Created: July 1, 2022
What’s up, guys? Today we will install SuperATV’s Aluminum Roof on the Can-Am Defender in 5 steps. No worries—I’ll do each step with you. So let’s get right to it.
So the first thing we’re going to do is go ahead and remove all the contents of your roof—get them all laid out on the table. I like to use the packaging that the roof comes in to lay it on, that way we’re not going to scratch it.
Then you’re going to want to go ahead and grab your seal. The seal is going to lay on this outer edge, all the way across this lip, and then down both sides.
We’re going to go ahead and peel the backing off of this piece of thumb seal and place it right here off the edge.
Then once you get to the edge here, you’ll just cut off the excess of the seal.
Then we’re going to take another piece of seal and butt it up to one and run it down this side.
Now we’re going to grab four short allen 4 mm nylock nuts and our brackets.
We will install our rear brackets, ensuring the long edge is going towards the inside or the big flat. Insert the hardware from the outside in. Put a nylock nut on it, then fully tighten the hardware. Then just repeat the same steps on the opposite side of the roof.
Now we’ll peel the backing off another piece of our foam seal and apply it all along the edge. You’ll start here and end here.
Once you get to this point here, remove your excess. Now we’re going to repeat the same process on this side.
Now you’re going to apply a piece of foam from the edge of the cage all the way around this tube to the edge of the cage.
This machine has previously had a roof on it so it already has the foam. But you’ll want to apply your foam seal just like so.
So now it’s time to get the roof installed on the machine. We have Jordan here helping us. You can install this roof yourself, but it’s easier if you have somebody to help you.
The hardware on the backside of the roof will be different depending on whether you are running a SuperATV Rear Windshield. If you’re not, you will install this push pin to this hole. If you are running a SuperATV rear windshield, you will use the long hardware—a nylock nut and a spacer.
So we’re going to take the spacer and run it between the roof, and the rear windshield, then take your long hardware and slide it through the spacer. Then we’ll line our hardware up with the hole in the rear windshield.
You’re going to want to slide it all the way through. Then you’ll go inside the machine with your nylock nut and get it started. You’ll repeat these same steps on the opposite side—ensure you don’t fully tighten any hardware.
Now we’re going to take the short allen hardware that’s in the kit, the larger diameter threads, and we’re going to install it through the roof to the cage. Take your hardware, put it through the roof, and thread it into the holes in the cage. Again, we’re just starting our hardware at this point—we’re not fully tightening anything yet.
Repeat these same steps for the opposite side.
Next, we’ll lift our roof, take our spacer, and drop the hardware down through the top. You’ll want to make sure it goes through the spacer. Then we’re slowly bringing the roof back down to where it lines up with the hole in the cage.
Once the hardware comes down through the hole, we’ll take one of the nylock nuts and get it started. Don’t fully tighten it.
Go to the opposite side and repeat the same steps.
Again, take your hardware, slide it through your spacer, line it up with the hole in the cage, and start your hardware. Once you have this hardware started, you’re good to go to tighten all the hardware fully.
Now go through and fully tighten all your hardware.
Once you’ve fully tightened your hardware, there’s nothing else to do to install this steel roof on this Can-Am Defender. Be sure to check the description below to get yours today. And while you are there, check out our Defender page for many upgrades and accessories.
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