Chuck likes to say you could piece-part an entire Jeep from JC Whitney if you were so inclined. This is most likely true from what I can tell. Only slightly lesser known is the vast selection of truck accessories they have on tap.
My new (to me) Ranger had a bunch of small dings and scratches on the top of the bed, as one might expect from a truck that was used like one. I could of course let that go, as it really doesn’t hurt the value of a truck in Texas — however, a set of bed rail caps were a much better solution.
For $75 I got a set of plastic caps shipped to the house where it took less than ten minutes to install them, and had my truck looking newer than I thought it would. The selection of plastic over metal caps was a simple one: They’re easy and cheap to replace, plastic won’t mar the finish of any wood that happens to come in contact with them, and the metal ones always seem to leave behind holes and scratches of their own if you ever want to remove them.
At this point, I’m now done with modifying my truck. It’s shameful, really. Several years ago I’d have been going crazy trying to pack more gear onto it. At this point I’m pretty happy with the stock radio, wheels, liner and all the rest of the stock gear. I must be getting old.
Bed rail caps [JC Whitney]