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  • Kubota RTV X1100C grab bar handle - a little machining

    The Kubota RTV has a grab bar handle on the US passenger side but not the drivers side. I bent up a piece of solid 3/4" round in to a handle and welded it to a piece of 1/4" x 1" flat stock. The flat stock had to be bent to conform to the curve of the door pillar. I drilled the flat and then counterbored or machined reliefs in the flat for the heads of rivnuts (or nutserts) so the flat could sit flush against the door pillar. I used button bolts so fingers or gloves would not get caught when grabbing the handle. It was 2 degrees F (about -17C) when I drilled the door pillar and did the install outside. Chilly on the fingers lol.

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    Picture of what a Kubota RTV is.

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      Nice job and you even painted it. Always nice when you can make something better with the tools you have

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