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Old 10-20-2008, 02:36 PM
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SnugTop Truck Cap and Bedliner Finally Done

Finally got the bedliner and SnugTop shell/Truck Cap installed
this Sat. Haven't taken any real good pictures, yet ... but here
are some from a camera phone that can give an idea of how it
looks. I've also included a few of the truck before making any
changes to it, and then changing the grille and adding the shell.
To come will be a 6" lift and new wheels and tires.





It's an XL, so no carpet But, I do have carpet mats in the
truck now that match the camel color of the seats. No mats
in this picture though ...







New Grille:





The SnugTop and Bedliner shots:









Bedliner is already dirty



Had them spray the exposed part of the tailgate:










I got the shell for about 2500 bucks. It's got the sliding windows and
sliding screens. It also has the flip down slider window up by the cab.
The shell seems to be of good to high quality. The paint matches perfect
with the Ford black. And, they even "orange peeled" the paint to match
perfect with the Ford paint . Not a big deal for me. The flip down
window up by the cab is cool, I guess. I won't really use it much, but
I ordered it just so it's there if I need it. But, the right side latch is
"popping loose" while I drive down the freeway which is resulting in the
right side of the window vibrating around. I'll get that fixed as soon
as possible. Otherwise, I'm real happy with the shell. I think my truck
looks as long as a bus now, though. I need to get it lifted!
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I cant get the pics to show up on my comp. I guess I will have to check it out later.
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Nice! Same shell I have. Did you get the power latch option? I have mine wired so my alarm remote can open it.

The flip down front window is so we can clean the rear window of the track and the front side of the shell window. Makes a big difference when you get a lot of water spots in there to be able to just wipe it all off.

I ended up pulling out some of the headliner and rewiring the dome lights in the shell so they can be turned on with a single switch you can reach without climbing up.
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I didn't get the electronic lock ... cool feature for sure ...
but, wanted to have the new handle SnugTop has just come out
with ... it has a key and twist handle all tucked up tight on the glass
and a protective cover that folds over it. I'll take a close up picture
of it when I get a chance.

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I can finally see the pics. Looks good. I may have to get one of those.
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I have the same child seat and baby toy mods too
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I can finally see the pics. Looks good. I may have to get one of those.
I looked at a lot of shells ... SnugTop, ARE, Lear, and a few others
I can't remember right now ... over all I think the SnugTop has
the better selection of options and I like their rear hatch quality
better than the others. You should get one ... the short beds always
look great with a shell on 'em ...
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The snugtop definitely has a nicer door. Also, if you have a bumper step, the snugtop seemed to fit the best when I look at all of them.

The other thing was the snugtop is set up so run-off from the window when you open it in the rain will run down some channels rather then dump into the bed which is a nice touch.
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I have the same child seat and baby toy mods too
LOL ... my little 2 year old likes the truck as much as I do for
sure ... with the movies and snacks back there the little one is
definitely traveling 1st class. The SnugTop is really to just
move all the road trip baby supplies out from the cab and into the
back. I think my wife has already allocated all the space back there
now, too
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The snugtop definitely has a nicer door. Also, if you have a bumper step, the snugtop seemed to fit the best when I look at all of them.

Very true. The lower lip part that goes over the tailgate and tailgate
step was a major reason I didn't go with a few other brands. The SnugTop's
is definitely more durable material and looks much better. It's rough
like sand paper on the inside of mine, though, ( rough fiberglass? ), and
is scratching a small portion of my plastic on the top of the tailgate. It's
because of the dealer mounting the SnugTop a little to tight up against
the tailgate. I plan to move the shell back about an 1/8" to correct that.

Is there a specific torque for these new fangled clamps when I
go to clamp the shell back down? How will I know when I have it tight
enough? ( Last time I removed a shell I was helping my dad pull one off back
in the 1970's ... it was sticky taped/weather stripped/and bolted
down .... and it had the old bubbled out smoked heart shaped windows
on the sides ... )
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