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Old 02-13-2016, 06:57 PM
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I recently swapped my 2013 FX4 for a new 2016 Platinum. When I traded it in, I was in the middle of redoing my Bak Roll-X. My plan was to take it apart, clean it up, buy some vinyl online and re-glue new vinyl on it. I had even picked out some nice red vinyl to match the Ruby Red truck. I would have the only custom Roll-X in town!

While the old top would probably fit on the new truck, the house honey-do's are taking priority at the moment. Wife gave me the nod on just buying a new one. Pulled the trigger this morning.

So....that leaves me with a pile of Roll-X parts. Anybody interested?

So the good news...I've taken it all apart and have cleaned 99% of the glue off of every piece (There's a bunch of them and the glue was on thick!). Each piece probably needs a final pass with Mineral Spirits and a clean rag to remove the little bit of sticky that remains. I also took a bunch of pictures of the disassembly process, so putting it back together isn't totally stabbing in the dark. I have all the parts! If the shipping isn't too much, I'll even pay to ship it to you!

The bad news - You'll need some vinyl. And some glue. And some patience. I'll include the vinyl swatches I got from the online vinyl store, but you'll need to buy a piece big enough to cover the top. You can pick the color and texture, so "custom Roll-X" is very doable! You'll also need to put the whole thing back together. This will likely involve making a jig to hold the whole thing in place and then gluing a giant piece of vinyl down to the aluminum rails (the top). The vinyl, glued down, turns the top from 35 separate pieces of aluminum into a single, fused piece.

So, If this sounds like a fun Saturday for you, reply to this thread and I'll pick a winner. Please only reply if this task is within your capability.

My only "payment" is to see pictures of the process and the custom top on your truck!











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iI'll throw my name down...I can do it.
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I've got the same top on my 2013, why did you cut the vinyl off? Mine seems to be in pretty good shape after 2 years and I was hoping to get a couple more years out of it.
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Truck was hit from the side and pulled the vinyl out from under the rubber strip.
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Let me know where (about) you live so I can get an idea on the shipping.

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count me in as well. north florida. zip 32060
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Let me know where (about) you live so I can get an idea on the shipping.
PM Sent, I'll pay shipping too...
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I would love to tackle this project! I have a Red Candy F-150 and have contemplated doing some sort of color matched cover that was not a hard shell bed cover. Count me in the mix. Zip: 44241

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I appreciate the interest guys. North Florida is close to me...I would also love to see it in red on a red truck....but I'm going to pick DerekL! He was first in the thread and this time, the early bird gets the top!

Give me a day or do to make sure my new one gets here before I ship the old one out.

Derek - PM me your shipping address.
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Woohoo! Let me know what else I can do...thanks!

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I appreciate the interest guys. North Florida is close to me...I would also love to see it in red on a red truck....but I'm going to pick DerekL! He was first in the thread and this time, the early bird gets the top!

Give me a day or do to make sure my new one gets here before I ship the old one out.

Derek - PM me your shipping address.
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