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Toneau cover quick release project

Thread in 'Exterior & Lighting' started by Jason Ratzburg, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Jason Ratzburg

    Jason Ratzburg Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Does anyone have a copy of the toneau cover quick release project. None of the pictures are working on the link. Thanks.
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Pics gone?
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Bob McDonald Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I just looked myself and the pics don't display for me either. Including with the links that Steve put in this thread.

     
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    Yardsale Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Link to library with pics below.



    I did a similar setup, but with 3mm climbing accessory cord and no hardware (and no metal cable slapping on the underside). Basically I connected the two sides with the cord and ran it from one side to the other. I reach in and pull the cord anywhere. I can take some pics if you want.
     
  6. Gavin Allan

    Gavin Allan Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Don't you still have to unlock the tailgate?
     
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    Richard L Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Yep, Pics are not showing.



    Gavin,

    Yes, you have to open the tailgate, but you don't need to use a key to open the tonneau cover when the tailgate is open.



    ...Rich
     
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    Gavin Allan Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I can do that already without the mod. I just reach in and grab the safety release and can open my cover that way.
     
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    Richard L Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Gavin,

    Gen-1 Tonneau covers do not have a safety release on the rear cover half, only on the front cover. (don't ask me why....Ford's better idea, I guess?)



    ...Rich
     
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    Gavin Allan Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Oh... Thanks. Thought I was missing something.



    Lesson learned: When hauling bodies or kidnap victims in the Sport Trac, always use a Gen I Trac.

    :banana:
     
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    Richard L Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Gavin,

    Assuming the bodies you are hauling would be dead, I don't think a safety release would matter much....:grin: However, since the Gen-1 Sport Trac does have a safety release on the front half of the tonneau cover, kidnap victims could still get out....the safety release handle is even made of a "Glow-in-the-dark" plastic...so be sure to blindfold and tie them up first...:bwahaha:



    ...Rich
     
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    Gavin Allan Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Oh yeah, I always do. Duct tape works well...:grin:
     
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    Richard L Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Gavin,

    Wow, did this thread jump the track..:bwahaha:



    ...Rich
     
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    Phill R Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I did a project for an inerior release. It is a fairly simple project. Look for it by my name under cargo bed.
     
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