<VV> Tonneau Top Information

Bob Saunders upnorth1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 17:02:37 EST 2007


a few months ago I saw an old el Camino with a period tonneau cover.
They used snaps about every foot or so along the siderails.  The seams
were reinforced, can't say the corners were. there were no additional
rails or bows installed. The cover looked very nice. Nice enough to
stand out as being from the period.

I have been wondering what to do also, think i would probably copy the
design on the El Camino. Have to figure out what to do in the front of
the box, perhaps a low flat rail with either snaps or flat metal
screwed down on the vinyl.

The only other option I really like is a pic seen of a rampside which
appears to be a hard cover which opens on the passenger side. This pic
is on one of the Corvair websites showing a selection of the FC's. I
recall the truck was blue with a white cover. Corners looked to be
round molded and added about 2" to the height. My perspective may have
been off. If I can find the pic, I'll post he link here.

Chaplain Bob

Chaplain Bob

On Dec 20, 2007 12:29 AM, woofcorvair <woofcorvair at aol.com> wrote:
> Hello:
>    I am still hoping to receive more information and recommendations from those Rampside and Loadside owners who
> have installed a Tonneau Top on their pickups.  It would appreciated if I could get some feedback on answers to the
> following questions:
> 1.  What type of fabric or material did you use?
> 2.  How were the snaps, if used, installed?
> 3.  Were curved frame rails and tubular cross supports used?
> 4.  Were frame adjusters installed?
> 5.  Did you reinforce the vinyl corners?
> 6.  Did you install a telescoping cargo bar?
> Thanks, Darrell in Missouri


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