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Old 05-06-2009, 01:40 PM
B-Ranger92 B-Ranger92 is offline
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I am looking for a HARD Tonneau cover for my 2004 Ranger edge standard cab 6' bed. Wondering if anyone has ang suggestions or models they have that work good. Trying to keep budget under $800. Thanks
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:28 PM
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This is the one I have
Garage Pro fiberglass cover

I paid about the same price I had a discount code for 50 dollars off.

Paint shop will want at least 250-400 to paint. I had a friend do it for price of paint

it has to locks on the corners that are nice and if you also buy a tailgate lock make it super secure

Here is what it looks like underneath

here it is on the truck not painted

Here it is painted
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:52 PM
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Thanks that looks good. Does it keep water out and are the locks easy to use and how hard was it to install?
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:01 PM
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Locks are easy to use. I was unable for some reasson to use the strike plates they provided SO I made my own longer ones.

Keeps water out very well. You can see in the picture of it standing up the rubber seal around it.

Install took about 1 hour by my self you have to drill into the bed but to me it was worth it
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:22 PM
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what did you use to make the strike plates incase I need to do the same and where all do you have to drill?
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:27 PM
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A.R.E has a hard tonneu that VERY well suits the Edge. I have one. Been thinking about selling it. Have pics....it doesn't sit right on the truck which is a very common problem amongst hard covers as it rubs the paint off. When I first installed it, I didn't have the rails right, so my bed got a little messed up. But it's all fiberglass and very sturdy. It keeps out rain, has a lock, and above all it improves gas mileage. I keep thinking about getting rid of it just because I miss having a functional truck bed. I did have to drill into the side rails, but NOT in the truck bed itself. It's a pretty heavy lid, but has awesome shocks.

Just my input. I'll post a few pics so you can see what I've got.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:29 AM
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what did you use to make the strike plates incase I need to do the same and where all do you have to drill?
Have to drill up by the front of the bed for the front bracket, and also where the lift shocks go

I just used some 2" angle iron
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:42 AM
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I had a snuglid, no drill, worked great most of the time. Check craigslist.org in your area too. Can usually find some real cheap on there.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:57 AM
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I had a snuglid, no drill, worked great most of the time. Check craigslist.org in your area too. Can usually find some real cheap on there.
most of the time? ...What problems did you run into?
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:32 AM
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They tried to make it easier to use by using one locking mechanism in the middle instead of 1 at each corner, so when I slammed it to lock it, sometimes only one side would latch. I would have to unlock it and try again, towards the end of my time with it got better though, or maybe I just figured out the way to close it...
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:59 PM
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I bought my truck used and it came with an Undercover. I love it except that the fiinish is peeling up. I plan on painting it. If it weren't for that, it would be perfect. It's super lightweight and made of a super strong polymer. On their website they show a pic of like 5 guys standing on it.
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