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Old 10-30-2003, 02:18 PM   #1  
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3rd gen bed rails.

Anyone have a link to some good bed rails,preferably hard shell plastic,not interested in the diamond plate or brushed aluminum styles.Thanks a lot.
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Have you considered the factory ones, or do you not like them??

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Just fill in the info and then pick what you want.
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Old 10-30-2003, 05:59 PM   #3  
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Thanks Hoss,im checking those out.
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I have the dealer ones - - I'm happy.
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Thanks for the help FiverBob,how do they mount/attach?
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Old 10-30-2003, 06:56 PM   #6  
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You could get a whole spray on liner for the price of those bed rails. But you must not like the spray on stuff. I love mine.
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Spray on liners here cost $450.00 You saying you can get spray in liner for $100.00 Sounds fishy to me. Not to mention they color fade with time.Just my two cents.
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OK...I paid $299 for my liner...long bed...over the rails...lifetime warranty...and I know the chemical engineer who owns the company. (He invented Line-X by the way, but that's another story, and court battle.) They fade with time...but they don't scratch. And they definitely don't scratch the paint. I didn't realize that bed rails were only $100...my bad. To each his own. I've had both, and I'll buy a spray on liner again anytime. I'll never buy a drop in liner and bed rails again.

Sorry to hijack the topic. I just don't understand why you would want bed rails unless you had a bedliner to match...and that would mean drop-in liner. And I definitely don't understand why anyone would buy a drop in liner over a spray on liner. Maybe this guy just wants bed rails with no liner at all. I definitely don't get that. Why protect the rails and not the bed? My 75 Chevy was a great truck, but the bed rusted through. Protect the bed!
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Old 10-31-2003, 06:05 AM   #9  
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Dunno where you made the assumption i wanted a bedliner of any kind.Never mentioned it.I want bed rail protectors,thats it,period.I opt to use a soft 1/2" bed mat instead of spray on liners,it has more grip and is about $400.00 less.I wouldnt have a drop in liner in my truck if you gave it to me.Ive had spray on bedliners,Line-X to be exact,they are o.k. i just wasnt thrilled with the fading that took place after 1 year,i think color fade is they're wink leak.They just dont seem to hack the sun very well here. :-[
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[quote author=Fencebuilders link=board=49;threadid=21745;start=0#msg203650 date=1067545138]
Anyone have a link to some good bed rails,preferably hard shell plastic,not interested in the diamond plate or brushed aluminum styles.Thanks a lot.
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I assuming what you really want are caps, not rails.

I was going to buy ProCaps from www.truckimage.com for $74.00, but I just decided to have the Line-X guys do over the rail for $95 additional.

I have no affiliation with Truck Image. I just happen to have purchased running boards there and was thinking about getting the ProCaps before I went with the Line-X.

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Thanks belfert,thats exactly what i am looking for!I owe ya one.
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[quote author=Redneck Headbanger link=board=49;threadid=21745;start=0#msg203889 date=1067576737]Why protect the rails and not the bed[/quote]

Pretty simple really. The bed rails show. The bed doesn't. Maybe he already has a bed liner and just wants something to protect the rails??

Spray in liners are great....just expensive. $450 for a Line-X in my area if you want it over the rails.
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Re:3rd gen bed rails.

Don't know if they have a location in your area, but i've bought a few things from my local Capworld. They have always been friendly and helpful www.capworld.com

I didn't want to pay over $400 for a spray-in liner, plus I wasn't too crazy about them sanding the paint on my brand new truck to install it. I just got a over-the-rail Colonel's Rugged Liner for $180 bucks. I figure if it ever wears out, then i'll possibly get a spray-in.
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[quote author=RamDan03 link=board=49;threadid=21745;start=0#msg203982 date=1067610406]
I didn't want to pay over $400 for a spray-in liner, plus I wasn't too crazy about them sanding the paint on my brand new truck to install it. I just got a over-the-rail Colonel's Rugged Liner for $180 bucks. I figure if it ever wears out, then i'll possibly get a spray-in.
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If you carry any amount of load in your bed, a drop-in liner will wear through the paint underneath the liner and rust. Some people will put a rubber pad underneath the drop-in to stop the paint wear problem.

A spray-in liner is like a layer of paint and won't cause rust. Most spray-in liners are repaired for free if they should peel or otherwise have problems.

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[quote author=belfert link=board=49;threadid=21745;start=0#msg204128 date=1067633961]A spray-in liner is like a layer of paint and won't cause rust.[/quote]

True...but it won't STOP rust either....at least not from the bottom. A spray in is definitely the best route to go, but it's still more than some people want to pay for a bedliner.

I have the factory drop-in in my truck that I've been meaning to take out but haven't. I think having no liner at all is better than a drop-in...but that's just me.

Just the same though, all Fencebuilders wants and all he's asking about is bed rail caps....so we're getting a bit off topic here.
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