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no shit, you built your own tonneau cover? post some pics! i've been looking for inspiration but havent seen anything i like yet.
was thinking about using some plywood and tarps but idk how to attach it to the bed. was thinking about some hinges, i could just self tap them right to the bed...
I'll try and get you some more. Thiese are the only pics I can find on my shop PC from my old crappy camera flip phone. It's when I was Herculining it. It is 3/4 birch plywood-$50 at Menards. I used stainless fasteners so it won't rust and attached it to the tool box. Generic auto parts store gas struts to hold it up, stainless bolts everywhere, and some EPDM weather stripping from Amazon. I'll find more pics.
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Dumbass! You use orange racket straps!
are the ones from harbor freight rated for use on the highway?


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No you moron, don't use screws. Everyone knows that you use bungee cords to attach home made covers.
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are the ones from harbor freight rated for use on the highway?
The orange one are, but not the camo ones.

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are the ones from harbor freight rated for use on the highway?
They are rated for 15000 lbs and 80 mph.
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I'll try and get you some more. Thiese are the only pics I can find on my shop PC from my old crappy camera flip phone. It's when I was Herculining it. It is 3/4 birch plywood-$50 at Menards. I used stainless fasteners so it won't rust and attached it to the tool box. Generic auto parts store gas struts to hold it up, stainless bolts everywhere, and some EPDM weather stripping from Amazon. I'll find more pics.
that looks much better than what i had in mind.


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that looks much better than what i had in mind.
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that looks much better than what i had in mind.
I think I had a shade over $100 in the whole thing. Ace hardware was stupid expensive on their stainless hardware. Oh and the stainless hinges I had leftover from another project and the cross rails are from an old bed frame(angle iron) so probably under $150 to do it again.
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I think I had a shade over $100 in the whole thing. Ace hardware was stupid expensive on their stainless hardware. Oh and the stainless hinges I had leftover from another project and the cross rails are from an old bed frame(angle iron) so probably under $150 to do it again.
It was better than he expected because last guy who posted making his own tonneau quit the forum after being bugged radically.
Can't remember if he used plywood or cardboard.....

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It was better than he expected because last guy who posted making his own tonneau quit the forum after being hazed radically.
Can't remember if he used plywood or cardboard.....

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i think thats the cats meow.

too bad he left, he could have built so much more cool stuff.. i do miss that guy
also i miss that guy who would post about his obese father in law.. those were some funny ass stories....


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It was better than he expected because last guy who posted making his own tonneau quit the forum after being bugged radically.
Can't remember if he used plywood or cardboard.....

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I just couldn't justify spending hundreds for a real one when I only use it twice/year for 1000 mile trip one way. I just needed the security and water tightness and it works great for that.

It's for sale for cheap now, as I traded in my Tundra on Saturday.
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I guess we can troll the hell out of this thread now, as I traded in my Tundra on Saturday. Won't be trying Sumos after all. They probably suck anyway!
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