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Does this look retarded?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bearskill, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    Bearskill

    Bearskill [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My Dad has some super heavy duty black canvas. I was thinking about making a cheap tonneau cover, then I had an idea, if I had some metal bars, I could put the cover at a slant, have lights on the top like a old school roll bar. I could plat the front of it so it wouldn't catch the air. Does it look retarded or should I try it out?

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  2. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    #Reistlehr-

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    i like it. its very different.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    nytmarecoma88

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    i agree, definitly do it, kinda like the old broncos were
     
  4. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    It's definitely original. I kinda like it
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    I'll be the first... it looks retarded.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    socal16

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    i think thats awesome! remember its your truck and your ideas only you can decide if its retarded or not
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:01 PM
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    krimson

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    that looks like a old ford light bar.. but its your truck man
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:10 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Yeah I'll agree with humanoid on this one, that it looks retarded. But I think that if you made it look real professional and not cheap looking, you may be able to pull it off and make it look real cool.

    It's hard to tell from the photo shop image if it looks cool or not, I think you may have to make it first before you can tell. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    bryan83taco

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    In my experience if you have to ask it probably is.
     
  10. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    militaco

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    whatever floats your boat.......but to me, i would have to vote ugly....sorry.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    Hoyal

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    I think if you can get a good frame under it then it will look good pulled tight.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    u cant stare at the cover itself in that picture cause its paint. if u look into the trees and look through your peripherals it looks pretty sick.

    do it
     
  13. Oct 2, 2009 at 12:10 AM
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    screw that dude, make like a soft top shell with your canvas.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2009 at 1:04 AM
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    frankrizzo1

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    Yea bro, slant tonneau looks retarded......, but the truck looks tight! :)
     
  15. Oct 2, 2009 at 2:04 AM
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    traded it in
    make it, and i might even buy one!
     
  16. Oct 2, 2009 at 2:30 AM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    Try it, but do it right. I like the idea, very original. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Oct 2, 2009 at 2:43 AM
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    rendog

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    dont like it
     
  18. Oct 2, 2009 at 3:11 AM
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    At first glance (before reading it was canvas) I thought it might be for Tony Hawk. I don't know, I'm not a fan of the sloped shape. It might be more appealing if it was squared off to look like a regular truck cap (and still canvas) but it's your truck and you have to be happy with it. Maybe we just need more convincing.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2009 at 3:16 AM
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    Looks like an aero truck tent or a soft top camper that the back support fell off of but retarded? Nah. If it's of use to you somehow then WTF, do it. My question & concern would be no view out the back window. Rendering the rear view mirror useless wouldn't be worth it long term IMO. But to get somewhere with somethin back there without gettin it wet would be useful. I 2nd the above comment to use it to make a full soft top camper.
     
  20. Oct 2, 2009 at 3:41 AM
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    do what you want it is your truck ........ personally i would not do it .
     
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