Category: Aluminum Bed

Tailgate mechanisms

Latch handle The latch mechanism supplied by the Smyth Performance kit functions well but the latch opening method — there is no actual handle; instead a simple Biothane coated webbing runs through slits in...

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Flying buttress

Background The flying buttress braces (on the left and right sides) add important rigidity to the truck bed sides via a “sandwich” mount that incorporates the rear seat belt anchor plate (on top of...

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Panel preparation

Background The raw aluminum panels provided in the Smyth Ute kit can be assembled “as is”. However, there are a number of refinements that enhance both the appearance and robustness of the build. Multiple...

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