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...


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...


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...