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2011 Tacoma Black - Need a Cap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JDT57, May 13, 2020.

  1. May 13, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    JDT57

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    Hi,

    I just purchased a 2011 Tacoma Base with a 6ft bed (Black). Brand new frame less that 100 miles on it.
    I would like to see if I can get hold of a used cap for this truck.
    Can you help with the dimensions? I measured front of bed to rear of tailgate (77") and the width at the front of the bed is 65/66" and tapers to 63" at the rear.
    Appreciate some advice on just what size I would be looking for on Craigslist.

    Cheers
    Jim
     
  2. May 13, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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    2005-2015 DCLB cap/shell 6 ' vs the DCSB/Access cab 5' one. Only 2 sizes out there for Tacoma. Newer gen3 do not fit so don't go down that road (search the posts and lots of info).
     
  3. May 14, 2020 at 5:50 AM
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    Ok, thanks for the heads up. Will search posts for 6' shell
     
  4. May 14, 2020 at 7:06 AM
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  5. May 14, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    Stock for now.. maybe
    Do you have a regular cab? double cab and access cabs have same profile. If you have a regular cab itll probably be a bit harder due to less numbers. I searched for awhile before I bought new. Hopefully you can find a good deal fast. I actually have a black shell on my magnetic grey truck but it's not for sale

    20191202_124821.jpg
     
  6. May 15, 2020 at 5:11 AM
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    Thank you for your help.
    I have a regular cab long bed:
    The truck pics are below, included one of the frame which has 100 miles only, which is the main reason I purchased.
    The bed has a track system so am wondering if this link:
    https://www.amazon.com/API-Clamps-Silver-Toyota-Tacoma/dp/B07K2K1QG9?th=1
    will work for clamps?
    The dimensions I took are 77" front to back and 65/66" width. The bed does taper toward the rear to 63"?
    Appreciate your guidance.
    Jim2011 Tacoma 1.jpg 2011 Tacoma 2.jpg 2011 Tacoma 3.jpg
     
  7. May 15, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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    Yes those clamps are the ones I used and been on for 8 years. You have to make sure the slides in the rails are in the grooves correctly then lock the rail part on with a hex wrench without the top section that locks down on the shell on (need a hex long enough to reach in to the clamp bolt thru the access hole). After locking the clamp to the rail then put the top part on with the long bolt and secure.
     
  8. May 15, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    Sounds great. Thanks again for your help.
     
  9. May 15, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    Yeah, from what I understand, Greenedmc is right, there are technically two lengths of cap, and 6 foot, BUT the 6' cap for a reg. cab will be slightly different in fitment compared to the others.
     
  10. May 15, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    Will bear in mind as I go looking. I have a few to go try out so will keep people posted on what I manage to find. Cheers
     
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  11. May 19, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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    I'd look for clamps like this that actually fit in the rail system in your bed. If you buy a new one from ARE or LEER this is what they will install. You can probably pick some up from one of the dealers
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  12. May 20, 2020 at 4:31 AM
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    Thank you for the image and heads up.
     
  13. May 26, 2020 at 5:51 AM
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    Update: Thank you all for your help. I picked up a used ARE cap yesterday. The guy used it for a year and just stored it as he did not want it. Gave to me for FREE!!!! Worth the 60 mile trip out to pick it up. (Muddog) the clamps worked great. The cap never budged on the return trip. Appreciate all the guidance.
     
  14. May 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    Great deal and glad all fit and clamped on OK.
    Site has lots of good info and owners that can help and we all use it regularly for some new repair we come up against.
     

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