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Hot Rods Truxedo tonneau cover

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bogart62, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. bogart62
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Would like to put a tonneau cover on my '55 GMC truck. My gas tank was relocated to the rear of the truck with a fuel door in the bed. Was going to do a cover with snaps but have figured it will be a PIA to unsnap and snap every time I fill up let alone putting items in the bed. Truxedo makes a custom one that fits inside the bed and doesn't go over the rails. Looks kinda nice too. Was wondering if anybody used their brand on a truck. Guess I could put snaps on it for the look? Trying to have it be functional and nostagic at the same time. appreciate the input.
     

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  2. Atwater Mike
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    I have a tarp on my '55 F100, black heavy vinyl with stainless snaps.
    I guess I'm so 'old school' I don't mind unsnapping it for cold beer at a run, or groceries or parts I've scrounged up.

    Took it off for the cold, rainy Calif. winter months...LOL (could have left it on!)
    Anyway, the appearance makes a 30% difference when it's on there...
    I haven't seen this 'Truxedo' that fits inside. Sounds interesting...(I still LOVE my stainless snaps...)

    That's a beautiful Jimmy!
     
  3. We made one with plywood and covered it with vinyl for my pal Mike's 58 Chevy pickup,,looks old school and covers the bed.HRP
     
  4. Trying to design something for my 36 Ford pickup as well. Would prefer the soft look and want it to fit below the rails. Gets complicated quickly.

    A vinyl covered piece of 3/4 plywood on a front hinge with a couple of struts may be what I end up doing.
     
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  5. bogart62
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  6. Atwater Mike
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    That IS clean... Bogie, check your PMs.
     
  7. okiedokie
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    I believe that some of the guys on the www.ford-trucks.com site have used those. Might do a search there on the 48-56 forum. I love the Gaylords cover on my 53 F100. Really like your truck.
     
  8. 31Apickup
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    My cousin has a truxedo cover, albeit for a late model truck and has been very happy with it over the last 10 years. I used Extang covers and really like them, they are made in Ann Arbor MI, but don't know if they have anything for older trucks.
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    do a search at: 67-72chevytrucks.com then click on section 47-59 Pick Up Trucks then search tonneau bed covers - lots of info and pics.
     
  10. bogart62
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    Thanks Joker


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  11. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
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    from ohio

    i saw that add also ,first thing i thought was it is either going to turn into a small pool or it is going to fill the bed in a rainstorm.emailed the guy and told him so . he wasnt real happy to hear from me .
     

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