Diamond Plate Bed Cover
I recently purchased a 1996 Ford Ranger with a 2.3 Liter engine. I've worked out the bugs (for now). I still want to put on new shocks and struts. The truck came with a diamond plate toolbox on it. I am wanting to fabricate a lid using angle iron, small pistons, piano hinge, and diamond plate. I know that diamond plate can be pricey. I've found a sheet for $92. The angle iron at 2.11/ft. I can get the locking handles on Ebay for $30. The pistons are cheap find at the local salvage yard. I was wanting to see if anyone else might have done this. I know lids can be rather pricey. My project would be roughly $210 or so. Has anyone done a custom bed lid?