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Boubou 04-28-2010 10:45 PM

Mopar hard tonneau cover
 
Excited!
Mopar hard folding tonneau cover to be installed tomorrow. I'm still waiting for the Mopar chrome tubular sidesteps to come in ( back ordered )
I'll take a pic of the Ram when the cover AND the sidesteps are on. I also got the passenger and driver windows tinted to match the back cab. Pretty dark but it looks great.
Next mod are sideflares. I want them painted to match. I'll look into that tomorrow, I think it would look great along with chrome door handles.
I thought I would change the front grill to all chrome but re-thinking this now. I think just the door handles, the fuel door chrome and the sideflares painted light greystone.
Any other idea?

City Slicker 04-28-2010 10:46 PM

I like the sounds of that!! I'm looking forward to these pics :smileup:

erm 04-28-2010 10:46 PM

Well, you could paint the grill shell body color and put chrome inserts in it. :)

Boubou 04-28-2010 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MADDOG (Post 205399)
Well, you could paint the grill shell body color and put chrome inserts in it. :)

that might look a little like the sport model then right?
I like the sound of painting the chrome grill light greystone.
I'll keep that one in mind and look at pictures :)

CdnoilRAM 04-28-2010 11:05 PM

Looking forward to seeing the pics :smileup: so you went with the chrome stick on handles?

Boubou 04-28-2010 11:12 PM

I haven't got the chrome handles yet, I'll look into that tomorrow. Are the stick on good?
Also!!! Did I say that I got the front windows tinted to match the back?? looks great!

Boubou 04-29-2010 10:20 PM

Got the tonneau cover installed. Took them over 3 hours to get it done. Nice clean job. I find that:
The tailgate cannot be opened without first opening the tonneau cover
The tailgate cannot be shut with the tonneau cover down or it will bend/damage the gasket
and also, at the front (at the back of the quad cab window), there is no gasket between the cover and the truck bed which when you look inside, you see daylight, I could see that being a point of entry for water. Which brings me to my last point: A sticker inside the cover clearly states that it is not waterproof and it's our responsibility to keep our stuff protected. Having said that, I washed the truck after, and wasn't careful about water penetration around there (I didn't make a point of spaying directly at it either to test it), just a normal wash and water didn't get it.
I would have liked a soft cover, easier to take on and off, light, but not secure on trips, I like to have my valuables under lock and key.
I didn't want the hard fiberglass type because not handy enough to open quickly for high stuff. So this was the best of both words.

iRESQu 04-29-2010 10:29 PM

Thanks for the write up! You are doing really well. I am enjoying reading your threads! great job.

Boubou 05-01-2010 08:08 AM

http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/d...0/IMG_0033.jpg

Boubou 05-01-2010 08:09 AM

http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/data/500/cover_2.jpg


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