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Old 05-11-2008, 09:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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DOH! well, it's gotta be better than an open bed, right? BTW love the blackfly!

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I also need to find material to seal between the cap and cab. I was thinking a 4" strip of something, perhaps a door stripping?
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Looking good!

I was thinking that a strip of rubber roofing material might work well between the cab and bed.

If you can find really wide packaging tape, that's clear and will zip right over that seam.

Do you miss seeing out the back? I love the visibility out the back in my pickup. I have been experimenting with a "aero-tonneau" lately, and don't like how it limits visibility.


I was thinking about a ridgid, angled cap, that end at a 4" tall vertical piece of plexiglass, instead of even with the top of the tailgate. That would at least let me see if there was a car right behind me or not. Prius' (Prii?) slant down, and then have a little bit of clear at the tail in a similar fashion.

Could you tell us more about the actual construction of your cap? IE "I got out the hair dryer and started melting the material...."
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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thanks for the input! Now that you mention it, I bet ice shield rubber would work well. as far as the view goes, I haven't yet cut holes to view backward, but plan to in the near future Click image for larger version

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Old 05-12-2008, 05:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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it's gotta be better than an open bed, right
I would have to agree. It certainly looks nice. I'm ready to see the numbers after the wheel skirts too!
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Welcome to EM! That PVC framing is sweet. I always have liked the possibilities with PVC, and your execution proves it out.

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Nice job! Can't believe I missed this thread, . Great to see someone just going out and getting it done,
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And that white plastic would match my truck, so I wouldn't even have to paint it I went that route!
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
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And that white plastic would match my truck, so I wouldn't even have to paint it I went that route!
The best thing I noticed while it was sitting in the sun unpainted, it drew no heat! After I painted it, it instantly got hot.....

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