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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-14-2008, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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New Roof on my 4 Seater

I took both my 4 seater Rhinos to a local shop over in Hemet to get a roof put on. When I picked it up I noticed they used 2 pieces of metal and they were held together with Rivets..... they did this on both Rhinos.

If I am not mistaken every roof that I have seen was one peice. Why would they make it out of 2 pieces? Was this done to save money? I cant figure out why they would do it..... is this acceptable or should I make them fix it?

I just want some more info before I call them. I dont know much abot fabrication.

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I rolled my own roof out of one piece,does your go to the outside of the cage bars or the inside of the cage bars?
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mines 2 pc but zues clipped not riveted. the sheets are 4ft wide i assume unless you order bigger, so 2 pc. it is. I don't have any trouble with mine, and i can take off the front and leave the back on for the kid if i really ever wanted to.
would have been nice for them to tell you that before they started, my fab guy did.

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What shop did you use and what did they charge you? Im gonna be looking for a roof soon. Thanks
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Mine is held on with Adel clamps,screws and nuts. It is a pain to take off but I always keep it on so its not that big a deal. I didn't want to mess with rivit so I used a single sheet and it fits on the inside of the bars nicely.
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I got it made at Taylors (Rhino Tech). Although I would not recomend taking it there. I am not to happy with my experience. It was supposed to take 2 days..... I just got it back 2 weeks later. I called many times and nobody answered..... I left voice mails but nobody returned my calls. I finally caught the owner on his cell phone and he told me it would go to powdercoat the next day. I finally drove over there about 5 days after that phone conversation to see what was going on. They had just started working on it......

They used rivets to hold the roof to my Rhino..... He told me about it ahead of time and I told him that was fine. However they mised the cage a few times and now there is rivets sticking thru my roof.

Also instead of getting black foam tape to put in between the cage and the roof they used white foam tape. They didnt take the backing off of it either. It looks kind of trashy because you can see the white tape from the outside.

My biggest concern is the 2 piece roof....

Crappy workmanship..... I am not happy.... But I was just glad to get my Rhino back.

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They probably did it to save money because a 4x10 sheet is less than a 5x10 which is what we use to make roofs for four seaters that way it is one piece and is held on with dzues tabs.
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Damn that sounds like a bad experience......I know some shops do 2 piece roofs.....I think Thad said thats how he did his. I dont think they are bad. More than likely it is easier to work with 2 pieces



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Well if a few others have 2 piece roofs then I guess I dont need to be worried about it..... I never really looked at other roofs that close before.

But it was still a bad experience. A few of my friends have had good experiences with them..... I guess I wasnt lucky.

They were closer to me than my normal shop Custom Motorsports. Plus I like to try out new shops every now and then. That is what I get for being lazy. I should of drove the extra miles and took it to my regular guy.

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They used rivets to hold the roof to my Rhino..... He told me about it ahead of time and I told him that was fine. However they mised the cage a few times and now there is rivets sticking thru my roof.

Also instead of getting black foam tape to put in between the cage and the roof they used white foam tape. They didnt take the backing off of it either. It looks kind of trashy because you can see the white tape from the outside.


Crappy workmanship..... I am not happy.... But I was just glad to get my Rhino back.
sorry rivets sticking thru the roof is not acceptable, it would have to be re-done, and while they are at it change the tape to black. sorry to hear this mike
PS i hope it's not a CA company lol

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