Created: December 8, 2020
What’s up guys? Are you looking for an insulated cargo box for your Can-Am Defender? Well, SuperATV’s got you covered, and today we’re going to show you how to get one installed. So let’s get right to it.
[00:15] First, remove all your bracketry and get it laid out on a table. There are two different ways to configure your brackets. You can set it up so that your cargo box is in the center of your bed, or you can have it on the left or right side. First, I’ll show you how to configure it in the center, then I’ll show you how to configure it on the side.
If you’d like to install your cargo box on the side, skip to the time on the screen. [6:32]
You have quite a few different brackets in the kit. They labelled with different letters. Take the center bracket and orient it so that the two threaded holes on this bracket are facing towards us. There will be one threaded hole and one unthreaded hole facing away from us.
After that, grab this bracket that looks like this, and line these two holes up with the two threaded holes. You havje three short allen bolts, a couple long ones, and some medium ones. Then get two of the shortest ones and thread them into the threaded holes on the bracket. We’ll just get them started for now.
Then grab one of the threaded plates and slide it underneath the bracket directly below these holes on the edge. Take one of these brackets and two of the medium length allen headed screws. Line the screws up and install it like this with the flat portions going in and the opening is going towards the inside as well.
Then get it lined up and get a couple threads started on the screws. Take this bracket and line it up with the two holes. The threaded hole will be on this side. Get one of the short allen headed screws, line it up, and start it. Then get the other threaded plate and line it up with the two holes. We’ll install it just like this.
You will have an extra componenet that you won’t use for the center installation of your cargo box. Set it aside. Now tighten these two allens. Before you move on, remove these two screws from the bed of the machine.
Next, take the bracket, orient it just like this, and slide it in. Then line the center hole up with the rearmost factory screw that you removed. The front hole lines up with the forward most factory screw that you removed. Then grab this hardware with the longest allen headed screws in the kit. Line it up with the factory hole in the bed and thread it in. Do the same in the front. Then fully tighten all of the hardware that runs down the center of the bracket.
[05:22] Next, take your cargo box and grab the thumb screws out of the kit. Take the thumb screw and install a flat washer then a lock washer to it. Leave these brackets loose for the frongt and the rear. Then take the thumb screw and thread it in.
Now check to make sure everything’s going to line up correctly. Then repeat these steps for the front of the unit. Now we know everything’s going to line up. Remove all four thumb screws and fully tighten any remaining hardware. Then reinstall the cargo box and thumb screws, and that’s all there is to it for the center installation.
[06:29] Now we’ll move on to the side installation. They way we’re doing it today is for the passenger side. Just do the opposite to install it on the driver’s side. For example, if we were installing this bracket like this, you would install it like this over here. Just rotate everything.
Then line up the center bracket with the two threaded holes facing towards you. You’ll have one threaded hole and an empty hole facing away. Make sure that you set it up like that. Take this bracket and line it up with the rear most threaded holes. Use the shortest allen screws in your kit and get them start. Then fully tighten these screws right here.
Now take the threaded plate and line it up with these two holes. Take the medium length allen headed screws from the hardware kit, lay this bracket right here, and get the screws started. Then take this plate and lay it up on top of our center bracket. Take the short allen headed screw, line it up, and get it loosely installed.
Now take the threaded plate and line it up with these two holes right here like that. Then get the two medium length allen headed and thread them into the bracket. Grab the other bracket in the kit and set it in the bed. Then remove the factory screw here. If you were doing the install on the driver’s side, you would remove the same screw except on the driver’s side.
Then take the factory screw and reinstall it using the bracket this time. Get it lined up and install it right back with our bracket. Just get it loosely started. Once we get everything assembled, come back here and tighten it.
Now remove the following two screws in the bed of the machine. Take the bracketry, line it up with the two factory holes for the factory hardware the we removed. Then get the long allen headed screws and secure the bracketry to the machine. Fully tighten the hardware here. It should look just like this.
Before we install the cargo box, get the thumb screws and install the flat washer then the lock washer to it. Slide the cargo box into position and line the thumb screws up with the holes on the cargo box through the brackets. Do the same thing back here. Then do the last two screws in the back corner.
And that’s all there is to it to install SuperATV’s Insulated Cargo Box on this Can-Am Defender. for more information on this cargo box or any of SuperATV’s great products, check us out online at SuperATV.com or give us a call.
Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.