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Tonneau Covers
#1415278 Tue Jun 29 2021 12:42 PM
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Looking for recommendations for a Tonneau cover for my 49 GMC FC100. What have you used and how did it work out? I don't mind driving my truck in the rain but would like to protect the wood bed.

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tswillow #1415291 Tue Jun 29 2021 01:49 PM
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Cool GMC!

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tswillow #1415399 Wed Jun 30 2021 06:14 AM
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Hand made from another truck (cut down to fit) , fairly agricultural , but it works smile

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tswillow #1415415 Wed Jun 30 2021 12:49 PM
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I love the homemade box on your truck, Dusty! Well done!


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Re: Tonneau Covers
tswillow #1415448 Wed Jun 30 2021 07:15 PM
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Thanks Phak1 , wood work is not my normal skill set , so I was very happy with the final finish . I made it over 20 yrs ago .
Usual cover for the deck is the canvas canopy . It is more user friendly than the tonneau cover . Tho it certainly has more wind resistance smile

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tswillow #1415456 Wed Jun 30 2021 09:15 PM
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Looks good with both tops. I have to know what the upside down hooks are for.


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DES57 #1415470 Thu Jul 01 2021 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DES57
Looks good with both tops. I have to know what the upside down hooks are for.

Lashing the load down .

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Dusty #1415491 Thu Jul 01 2021 03:27 AM
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Dah, I shoulda known that! Thanks Dusty!
I use these in my 57 3200’s metal bed.

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Re: Tonneau Covers
tswillow #1419428 Wed Aug 04 2021 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tswillow
Looking for recommendations for a Tonneau cover for my 49 GMC FC100. What have you used and how did it work out? I don't mind driving my truck in the rain but would like to protect the wood bed.
Hello, Here's a couple pics of the tonneau cover I had made for my '49. The tonneau cover was about 18 years old in these pictures! The only repair were new pieces sewn over the rear corners and several snap replacements, it got lots of use.I don't remember the exact material, but it was very water repellent, I think a marine material, and it had a light canvas like backing. We pulled a vintage camp trailer, and the weather-gods don't always smile when you camp, so it saw plenty of rain and even some snow, no leaks. A couple of tips; #1 is from my upholsterer, no seams except at the edges, water will seep through seams- if you want it water-tight don't have designs etc sewn in.
The cover lets you hide the items carried in the bed, a tonneau is not thief proof of course, but I never had anyone bother mine- use caution
regarding what you leave under there and where you leave the truck.
I trimmed card board boxes of various sizes to fit under the tarp, keeps things from sliding around etc. (also keeps the tonneau from turning into a
pond in a heavy rain!)
I hope this info is of some use. Doug.

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