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Show me your shell!

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Oscar 319, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    anthony250f

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    Yeah I’m not too sure. Might call the manufacturer. Most people I have talked to have said NOT to go through it. Most pictures I see here the tracks are not through the reinforced section. To me I would think they should go through the section. My reinforced section is pretty wide so I think I have to go through it anyways.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    bagleboy

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    Used truck so not sure whether Campways or owner installed but mine are ~3" in from the edge of the honeycomb. Avoiding that would put them right at the curve of the roof or edge of honeycomb either of which seems iffy. When I add the O-track I'll inspect and reseal but It should add sufficient load spreading.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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    outxider

    outxider Never stop exploring.

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    My tracks are bolted through the reinforced section of the Snugtop. The original owner made sure of it when he bought it new because he hauled kayaks on top of it for years.

     
  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:28 PM
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    anthony250f

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    I have heard it is not a good idea to bolt through the honeycomb because it can flex and cause cracks. apparently there’s foam in there as well
     
  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:40 PM
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    outxider

    outxider Never stop exploring.

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    A few mods here and there and counting....
    Probably be best to contact Leer, ARE, Snugtop, ect and ask them directly on the matter. I've always wondered about it too but my Snugtop, aside from a few scratches is mint.

     
  6. Feb 12, 2019 at 3:01 AM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker Prisoner of the little people circus

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    You have done this to yours, I assume.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    My tracks appear to be a factory install from CTC, and placement seems pretty consistent with what I've seen on their site/elsewhere. I'll keep an eye out for any indication of stress/cracks/failure, but I trust it as is.
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    rogue.tacoma

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    You are literally going through the same issue as me, want to install tracks and don't whether to drill through the Honeycomb or outside. I know people say there might be issues when tightening the bolts as it could cause the honeycomb structure to crunch and damn dealers charge and arm and a leg. I feel stupid not ordering with tracks from the get go.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I installed a set of tracks on my shell. Instructions say to mount as far outwards while still staying in the flat part of the shell.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    anthony250f

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    Don’t think that would be possible on mine

    Honeycomb part takes up almost entire roof
     
  11. Feb 13, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    s.e.charles

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    don't all honeycomb shells have backing put in at the factory? if not, then almost every shell is (in addition to body color finish) truly a "custom" order?

    from a manufacturer's standpoint, that seems like it would be a flippin' nightmare.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    Do not install tracks through the thick honey comb part of your roof! There should be enough room outside of it in the flat portion of the roof. I have installed tracks and bought shells with them installed, they are always installed outside of the honeycomb. You will crush the shell upon installation or upon load. I have had several shells over the years and never had a problem. The strength of the roof comes from the thickness of the fiberglass at that point and is distributed down and over. Consult the manufacturer or dealership for location.
     
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  13. Feb 13, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    Wish we could get snug top in ga
     
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  14. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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    Here’s the rig. Top was red, painted it myself.

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  15. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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  16. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Newly installed ARE CX with Windoors on both sides and folding/sliding front glass. Dont know why I didnt order one sooner.

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  17. Feb 14, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    Pimp!
     
  18. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Somewhere in time.....
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    Did you order it where you could open the windows?

    Never I did I see it’s option now....
     
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  19. Feb 14, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    Dude... what material did you use for those extended fender liner/flare extension/Frankenstein’s?
     
  20. Feb 14, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    I've seen lots of photos of truck shells with great looking sleeping platforms which also house equipment racks that slide/store under the platforms; that folks have made. Are there any commercially manufactured units available ?
     

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