Red PVC Slingshot Sunshade

Red PVC Slingshot Sunshade

Author FORMUFIT Staff

The Polaris Slingshot is a ‘three-wheeled motorcycle’ with a twist of ultra-lightweight sports car/vehicle. The Slingshot has no doors, widows or roof and has a small windshield, which is only available as an option and doesn't come standard.

Slingshot owner and enthusiast Richard needed to create a roof to keep the sun off of him while cruising. Richard was desperate to find a solution to help with those sweltering three-minute stop lights, which can be rather brutal under the hot Florida sun.

Richard came up with an answer in the form of a PVC pipe frame with a canvas top to cover the passenger compartment. He first built a prototype out of off-the shelf products using Schedule 40 PVC pipe and standard fittings, but the exposure to intense UV rays would have caused the frame to yellow and become brittle and his angles and points of connect to the Slingshot were limited.

PVC Polaris Slingshot Sun Shade

Using red FORMUFIT Furniture Grade PVC pipe and fittings, Richard was not only able to match the bright red and glossy color of his Slingshot’s body, but was also able to construct a better design that mapped the angles of the Slingshot frame and where he could better connect the frame to the vehicle.

Once constructed and cemented together, Richard used marine twine and Sunbrella material to create the canvas top.

Slingshot Roof from PVC

You can view more on Richard’s creation for his Slingshot on the forums here.


  • I have a 2016 Polaris Slingshot . I like the pipe frame roof . Would you have the list of parts needed and template if available kit ect.

    Thank you Larry

  • The funny thing I started doing one out of white pvc pipe… never heard of anyone doing it until I surfed this morning… where did you use to mount it by the mirror..

    - Mark Lowery
  • This is an awesome concept! I would like to make one for my slingshot. Did you make a template or have dimensions that you would share?

    - Danial
  • This is awesome. Now, I’m wondering if I could do something similar for my golf card. How did you get the angles figured out. The install looks flawless. Well done!!

    - Mike C

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