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Offline racerdave

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My summer project.
« on: March 31, 2017, 12:25:26 PM »
Putting a cap on this

Summer SUCKS!!

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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 01:03:15 PM »
 :thumbsupsmileyanim: They're only new once.

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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 07:31:03 AM »
Nice looking rig RD ! I like the rims too !

I've been shopping, but the price tags are freaking me out ! I think I need to walk into a dealership after 5-6 beers in me to lessen the pain.....

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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 09:09:12 AM »
Putting a cap on this
Nice truck. I really like the Ranch cover I got on my new truck. I had an Undercover on the last truck. I liked that one too but the Ranch gives you 2 or 3 more inches taller room inside the box.
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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 10:59:05 AM »
I readily admit a tonneau of some style is much better looking on a PU than a cap is. But I like a cap for the height and stacking available inside. Every truck I had starting with a 79 F100 has been capped.
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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 08:52:41 AM »
I haul so much crap back and forth from the cabin, that I need a full cap as well. Plus, I hunt so I keep my dog kennel in the back of my truck 24/7. In the summer time, I can open the side windows in the cap and give him some air when I run 5-6 hours to the cabin too.

I admit, it throws a grampa factor into the truck looks, but it's pretty practical.

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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 02:07:20 PM »
My first new PU was an 86 F150. I put a matching grandpa cap on it because I did haul a lot of stuff. For the last quite a few trucks I have always got the tonneau style low hard caps. I finally figured out that when I was hauling large stuff it was usually for someone else. With these caps I just say it won't fit, sorry!
The one thing nice about the Undercover caps was easy to take off. Take 2 little split rings out and I could pop it off by myself. Not so easy with the Ranch but with a couple inches more height inside I haven't had to remove it since I got it last July. I do have one of the racks you slide in the receiver that holds 500#s. I use that occasionally for things that won't fit under the cap.
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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 07:27:14 AM »
My first new PU was an 86 F150. I put a matching grandpa cap on it because I did haul a lot of stuff. For the last quite a few trucks I have always got the tonneau style low hard caps. I finally figured out that when I was hauling large stuff it was usually for someone else. With these caps I just say it won't fit, sorry!
The one thing nice about the Undercover caps was easy to take off. Take 2 little split rings out and I could pop it off by myself. Not so easy with the Ranch but with a couple inches more height inside I haven't had to remove it since I got it last July. I do have one of the racks you slide in the receiver that holds 500#s. I use that occasionally for things that won't fit under the cap.

I have no problem telling people "NO"  :biggrin:


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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 02:48:55 PM »
Picked up this bed cover used for $99. Good for summer till late fall and I will buy a cap for winter.

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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 01:41:52 PM »
As if the purchase price wasn't bad enough, the accessories are starting to kill me...

Rust proofing & under coating
$550

Bed linear
$500

Nerf bars
$200

Mud flaps
$100

Weather Tech floor mats
$210

Topper vs Tonnou cover
$TBD

Seat covers
$TBD

Never seems to end  :banghead:

Here's my new ride....
2017 Ram Big Horn 1500 w/ gaser 5.7 Hemi & 8 speed tranny.

 
« Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 01:44:33 PM by greekboy »

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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 10:09:12 AM »
That is why I quite buying new vehicles about 10 years ago. Ridiculous prices. Crazy!
I have a friend who owns a lot and when I'm ready for a new car or truck I go see him. We sit down at the computer and look at whats available at the regional auto auctions. The last 2 have been 2 years old, under 20K to 30K miles, mint condition and HALF the sticker price. Both were already loaded with nice accessories too.
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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 03:34:50 PM »
Here is a serious question for you truck folks.....

Is there a configuration where you can install a truck tool box - that sits on top of the rails, up against the back window....
Then install a soft tonno cover from the tool box to the tail gate ????

That would be a good fit for me, but all the tonno covers I see are fitted exactly for the length of the bed of the truck.


Any thoughts or suggestions ?

 



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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 08:08:06 PM »
I have seen covers like that the front edge slid into a rail mounted to the toolbox. It had some sort of round stiffener inserted into a hem that ran across the cover.

Google is your friend!

http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-covers/access-toolbox-edition-tonneau-cover

http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-covers/60A1742A0A0.aspx

A whole lot of them here... Have fun and warm up that credit card!

http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-covers/20A50299A1.aspx
I understand the dilemma. Correct spelling takes time that could be spent licking the windows on the short bus.

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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 02:01:14 PM »
Here is a serious question for you truck folks.....

Is there a configuration where you can install a truck tool box - that sits on top of the rails, up against the back window....
Then install a soft tonno cover from the tool box to the tail gate ????

That would be a good fit for me, but all the tonno covers I see are fitted exactly for the length of the bed of the truck.


Any thoughts or suggestions ?

 




GB, my son had a Caynon setup like that. Cover was made by Extang

https://www.extang.com/p-36818-extang-toolbox-tonneau-covers.html
« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 02:04:28 PM by racerdave »
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Re: My summer project.
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2017, 03:11:25 PM »
You guys rock, thank you...