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Old 06-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #35
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... Waits, I think you're saying the barbs are in the same spot the tonneau cover is Supposed to connect to, only reversed. That's not the barbs I'm referring too. The barbs are on the rag top framing. I'll just let this lye until the wife gets back from Birmingham next Saturday and try to take a pic.
Hello Chad, Those barb s like hooks are just what I use. When you go to close your top and you pull down on that handle in the middle, those hooks or barbs are what I'm stretching my bungee cord to. WHY because the dealer put mind on backward and I turned them around and really could not get a tight hold with the bungee cords. Anyway those barbs are not going anywhere and my tonneau cover I know is secure well. That's my 2 cent. I've had my car up to 119 with the top down and the tonneau cover stayed in place.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #36
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Chad, these are the Chevy instructions for installing the parts you found in the glove box. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...2&d=1299878914 The hardest part is removing the barbed plugs in the hole where the posts mount. The dealer failed to install mine also. I found it took less time to install them myself than to drive to the dealership.

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Old 06-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #37
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Chad, these are the Chevy instructions for installing the parts you found in the glove box. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...2&d=1299878914 The hardest part is removing the barbed plugs in the hole where the posts mount. The dealer failed to install mine also. I found it took less time to install them myself than to drive to the dealership.

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Yep, that's pretty much it. Pop of the end covers, remove the panel plugs and stall the posts. Put the end covers back on and you're done
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #38
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Rangmor,

Thank You!!!!
Yes, that IS where I connected the stretch cords. My wife made it to Alabama with the top down cover on strapped to those barbs & no issues.

On the way home from the dealer (175 miles all highway) she ended up putting the windows up to minimize the amount the cover was lifting, that's what made us investigate that something wasn't attached. I felt around with my hands, 'spotted' the barb, I told my wife where to feel on her side and she found the same barb. I thought all was right with the world until I realized how we had it hooked didn't jive with the manual instructions.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #39
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This is my solution to the cover tiedown problem. My tonneau cover didn't come with the hardware/posts so I used two cargo net hooks from the trunk, two 10mm allenhead screws and lock nuts. It works great!!! I took off the trim cover in the last two pics so you could see it better.
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Smart! Those will hold the bungee cord better with the hooks, rather than the posts with a lip.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #41
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This is my solution to the cover tiedown problem. My tonneau cover didn't come with the hardware/posts so I used two cargo net hooks from the trunk, two 10mm allenhead screws and lock nuts. It works great!!! I took off the trim cover in the last two pics so you could see it better.
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Smart! Those will hold the bungee cord better with the hooks, rather than the posts with a lip.
Looks like a GREAT idea! You might've stumbled onto something that might be the best solution yet.

I had my 'vert out on the beltway this past weekend and had her up to...20+ mph over the limit and my tonneau with the clips held rock solid. It inspired my confidence but I'm ALWAYS keeping an eye on it when I've got it on.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #42
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Looks like a GREAT idea! You might've stumbled onto something that might be the best solution yet.

I had my 'vert out on the beltway this past weekend and had her up to...20+ mph over the limit and my tonneau with the clips held rock solid. It inspired my confidence but I'm ALWAYS keeping an eye on it when I've got it on.
I don't watch mine anymore, it doesn't even wiggle at highway speeds.
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This is my solution to the cover tiedown problem. My tonneau cover didn't come with the hardware/posts so I used two cargo net hooks from the trunk, two 10mm allenhead screws and lock nuts. It works great!!! I took off the trim cover in the last two pics so you could see it better.
Is it safe to assume that when you're putting the tonneau on, you're unscrewing the cargo net hooks, lining up the tonneau clips with the (post) holes and then screwing the cargo net hooks back in through the holes in the tonneau clips (that's the way I imagine one would do this)?
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