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Tonneau hinge seal/protection

Thread in 'Help Forum' started by Zee, May 20, 2019.

  1. Zee

    Zee Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Thank you to all members that have offered me advice on my new ST. Much appreciated!
    I do have one more ask: does anyone know what I could use as a seal for the hinge on my 2010 tonneau cover (see attached). I thinking this rubber seal might be available non-OEM somewhere?

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  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    NOPE, no where and the OEM is discontinued, you get lucky on ebay or amazon maybe 1 time a year.... The issue is the sun. You need a poly rubber and you can make your own.... If I had time I would make them...
     
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  3. Phill R

    Phill R Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    The leaking is due to the rivets getting loose. I drilled mine out and replaced with short 1/4 20 bolts and never had another drop
     
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    Phill R Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I'm assuming that it's much the same as the 2001cover
    If the rubber is cracked, maybe locate some 1/8 rubber gasket
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  5. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Im trying to get some one to produce them in a UV blocking material....
     
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    TERRANCE R DEBORD Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I used a bike tire innertube and it worked perfect to use as a seal. Cheap $5.00
     
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    RMYLY Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Did you separate the 2 tonneau sections completely ? Any tips ? Mine has got about a 4 inch slice in it...looks shitty
     
  8. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    you have to completely unbolt it apart and repair... the Gen 1 is riveted I believe, gen two is screws. The sun is the bad thing here. You need to protect it from that. I was going to make aftermarket ones out of poly or some other material but lost interest.
     
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    RMYLY Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Todd...do you think a bike inner tube would work...what would you try?
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Bicycle tube is a very excellent idea. I just don’t know how long it will last in the sun. You could protect with a uv blocker.
     

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