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rollpans? must they be fiberglassed in? how bout bolt-on?

cant rollpans be painted and bolted on? or must i have it fiberglassed/welded into the lower sides beneath the tailgate?

anyone have pictures of either?

i figure buying a nice bolt-on one and having it painted will be cheaper than all the work involved in fiberglassing/welding.. if anyone has any bolt-on recommendations, let me know!!
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all roolpans are bolt on and weld/glass on, just drill wholes for screws

also if you ahve a steel pan and steel bed, you need to weld it on, fiberglass will just crack off, and if you have a glass bed and glass pan, it needs to be glassed on
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yeah man.... what he said ^^^^
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all roolpans are bolt on and weld/glass on, just drill wholes for screws

also if you ahve a steel pan and steel bed, you need to weld it on, fiberglass will just crack off, and if you have a glass bed and glass pan, it needs to be glassed on

Just to clear up the second part of what he said, if you want the smooth look of a molded rollpan, meaning no gaps on the sides. You would need to have the metal one welded to the metal bed, mainly fleetsides, and the fiberglas pans are glassed over on the stepsides. But either ones can be bolted on to the truck, and left as is.
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yeah thats what i meant. i basically wanted to know if i can just buy one, have it painted, and bolt it on. leaving the little gaps on each side. i'm assuming if i went with the completely smooth look, my sides would have to be repainted after they welded and smoothed. does anyone have a rollpan installed like this? does it look ok or just plain retarded?
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I've seen them done like that, IMO it wasn't that bad. It's purely a matter of personal taste, I can't tell you if you'll like it or not.
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They shouldn't have to paint the whole side again. Just around the general area where they had to 'glass.
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They shouldn't have to paint the whole side again. Just around the general area where they had to 'glass.
or weld

Most of the time, its just the lower part of the sides that they sand and prime for new paint, the part under the tailights.

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