I love the Red Green show. “If women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.” Well, inspired by Red Green, I made this tacoma tonneau cover with 3 – Extrutech 24″ vinyl tongue-groove panels, 6 – aluminum U-bars, 12 – 1/4″ x 3″ bolts and 14 – 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ bolts. To cut the vinyl panels, I used a handheld Dewalt 3.5″ circular saw. Edges are wrapped under J-channels designed for the panels.
Thanks to the great designers of toyota, truck bed came pre-assembled with a rail system and four adjustable cleats. The 1/4″ x 3″ bolts secure to the cleats perfectly. I just have to purchase two additional cleats for the top rail.
No duct tape necessary.