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Old November 2nd, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Badger Half Tonneau install

Hey I picked up a badger half cab set up used and alls well except the rear tonneau install. Anybody have one of these they can take a few pics of? Specifically the placement of the wooden slat and the same for the angled piece of aluminum with the belt rail on it. Not sure exactly where to put them. Or if anyone has measurements about where in the tub they go that would be great.

Additionally, I have '94 and had to install the belt rail system, but the instructions don't mention where to place the two small pieces for the rear of the tub. A pic or measurements on those would also be appreciated.

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Old November 2nd, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Not quite sure what you're talking about. Take pics. check my for sale of the half tonneau, too. I've never heard of wood being involved...

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Old November 2nd, 2010, 02:17 PM
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The wood slat goes at the top of the tub rails, inside the rails, dead center (front to back) of the tub, parallel to the rear bumper basically. It is a "bow" that pushes up on the center of the cover to allow water to shed and keep it more rigid overall.

I am assuming the metal angle you mentioned is the piece that goes at the bottom of the drop curtain portion just behind the driver and passenger seats. The half tonneau ties into it (slides?), and then the drop curtain zips to the half-tonneau, IIRC.

The two rear pieces of the belt rails just goes tight up to the underside of the cappings, short one on the passenger side, long one on the driver side, I think. I would place these after the tonneau cover is on.
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Gracias. Do you know where the "tensioner bar" (the angled piece that goes at the front of the tub) bolts to? Do I have to drill into the tub itself or can it be bolted to existing holes?
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Gracias. Do you know where the "tensioner bar" (the angled piece that goes at the front of the tub) bolts to? Do I have to drill into the tub itself or can it be bolted to existing holes?
Mine had holes there...right behind the cantrails. I'd assume Chris would design them to work with a stock truck, so probably no drilling? That doesn't really help, but I try.
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It was a while ago, but I think you existing rivet holes (after drilling out the rivets).
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Cool. I guess I can always pop some rivnutters in there and bolt it down that way. Thanks for the help.

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I have the rear tonneau on and it's not necessary to use the wooden piece or the metal bar. Once you've got the cover secured in the belt rails, there should be enough tension to hold the cover taut.

If you really want the middle super tight then go ahead and use the wooden bar in the middle of the tub. The metal bar should be secured up right to the base of the B-pillar. I didn't feel like drilling the tub so I omitted both and have never had a problem with it staying on or tight. It's been on for about 10 years now with no problems.
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The metal bar should be secured up right to the base of the B-pillar. I didn't feel like drilling the tub so I omitted both and have never had a problem with it staying on or tight. It's been on for about 10 years now with no problems.
Oops, yes I meant "B" Pillar, not Cantrail

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If you plan to use the mounts at the B Pillar you will probably need a specialty bit (security torx). I think it's a T-50. That being said, I run my setup without the stiffener bar and works well
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