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Old 08-02-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default "Snuglid" or "Penda" locking Hard Bed Covers

OK, OK, I know we have an AZZ load of threads and posts on this TOPIC.

I would like to know if you have the "Snuglid" or the "Penda" Hard Bed Cover and how you feel about it. What are the PROs and CONs to the one you have.

Please post pictures of your hard cover and not the vender pics or links.
I'm looking at PRICE, WATER TIGHT, QUALITY, INSTALL (easy or hard), and REMOVAL (easy or hard) INFO.

Thank you for your time and your point of view.
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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I have both of them on my Baja but I refuse to reveal anything.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:45 AM   #3
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I have both of them on my Baja but I refuse to reveal anything.
HAhaha,
Well, I called and have both companies sending me INFO on their hard covers.
I will post it up when I get it.
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:32 PM   #4
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I just spoke to Dee from Penda and she Emailed me some INFO (PDF brochure)...

Hi John,

I attached is a copy of the brochure. If you have any other questions, please call me at 1-800-635-4637, ext 7758.

P R OT E C T I O N & Style
Automotive grade paint matched to vehicle
or trim color.
Gas struts and custom latch system provide
easy access to bed.
Hidden powder coated steel mounting frame
attaches to existing mounting points in bed. (NO cutting or drilling)
Quick release hinge system utilizes stainless steel
blade and receiver for fast removal of tonneau.
Automotive grade latch and locking system secures
tailgate and tonneau for improved security.
Sturdy resin/fiberglass/honeycomb sandwich
construction for structural strength.

Thank you,

Dee(Diane)Mohr
DianeMohr@pendacorp.com

Dee told me over the phone...
This "cover is water resistant but not waterproof".
If anyone want the PDF brochure, I will gladly email it to you.
Thanks
John,
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:15 PM   #5
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I might just do the Ozzbros cover myself - only a little more than the subaru tonneau cover and supposedly vastly superior:

http://www.ozzbros.com/
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:31 AM   #6
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I might just do the Ozzbros cover myself - only a little more than the subaru tonneau cover and supposedly vastly superior:

http://www.ozzbros.com/
I was too, till I saw one
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:12 AM   #7
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Also thinking about the Ozzbros cover. Kc2Buk what turns you off about it.
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:37 PM   #8
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Default i would wait for hard cover

i have heard that subaru will be releasing its factory hard cover to the public in the coming months. i have wrote the manufacture for this info. since 06 is the last yr of the baja they will sell any baja parts they have.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:14 PM   #9
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I just bought the Ozzbros cover last month and I think that it's excellent!

It's an extremely well crafted tonneau cover and I'm quite pleased with it. I can remove it in 30 seconds and it takes that long to put it back on.
The SnugLid and A.R.E. caps were just too expensive for me and were far too difficult to remove efficiently.
What I assumed would be a compromise turned out to be an excellent buy.

I'm not allowed to post URLs here yet, but if you visit scoobytrucks com and click on the 'Anything Baja' topic, then page 4 of the 'Baja Pics' thread, you'll see an image of my Baja with the cover, while my third post there goes into more detail about the cover.

Then check out the 'Bed Covers' thread for even more descriptive pics and info.

Last edited by Mr.Jalapeño; 08-04-2005 at 08:44 PM.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:38 PM   #10
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I just bought the Ozzbros cover last month and I think that it's excellent!

It's an extremely well crafted tonneau cover and I'm quite pleased with it. I can remove it in 30 seconds and it takes that long to put it back on.
The SnugLid and A.R.E. caps were just too expensive for me and were far too difficult to remove efficiently.
What I assumed would be a compromise turned out to be an excellent buy.

I'm not allowed to post URLs here yet, but if you visit scoobytrucks com and click on the 'Anything Baja' topic, then page 4 of the 'Baja Pics' thread, you'll see an image of my Baja with the cover, while my third post there goes into more detail about the cover.

