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Discussion in 'Exterior' started by kgc4160, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. kgc4160

    kgc4160 Junior Member

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    thinking about a cover for my 81.. looking for recommendations.. also any pics would help.. want it to cover the stake holes
     
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    I wanted a Snuglid years ago, but I needed the opposite. I wanted the tonneau to fit between the rails not over them. My stake holes have been welded flush.
    Snugtop still makes a cover for 73-87 shortbed. The snuglid covers the bed rails.

    https://www.snugtop.com/availability/chevy-gmc

    I never found a tonneau I liked.
     
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    Jogging this thread. Got a long bed ‘78 c10, looking for a tonneau cover that is low profile and aesthetically clean, yet functional. Lotta brands out there, would love to hear from folks who have them.


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    The coolest cover(not very functional) that I have ever seen was on my dads C10 longbed. It was a leather looking(I was young when I saw it) cover that snapped down the sides of the bed and had a big red(Black truck, Black cover) chevy emblem embroidered in the middle.
     
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    Sounds pretty sweet. I’m looking for something a bit more functional. Easy access both by the tailgate and by the cab. I’ve got a toolbox, but one that sits below the bed rails.


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    why does the flush weld matter? I want one that covers the rails myself. I think the tonoroll sits inside and the tonofold goes on top. I have been thinking about the fold myself.

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    East, you'll probably need a rolling, panel or fabric tonneau. The solid panel style will limit your access to your toolbox.
    This is the one I really wanted but couldn't afford it. Benchmark custom aluminum tonneau with bearclaw latches. Sport Truck magazine Dec 1993

     
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    Looks good East.. Pretty good price as well.
     
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    Eskimo, The reason for me wanting a flush tonneau is an appearance issue. I didn't want to see the tonneau from the side. I wanted it flush with the bed rails. My stake holes on the bed rails have been filled..I didn't want to hide that.

     
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    Ive seen those on squares at car shows. Pretty 90's lol
     
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    well i went with the tonno pro soft tri fold.. looks really nice and it covers the stake holes.. fits great
     
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    Yeah. That’s the one I’m eyeballing. I like the looks and the coverage. And I want to embroider it at some point.

    I’m eagerly awaiting your review

    I also crack myself up. I’m like ooohh that’s too much money right now. Then I drop 200 on cigars. LOL
     
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    Tonneu Pro 42-111 is what I have and like it alot.

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