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SwingCase with Extang SolidFold 2.0

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by bowhun2r, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:41 AM.

  1. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    bowhun2r

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    Just finished up installing SwingCase on both driver and passenger sides. I purchased the cases via @eccracer104 who works at AutoAnything. Gave me a great price (better than Amazon) shipped to my door.

    Before ordering I asked about my Extang cover with the handles coming into contact with the case. He noted that I might have to modify the handle to get it to work. Well you do have to modify the handle just a bit. It doesn't affect the functionality of the cover or SwingCase. He thought it would be helpful if I posted up what I did in case others that have the SolidFold 2.0 cover are interested in the SwingCase.

    I'm not going over the installation of the SwingCase itself. It's pretty easy if you have a cordless drill with a socket adapter. More on what I did to the Extang cover to get it to work with the SwingCase.

    After installing the SwingCase you can see the unmodified handle on the cover here. You don't have the room to pull down on the handle to secure it on the bed rail adapter.


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    If you look inside the handle you will see a bolt/nut and spring. I cut the plastic handle with a hacksaw right up to the bolt.

    This is on a slight angle to give you an idea of how much plastic handle you can cut without interfering with the nut and bolt.

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    This is the length of handle I cut. I have the electrical tape roll there to give you some perspective (tape measure in the garage...).

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    The handle is now a little over an inch shorter now. I put some electrical tape on the handle to bulk it up a bit. You will need to do that if you want the handle to stick back into the slot within the cover. Since I cut the fattest part off the handle, it will no longer stay in place within the cover when folding the cover back. You could also put some tape in the slot on the cover as well. Point is just to make the handle stay in place within the cover when flipping it back.

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    Now the important part... this will allow you enough clearance to pull down the handle to engage the hook on the bed rail to secure the cover to the bed. And the SwingCase will have clearance to swing out without hitting the handle.

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    They look great. Are very functional. And I'm really happy with them.

    If you happen to have the Extang SolidFold 2.0 cover you can certainly still use the SwingCase with just a little trimming of the handle.

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  2. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:49 AM
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    Good work! Those handles don't take much to make it work together, that's awesome :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    Great write up! So I take it with the other box installed you can cut right up to the nut/screw? No need to cut the screw and reinstall the nut?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    Correct. If I would have taken my time on the passenger side...I would have just been able to trim the plastic up to the bolt as I did on the driver side. I rushed..and that's my fault.
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2018 at 4:53 PM
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    Looks great! Nice work!
     

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