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i heard that u could make a hard bedcover out of a piece of sheet metal...has anyone ever attempted to make there own bed cover before??let me know...and give me instructions on how you did it...
 

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i seen a how to on this somewere i think try a search
 

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Arkansasdime said:
i heard that u could make a hard bedcover out of a piece of sheet metal...has anyone ever attempted to make there own bed cover before??let me know...and give me instructions on how you did it...
Sheet meatl would be pretty flimsy and loud.

Mine is homemade from a single sheet of 1/2" finished plywood covered with vinyl. the frame work under it is made of 2X2"
Cost $40-$60

http://vlx.roeiboot.com/albums/HardlyDangerous/1_G.sized.jpg

http://vlx.roeiboot.com/albums/HardlyDangerous/XTCover2.sized.jpg

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Do a search for homeade beadcover
 

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hardly -how hard is it to remove ur cover and did u just but viynl from like home depot and cut it to fit over the plywood and staple that underneath.....
looks very good imo
 

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a guy i know took like 16 gauge sheet metal and used some angle iron bolted to his truck to make a hard flush bed cover then he painted it to match his truck it looks ok but when he welded the bed cover it warped cus he got it to hot...
 

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chopz33 said:
hardly -how hard is it to remove ur cover and did u just but viynl from like home depot and cut it to fit over the plywood and staple that underneath.....
looks very good imo
Thanks
not bad for $40

It's very easy to remove (less then 30 secons)

I have 4 eyelets screwed into the 2X2" frame on the under side and just use zip ties though the eyelets and the stock tiedown points in the box. To remove it I just, snip the back two with side cutters, lift the back of the cover up and reach in and snip the front two.

To fasten it back down I install the front zip ties first (real loose) then the rear. To tighten the fronts up i just have to crawl in a bit to grab on to the already looped zip ties and pull them tight.

The vinly I got from the wreckin' yard, I found a full size pick up with a snap on tonneu cover that was ripped. I got it for free and just cut it to fit, folded the edges under and stapled it to the underside of the plywood.
you will want a freind handy to help pull the vinyl tight.
DO NOT try to glue it on.
A few others tried it and it bubbled and turned out bad.
 
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