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Is there a Cargo security shade available for the 280GE ?

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ridgeman
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Is there a Cargo security shade available for the 280GE ?

Post#1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:34 am

Have seen a 'laid out flat' roll up style shade in vehicles like an 05 Mercury
Mountaineer and have searched the internet looking for one that would work
in the 'G' but have had no luck.

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inkblotz
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Re: Is there a Cargo security shade available for the 280GE ?

Post#2 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:14 pm

They make them for the G500 maybe you could retrofit it to your 280.

Check these guys out:
http://www.eurotruck-importers.com
http://gwagenpreserve.com/
http://www.fourbyfourclub.com/

Mark

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Indiana Drew
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Re: Is there a Cargo security shade available for the 280GE ?

Post#3 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:08 pm

Are the bodies the same width? I have never measured though one of each is outside ... If the 280 is not narrower, the retro fit would be really simple ...

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inkblotz
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Re: Is there a Cargo security shade available for the 280GE ?

Post#4 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:14 am

The dimensions of the bodies have not changed only the trim levels and the other obvious upgrades.

M

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syncro_G
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Re: Is there a Cargo security shade available for the 280GE ?

Post#5 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:08 pm

inkblotz wrote:The dimensions of the bodies have not changed only the trim levels and the other obvious upgrades. M


the differences in trim may impact the ease of retrofit - depends on how different they are and how much one sticks out relative to the other.
Also, the back seats and mounting of G500 and 280GE are quite different so if the cover has to connect to some related part, it may become a bit of a project. In any case, I'm curious to see what you find out - looks like a worthwhile "upgrade" project and at least for me, a great way to hide the boxes of spares and future project parts I keep in the back of my truck.

-C

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Indiana Drew
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Re: Is there a Cargo security shade available for the 280GE ?

Post#6 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:25 pm

syncro_G wrote:
inkblotz wrote:The dimensions of the bodies have not changed only the trim levels and the other obvious upgrades. M


the differences in trim may impact the ease of retrofit - depends on how different they are and how much one sticks out relative to the other.
Also, the back seats and mounting of G500 and 280GE are quite different so if the cover has to connect to some related part, it may become a bit of a project. In any case, I'm curious to see what you find out - looks like a worthwhile "upgrade" project and at least for me, a great way to hide the boxes of spares and future project parts I keep in the back of my truck.

-C


The ends of the roller cover are the only places that are attached. They are just plastic "cups" that are afixed to the sides of the cargo area. If need be I could take a photo but someone already has a thread with pix of one in a G500 either here or on P3.

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