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Old 08-18-2006
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Got a cap

I got a Lakeland cap put on my truck today. I really wouldve preferred a tonneau, but I have 2 dogs and 2 kids and someday we intend to go do some camping with everyone along. So I got the cap thinking that the dogs would go in back. Tonight I asked my dog if he wanted to go for a truck ride. Of course he was ready and willing, so I let him out and I went to open the tailgate. He looked at me like "WTF are you talking about, I ride in front!" and wouldnt even come near me until I closed the back and opened the drivers door for him. I guess the kids are going to have to ride in the bed now
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LOL i rode from NY to Tenesse in the back of a truck, it had a cap but no back door on the upper part. i was like 9 at the time
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I too rode in the bed of truck ( with a cap) on a road trip, FL to MN! but me and my pops built a crazy "station" back there that housed a inverter that powered 2 Fans, a TV and the brand new( at the time) N64. it was me and my lil bro, it was hot at times because it was a summer road trip, but still pretty comfortable. Lol my dad did it because neither of could sit still on road trips and bug the hell out of him so he said screw yall are riding in the back.
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Sweet, How 'bout some pics.?
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lol the dog story is funny!
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Yep, pics will be coming. Cap p'ed me off this morning (and is about to again) Im beginning to part out old motorcycles and went to pick one up this morning. I brought tools because I knew Id have to lower the handlebars to get the bike in, but not only did I have to lower the bars, I still had to wrestle with the bike and lay it down in order to fit it. I know I couldve removed the cap, but I didnt have time for that.

Anyways, the picks will be coming shortly
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And finally the mandatory pics. I need to find a cool background and take pics with a better camera so I can update my avator

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looks good man... i have always wanted one of those since i really dont carry anything big in my truck sonce i dont have my bike anymore
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I think its going to work out allright. Im a do it myselfer even if I could get help, so I think Im going to rig up some hooks and ratchet straps in the garage to lift the cap just enough to drive away from it when I need it off
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I like that color!
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Thanks. I wsnt crazy about the color at first. This is my 3rd green vehicle. My 93 Halfstang was green and my Pontywreck Transplant was green. This is the best green Ive had yet though
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That looks Good!
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Join the club. At least yours is the same color as your truck. But I love having it up at school and for hauling tools. I just put it on to haul my welder and generator to NJ to attempt to weld Winks bronco.
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I was tempted to go with a silver. I was nervous about the old green on the truck, and the new green on the cap. I can barely tell the difference between the 2, and anyways the sides of the bed where the cap are are pretty scratched up anyway so I have to face it, its a 10 year old truck that has been used like a truck
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How's the visibility with one of those?
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Nice. I've had one for over a year. They work reasonably well, except the one I have is a piece of junk and was poorly built. When I get back East I'll probably remove it and store it in a storage unit or something, or just sell it. They are handy to say the least.
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Its pretty bad, or takes some getting used to for backing and blind spots. I had found a used slab side on craigslist but didnt want to loose anymore visibility, even though Ive driven slab sided vans, I didnt like it.


Ok, Now Im wondering if I should crank the T-Bars to level it out now with the cap on? Suggestions please. I hear some say it will require and alignment, some say it wont. Wouldnt even an inch crank cause my tires to wear faster on the edges though?
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Old 08-21-2006
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My dog does the same thing sometimes, luckily, she's only 40lbs, so you can just pick her up and throw her in. A bed rug, or some other sort of mat will do wonders for how the dog like the back. Mine REALLY hated it when she slid around on the bare floor.

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Old 08-21-2006
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No T-bar crank for you Dano...You need some lift springs or spacers...Truck looks good with the cap...I like
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Thanks. I wsnt crazy about the color at first. This is my 3rd green vehicle. ... This is the best green Ive had yet though
I thought the same thing about mine. same year, almost same model (mine's not stx) and I'm liking the color better and better. Camper shell too.
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Ok, since Im still pretty new here, fill me in a little about T Bars. I thought we all had them and they could be cranked.

By spacers, do you mean the things you put between the coils? I thought those were just really cheesy. I tried that on my first Mustang to get the rear end up, and they fell out pretty quick

Tomorrow Im going to set up the bed like I want it. Im going to get some 2 x 10s and some ramp ends to run along by the wheelwells, then some 2 x 10s to make some partitions and too keep the long boards in place. Then Im going to get some cable and a couple eye hooks to put the dogs on leashes if I leave them with the back gate opened. I will be able to haul 4' material easily and the whole thign can be knocked down quickly if I need to roll anything up into the back. Pics will follow

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