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Roof leaking on 18 Northstar Crew

Discussion in 'Ranger Nation' started by WyoMud, Aug 25, 2019.

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  1. WyoMud

    WyoMud Mick SXS Nation Regular

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    Well today I decided to remove the roof from our 18 Northstar since every time it rains it’s leaks inside the cab where the two piece roof comes together. It was easy getting the roof off, but the front and rear roof liner was a pain in the butt to remove. I sure wasn’t too happy to see all the broken fasteners. Every one of them where the two roofs join together was busted. We ended up cutting them off and will probably drill through the roof using rubber washers and spacers by the time we’re done. Also ended up lowering the roof just a little on each sides by sanding part of the roof support. Hopefully tomorrow it will be all back together if we can get the parts that we need.
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    Broken fasteners.

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    This is the support I sanded. It allows the roof to sit a little lower on the frame.

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    Here it is lowered.

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    The way it was set it sit.

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    How the rear roof use to sit.

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    How it now sits on the frame.
     
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  2. kscfire

    kscfire Paul Event Coordinator

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    It probably wouldn't hurt to run a strip of foam tape where the roof meets the cage, to help seal up the edges and with any potential rattles. Also, where the attachment clamps meets the cage to firm up the contact points.
     
  3. Seastacker

    Seastacker Carl Moderator

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    Bummer on the broken towers on the roof. A thru bolt set up would be way more secure. Like Paul said, a foam weather strip will help seal up the edges. The aftermarket roof for my General came with some thin weather strip already attached. Let us know how it comes out.
     
  4. gcemike

    gcemike Michael SXS Nation Rookie

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    seems they all leak, I am not sure leak is even the right word for it. I parked nose down hill and it rained and drenched the interior. wiped up easy enough, but should not have to for 28k

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  5. General Dan

    General Dan Dan SXS Nation Rookie

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    The roof on my 2015 crew started leaking after 4 years. I tried a small bead of silicone to seal the two roof sections.
    It did not take long realize silicone will not stick to ABS plastic. I bought a tube of Solar seal 9000. This is the same type of material used to seal the new car windshields in. A small bead to cover the seam and smooth it out. Good luck.
     

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