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Pace Edwards Jackrabbit installation problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MMcfly, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    MMcfly

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    Has anyone installed the Pace Edwards Jackrabbit on a '10 double cab? I just installed it on mine, and have an issue. I can't get it to fit without removing the angle brackets that come installed on the end of the top rails. These brackets are supposed to keep the top from pulling out of the rail channels when you pull it closed. Here's a video that shows my problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAUWhN_wvps

    I'm working with a tech support person at Pace Edwards, but so far he is stumped.
     
  2. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Can you trim the bracket a little bit?
     
  3. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Yes I could. But I'm just trying to find out if others have had the same issue, or if I'm doing something wrong.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    Actually, it would take more than a little trim. I'd have to cut away a big chunk of both pieces.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    From the video, Looks like about 1/2" or so...Shouldnt be too bad. The fit looks good, 'cept for that one peice. I would give it a shot.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Yeah, I'm going to try that. Still curious as to why this is necessary. I wonder if the plastic covers that cover the top of the bed walls has changed for '10?
     
  7. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    It doesnt look like it. Let us know how it comes out, and Welcome to TW! :)
     
  8. Jul 9, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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  9. Jul 9, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Looks like you have no choice...gonna have to trim a little

    I swear it seems like everything I buy has to be modified in one way or another

    I would late Pace Edwards know about it for sure...

    Goodluck
     
  10. Jul 9, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Nice cover, that was one of my choices for a rolling hard cover. I went with the TruckCovers brand instead.

    We installed mine to the bed rails. It looks like yours bows out from the front to the back. It looks like its centered but it doesn't look that parallel with the bed rail sides. My TruckCover came with spacers that I used when I bolted them onto the bed rails to make them sit more parallel with the bed sides, maybe yours might need some spacers too.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2010 at 5:04 AM
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    Thanks for the replies. As I said in my original post, I am in contact with Pace Edwards. They've promised to make it right, but they can't explain why those pieces don't fit.

    The reason it doesn't look parallel to the bed sides is that the tops of the sides of the truck bed are tapered in from front to back. If you measure the outside dimension of your bed, you'll see that the outside measurement of the bed is over an inch wider at the cab than at the rear of the bed. (At least on my '10 it is.) The guy at Pace Edwards knew about this, and said that the top is designed for it.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    In case anyone else runs into this, Pace Edwards determined that the wrong end brackets were installed on the top rails that they had sent. They sent me replacment pieces that fit.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    did you need to remove the rail closet to the cab?
     
  14. Jul 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    I'm not exactly sure which rail you're talking about, but the only thing I had to remove before installing were the stock adjustable hooks that slide on the bed channels.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Glad it worked out 4 U. I've had mine for 2 yrs now and love it. Get the 303, it will keep it looking beautiful and keep it lubed. I bought mine direct from Pace Edwards. Good experience good people.
     
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