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Polaris 6x6
« on: January 11, 2023, 10:48:04 AM »
Looks like it's an old SF used first gen Polaris 6x6. I think it's a 2002 model that was first introduced to the ADF back in 2005.
It still has the old plastic rear tray and retains alot of it's old desert paint. The aluminum trays weren't introduced until Dec 06 the following year. Going by the REMLR registry, it looks like it was sold at an AFM Sydney auction back in 2013 so i'm assuming it was probably used by 2 CDO.  Im going to do a complete resto on this back to patrol order with a complete loadout so If anyone has any info on these that would be great.
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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2023, 02:07:22 PM »
If you can get them to send parts or have a way of getting postage from the states Partzilla if far cheaper than Australian Polaris dealers.
Good luck I will look forward to seeing your progress

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2023, 10:06:53 AM »
Use a freight-forwarding company in the USA, if they don't want to send to you. Beware of US Postal Service that charge like wounded bulls.
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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2023, 12:19:49 PM »
I'm pretty lucky, this ATV is 98% complete, just had to remove a few farmer mods which leaves me with repositioning the front winch back into its original position, a new rear tray lens cover and the brace that holds the rear tray in position when it is raised, other than that it is a tear down, clean, respray and assemble.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2023, 11:51:54 PM »
The teardown begins.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2023, 11:45:26 AM »
Get in contact with excel frt forwaders they use to be called MSAS they have the defence contact for o seas / air freight.


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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2023, 01:52:26 AM »
A little more progress.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2023, 10:25:15 AM »
Looks nice!
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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2023, 12:05:27 AM »
Slowly but surely.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2023, 07:19:25 PM »
little bit more.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2023, 05:24:08 PM »
looks good. You have the color right need the dark brown on the edges of the guards. I dont recognise the rack on the front. Is that an add on or original. Mine did not have that rack but is the same essentially. I am probably up for a repaint but I have not been able to source the safety stickers for it.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2023, 12:04:08 AM »
This particular Polaris was one of the very first 6x6 that they used, they were painted the desert colour all over, later models had the two tone and even 3 colour cam.
The rack is original but in average condition and was damaged when I got it, I also have the rear tray cage as well, I got them off a guy who bought a wrecked ex army 6x6 for the parts and he didn't need the rack or cage so I got lucky there.
I am yet to see two ATV'S that are the same, every one was different. alot of mods were done as required and as you know, things like racks and the rear cages etc... were ad hoc at best.
This one still has the rear safety decals on the fairings but I have seen some models with none at all. The only part I need to replace and for the life of me I cannot find one anywhere is the pull start kit. Apart from that it is going pretty good.
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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2023, 01:48:57 AM »
A quick google search of “Polaris 6x6 pull start” brings up heaps of options to choose from.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2023, 07:59:40 PM »
It does but there are no recoil pull starter kits in Aus anywhere, if you can find one please let me know. I have been looking for the past 2 months. Mostly in the US or China.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2023, 04:09:55 PM »
Partzilla has them but they are in the US. If you can figure a way to get them to ship its your best bet. They use to and I have brought heaps of bits from them for my 6x6. Good luck