Then check out the 'Bed Covers' thread for even more descriptive pics and info.
Nice pics...
http://www.scoobytruck.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=404
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Old 08-05-2005, 09:13 PM   #11
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Thanks for posting the link, Kc!
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:33 PM   #12
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OK,
Here's the scoop guys I have a little update. I planned on ordering the Penda hard cover but of course they will only take orders through the dealership. So Thursday I called the dealership to have them place the order for me and of course I get a parts guy who has no idea what I am talking about. So he put's the parts mananger on the phone. The parts manager proceeds to tell me that I could have a stock locking hard cover for $800.00 and I could have it in two days. So I tell him that monday one of his other parts guys told me that I couldn't buy one because Subaru isn't selling it as an accessory. The parts manager tells me that that's true. But it can be purchased as a replacement part as if you had one and it got damaged in an accident. You would have to be able to replace it. Now of course I already thought of that before but i'm not looking to get in a long drawn out thing. I just want to order a cap already. So anyway this is the part number they have for the stock hard cover (#91251AE00A).
I'll post up pics and more info sometime after wednesday.
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:40 AM   #13
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I think someone tried to order via that replacement part # before. Turned out it was jsut the lid pieces and none of the attachment hardware. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:19 PM   #14
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ya you'll be missing the mounting hardwear which I was told by subaru is another 400 but of course they couldn't sell it to me. I was lucky and found a used one... There are a total of 8 more parts to place the cover inservice besides the cover it's self
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:01 AM   #15
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Kc2 ... Sorry I might have missed it, but what did you end up getting? Was it just the cover and no mounting hardware?
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:40 AM   #16
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Myself I ordered the Ozzbros cover with the alternate strike plate so I wont have to put any new holes in the tailgate.
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:58 AM   #17
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Sorry, and YES! It was just the cover and no mounting hardware.
They are calling Penda for a "quote" on a "color matched, locking, lid" and they will call me back.
I'll post up-date after I get home from work on Sat.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:51 PM   #18
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OK,
They ordered me a PENDA LID and it will take 2 1/2 weeks to get in.
I will make it a point to take lots of pictures of the kit befor it goes on.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:22 AM   #19
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Up-Date...
My PENDA LID is in and this Friday is Install Day.
I will post pictures ASAP.
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:52 PM   #20
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what was the bottom line price on the penda?
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Old 11-19-2005, 08:46 AM   #21
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Quote:
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what was the bottom line price on the penda?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839109
Penda Hard Locking Lid Installed...

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When it was all said and done, the bill was just under $1,200.00.
A bit priceee, But it seems to be well made you can get it already painted to match using Suby's factory color codes.
I told them to just paint mine "charcoal gray".
It comes off in a snap...
You just need a small flat-headed screwdriver to pop the shock clips and cotter pins.
I will post pics on how to remove it some time down the road.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:04 AM   #22
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I've got a Snuglid color matched locking unit. The cover it self isn't waterproof per se but the water gets in around the rear window seal and where the two pieces join at the crossbars. But it is extremely water resistant. The fit on the rear locking portion is excellent and the color match is dead on. The part in between the crossbars is the problem. It doesn't flex enough to really get it in there right and the fit is acceptable but far from perfect. Install/Removal was quite easy and two people can take the lid off in under 5 mins. One more downside is that this thing is mondo heavy, I mean like almost 200 lbs. so take that into consideration. I do prefer this style to the other one beacuse the lip of the Snugglid comes down around the whole tailgate preventing it from being opened and sealing out water. Costly little bastard as well.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:07 PM   #23
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Here is my installation post from a while back (Snuglid).

I have been very satisfied with it and it seams the longer you have it, the less it leaks. It may have something to do with dirt/wax filling in seam by the window.

It's heavy but I think 200 pounds is a very large overstatement. I can remove it and replace it by my self in under 10 minutes.
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:35 AM   #24
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Finally here is the finished product. (Well semi-finished. I still need to adjust a few bolts to level and square the lid when it is closed. I got to dark last night to do it then but you can get the picture.

Looks Good, Real Good!
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:52 AM   #25
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It takes me a little less then a min. to take it off now that I've done it a few times by my self.
It takes me more time to get that fairly heavy so-and-so in the house with out scraching it. No matter what one you get its easier with two people.
I put a sheet of cardboard in the back to see if it ever gets wet and its still dry. The snow test is next.
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