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1st gen cap on 2nd gen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by cgs2k2, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Jul 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    cgs2k2

    cgs2k2 [OP] Ohio Member

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    Anyone ever put a 1st gen shell/cap/camper on a 2nd gen?

    I know the measurements are similar width and length wise, but I'm sure the 1st fits differently. I know it wouldn't look like an exact match, but would it look ridiculous?

    If anyone has done this, please post pictures.

    There are a lot of caps on craigslist nearby for only a couple hundred bucks but they are all for 1st gens. There aren't any used 2nd gen caps, and haven't been for months. I don't want to shell out (no pun intended) the money for a new one either.

    TIA
     
  2. Jul 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    TherealScuba

    TherealScuba Well-Known Member

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    There will be at least a 2" difference in width. It will probably be shorter (height wise). And yea, it will most likely look like butt.

    Don't waste your time.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    cgs2k2

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    Thanks for the info. I tried measuring, and figured this would be the case.

    Still interested in seeing some examples in the case of anyone rednecking it and having one on.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    wok167

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    Here are photos of my 2011 reg cab with early cap.

    Like you I could not find any used later model caps and did not want to spend 2K plus for new.

    Certainly wasn't an exact fit.The front rails of the bed are a bit wider and you can see they don't align with the cap perfectly. You can also see quite a gap (about 1") where the cap barn doors do not line up with the rear of the bed. It lets mosquitos in, but unless it is really pouring, pounding rain, bed stays rather dry. Have slept in back in some heavy storms and only get a few drips towards the back. Perhaps a flip up door would fit better (perhaps worse).

    While I certainly don't think of it as red-necked, bolting the cap on was a bit rigged. I drilled through the tool boxes and bolted through the bed tie downs. Not trusting this entirely, I bolted some 2X4's to the bed rail and then lag bolted the cap onto these as well.

    Not the prettiest cap, but for $100 used, I can live with it.

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  5. Jul 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    cgs2k2

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    Thanks for the pictures! Cap doesnt look all that bad on your truck. Besides, function over form! I've decided to hold off a little, as I don't really need one in the summer months. If anyone else has pictures though, feel free to share!
     
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