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Old 03-07-2014, 02:00 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Did a lot of thinking fer the front side gap covers and this is what I came up with. It's a door based gap cover that should flex enough with the trailer rolling. The sliding cover is to allow the trailer lid opening/closing without crushing the gap cover. Obviously, I still have to trim the covers down once I git the trailer hooked back up and determine the best size fer those covers. I might end up moving the triangle covers to the inside.

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Even had some time to install the aluminum flashing so the clear gap cover doesn't wear into the Tyvek/Coroplast lid.

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Old 03-07-2014, 02:03 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:12 PM   #173 (permalink)
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You may want to give some thought to moving the gap covers to the inside. I see those getting caught by the wind, and at best, causing drag, and at worst, being ripped off. The "Open" picture shows that it shouldn't have an interference problem.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:39 PM   #174 (permalink)
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You may want to give some thought to moving the gap covers to the inside. I see those getting caught by the wind, and at best, causing drag, and at worst, being ripped off. The "Open" picture shows that it shouldn't have an interference problem.
Basically I had the triangles on the outside so I could see what I needed to trim in order to clear the horizontal cover. I've already trimmed the bottom of the triangles and installed them to the inside...
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That's a neat detail. Ultimately, I think it needs to be curved strips that run from one side to the other, like an armadillo.

How would that go over in TX?
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That's a neat detail. Ultimately, I think it needs to be curved strips that run from one side to the other, like an armadillo.

How would that go over in TX?
If I git to the point where I can incorporate that concept...I guess I'll git there.

As far as going over in Texas...I didn't think they were funding my project.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:29 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Truck mounted gap covers have been designed and mounted...





The vertical flap is hinged so I can lift it up to gain access to the bed when the trailer is hitched up. When I git some more flat clear Lexan, I'll see if I can extend it down and cover over the tail lights fer better aerodynamics.
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I think I'm done before I hit the road...

Installed the upper gap covers to the clear gap cover so they would move together and won't bind up on the trailer when it moves independently from the truck.





I've pulled the triangle covers out as they ended up being too complicated to work with in the long run. I don't think I'm gonna worry about covering up that area fer this run. At least I have easy access to the fastening pins to the upper gap cover now.
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