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Old 02-04-2009
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Worth it or not? Bed Cap

browsing through craigslist for tail lights, i stumbled across this bed cap.....

is it worth getting it?
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/1002690338.html

it says its missing the rear window....can i just get that at any autoglass place or something?
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$30 aint bad. i personaly dont like caps, thats why im going with a tonnea cover. I think they look a heck of a lot better.
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It depends on how the frame is made. Many glass shops will get you fitted, then temper it. I don't think they will 1/2 *** it if they know it's going on a vehicle. I replaced a side window with lexan from Lowe's that I cut to fit.

I'd ****** that thing up. I like keeping things dry under mine, and it's easy enough to remove when desired.
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i just hope it fits haha. says it does but im not positive. i would have to take off my chrome bed rails but i dont care i can put them back on if i want after. funny thing is, that cap is red like my truck
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buy it for that cheap then you can use it over the summer when camping and stuff and during the winter. but i hate mine when its on i cant see as well.
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$30, damn thats a steal.
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i think im looking at 100 bucks or more to fix the rear window though....not in my budget right now....dont really need a cap anyway haha just a random thought for adding it on.
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Call him ask him if the rear frame for the window is there, for 30$ and maybe 10 - 15 in lexan from home depot for a temp fix you cant go wrong..

As said before for great for camping trips.
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I just picked up a cap for my truck 2 weeks ago, and its great. all my stuff stays dry and I now have room again inside my cab. Remember function over form.

And for $30 you can't go wrong. Pick up a piece of lexan or say **** it and do plywood till the budget is there for a new window.
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Caps are a pain in the ***. Tonneau covers are much more practical and easier to remove and store.

Kinda hard to take off a cap and store it somewhere when you have a big item that wont fit with the cap on. Plus crawling around inside the bed in a pain when trying to load and unload it with a cap.

Tonneau covers FTW.
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haha ill give him a call tomorrow....i just want to save for my 33s.
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I love my cap, no way I'd get rid of it. $30 is a heck of a steel!
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I love the cap I got for my truck over Christmas. I'd never go back to a tonneau cover. I love my cap tonnes and tonnes more. I can fit more stuff in there, plus I think it looks better.

Sean
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I would love a cap. That is a good deal!
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