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Old 12-10-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Canopy weatherstripping help

I just got a hell of a deal on a used commercial canopy and I'm wondering about weatherstripping. The guy I bought it from was nice enough to help me mount it to the truck to get it home, but there's nothing between the canopy and be rail - should there be?

Also, there's a 1 inch gap behind the cab between the bed and canopy and I can't seem to find weatherstripping big enough to close the gap - anyone know of a place that sells weatherstripping thick enough to close this gap?

thanks is advance
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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There isn't supposed to be weather stripping between the bed and the canopy and the space between the cab and your canopy isn't supposed to be filled or connected.
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There isn't supposed to be weather stripping between the bed and the canopy and the space between the cab and your canopy isn't supposed to be filled or connected.
Wut ?

Yes , there should be a weatherstrip or canopy / cap tape on the bedside tops , the front of the box drops down so doubled up tape works best here
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Napa sells some stuff called camper tape, its sticky on one side. I'm not sure of the part number or exact thickness. Its not quite an inch though. But you might check it out. My shell has 2 strips that run side by side that are the width of the bedrail. I'll try to get the part number tomorrow.
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Wut ?

Yes , there should be a weatherstrip or canopy / cap tape on the bedside tops , the front of the box drops down so doubled up tape works best here
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There is a foam tape made specifically for mounting Camper Shells. It's about an inch wide. Sticks to the bed rails between cap and the truck. There is also a Toyota Kit that provides a thick rubber strip to fill that space along the front edge of the bed / cap.

You can buy it all from a Cap or Truck Accessory dealer. Even after all of that I still used some silicone across the front to prevent water seepage.

Hope all of that helps!
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There is a foam tape made specifically for mounting Camper Shells. It's about an inch wide. Sticks to the bed rails between cap and the truck. There is also a Toyota Kit that provides a thick rubber strip to fill that space along the front edge of the bed / cap.

You can buy it all from a Cap or Truck Accessory dealer. Even after all of that I still used some silicone across the front to prevent water seepage.

Hope all of that helps!
Link to the Toyota kit ?
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I took a quick look on the A.R.E. site this morning but didn't see it. I just called the place I bought the cap and asked to get the Toyota front filler strip and a roll of mounting tape, when I moved the cap from my '05 to the '11 Tacoma.

It's just a thick rubber strip that self sticks along the indented section along the front rail to even out the surface.
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I called the local canopy dealer that installed my last canopy and they have quite a bit of different sized weatherstripping available.
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I went to lowes and got some weather stripping which seemed to do the job as I bought a used shell as well...no leaks so far
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Owl,
I know I'm too late but I thought I'd mention that I have a roll of 2" wide foam canopy tape (enough for an 8' bed) that I don't need. I'm out in Hood River and would love to get rid of the stuff. I think I've been packing it around for about 3 years now.

You can have it if you still need it.


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Thanks for responding and for you offer. I ended up just taking the canopy to a canopy retailer and having them weatherstrip it and mount it


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I know I'm too late but I thought I'd mention that I have a roll of 2" wide foam canopy tape (enough for an 8' bed) that I don't need. I'm out in Hood River and would love to get rid of the stuff. I think I've been packing it around for about 3 years now.

You can have it if you still need it.


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