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Old 04-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #31
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Picked it up from the upholstery shop this morning and it is sitting in my garage. Will take all the screws & latches out of it and cut it up and burn it probably.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #32
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What on earth made you change your mind and go with a store bought one instead of the one you spent all that time on? The one you built was looking really good, unless the upholstery shop screwed it up beyond repair. What gives?
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #33
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Still have the wooden one but it is not covered. Upholstery shop wanted $360 to cover all the pcs. Undercover was $70 and is more durable in handling. Bottom line, saved $290. I aint free, but I am Cheap! If you want the wooden one, come get it or it will be destroyed.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #34
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I only have one question, how do you access the stuff in the truck box?
Mine is right full of stuff, including the blocks and other stuff I use to set up. A box cover would be a pain in the rear. And I seriously doubt you'll see any increase in fuel mileage, at least not anything measurable.
It does look nice and clean, though. Just impractical for my outfit.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:09 AM   #35
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Still have the wooden one but it is not covered. Upholstery shop wanted $360 to cover all the pcs. Undercover was $70 and is more durable in handling. Bottom line, saved $290. I aint free, but I am Cheap! If you want the wooden one, come get it or it will be destroyed.
I can understand saving money, your preaching to the choir here. It just stinks seeing someones hard work go to waste. Thanks for the offer but it wouldn't fit my truck anyway. If anything put it on the for sale forum and see what fish you catch.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:05 PM   #36
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May try that, but most people on this forum are smarter than to take a partially completed project and finish it, but I will give it to anyone who wants to come pick it up!
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #37
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Crocus, we don't store anything in the bed while towing and when we set up in Florida for 2-3 months, I want the bed covered. Mileage may not increase significantly, but it has to help some and with less than $150 total outlay on both of them I feel I will get it back eventually in gas savings. As I said in a previous post, when I was bringing the wooden one home, the air going into the cutout for the hitchpin was enough that I had to slow down to 35mph to keep it from lifting off as I didn't have it latched down. Air hitting the tailgate has to affect gas consumption on a bare truck bed.

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #38
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Finally finished with it except painting the aluminum inserts behind the hitchpin. Have to be at the dealer tomorrow by 8:30 am so they can replace the driver side landing jack. Then we will try it out going to Forest Lake Thousand Trails CG in Mocksville, NC.
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Nice,, patent pending I hope?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #40
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Not patentable. Wouldn't recommend doing it if it had been a new Undercover tonneau cover. I gave around $750 for my good one 6 yrs ago and this one was only $70 on Craigslist and 2 days labor which is free. (retired)
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