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Old 12-17-2010, 06:37 AM
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Default Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

Hi there,

We just bought a red 2008 fx4 4-door extended cab, 4wd ranger... I don't have the money to buy the hard shell cap for the bed that I wanted, but don't know anything about the soft covers... I'm looking to get a good cover for the best price... Any thoughts? Where do I start looking - or what am I looking for? We split our time between Hartford, CT and just outside of Springfield, MA, so it's gotta be good for the cold/snow...

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Old 12-17-2010, 06:49 AM
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Default Re: Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

someone might have one on here.

I know for a fact if its not sold that this guy has a soft tonneau cover. He wrecked his truck and got an F150. He is parting it out. His name is andrew. just message him or text him at 281-507-9290
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:20 AM
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Default Re: Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

a lot of people buy used caps (toppers) for their truck thru craigslist. I've seen some real nice fiberglass caps sell for only $100-$250 which look like new and were originally $1,000.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:29 AM
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Definitely check craigslist. and anything from 93 to present will fit except for the 7 foot models. check for different spellings of tonneau and lid.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:37 AM
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listings in your area:

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/2104656925.html

get the extang one:

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/tls/2073344170.html
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

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Hi there,

We just bought a red 2008 fx4 4-door extended cab, 4wd ranger... I don't have the money to buy the hard shell cap for the bed that I wanted, but don't know anything about the soft covers... I'm looking to get a good cover for the best price... Any thoughts? Where do I start looking - or what am I looking for? We split our time between Hartford, CT and just outside of Springfield, MA, so it's gotta be good for the cold/snow...

Thanks!
if you find one let me know where,i am in vernon ct,i just got my 08 fx4 4dr and looking for a cheap cover
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:16 PM
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Definitely check craigslist. and anything from 93 to present will fit except for the 7 foot models. check for different spellings of tonneau and lid.
Best advice right here! You can find killer deals on that!
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

I would also look up camper shell. Thats what some call them. LOL I agree craigslist is gonna be the best route for a used hardshell.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:21 AM
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Default Re: Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

Thanks, everyone.

I'm working on those two craigslist postings - thanks for the links, and thanks to the person who told me that anything 93+ would fit. I didn't have any idea what would fit - I just know the ymm and the dimensions.

Here's a second question - if I end up getting a soft cover, they snap into place, right? How do the snaps stay on the side rails of the truck?

Thnx every1!

Oh, and I'll let you know if I find one... I haven't called anyone from craigslist, maybe you could use the links that are on here, too? Are those close to you - I don't kno how far away Vernon is.

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How do I message that guy on here directly? The one you left the phon # for?
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:36 AM
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Thanks, everyone.

I'm working on those two craigslist postings - thanks for the links, and thanks to the person who told me that anything 93+ would fit. I didn't have any idea what would fit - I just know the ymm and the dimensions.

Here's a second question - if I end up getting a soft cover, they snap into place, right? How do the snaps stay on the side rails of the truck?

Thnx every1!

Oh, and I'll let you know if I find one... I haven't called anyone from craigslist, maybe you could use the links that are on here, too? Are those close to you - I don't kno how far away Vernon is.

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How do I message that guy on here directly? The one you left the phon # for?
for the soft covers the rails clamp on the the bed rails,then the cover clips to that.

vernon is about 15 mins from hartford
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

Access and Truxedo make really nice tonneau covers in all different styles, just depends on what you're looking for. If you follow the link below and select your bed type, the site will show you a bunch of covers that will fit. You can get an idea of what kind of options and features are available. Some roll, some hinge, some even have cargo organizers and tie down anchors. There are other manufacturers out there, but Truxedo and ACI are a couple of big ones.

http://www.etrailer.com/tonn-2008_Ford_Ranger.htm

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:38 PM
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How do I message that guy on here directly? The one you left the phon # for?
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/priva...=newpm&u=17301

click that link. and then you can send him a Personal message (pm) asking him about the cover.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:32 AM
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Wow, there are a lot of ppl here that are helping!!...
I emailed to both of the craigslist posts, and they both got back to me. 1 seems like a better deal than the other, so I told him I'd go for it. The 1 I did not choose was a soft cover for $175, used. The 1 I did go for is kinda close to me at home, in springfield, and it's a hard cover for $150, in good shape.

If I have paid attention, the hard covers are plexiglass or fiberglass or something, and this one is name brand (Tonneau or something?). Those were all REALLY expensive when I looked online.

He didn't have a picture, but unless he is lying and ripping me off... he said there are no scratches, that he just couldn't use it anymore cause he's got a big truck now over 7'. So I'm gonna look at it tonight, then buy it tomorrow.

Am I being stupid? Or does it sound like I choose the right 1?

Thanks every1 for all of ur help. I kinda think I'm gonna keep checking this site, even tho after Christmas I'm not gonna have a lot of time to work on my truck. This is fun.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:46 AM
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Default Re: Bed Cover - 2008 Fx4 extended cab

The hard single-piece covers are made of fiberglass and they can get quite pricey. Getting them paint matched to your truck can also be expensive depending on how particular you are. That's one of the best things about those hard fiberglass covers, they can look really slick on top of truck with a decent paint job.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:56 AM
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...w-tonneau.html

Click ^^

Here is what mine looks like and this whole thread has price, how my "snaps" work and such, I have had it on about a week and love it so far.
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