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Old 08-03-2006
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Pop up Tonneau cover

I think I might be on to something, if someone hasnt done it already (if so please tell me more) but what about a pop up fiberglass tonneau cover. Im thinking of one that lays flat normally, but has solid sides that can be easily added for when you want a cap.

Ok Rip away....
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You're talking about something that would extend vertically and "transform" into a cap? That sounds like it could be a good product, but it would probably take up a lot of bed space to install something like that. Also, there is already a hinged style like this:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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If you mean like..a tonneau that pops into a cap. Sounds likea neat idea, seems like it'd turn ugly.

Now think of cloth, that could work..
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Sounds cool to me. What I have always wanted was a cloth (think tent material) that was compressed by the back window (like a convertible) and could slide out to the tailgate to be a full size camper tent.
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Old 08-04-2006
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Hmmm I had a Tekstyle on my last Ranger. It was nice, but I hated the vinyl in the winter. With the flip up I think I would be allright. I think cloth side skirts would be a good idea.

My main plan here is to be able to throw the dogs in back if we ever get to go on a trip with the truck. With 2 dogs and 2 kids I would have to debate who rides in the bed and who rides in the cab
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I think that is a good idea...like it'd turn from a tounue cover into a topper right? I donno how well you could make the joints look but who cares...they'd be almost on top out of sight
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The show Trucks did that although no sides. It was done with linear actuators to raise it up. It's on a long term list for me. Other stuff to do first.
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Pimp my ride on MTV Also did it with a hard tonneau cover.

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I have a sour taste in my mouth with Tonneau cover since i had one on my 99 Ranger sure it looked nice but you could not put nothing in back, then i traded my 99 in and sold the tonneau cover to my uncle for 250 dollars, then went and got my 06 Ranger and put a topper on it and it works great for me.
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I have seen a cloth(canvas prolly) soft top that would be nice to have. I cant remeber the price but it was more than I will ever spend. it even had clear plastic windows.
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Thats why i have a CANBACK softtopper.....for all thouse reasons...
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I have been looking into a softtopper.com one. I like the idea of having a cap I can have on one minute, and off the next, and that's why I liek th soft tops. I had looked into getting a Can-Back, but some websites say that their now out of bussiness.
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can-back is not out of business they just got sold and they are changing there manufacturing prosess....if you look at there websight the ranger cabs will/should be done shortly(meaning before the end of the year), when that happns i am selling min tonneau and getting on of them
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