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Old 09-16-2009, 11:08 PM
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Hello everyone. I just installed a used tonneau on my 06 with the tailgate spoiler on it. Since the tonneau will not close with the spoiler on, I removed it to find 4 holes in the tailgate. Anyone know of any brand of black plastic tailgate caps that are long enough to cover these holes? Thanks!

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Old 09-17-2009, 12:30 PM
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I had the same problem when I got my Bed cap, it was even specced specifically for my model year (07), when I took the spoiler off the holesleft were horrid and the cap didn't come any blanks for the holes, so I modded the bed cap window so the spoiler could go back on.

Not sure if you'll find anything specific for these, I'd say you've got 4 choices:

1 Find something that fit the holes to blank them of by trial and error, but it will still look messy.

2 Go to the expense of having the holes filled in properly and the tailgate resprayed

3 See if the earlier tailgate without the spoiler will fit your truck and find a matching colour one from a breakers.

4 Have the tonneau cover modded and resprayed.
 
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:59 PM
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Unfortunately the tail gate caps aren't deep enough to cover the holes....
 
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Originally Posted by Jesse_James View Post
Hello everyone. I just installed a used tonneau on my 06 with the tailgate spoiler on it. Since the tonneau will not close with the spoiler on, I removed it to find 4 holes in the tailgate. Anyone know of any brand of black plastic tailgate caps that are long enough to cover these holes? Thanks!

Jesse
I didn't even know 06s came with tail gate spoilers. I thought it was an 07-08 option.

Anyway you can either get a vinyl to cover it, the tailgate cap (OEM), or have the holes filled and the gate repainted.

Here's pics of mine with the tonneau

 
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:00 AM
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GotHemi_44, thats the route i'm trying to go with, is find another vinyl cap that will cover the holes. What brand is yours? I'm assuming thats what you did with yours.
 
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Redone4x4 View Post
man, you beat me to it. I wanted to get it and then tell you i had an extra one that you cant have
Well, If I can't find what i'm looking for, i'm going to have to cut it up to fit the tonneau cover over it, and bold it back on.
 
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Jc Whitney has got one that covers the holes!!!! I got one from them a year or so ago for my 06. Here is the link to the one I got.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/BAK_Tailgat...DetailTabPanel
 
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