Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls

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Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls

Post by DrFaulken » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:31 pm

4 tonneau cover pulls on my 2018 Gear Up have broken off, and I've lost 3 of them during travel. I wanted to replace them, but they sell for about $7 for a pair before shipping.

I made my own with the following:
  • 2.5mm shock cord cut to 4"
  • Plastic clasp zipper clips
  • Pair of scissors
Cost me about $18 shipped via Amazon Prime for 100 clips, 10' of shock cord. I now have enough material to make it replace the OEM pulls when they fail, or help other Uralistas at the next meetup!

Here's a 1 minute video on how to do it:

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Re: Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:14 pm

Very good. :D Just FYI, I have done similar, I was recommended to use elastic hair bands ("because they will break"), so got these:
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Set of 12 Black Hair Bands.jpg
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then I made my own tonneau cover so had to make loops out of something anyway so used the above. Got from Amazon.

As follows - notice I'm using metal eyelets to loop them in:
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:D
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Re: Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls

Post by DrFaulken » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:47 pm

GREAT idea!
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Re: Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls

Post by Lokiboy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:50 pm

Great ideas
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Re: Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls

Post by Bullethead » Fri May 17, 2019 6:39 pm

Great idea indeed. Also, if you still have the original clip and need a quick fix, a dollar-store heavy-duty hair band will do nicely.
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