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Old 03-04-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
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need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

i searched on here, but a lot (most) of the links were dead, or places that used to make them has went out of business

i used to have a checker pro, back in the day, and it fit great, whats out there now that looks good? anything at least vinyl that you all have any experience with? i hate to just take a $250+ leap for a vinyl tonneau and buy something that either looks like crap, or doesn't fit well

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Old 03-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
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i searched on here, but a lot (most) of the links were dead, or places that used to make them has went out of business

i used to have a checker pro, back in the day, and it fit great, whats out there now that looks good? anything at least vinyl that you all have any experience with? i hate to just take a $250+ leap for a vinyl tonneau and buy something that either looks like crap, or doesn't fit well

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I can't help you with your question regarding tonneau covers but I just want to tell you that your truck looks GREAT.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:24 AM   #3
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I can't help you with your question regarding tonneau covers but I just want to tell you that your truck looks GREAT.
Cool, thanks man! Always nice to hear, especially from a forum member 😊
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:15 AM   #4
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

I know it's not a flush mount, but take a look at the Undercover brand. They work great and are lightweight (60 lbs). 2 people can remove it in 3 or 4 minutes and you can hang it on your wall.


OBTW, your truck looks awesome....again.....
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:24 AM   #5
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

I have one of these on mine. I'm happy with it and it's good quality. It's not flush mount but I know they can do custom ones.

http://www.gaylordslids.com/
http://www.gaylordslids.com/showroom...987-short-bed/

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Old 03-06-2018, 08:43 AM   #6
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

I remember people back in the day building there own from plywood and covering with the old style astro turf. Maybe you could do something like that but cover with fiberglass.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:44 AM   #7
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

I'm not much into soft covers but these guys seem to have a nice product, my first thought was to buy one and then get a sheet of aluminum and have it welded to the frame, here is a link

http://www.crafteccovers.com/
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:00 AM   #8
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

I had a Nissan Titan a few years ago with a Truxed low pro I think it was called. I liked it. It sit pretty flush and rolls up when you need it out of the way. At the time I remember they also made them for 73-87 Chevy trucks because I was thinking about buying one for my 87.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:38 AM   #9
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I have one of these on mine. I'm happy with it and it's good quality. It's not flush mount but I know they can do custom ones.

http://www.gaylordslids.com/
http://www.gaylordslids.com/showroom...987-short-bed/

I second BLP86. Your truck is very nice.


Seriously tho, lets see a picture! That cover looks nice, but the pictures on their site leave me wanting!
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:07 PM   #10
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Seriously tho, lets see a picture! That cover looks nice, but the pictures on their site leave me wanting!
I know, I know, I should have known better than to not throw up some pics also. It was covered in snow so I pulled it in the garage to let it melt. Soon as it's dry I'll take some pictures and put them up.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #11
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Seriously tho, lets see a picture! That cover looks nice, but the pictures on their site leave me wanting!
Best shot i could get without a lot of glare.
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Best shot i could get without a lot of glare.
the gaylords cover don't look bad at all, what do they run? I'm sure there pretty high, they look like high quality.....i looked on there website but didn't see pricing.....

....don't ya hate when you go to a website and it says "call for pricing"
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:51 PM   #13
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

clean old school and easy on/off i like my extang full tilt models.

here is mine on my 85 sb .

they have snaps to look like old school and work like that . but the whole thing tilts up like newer stuff and can pop out in no time 1 person .
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:13 AM   #14
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the gaylords cover don't look bad at all, what do they run? I'm sure there pretty high, they look like high quality.....i looked on there website but didn't see pricing.....

....don't ya hate when you go to a website and it says "call for pricing"
So the tonneau cover was already on the truck when I got. The receipt I got with it says $1300 which is pretty high. Like I said though it is good quality and I'm happy with it. It is heavy, definitely not a one person job to take off.
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Best shot i could get without a lot of glare.
Are the bolt heads in the rear an accessory? The site has (2) pictures... one with the bolt heads, and the other without.
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Are the bolt heads in the rear an accessory? The site has (2) pictures... one with the bolt heads, and the other without.
The ones 3" in on both corners look like cylindrical locks.
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

finally broke down and called gaylords...current pricing is at $1,500

bout spit out my dr pepper when he said the price....pretty sure shipping is on top of that, he said they have to build a box basically

nice looking bed covers, but geesh
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Are the bolt heads in the rear an accessory? The site has (2) pictures... one with the bolt heads, and the other without.
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The ones 3" in on both corners look like cylindrical locks.
Yes those are the locks.

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finally broke down and called gaylords...current pricing is at $1,500

bout spit out my dr pepper when he said the price....pretty sure shipping is on top of that, he said they have to build a box basically

nice looking bed covers, but geesh
I agree they are quite spendy, already being on the truck when I bought it was definitely a plus. It's a nice truck, would look really clean with one on it. Hopefully someone else knows of a better option.
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finally broke down and called gaylords...current pricing is at $1,500

bout spit out my dr pepper when he said the price....pretty sure shipping is on top of that, he said they have to build a box basically

nice looking bed covers, but geesh
That means I would almost be spending as much on a bed cover as I did on the truck. Yep, Gaylords is out of the question for me
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Re: need recommendations for a flush tonneau cover

I have been shopping around for what fits and looks good and this site seems to have several options.

https://tonneaucoversworld.com/shop-...-k-pickup.html
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:46 AM   #21
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I am thinking about doing one of these because I like that it looks in several locations and I can roll it back and use the bed of my truck to haul large items still.

https://tonneaucoversworld.com/shop-...-jrc12a32.html
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I will say it is hard to find one that I really like.
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I have a Craftec and I really like it.
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