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All right guys (and gals too), next weekend I'm putting a single 5 inch miter cut in the truck. Now I am just needing input on the tonneau cover I have on it. What would be the best way to cut the hole in the tonneau, and still keep it sturdy for going down the road?and not melt it at the same time?
 

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Ugh that's a tough one, I would also like to know!
 

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I would say when you cut the hole, put a metal ring around the hole like the bed has for where the stack comes through it. This sill keep the tonneau cover from melting through contact. So I would say get a stainless steel clamp ring that is about 5 inches and have it clamp onto the tonneau around the stack similiar to how a beadlock works. I'm gonna see if I can find a picture of my idea or maybe someone else can elaborate it better if they understand.

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i saw one on here that had a peice of diamond plate around them. it was just like a box or somethin, then the cover went from there back.
 

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Thanks guys for the help...and zbollman..I think you're onto something there. I'm thinking about buying some of those stainless steel door edge guards and kinda rolling it into a circle to put the edge around the hole. I'm only gonna need about 16.25 inches total to make the circle. I think this ought to work nicely. Thanks
 

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Mine are just cut out in an oval shape, no reinforcement, no problems.
 

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Pro99, Jdakin, and BBRam all have tonneau covers with stacks:thumbsup
 

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All right guys (and gals too), next weekend I'm putting a single 5 inch miter cut in the truck. Now I am just needing input on the tonneau cover I have on it. What would be the best way to cut the hole in the tonneau, and still keep it sturdy for going down the road?and not melt it at the same time?
Use a razor blade to cut the hole. Cut the hole 1'' smaller in diameter than the stack, this will make for a tight seal around the stack to keep water etc. out of the bed. The stacks will not melt the cover. :thumbsup



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Use a razor blade to cut the hole. Cut the hole 1'' smaller in diameter than the stack, this will make for a tight seal around the stack to keep water etc. out of the bed. The stacks will not melt the cover. :thumbsup
Thanks for the input..it's greatly appreciated! Can't wait to get it in:hyper:
 

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can you still open your cover that way??
Oh yeah. I mean granted it can only roll up so far on that side, but hey I'd say it's worth the small price to pay. Granted I'm gonna have to fab up a way to hold the tonneau cover rolled up up towards the back of the cab, but I don't think it will be too hard to do. AND best of all I think it gives them a nice, clean, all out hot rod look:peelout
And of course, I'll be sure to post some pics
 

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My cover seems to stay put where ever I roll it back too. I have yet to tie it back. :thumbsup



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Just figured I'd add that my tonneau is the tilt one and it will still tilt up the entire way with the stacks installed...
 

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Well the hole has been cut..the stack mount is in..all looking good..but no stack yet. I worked 8 hours Saturday trying to get the old exhaust to break loose right after the cab, but couldn't get it to work out. About used a whole can of PB blaster on the dang thing too. I think the thing is rusted in there or something, or it might be too tight to get it out because the clamp compressed the flare too much. Anyone have any ideas how to get that exhaust out from the cab back without having to cut it up? Would heating it up with a torch help or would that just be a waste of gas?
 

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Heat would help, you'll need to work it a little where the clamp compressed it. :thumbsup



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hmmm, not so sure ive ever seen a single stack mounted all the way in the corner

nice work
 
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