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Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby RevnJeff on Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:54 pm

While working on my latest build (ALF Eagle with Dave's raised cab). I wanted to do something to hide the hosebed. So, after searching around for ideas on building a cover, I realized the solution was easier than expected.

There has been the suggestion of using canvas (Didn't have any) :roll: ; duct tape (too narrow) :roll: ; white glue and tissue/paper towel (too messy) :cry: . So I started thinking :o .......

What about the masking tape style lint roller? Turns out this is wider than the hosebed. So, here's a narrative on what I did.

1. Measure the width of the hosebed at three places: top front of bed, rear of bed, bottom of drop (should :?: be identical)
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2. Measure the drop from top of hosebed to deck. Measure length of hosebed.
3. Take 3 pieces of styrene rod - (3/64th-I think is what I used)
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4. Take 1 piece of the masking tape off the lint roller.
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5. Place 1 rod where the top will be.
6. Place 2nd rod where the cover will drop down.
7. Place 3rd rod where cover will end at the bottom of the bed.
Make sure you have lined up the rods evenly.
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8. Take 2nd piece of lint roller and cover 1st piece.
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9. Trim top and bottom and sides.
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10. Paint your hose bed cover the color of your choice (red, grey, yellow, with or without chevrons)
11. Add any graphics - US Flag, Department Logo, Apparatus Number...
12. Install. You may need to affix one or both ends.
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13. Sit back and enjoy.


Lint roller $0.99; styrene rod $0.20; Paint $0.25 Custom fit, realistic looking hose bed...Priceless.

Jeff
Last edited by RevnJeff on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Simple Hosebed Cover

Postby Pinolafire on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:01 pm

Sounds Great Rev'n

Can't wait to see it ... and no problem with me .. I work such weird hours and sometimes I don't get a chance to post when I want to...


Oh ... welcome back to the bench!
take you time
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Re: Simple Hosebed Cover

Postby Modelmaker on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:23 pm

Sounds great here to Rev'n .....I've been using the watered down white glue method to make not only hose covers but tarps for a couple of armor projects I've been working on......Gary
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby Daveski25 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:12 am

Nice Tip RevnJeff! Who would have thought a lint roller could come in so handy! :lol:

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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby hooknladderno1 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:06 pm

Jeff,
Great tip! It looks just like the one we had on our '78 Mack back when we rode the tailboard. I'll have to try this on one of my many In Progress projects.
Thanks!


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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby nozzleman on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:39 am

RevnJeff wrote:There has been the suggestion of using canvas (Didn't have any) :roll: ; duct tape (too narrow) :roll: ; white glue and tissue/paper towel (too messy) :cry: . So I started thinking :o .......


Jeff


Very true about the white glue, water, and tissue paper. What a mess. Great job and fantastic tip thank you.
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby GLMFAA1 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:15 am

WOW must be from Staples, 'that was easy' good thinkin there Rev!
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby ewoodfd-5 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:27 pm

Nice looks better then my black duck tap
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby chariots of fire on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:39 pm

How do I get the lint off my hose cover!!??? :D
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby ChrisMooney on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:13 am

chariots of fire wrote:How do I get the lint off my hose cover!!??? :D


HA!!!!
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby Heavyrescuebuilder on Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:13 pm

thats neat can you like dryer sheets as well??
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby mdlbldrmatt135 on Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:02 am

Heavyrescuebuilder wrote:thats neat can you like dryer sheets as well??


That'd require the Glue/tissue method of construction, but it could work. And it'll leave your model not smelling like a locker room!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Simple Hose Bed Cover NOW WITH PHOTOS

Postby Heavyrescuebuilder on Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:27 pm

lol
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