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Old April 13th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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94 Full Tonneau on a 97?

Are there any fitting issues other than the snaps when installing a full tonneau from a 94 on a 97? Is it possible to add snaps to the 97 rail system?

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Old April 13th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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I think you'd be better off changing the tonneau to fit the belt rail system. You will have a problem at the doors though because the top snaps to the doors as well. You could put snaps on your doors if you really wanted to. Let us know what you do.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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The only ones I've seen with both are those with '94s who installed belt rails but also installed snaps to the belt rails. You have to keep in mind that you want your snaps to line up with the snaps on the top, and I'm not quite sure that the rivets in the tub match up with those snaps in the top, so you'll likely be drilling extra holes into your belt rail.

I think Mike Hippert's truck had both, but again his was a '94. I'll see if I can dig it up from his For Sale thread.

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Old April 13th, 2011, 01:23 PM
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The angle bar coming off the back of the first roll bar is different on a 1994.

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