Bed Covers

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Re: Bed Covers

Post by oldpro » Fri May 24, 2019 4:00 pm

I made a pattern out of OSB, and it looked and fit so well that I decided to just coat it with a bedliner compound from Harbor Freight and call it good. Looked great for the first year, but in bitter cold weather the first winter the bedliner started flaking off. Little-by-little I kept removing the flakes thinking I'd just repaint it in the Spring. Spring arrived with warm and hot weather, and the bedliner fragments started to re-glue themselves to the OSB. If I can find the time this Spring I'll use a wire brush wheel and remove as much more of the flakes as I can and then just paint it. My measuring and sawing was so good that there was no need to do a foam gasket around the perimeter, as it is pretty much rain-resistant.

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Re: Bed Covers

Post by LoneEagle7 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:04 am

I designed and made a bed cover out of Aluminum. I used a structural material called 80-20. You can find the web site on line. Use the 1 inch sq. for the frame and use the 1/4" thick aluminum sheet for the deck, it comes in colors, then use a 1/4" rubber clip on door seal around the outside as a seal. If you want it to fold in half near the tubes use a long heavy duty piano type hindge like the original hindge with the oem hard top. It is not very hard to design or assemble if you are mechanicaly inclined. Goodluck

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Re: Bed Covers

Post by DavidCarty » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:01 am

anurysms804 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2435 10:22 pm
so now the bed covers are not available any more from the Subaru parts and accessories website..... sorry guys!
which is the only hard folding truck bed cover ?

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Re: Bed Covers

Post by Guacamole » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:49 am

DavidCarty wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:01 am
which is the only hard folding truck bed cover ?
No, there were (to my knowledge) 4 hard bedcovers available during the production run, but only one was made by Subaru:
Subaru Hard Cover, made for the 05+ turbos with the leather package:
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Snuglid SL cover, made from 03-06:
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Ozzbros cover:
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And lastly,
ultra-rare unicorn Penda Bed cover
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Unfortunately, all these (with the exception of the Ozzbros cover) have not been manufactured for over a decade now.
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Re: Bed Covers

Post by Lachlane » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:18 pm

mkc1962 wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:41 am
Ozzbros still out there. $695 for the base model. Have one coming. A fellow once https://www.stlcurioshoppe.com/v-tight-gel-review told me, " You gots to pay for excitement"....excitement sure getting pricey!
That's perfect for me.

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Re: Bed Covers

Post by kingearth » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:52 pm

Bed covers I normally see are soft so until now I still can't replace it. Looking for a hardcover that you can just slide. Too bad there are fewer parts for baja compared to other models :(

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