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Old 01-02-2004, 06:41 AM
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Thumbs up How to Fix Your Cargo Cover

For those of you who have cargo covers that won't roll up anymore, here's how to fix it:
<left and right = as if you were standing at the back of your truck looking into the cargo area>
1) Roll the cargo cover up tightly.
2) Remove it from the Jeep
3)Remove the right-hand end cap by pushing down on it until the pin appears. Remove the pin with needle nose pliers, hammer - whatever.
4) Remove the small gray cap and spring from inside the cap end.
5) Pull the left-hand cap just until the 2 black plastic tensioners clear the tube. You may see a white plastic piece that holds the tension spring.
6) With the white plastic spring holder in the tube, twist the end cap counter clockwise . You should feel the spring start to tension and it should be opposite the direction the fabric is rolled onto the tube.
I twisted mine about 10 times around.
7) Push the spring rod and left-hand end back into postion. Be sure to line up the black plastic pieces into the tube (they will only go in one way). Make sure to keep tension on the spring!
8) Replace the right-hand end with the spring and cap. Replace the pin and your done! Note: I used a pair of needle-nose pliers to pull the spring rod all the way up to replace the pin.
set the cover back and test it. Mine is tight as a drum now!
All in all it took about 30 minutes to figure out what I was doing. Hopefully this will save you some time.
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Old 01-02-2004, 07:02 AM
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Bowing.....

been chewing on this problem for years - THANKS [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:21 AM
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Thanks! It really is simple to do once you get the mechanics of it.
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Old 01-03-2004, 04:44 AM
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Kimbrough: You are a saint. Thanks for figuring this one out for all of us. I too have been strugling with this problem for years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

PS.
My wife says thank you too.
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Old 01-03-2004, 06:30 AM
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Worked great!!! thanks a bunch. Got a twelve pack for the job. Had the job completed after only two beer's. Oh well I'll just roll it up and down and drink the rest of the beer.
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:46 AM
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I personally do not know how, but can someone add this to the Tech. Archives? It worked so well. Thanks Kimbrough!
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Old 01-04-2004, 02:27 PM
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I wish I had a cargo cover to fix. Anyone know of a good source besides the wrecking yard? Been looking for a while now.
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:01 PM
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Great tech. I'm going to fix mine next weekend, it's been pissing me off for almost 3 years.
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Old 01-07-2004, 12:05 PM
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one bump for those that missed it
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Old 01-07-2004, 11:57 PM
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How bout ya Kimbrough!

Good work!

Man, you need to find me a house in your neighborhood, such that i can get some of that super FSJ wisdom.

Later,

Daniel
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Old 01-08-2004, 02:46 AM
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I guess its the fumes from all the jet fuel.
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Old 01-08-2004, 04:28 AM
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Ahhhhh, I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.....
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:24 AM
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Thanks 4 the help, I can finally hide my tools!
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Old 01-18-2004, 05:28 AM
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If anybody has a cargo cover that won't roll up and missed this post, here you go. I did mine yesterday and it rolls up great now.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:49 AM
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Mine works but it sags. So I'm definately going to do this.
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Old 03-12-2004, 08:41 PM
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Cool...............Now if I was only back in the states, I'd give this a go.
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Old 03-13-2004, 03:01 AM
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I also wish I had a cargo cover. I was trying to get one on eBay a couple of weeks ago, in a color that did not even match my burgundy interior, but it got past $80 so I quit watching. I'm looking for one in the $30-40 range, or is that unheard of?
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Old 07-15-2004, 04:18 PM
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&lt;bump&gt; for anybody that needs it
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:00 AM
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bump - only every few months or so...
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:16 AM
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