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Old 11-19-2010, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: Custom diamond plate tono cover!

looks good, here's an idea strickly cosmetic... if you have more of the diamond plate attach it to your hinge as a "dress up" piece just over the top of it.
but still pretty slick nice job man
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:04 PM
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looks good, here's an idea strickly cosmetic... if you have more of the diamond plate attach it to your hinge as a "dress up" piece just over the top of it.
but still pretty slick nice job man
Yeah thats not a bad idea, I had thought about putting the hinge underneath but then it would have made a gap.

I guess its more about function than style. lol

I have more. I started with a 4x8 so I'll take some of my cut off and see how it will look.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:30 PM
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So, BIG progress today. I got my latches mounted, all the strut mounts mounted. And am 99% done. I just have to get some of that foam tape and line the bottom of the tono rails to make a nice tight seal.

I have two latches, one on each side. They turn into the box. I cut slots right into the side of the bed rail. I think that I will weld in some metal to strengthen it up a bit.

Overall I am very pleased with my effort on making this work.

I honestly did not think it would turn out this good.

Total cost is as follows.

Diamond Plate - $87.50. My dad bought the other sheet of me.

Tono frame - $FREE, already had it.

Struts - $22

2 T-handle Latches - $25

100 riviets - $10

Strut mounts - $8

Tube of Silicone - $3

Drill Bit - $2

Total cost for this build - About $160. Not to shabby for a custom cover!
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Custom diamond plate tono cover!

Wow, there's a lot of rivets in that thing.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: Custom diamond plate tono cover!

Here are a couple final pics.

I only used about 80 rivits. But thats all 4 sides, the hinge, the diamond plate on the fixed peice, rivits in the cross supports and in the strut mount.

I can tell you this, my hand hurts!

Next time I'll have an air riviter!
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Custom diamond plate tono cover!

looks good bro oh and i want ur rims lol
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:33 PM
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looks good bro oh and i want ur rims lol
Ha!, thanks.

P.S. you can't have them! lol
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Custom diamond plate tono cover!

pretty sweet , nice idea you came up with
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:01 PM
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Ha!, thanks.

P.S. you can't have them! lol
ur so mean bro
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