This was a pretty straight forward build. I have a source where I can get aluminum pretty cheap. I am going to make a cover out of aluminum this summer, but for now, this works great.
1. Liquid nails(every joint)
2. (6) 2x3x8 "STRAIT" wood
3. (2)Gate latches
4. 3" deck screws (may need to drill pilot)
6. rubber canvas/vinyl
7. (2.5) yds of batting
8. (1) sheet of 3/8 plywood
Measure the bed side to side and subtract1/4 from that, do the same long ways too if you don't the cover will fit to tight and the cover will not open and the tailgate will not close.
This is not water proof water can run between the sides of the cover and the bed its only purpose other than for its great look is to keep the rain/snow off my junk and improve gas mileage.
Shows the underneath to see how it is structured.
How it opens
The Gate latch
Bolt that holds it to the bed and acts as a hinge.
I think this is pretty straight forward, if anyone has anymore questions, please let me know.