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Old 03-13-2011, 11:34 PM   #94 (permalink)
t vago
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Started work on the version 2 aerocap tonight. So far, I cut one rib, and figured out how to integrate the cap onto the existing tonneau cover framework.

I will be using two inch thick FoamulaR for the ribs, and I am going to cut out the inside of the ribs to provide more internal cargo space. I am also going to use a much stronger anchoring design that will use hinges with removable hinge pins, for ease of removal and installation.

There will still be no windows or hinged opening options for this design. The increased cargo capacity (compared to version 1) should handle almost any load I may think to put into the bed, and the cap itself will easily be removed and set aside for any really large item (like a washing machine or refrigerator).
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