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Prod­ucts From ATC That Won’t Break Your Bank or Your Back

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Prod­ucts from ATC that won’t break your bank or your back

There was a time when trucks were one size fits all—you got a big, empty bed, and it was used for what­ever you re­quired of your truck. But to­day’s rigs can be pur­pose-built for all types of uses, and you can bet there are com­po­nents to build out that sim­ple bed to ac­com­mo­date all your needs. This is noth­ing new for the ex­perts at ATC Truck Cov­ers, who have been in the busi­ness of build­ing fiber­glass truck bed prod­ucts for 20 years. ATC of­fers var­i­ous cargo man­age­ment bed sys­tems and top-notch truck caps and lids to choose from, so we were happy to work with the com­pany for our ’15 Ford F-150’s load/haul­ing ne­ces­si­ties.

To han­dle the cargo man­age­ment, we vis­ited with the guys at County Top­pers and Truck Ac­ces­sories to choose the best op­tion for our needs. They im­me­di­ately steered us in the direc­tion of ATC’s Load Mas­ter CP setup. The all-fiber­glass com­pos­ite deck is coated in a spray-on bed­liner ma­te­rial that pro­vides a strong plat­form to han­dle any­thing we plan to load into the truck.

We were search­ing for a high-end truck cap that pro­vides ul­ti­mate pro­tec­tion from weather and in­tru­sion, and the

ATC LEX cap fit the bill. The con­toured crown flows into an aero­dy­namic de­sign for great fuel sav­ings and even bet­ter looks. A built-in LED brake light, large all-glass rear door, and con­ve­nient cen­ter lock make this cap a per­fect com­ple­ment to our F-150. Once the ATC prod­ucts were in hand, we spent a few hours back at County Top­pers in Olathe, Kansas, and soon our empty bed was built out to pro­vide us with more than enough good-look­ing and se­cure stor­age.

1. 1. We weren’t start­ing with much on our ’15 Ford F-150, just a slightly used empty bed. The first thing we did was re­move ev­ery­thing from the truck bed and clean it up a lit­tle.

2. Next, we re­moved both front bed tie-down mounts with a #T30 torque bit. 2.

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