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Old 12-16-2019, 10:33 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Great engineering. It will be interesting to see how it holds up under snow loads.

This is a fantastic concept. People buy trucks to haul things (occasionally). Most of the time most pickups are used as commuter cars. This would allow full use of the bed while improving highway mpg the rest of the time.

Perhaps v. II could have a small vinyl window below the third brake light.
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