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Old 10-26-2004
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any words of advice, warning, or suggestion?

I'm going to get the black one because I can't afford to get it sprayed just right now, with the quick release hinges. I also need some manner of locking my tailgate, any suggestions on the best route for that? I found an electric lock for it but since I don't have keyless entry I'd have to use a switch in the cab to lock and unlock it.
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I bought one of these for my old ranger. But I drove to Kantuckee to have it installed.

The problem was that the company used factory dimensions, but my truck had been in an accident from the rear. The bed was no longer at factory dimensions. So those guys had a time trying to install the cover.

Basically the cover sat crooked on the bed and there was no way to fix it. It seems as though the only logical way was for me to measure the bed myself and give them the dimensions, but they never asked me to do that.

As far as the cover, it was great! Very sleek and the hinges were top quality. Get it painted and it will look even better. I had the lock on both sides.

Concerning locking the tailgate, just shave it and use the lock on the cover. Maybe.
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Concerning locking the tailgate, just shave it and use the lock on the cover. Maybe.
Theres no money in the budget for bodywork right now, I'm not even going to be able to get it painted right away (I'm getting the black one) so shaving the tailgate is right out.
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hmm i thougth they had a deal in the specials section that came iwth the tailgate lock or that was an option you could add for like 20 bucks or so otherwise check out the tailgate locks jc whitney n the like sell
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33" and larger toyo's on sale

yeah I've decided to go with a Pop-n-Lock tailgate handle lock.
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