Thread: Project Karma
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:23 PM   #184
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Default Re: Project Karma

Been working on a custom tonneau to cover the area from the backseat to the tailgate. I decided to make a frame out of square aluminum tubing. Will cover that in hardboard on both sides. All of that will be covered in marine vinyl. I'm using c channel aluminum as the rail covers as well. Turns out it's also a perfect fit to latch over the back or the tailgate. Gas struts to open and will also keep it from rattling around when down. I will use locking hood pins to secure it shut. It's not theft proof by any means but should help protect the rear carpeting and stereo components from weather and those looking to quickly snatch something out of the back.

Aluminum frame


Decided to round the corners to flow better.

The rear channel piece fits perfectly over the tailgate and the weather strip. Still waiting for full length piece to show up.

Vinyl and hood pins

Rough mock up

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