How Do You Make a Pickup Truck Bed Cover?

A pickup truck bed cover is a great way to protect your cargo from the elements. It can also give you extra security from theft, and provide privacy when needed. But what is the best way to make one?

The first step in making a pickup truck bed cover is to determine the size and shape of your truck bed. You will need to measure the length, width, and height of the bed in order to select the right size cover. Once you have these measurements, you can start shopping for a cover that will fit your truck.

Next, you’ll need to select the type of cover you want. There are several different types available, such as soft folding covers, hard folding covers, and retractable covers.

Soft folding covers are lightweight and easy to install but they may not offer as much protection as other types of covers. Hard folding covers offer more protection but they can be more difficult to install. Retractable covers offer a combination of protection and convenience as they can be rolled up or down depending on your needs.

Once you have selected the type of cover you want, it’s time to install it on your truck bed. This process will vary depending on which type of cover you chose but generally involves attaching brackets or clamps around the edges of your truck bed and then securing them with screws or bolts.


Making a pickup truck bed cover is not difficult if you take some time to measure your truck bed and choose the right type of cover for your needs. Once you have chosen a cover, installation should be relatively straightforward with some basic tools.

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Stephen Dunn