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Old 01-13-2008, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here is what I was roughly thinking for an aero-cap:

Light easy to use materials, such as corrugated plastic, aluminum, etc.

Simple attachement to frame. I think caps for little truck like this usually just use not much more than a standard C-clamp.

Top Hinged: Not sure what the best attachment for this would be. I don't think I want to put self-tapping metal screws straight into the cab.

The big complaint I have heard about rigid tonneau covers is that you cant put anything very tall in the bed, and they are too difficult to remove by one's self.

It it is hinged on the top edge, and very light, that problem is solved.

See the attached bad sketch for roughly what I am thinking.
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