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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote slam_dat_sun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 10:21pm
Yeah buddy get some pics up. Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knottyhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 10:22pm
working on it right fixing to go outside and see if i can get one but unsure because it is dark but if not i will get some in the daylight
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Cool man, can't wait to see it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knottyhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 10:49pm
these pics were taken in the dark so they arent that good i had to point and shoot as i had no idea what the camera would see but you can see how well the corners and bed sides match up and i tried to get one of the gap were i plan on adding a piece of metal to hinge it off of to raise it up and down it is a little ruff and scratched but that isnt nothing a little paint cant fix it will be going on my gray truck it is just on my blue on now because that is what i drove today and i cant lift and move it to the gray truck by myself oh well enough jibber heres the pics sorry for the quality i will get more in the daylight when i put it on my gray truck













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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 11:08pm
Thats nice Knotty and $20.00, damn you stole that thing. That front gap want be nothin to fix, I don't know what you have planned, but a solid peice of flat aluminum from Lowes screwed to the bottom edge or even an angled peice cut down screwed to the front.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knottyhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 11:14pm
yeah that is somewhat how i am planning of fixing the gap and adding a hinge i do not think it will be all that hard

yeah i did get a good deal i have been eyeballing it at the shop for a while and measured it a few weeks ago and today 1bad and i got everything fixed and moved out of the shop and had a few mins to spare so i talked him into helping me sit it on the bed of my ole blue truck i asked him if his dad would sell it and he said that he would and cheaper than i would think so once we got it on 1Bad's dad came over and looked and said if i wanted it he would take $20 so i quickly paid him

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 11:18pm
Yeah hinges, I wasn't thinkin, that would be the trick. Get ya two back hatch shocks (or whatever they're called) and stick on there.
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I think I would weld some square stock in for the hinges to mount to and then just shave the front of the bed. 
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I had a cover like that on my old Mighty max. If i remember the front of the cover  had 2 pieces of metal that "slid" underneath 2 pieces mounted to the bed. To remove i'd raise it higher than normal then simply slide it back...one heavy mother too !! If you  add onto the front & add hinges to that it must be strong. Theres alot of stress on them when it opens. Good score !
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Down the road i may make a bed cover for the 720 using allumimun framing & plywood. Then either wrap it in viynl or use wood putty to smooth out the plywood then paint it. 
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