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Thread: Big New 'Tool' Woodhauler upgrade

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    Big New 'Tool' Woodhauler upgrade

    Had to have a new tool for my truck for the new job.
    I stopped at one dealer for A.R.E in the area, and was inquiring about prices for a new cap. Well, they wanted $1000 plus it would take three weeks +/- to get here. Hrmm. ouch on the price and I needed secure storage sooner than that. What do you have used? well... for $550 installed I got this:

    Last edited by Ned Bulken; 03-17-2007 at 10:39 PM.
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    You are going to get it painted, right?

    I use one of these:


    More pics here.
    Jim

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    Oh NO! I've been going around Topless!



    Good Lookin' topper Ned!

    DT

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    How do you throw your beer cans in there with that thing on?

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    Frank,
    what do you think the space behind the seat is for?

    I'm thinking of some striping on the truck once the budget allows to tie in the blue to the cap.
    As it turns out, despite being a pre-owned cap, it was a really great deal. New that model lists at $1500!

    Thanks Don, and we won't tell anyone you've been Topless, really. Besides, Don, with all that sunshine down yonder... you don't have to put up with the flakey stuff you see floating around in that photo.

    I priced a hard tonneau, and that was around $450, so for $100 more I got more covered space.

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    i still say strip the truck and paint to match the cap
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    hrmmm

    I could see that happening, actually.
    -Ned

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    hi ned

    well i got the avatar thing to work now if i could just figure out how i did it not excactly the pic i wanted to put in there , but it'll do for now
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    Ned, First problem is the truck. It is one of those poor chevy products. I hate caps on trucks, as they make backing up with the reveiw hard( use to driving big rigs). I perfer a tarp. They are cheap and easy to apply. You can have the cap painted to match the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    Ned, First problem is the truck. It is one of those poor chevy products. I hate caps on trucks, as they make backing up with the reveiw hard( use to driving big rigs). I perfer a tarp. They are cheap and easy to apply. You can have the cap painted to match the truck.
    now now Al, it works just fine for me. As for the tarp, I have to be able to lock up the supplies for the new job. And do you see those black things sticking off the sides of the door? those are what I use to make backing up easy. that thing in the middle of the windshield just gets in the way imho.
    -Ned

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