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Offline rpar86

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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #250 on: May 02, 2016, 07:29:18 PM »
Not quite -- they're still around, albeit a lot fewer stores -- I'm lucky to still have one right up the street.  They're mostly cell phone storefronts for Sprint now.
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #251 on: May 02, 2016, 10:22:57 PM »
Glad it worked out for ya! I use mine quite a bit. Easy mod, and sounds good too


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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #252 on: May 02, 2016, 11:40:46 PM »
Not quite -- they're still around, albeit a lot fewer stores -- I'm lucky to still have one right up the street.  They're mostly cell phone storefronts for Sprint now.


Yep, I did hear a few would stay around to sell phones. I found RS had so little and were so $$$ I ordered on line for most things anyway.
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #253 on: May 09, 2016, 10:51:30 AM »
They are stupid $$$ for most stuff, but for small electrical hardware they are pretty cheap.
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #254 on: January 30, 2017, 10:56:52 PM »
Dave, found it. Post 128 here.
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #255 on: January 31, 2017, 09:40:53 AM »
Is this kyles build thread lol  found the clamp picture


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« Reply #256 on: February 01, 2017, 02:43:23 PM »
Has anyone tried the exhaust clamp instead of a regulate pipe clamp?
I bought a exhaust clamp last night and installed it, going to order a new green plastic thing today


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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #257 on: October 20, 2017, 04:05:03 PM »
Not much changed on the truck in forever, but with the baby now and a very large puppy... we decided to get a canopy on the truck. I ordered an A.R.E., and it should be here in a couple weeks. And because I had to ditch the tool box, i went ahead and ordered a DECKED storage system. Really excited for that, it's a really cool design. Was thinking of making something out of plywood and skateboard wheels, but wanted to keep weight down so just went ahead and bought the DECKED system. Will be a few weeks before it's all installed, but i'll post pics

Here's a photo of what the DECKED looks like
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #258 on: October 20, 2017, 05:31:27 PM »
Very cool. I?d love an color matched ARE on the dually now that I don?t have the 5th wheel


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« Reply #259 on: October 20, 2017, 08:41:45 PM »
 I really like mine, it fits well. Keeps stuff safe


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« Reply #260 on: October 21, 2017, 12:34:18 AM »
Sweet drawers. Would do the same but I carry to much and use the bedslide.
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #261 on: October 21, 2017, 08:48:29 AM »
Only addition I made to my current truck was a diamondback truck cover.

https://diamondbackcovers.com/?campaignid=31921&mbsy_inactive=3

I love this topper, was extremely easy to install & even with the light duty model I regularly haul lumber & other items on top of it.
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #262 on: October 21, 2017, 10:13:48 AM »
How many buddies does it take to lift it off the bed ?


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« Reply #263 on: October 21, 2017, 11:10:00 AM »
I'm curious if the weight of the drawer units and taking them in or out as well.

Dave, if you're asking me mine is essentially 3 sections all aluminum. I have the 5.5' bed so the middle section on mine is very narrow & is what gets clamped in place. Front & back lids both flip up & have easily detached gas shocks. So if I need the front or rear open it takes me less than a minute to unlock, detach shocks & flip lid over onto other sections. A simple long bungee holds it in place I have found.

Normally I flip back section forward to take our two Golden retrievers on hikes etc. So far flipping that rear section forward has given me no issues when running down highway 60+.

Being its the light duty version the cover will support 400# & does so easily. I also upgraded to the black protective coating & it seems to be very durable.

The freight guy who delivered my cover on a skid said he personally delivers 5-6 of these per week in the Denver area. I was shocked because I never see another truck with it.

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« Reply #264 on: October 21, 2017, 05:03:38 PM »
The DECKED system itself weighs about 200 lbs. Its heavy duty plastic with steel structure. Each drawer can hold 200 lbs. the deck can support 1 ton.

And once assembled, one guy can probably remove and reinstall. It comes out in 2 halves after the drawers are removed. It?s designed to anchor to the factory tie downs in each corner with turnbuckles

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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #265 on: December 30, 2017, 04:49:41 PM »
Well, as usual, nothing can really go right for me on purchases like this.

About 2 months ago I got my A.R.E. Canopy installed. Immediately I was pissed. It was poorly made, with flaws and poor moldings where it sits on the bed. And, the color was off. They said they?d order a replacement, and let me use the flawed one till it arrived.

So a month goes by and I call back. ?Oh, yeah, we forgot to email you. They?re not going to warranty that?. So I said fine, I?ll be down in the morning and you can take this POS off and give me my money back in full.

So once I had that taken care of, I drove up to the Leer dealer and ordered a topper. It will be installed next Wednesday. I have a loaner on there until then.

Now for the good news. The DECKED system is awesome, I love it. Really easy to install, and the fit and finish is top notch. Highly recommend to anybody looking for storage options with a canopy.










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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #266 on: December 30, 2017, 05:03:35 PM »
That decked system is nice. I have so much stuff in mine I built a shelf so I get good use from the slider.

My shell is a Snugtop. It was more than all the others but when I asked the diff it was obvious. The others were all flimsy.

Attaches with 6 "J" plates and nothing sticks out. Much stiffer and a solid fit. Paint it dead on to. I will say the flip down window leaked and the latches wore out, but not their product. The rear flip out windows rub a tad when closed is about the worst. I also got the rails installed for rack on top and love them. This also gives you something to mount things on the inside.

I wish I had the room to use drawers like that. I would use it all!
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #267 on: January 03, 2018, 09:03:29 PM »
New Leer topper installed today. Way better fit and finish than the A.R.E. POS that I got the first go ?round.










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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #268 on: January 03, 2018, 09:13:11 PM »
Looks good!


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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #269 on: January 03, 2018, 09:45:03 PM »
Concur

Very good fit!

Ever think of chopping the top so it opens? ;-)
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« Reply #270 on: January 04, 2018, 12:03:10 AM »
TacTopper - west coast edition.


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« Reply #271 on: January 04, 2018, 01:43:56 AM »
I like the look of that, kinda familiar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #272 on: January 04, 2018, 05:45:45 AM »
That is a nice set up. I?ve seen these that just about took up the whole bed so I didn?t look twice. This one offers a little more room elevation wise. I bet it?s stout enough to put a 4wheeler on top too. Very nice!  I would love to have that bed top too.  Pulling goosenecks don?t really work with that though. Great looking truck!
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« Reply #273 on: January 04, 2018, 10:55:06 AM »
Thank you! Yeah the platform can support up to 2000 lbs according to the specs


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Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« Reply #274 on: January 04, 2018, 07:19:32 PM »
I can support this movement


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