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Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390358 Wed Dec 30 2020 01:25 AM
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Shop Shark
So today I tried fitting the frame to the truck. The bows fit the stake pockets but the side rails are about four inches
too long. It wouldn't be very hard to shorten them but I'm a little reluctant to cut them. Would you guys cut them or
should I find someone who has a truck they would fit as original.

Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390389 Wed Dec 30 2020 02:58 AM
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If you really want a camper top for your bed, go for it. You may want to contact a shop that does boat canvas tops and upholstery to get the top made. They are used to working with large canvas/naughahyde sheets and can show you a variety of waterproof/wind resistant materials.

Last edited by Phak1; Wed Dec 30 2020 03:00 AM.

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Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390436 Wed Dec 30 2020 02:07 PM
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Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390447 Wed Dec 30 2020 04:55 PM
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Where I live in Indiana we have lots of boat companies here. People with shore stations have to replace their covers every few years. It's not that expensive to have one made. If you have the old cover for a pattern that might help. Also they change their colors every year. If you can live with a color from a previous year(s) they almost give the material away. I have seen people buy rolls of it just to use for tarps.


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Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390451 Wed Dec 30 2020 05:06 PM
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Shop Shark
I'm not going to cut it. If I do, it won't be original and I'm a big fan of keeping things original.
I'll set it aside until I can find someone who can use it. I think it probably fits the 79"
Studebaker bed. Somebody with that would be really happy to have it.

Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390869 Sat Jan 02 2021 05:16 AM
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Those pickup ponchos are cool ive one on my 50 3100,work great as u can collapse up to cab for big loads& unload easier


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Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390883 Sat Jan 02 2021 12:55 PM
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Karl, do you have a picture or two to show us?

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Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390900 Sat Jan 02 2021 01:51 PM
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Shop Shark
Hi, It's me again.
I have discovered that this topper frame is correct for my truck. Now I have to figure out how it gets mounted on the truck then I'll
have the canvas made for it. The bows do not go into the stake pockets as I originally thought.- it appears there is a piece that goes
between the bows front to rear rand that is attached to the top of the bed sides. It sounds like these things are pretty rare. There is
a guy on the forum for Studebakers who had a shop fabricate one for him. If I can figure out how to post a photo of the frame I will do so.

Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390914 Sat Jan 02 2021 03:28 PM
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Re: canvas bed cover
'37 barn find #1390917 Sat Jan 02 2021 04:21 PM
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A metal adapter wouldn't be the only option available to you. When I fitted a non-standard topper to the bed on my 04 Ram 1500, I used pressure lumber to make a framework that slipped into the stake pockets and attached the topper to the wood. When painted the same color as the black bed liner, the adapter virtually disappeared.
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