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Old 11-15-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
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HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

Got an audio/video system in the back of your pickup truck? Or anything else that you want protected for that matter? Or maybe you got a drag racing pickup, and have one for aerodynamics, or just put on on there for the sake of having one. Well, you might want to pay attention

Firstly: Tools; Wire cutters, industrial scissors, automotive primer filler (Dupli Color is my reccomandation), perminant marker, and an old jewel case/c/d case.



Secondly: Everything has to be below or right at the bedline if you want this to work (DUH!). Tre truck im using is my AMT 1993 Ford F-150 First lay the top of the jewel case on top of the bed. Out line the bed with a perminant marker



Thirdly: Use the scissors to cut off the rim, and cut untill your about an inch away from the marker line. The reson for this is while your cutting the plastic it will crack. Next take your wire cutter and cut a milimeter away from the marker line, then half a meter, then so on untill your 3 mm away for the line. Once your at this point, sand it. You'll need a rough enough grit to be able to sand this. Im not sure what grid i used, so you'll have to decide.

Fourthly: This is why i use filler primer. Just incase you do actually scratch or crack it the filler primer fills in the crack's easily. This is also a really great place to do some work with an air brush; do murals etc. I got a couple ideas of my own; stay tuned.

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Old 11-15-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

this helps me alot i was thinking of ways to do this.
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:32 PM   #3
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kool i gotta try this i could us ethe water slides from my 64 impala lowrider kit
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Great Idea , but can I make one suggestion, instead of gowing through all the hassle of cutting with this and cutting with that, if you heat up a knife blade you can get the job done alot quicker, you'll still have to sand the edges but it might be a bit quicker than using all the different cutters n stuff, just my thoughts.
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Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

Great idea dude. I might have to use this on a few models.
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:28 PM   #6
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Re: Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

Mike, I was simply going to use some .030 styrene card, but I like that clear idea. Looks real nice, since I'll be putting some bump, bump in the SS real soon.
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Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

Heres some results; my cool (imo) flame job. A mix of yellow, silver, red, dark red, red mixed with clear orange... still need to clear coat it etc.
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Shoulda done a big FORD emblem or something like that, but hey, that's pretty cool.
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Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

What did you use to do the flame? A brush, or somthing else?
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Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

no, its all hand painted with a standard testors paint brush
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no, its all hand painted with a standard testors paint brush
Usefull/less Information: testors paint brush assortment of 3 at wal-mart along with their xacto knives and bottles of paint are all 97 cents each.
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Yeah, I use the Testors paints a lot. They're so cheap, and when I use them through an airbrush, I get such good results.
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Re: Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

My favorite testors paints so far have been flat red, and regular green for tein suspensions on my latest project.
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Re: HOW TO: Make Covers for your truck beds

i use the paint brush that comes in their value pack; the smallest one.
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