I occasionally need to haul a load of gravel in my pickup, and when it’s time to unload the stuff, some of it inevitably gets caught in the gap between the open tailgate and the truck bed. If I’m not careful to clean it out, the stuck bits of gravel eventually chip the paint and even dent the metal.
As shown in the drawing, I minimize the trapped-gravel problem with a length of aluminum coil-stock flashing. I store the flashing under the bed liner until needed.
Clyde Kennedy, Rushville, OH
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #186