the forum. Nice thang about the Prowler is the parts swapping ease using later year stuff. Look at the 2012 Prowler and up for lap/shoulder belts.
Doors may be a challenge, but check on ebay. I have a 2009 square tube Prowler and ended up making doors! The wife kept trying to put her leg out when we got on any angle! I built a 3/4" Conduit frame for my doors, and skinned them with aluminum. EMT (conduit) is cheap and easy to work with. It makes for a lightweight, and ridged door frame!
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thank you, do you happen to have a picture of the doors you made that sounds like something in my wheel house.
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I'll get you several pictures this am. I ordered Pro Amor slam latches for my doors, very easy to mount, and I've never had a door come open anywhere! The aluminum skin I bought on line at Metal Depot. The conduit works well for these kind of assemblies. Once the frames were ready for the skins, I had them powder coated for final assembly. The hinges were a Lowes hardware item! The doors have been on my Prowler for over 5 years!
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thank you, do you happen to have a picture of the doors you made that sounds like something in my wheel house.
Here ya go on the pics! Pro Armor also made the insulated pad covers on the upper door frame, cup holders are by Schwinn Bicycles! Arctic Cat Green! LOL
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Thank you so much for the pictures. I bought some oem side restraints. But my plan is to also build doors also. Your pictures and ideas are very helpful.. did you fab a grab handel for the passenger also? And your seats. Omg my wife noticed them right away
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The seats are from Scat Procar Seats, Summit carries them. I looked at high back suspension seats, and the price Arctic Cat was asking, and I thought I could do much better. Scat Procar Seats has a great web site that gives very accurate sizes. I went with the Extreme Series on the drivers side as it offered wrap around shoulder support, on mama's side I went with the Terran Series, as it offered more padding! Scat was great to work with, and I know several other people that went that route! My seats are over 5 years old, and still clean up like new! The Oh Sh-- bar was something I thought was needed, keeps the passengers arms in the cab! I made intrusions bars and felt that a grab bar should be part of the package! I'm a old Hot Rodder, and I can't leave stuff stock no matter what. I've had my Prowler since 2012,and we put over 12,000 miles on it so far! We lived in Michigan until 2018, and then we moved to Kingman AZ. Where do you call home? I'm on this site, and several others daily. Keep in touch, and ask me questions anytime!
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