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1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? #767994 Tue Aug 02 2011 11:03 PM
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dtwbcs Offline OP
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Where can I find a cover for my 58 GMC stepside model 100 with side mirrors attatched?


Danny
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Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: dtwbcs] #768005 Tue Aug 02 2011 11:37 PM
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I would take it to someone that makes boat covers. They can make it fit like a glove even with the mirrors.


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Modern ‘science’: the wonder of a
pre-determined mind…

The ‘baseline belief’ of astronomy:
“Any day now, we’ll pick up a tiny,
coded signal from outer space. Then
we’ll know for certain that there is
intelligence out there, because coded
information does not arise by chance”

The ‘baseline belief’ of biology:
The precisely coded genetic information in
every cell would fill many books…
but we know for certain that no intelligence
could have created life.”


Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600] #768017 Wed Aug 03 2011 12:04 AM
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Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: tclederman] #769098 Sat Aug 06 2011 07:31 PM
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Thanks 4 site


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Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600] #769153 Sat Aug 06 2011 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BIG CHEVY 3600
I would take it to someone that makes boat covers. They can make it fit like a glove even with the mirrors.


That is a very good idea. thumbs_up

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Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: Woogeroo] #769211 Sun Aug 07 2011 03:09 AM
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I took a look at your truck and you should be able to get a cover at your FLAPS.


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Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: WE b OLD] #769241 Sun Aug 07 2011 04:25 AM
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If you park the truck where the wind blows a majority of the time, the loose fitting covers will not last very long (several months). I speak from experience, there are not enough bungee cords to keep the wind from working the material to death. While the cost of the custom built cover is considerably more than the generic cover, in the long run it is really cheaper and better on the truck's finish. Custom covers keep the dust and dirt out from under and against the truck finish.


Jim
Big Chevy's Photobucket pix

Modern ‘science’: the wonder of a
pre-determined mind…

The ‘baseline belief’ of astronomy:
“Any day now, we’ll pick up a tiny,
coded signal from outer space. Then
we’ll know for certain that there is
intelligence out there, because coded
information does not arise by chance”

The ‘baseline belief’ of biology:
The precisely coded genetic information in
every cell would fill many books…
but we know for certain that no intelligence
could have created life.”


Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600] #769335 Sun Aug 07 2011 04:16 PM
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I think the boat cover maker is a good idea. A few years back I was researching a cover for my truck, and I remember finding one that was specifically made to fit trucks with side mounted spare. I looked again recently and have had no luck finding one to fit, just generic fits-all types. I should have written down the website the first time.


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Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: jmoore] #769370 Sun Aug 07 2011 06:25 PM
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I purchased a fitted cover from Classic Industries in Huntington Beach, CA. I then took it to an uphostery shop and had them make the mirror pockets out of the car cover bag which was the same material. It's also a good idea to reinforce the bed corners.
You may have additional issues with the visor and the bed mounted spare. Anything can be worked out with the right amount of cash.
Fred

Re: 1958 GMC stepside 100, truck cover? [Re: rfs56trk] #769415 Sun Aug 07 2011 09:02 PM
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My father in law was in the boat upholstery business for years. that's where I get my knowledge on this stuff. Check with your local boat dealers, they will know where to send you for covers.


Jim
Big Chevy's Photobucket pix

Modern ‘science’: the wonder of a
pre-determined mind…

The ‘baseline belief’ of astronomy:
“Any day now, we’ll pick up a tiny,
coded signal from outer space. Then
we’ll know for certain that there is
intelligence out there, because coded
information does not arise by chance”

The ‘baseline belief’ of biology:
The precisely coded genetic information in
every cell would fill many books…
but we know for certain that no intelligence
could have created life.”


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