TOPPERS/CAMPERS Bike carrier over Factory Tonneau

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Didn't want a receiver bike carrier ( way too expensive), but found out the bike didn't fit behind the front seats even with the front tire removed....Ok...it did but with an extreme amount of futzing around. Wanted to be able to keep the tonneau closed and locked and also the bike. Also didn't want to drill a bunch of holes into the factory cover. Here's my solution...........
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Didn't want a receiver bike carrier ( way too expensive), but found out the bike didn't fit behind the front seats even with the front tire removed....Ok...it did but with an extreme amount of futzing around. Wanted to be able to keep the tonneau closed and locked and also the bike. Also didn't want to drill a bunch of holes into the factory cover. Here's my solution........... View attachment 16010View attachment 16011
Thats a nice solution!

How close do those bolts get to the bodywork? Looks like they're almost touching (Your bed will flex differently than your cab, most likely you will rub the bolts into the bodywork and cause damage!!!!, idk the measurements but hopefully you have a decent amount of space between those and the cab)
 

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Thats a nice solution!

How close do those bolts get to the bodywork? Looks like they're almost touching (Your bed will flex differently than your cab, most likely you will rub the bolts into the bodywork and cause damage!!!!, idk the measurements but hopefully you have a decent amount of space between those and the cab)
Yeah I thought the same thing so I replaced with shorter bolts. The carrier works like a charm! Just have to remember to put the front rim inside the truck LOL
 

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Didn't want a receiver bike carrier ( way too expensive), but found out the bike didn't fit behind the front seats even with the front tire removed....Ok...it did but with an extreme amount of futzing around. Wanted to be able to keep the tonneau closed and locked and also the bike. Also didn't want to drill a bunch of holes into the factory cover. Here's my solution........... View attachment 16010View attachment 16011
That’s actually a really clean looking and simple solution! How is the rear tire secured without drilling?
 

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That’s actually a really clean looking and simple solution! How is the rear tire secured without drilling?
Well......I did have to drill one hole into the cover to secure the small Velcro strap
 

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Well......I did have to drill one hole into the cover to secure the small Velcro strap
That’s what I was thinking.
 
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