making a roll-up tonneau cover

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bheinen74
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making a roll-up tonneau cover

Post by bheinen74 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 pm

Well, tomorrow I am going to make my rollup tonneau cover.
Got the vinyl outdoor material the other day.
Hope it won't take all day to get it done.
I want to get this on before we get snow, I hate having snow in the bed....
going to use velcro on the edges.
Not sure how I will go about for the roll bars part....but will figure that out as a go.
Probably going to use a fabric glue for the velcro, as I am pretty sure hot glue might damage it.
I still have to make a pattern of one side before i start cutting this
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Re: making a roll-up tonneau cover

Post by bheinen74 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:07 am

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been working on it almost 3 hours. made cardboard side template that took some time to get mostly right.

The hot glue is a NO go, it is not going to stick to the cover.
I will have to finish trimming the front and back up, and proabably try to find someone with a sewing machine and have them sew on the velcro, and that is not going to happen today

Also, I am going to probably come up with a cross slat or 2 cross slats to keep the sagging to a minimum. I think some small PVC pipe will work for that.

It is not going to be perfect but hopefully i will have around 40 bucks total when i am all done.

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Re: making a roll-up tonneau cover

Post by bheinen74 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:41 am

So I got about 8 pieces of velcro on this, each about 1inch long.
They hold it just enough to get a sample of what this might look like, but if i mess with it they pull right off.

I looked around and found a scrap metal floor/carpet transtion threshold nail down strip, and cut aobut 2 inches off it for the center propr, i think another one of those just sitting there arched, will be about right.

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I will have the long velcro strips sewed completely around not just inch pieces.
Also, for the front, which i havent really decided, i might cut a board that fits the window profile, and just fasten it completely to the board up front. Just really need to roll it up from the tailgate anyway...

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Re: making a roll-up tonneau cover

Post by bheinen74 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:56 pm

found some leftover E6000 epoxy glue.
Had enough to do 2 long strips on both left and ride edges all along. It is going to set up tonight, I will let you know if it holds or no.

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Re: making a roll-up tonneau cover

Post by bheinen74 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:40 am

checked to see how the E6000 did after setting up through the night.
Golden.
It is STUCK like aint coming off
So, after work I drove to WalMart and bought another tube to finish things off.
I will have pictures Sunday.
This is definitely going to turn out nice enough for me, not perfect, but still does look promising.

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Re: making a roll-up tonneau cover

Post by jcravens » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:02 pm

I'm liking it a lot!

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