I'm surprised that you indicate an '05 model. From what I recall there were some hinge modifications on the '03/'04 models. I'm sure someone will chime in and help you figure it out.
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Yes…. It can be adjusted rearward. I use Hotel room keys (credit card sized smooth ones) to measure the gaps and get things squared up. You will need a short stack of about 20-25 cards.can it be adjusted rearward?
Mike, I believe a video would be a great help. I have worked with Tom (AKA soren703) Rgang on a couple of roofs with this problem. The roof panel on one side would lift back first not up and would make contact with the cargo cover.Yes…. It can be adjusted rearward. I use Hotel room keys (credit card sized smooth ones) to measure the gaps and get things squared up. You will need a short stack of about 20-25 cards.
With everything closed, check the gap coming up the back edge of the driver’s door to see that it is consistent with the door to tonneau gap. If the tonneau is too far to the rear, adjust it forward until it matches the door to body gap. Do the same thing on the passenger side.
Now that the front of the tonneau is properly spaced, measure the back edge of the tonneau to the body on each side and check that the cargo cover matches. Looks to me that it will not……. Here’s where your calibrated eyeball needs to be turned on……. Look at the rear edge of the cargo cover to see if the gap looks “right”….. not necessarily the same as the front of the cargo cover but tight enough that the rubber seal is tight to the tailgate and the corners of the lid look “right”.
If you have to adjust the positioning of the cargo cover, you will need to measure the side gaps of the cargo cover…..I put a piece of blue tape on the lid and write the number of hotel room keys that each place has.. right next to the point of measurement.
Left front cover to body
Left rear (before the corder curve starts) cover to body
Right front cover to body
Right rear (before the corner curve starts) cover to body
You should also put some tape on each side where you measured the tonneau to cargo cover gaps.
Now that you have 6 measurement points identified, put on each piece of tape the measurement that you want to END UP WITH.
Now, open the cargo cover and drop the tailgate. Disconnect the cargo cover struts from the lid and let it shut. LEAVE THE TAILGATE OPEN. Crawl inside the cargo compartment with a 13mm socket and loosen the three bolts that hold the hinges to the lid. Get back out and start “tweaking” your cargo cover until you get all of your measurements to agree with the measurements you wanted to END UP WITH. I stack cards in each location to hold it still……
Once you have tweaked the positioning of the cargo cover, crawl back into the cargo compartment and tighten the bolts on the hinges. Get out, reconnect the cargo cover struts and check to see that you accomplished what you set out to do.
After you have walked through this process a time or two, you will be able to do it quickly and efficiently. This is needed on about 50% of the SSRs that I see. So many years and so many hands on these trucks since they rolled off the assembly line.
Do you think I should do a video on this one??????
The latches do not typically need to be adjusted And are the last thing you would do. That adjustment is only to allow the lid to engage the latch properly. That is seldom touched, but the adjustment you would be concerned about in repositioning the lid is the small loop on the lid itself. It is tweaked to have it end up in the middle of the free space on the latch when the lid is closed.Awesome, thanks again Mike, I can easily see that an eighth inch move will square things up but wondering if the latches have to be adjusted also?
Out of curiousity, I measured the distance from the rear of the roof cover panel to the cargo lid. Using a 1/4" drill bit, I can just barely slide that bit from the drivers side to just beyond the middle. Coming from the passenger side, the bit won't quite fit into that slot.I would guess there are some instances where someone, owner, body shop etc. has taken the bed cover off and not gone to the trouble Mike describes to get it back on properly. Looking at the pics, the bed cover does look like it is a bit tight to the roof cover panel. Good luck. 🤞
ok I'll give it a go thanksThe latches do not typically need to be adjusted And are the last thing you would do. That adjustment is only to allow the lid to engage the latch properly. That is seldom touched, but the adjustment you would be concerned about in repositioning the lid is the small loop on the lid itself. It is tweaked to have it end up in the middle of the free space on the latch when the lid is closed.
Soooo, did you adjust the gaps, even though not perfect, and that fixed the problem, or did something else you did fix it ?Victory! Gaps aren’t perfect but everything is functional 👍👍, thanks Mike and everyone