My 'new' truck is on '02 ext. cab and I need to put a canopy on it. My problem is that the box is not the conventional shape. Does anyone know what's it's called when the box has built in steps into the fenders? This means the wheel flare is more pronounced and the box has a taper from the tailgate toward the cab. Therefore, the box is narrower overall than a conventional 6' box.
I can't put my old canopy on it because of the different shape and I called a couple canopy places who told me canopies don't exist for this type of box. However, the previous owner said they exist.
Anyway, I've spent my time on google and on this forum and can't figure out what it's called. My searches always end up with aftermarket steps for easier access into the box.
I'm contemplating fabricating a custom aluminum mounting bracket so I can put my old canopy on the new truck. My old truck was a '97 btw so it's still a 6' box. It should be an easy mod. I'll probably end up bolting the mount to the box, and then bolt the old canopy to the mount, traditional c-clap brackets will probably be of no use.
If anyone has any feedback on what the box is called to begin with I could probably ask around a little easier.