Done my general maintenance and check on my new '83 Jimmy - almost perfect bill of health, amazing for a 22-yr-old truck! - and now my focus is on weight reduction. I'd like to replace the tailgate with a net (60" OK?) and remove the bed roof. My question is: how about covering the bed with a generic tarp, with eyes where the factory bolts go to secure it? I doubt I would have to unfasten it often, maybe just the back two and I can easily enough screw out two bolts; and I hardly ever drive the highway so flapping doesn't really matter. It also never rains here, and I mean never as in maybe 1-2 times every 2-3 years. Lots of sand, though Basically I want to cover the bed as cheap as possible. Any reasons why the tarp would not work out OK?