outlast the life of several trucks. Due to the solid construction, the
life expectancy is 10-15 years under normal use. The optional upper spring
- Silver Shield®
is constructed of heavy gauge aircraft grade aluminum.
- Ribs (3-6), angle
and channel braces are fabricated from heavy aluminum stock.
- Aluminum sheets
and components are riveted together with up to 700 driven rivets.
- Interior aluminum
is reinforced tih an attractive wood liner, giving special durability
for the tolerance of extreme heat and cold.
- The folding legs
are constructed of aluminum tube.
- The accessory
parts for legs (bolts and mounting brackets) are zinc-plated and tenzaloy
- Springs (4) are
deluxe zinc-plated which provide assistance in lifting the cover and
locking the legs in open position. Optional upper spring configuration
facilitates the already easy lifting.
- Moveable joints
have nylon bushing and hard fiber washers to prevent metal fatigue
- Ropes (6.5 mm
polypropylene, break test 1200 lbs.) control lateral movement of the
locks and hasps are chrome-plated, to resist corrosion.
- Weather stripping
around the entire cover is closed-cell foam, which seals the cargo
from the elements.
- It takes 32 hours
of craftsmanship to manufacture your custom made Silver Shield®