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Old 04-30-2017, 08:43 AM   #1
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Bedrail caps

TMI Products inc. is selling fiberglass bedrail caps, check them out @ www.tmiproducts.com. I ordered a set $368 delivered to So.Cal.
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: Bedrail caps

They also have a windshield cap that leaned up the look when topless
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:06 PM   #3
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60_project just wondering if your certain about windshield caps and if you have a link ?
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:08 PM   #4
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60_project just wondering if your certain about windshield caps and if you have a link ?
Yep here's the link to their windshield frame cap

http://www.tmiproducts.com/trucks/ch...hield-cap.html
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Old 04-30-2017, 02:44 PM   #5
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They have lots of nice stuff. Kind of pricey, though.
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:50 PM   #6
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Re: Bedrail caps

Do the bed rail caps set level with the door height when installed - that would be ideal, but hard to tell from the pic.
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:41 PM   #7
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Re: Bedrail caps

If the bed rail caps are level with the top of the doors, they would have to taper down in the rear, or else a tailgate top cap would be needed as well.
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Old 05-01-2017, 02:03 PM   #8
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Re: Bedrail caps

The bed rails just curve down at the end. They make a slightly weird transition to the back end of the truck, but if your set on going topless it probably will look less awkward than the abrupt drop at the door lol...

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:13 PM   #9
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Re: Bedrail caps

To the original poster - post up some pix when they arrive - curious to know how they look and how they are attached.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:26 AM   #10
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They will be shipped in 10 days
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:48 PM   #11
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There here, just started trimming them. Cut 3/4 off the inside to clear the stock interior. Need to trim the outside to likeing next. more pics to come.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:09 PM   #12
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That looks like a lot of trimming required to make them work. You will have to re-radius the rear end to make it look decent. It also appears that the bedrail height is above the door height. Not such a smooth look in my opinion. I am assuming that you will be trimming the rails down to be the same height as the doors? Lot of work for a piece that should be a bolt on.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:27 PM   #13
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I agree, thats lots of work considering how much they cost. Any other companies selling a bed rail cover? I just took the top off for the first time yesterday and it looks kinda ugly there.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:28 PM   #14
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The inner panel was installed 3/16 to low. I grown it flat then cut it out. Know I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to salvage this part. way to much work. Thinking of giving them a call
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:32 PM   #15
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Re: Bedrail caps

I commend you for doing that much extra work to get it to that point. I would have already sent it back.

Was interested in buying a set if they were closer to bolt on and go...

Thanks for posting pictures and progress!
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:54 PM   #16
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Re: Bedrail caps

After studying the pictures of the Blazer in the ad and your truck, I noticed something that is attributing to the poor vertical fitment. The arrows on the body lines in the attached picture are lined up in the "model" Blazer, but way off on yours. It looks like you may have some sag/misalignment in your doors. If those points line up, looks like you wouldn't be trimming so much off the bottom.

This however does nothing to account for the wrong length of the pieces.

Checked my doors, and they are like the model Blazer. Your doors are definitely misaligned.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:59 AM   #17
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Re: Bedrail caps

I wish someone could machine a set out of Delrin / HDPE... a set that fit of course...
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:35 PM   #18
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Re: Bedrail caps

Anyone have any experience with the header cap.. I am wondering how strong it is? How does it attach?
I would like to have something to attach a bimini top to and was thinking of making something out of steel.. but if this is strong enough I could wrap and attach the material around the bottom and then attach to the header. I do not want to drill holes for the traditional snap attachments.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:09 PM   #19
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Re: Bedrail caps

Saw the ad in latest Classic Trucks.......I'm interested in the side rail part too
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:54 PM   #20
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Re: Bedrail caps

Is TMI Products an supporter of our board??
It would be nice if there was a promo code,
I'm ordering a set of these caps....
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:59 PM   #21
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Re: Bedrail caps

Just ordered the bedcaps, mentioned the forum and if there was a promo code.
Got mine with shipping for $277.36
2 to 3 weeks to ship,
Yes there selling.....
I will let y'all know how they turn out.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:18 PM   #22
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I made a fixture to hold the rail wile I re glassed the bottom. I put blocks of wood were the mounts will be. I'm mounting the rails by 3 bolts from the top. After I trimmed the rail and reworked the end, it starting to look good. Now the other side...
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:25 PM   #23
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:04 PM   #24
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Im surprised this thread isn't getting that much attention, I thought this would be a hot topic,,,
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:07 AM   #25
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Re: Bedrail caps

I just got a set too. Test fit shows I need to do some trimming but not as much as you. One thing that disappoints me is the threaded inserts to install the rails from the bottom aren't in the same location as the holes for the original top. Seems like a no brainer to use the same holes. Guess I'm going to install some new inserts in the rails in the right spots.
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