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Old 06-25-2013, 10:21 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I don't use the bed space very much anymore so I don't need as much access to it. I keep a Rubbermaid truck box in there that sits inside the bed rather than on the side rails.

I'm trying to fashion a sliding mechanism that allows me to slide the cap rerward about 30". That's short of half the bed length, but will allow me access to the truck box. I keep an extra change of clothes,jumper cables, rain gear,and a small toolbox with basic hand tools and replacement headlights and other miscellaneous lamps and fuses. It's gotten me out of trouble and tickets more than once. If I need anything from the rear portion of the bed I can just stretch and reach in from the back.

The "slider" works in my head and so far on paper but we'll have to see how it works in reality.
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