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Old 02-02-2008
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cheapest lockable tonneau

my dad just bought 94' the other day to save gas cause he used to drive a 250 and it was just a gas hog but he wants a tonneau soft or hard that locks so that he can keep his tools back there. i was wonderin what yall think or have in the way of a CHEAP locking tonneau. thinkin maybe under $300.
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Check craigslist.
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checkmate covers are very nice and I dont think they are to expensive.
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Plywood......LOL
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lol...i actually saw a guy with a camper shell made of wood, it was quite intresting....
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haha we could do that but he already got one. he got the plastic one i forgot what theyre called but it lifts and locks. it looks pretty good.
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I think with wood you would add more weight and counteract any extra mpgs you are getting from less drag.

I have a lo profile truxedo cover and put a lock on the tailgate so if the tailgate it locked you cant open the cover.

If your dad is looking to store tools I would suggest using a hard tonneau cover beacuse if someone wants to get in they can just cut through the soft ones and the hard will add another layer of protection.

x2 Craigslist..........if you are looking for cheap
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Not the cheapest, but I love my Undercover!
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I made one from 2x2 and 3/8 ply with locks and covered it with black vinyl and it was fine. It weighed less than my parents Fiberglass one and worked well with my tool box. if you dont' want to build on the under covers are pretty nice.

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I thought about doing that. taking a piece of ply wood and cutting it to fit my bed and just covering it with something and use that as a cover lol.
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