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    Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 1:31am
Okay you 620 owners, I have been mobbed about my Tonneau cover, I will share because I love to give knowledgeable information. The closest match for the 620 is around 1989 to around 1995 Toyota pickup. The bed cover is just a little to wide, so there is two ways to go about this. First thing you need to do is to properly mount the bed cover if you want to do it the way I did it. So I properly mounted it and then I took a jigsaw and just slowly followed the bed rail. Note the slower you go with the jigsaw the nicer cut you get. When you finish with the jigsaw you will take a air file and run it along the edge of the cover, file the fiberglass done to where it is half as thick as what it was. Then take a fiberglass kit and fiberglass the rolled lip over your bed rail, I recommend putting a sheet of plastic over the bed rail so you don't get the resin all over the side of your truck.<<<<<<<<<<< That is the easy way, now for the hard way. The only reason I can see to do it the hard way is to preserve the factory lip on the cover. To do it this way you cut the bed cover completely in half, longways. Then you take out as much of the center as needed, NOTE: When doing it this way you have to place plywood on the bottom side of the bed cover and counter sink screws for bracing and stability. Then you get to use a lot of fiberglass and muscle to perfect you cover. My advice is to do it the easy way Thumbs Up Good luck with your project.
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good write up but you double posted lol.........post whore...lol
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hey slam, this is 1 of the obvious custom tricks u missed. i'm surprised sanitys didn't chime in on this one. this is an Extang rail system tonneau cover off a hardbody. dimensions are perfect on the rails and the cover for a datsun bed. the only mod i did was to bend the clamps slightly to clamp on the inside of the datsun bed. u also have the option to add hinges and a couple strongarms so that the cover can lift open from the rear.

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Yeah I noticed it, it looks good, but I was naming the major custom stuff done. You have a killer truck
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Originally posted by smooth620 smooth620 wrote:

hey slam, this is 1 of the obvious custom tricks u missed. i'm surprised sanitys didn't chime in on this one. this is an Extang rail system tonneau cover off a hardbody. dimensions are perfect on the rails and the cover for a datsun bed. the only mod i did was to bend the clamps slightly to clamp on the inside of the datsun bed. u also have the option to add hinges and a couple strongarms so that the cover can lift open from the rear.



I didnt want to give away all your secrets :P
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sanitys Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2010 at 1:24am
so the extang rail system is like 250ish new from online retailers. I love the look, but there are too many things I want to do engine wise that I dont think Ill pic one up for awhile. Maybe when i get back on the mainland I can find one used for cheap :D
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did i mention that my 620 was built on a budget? i got this cheap off ebay. in fact, the shipping cost more than the item itself. i gotta start a build thread of this truck, i know.
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Hell aren't we all on a budget build with our Datsuns Wink
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yeah my budget for the datsun has about run out for awhile. I did however consider getting rods and pistons and redoing the block as well, but that would probably be another grand. Not something I want to spend right now.
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i bought one today that is made of metal i think it is aluminum but it is a flush fit and fits well. the corners or ends and the bed side match up to the bed perfectly but it is about an inch to two inches to short but will be very easily modified to make up the small gap i was told that it came off a ford ranger but unsure of what model but hey for $20 and it was already sitting on my truck bed to see if it fit i couldnt pass it up. i will post pics later
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