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97 to 04 truck cap?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04tacomass, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    04tacomass

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  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

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    I searched a year for a reg cab raised topper. Everyone swore they were the same. That caused me to drive all over the state. If it's for a extracab it won't fit. The back of the extra cab slants forward while the reg cab doesn't. But a topper from a reg cab will fit both, the gap will be larger. The bed sizes are the same. BTW, a Nissan bed is the same size, but height of the truck cab isn't as high as the Toyota.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    trdracing5

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    It you have a reg cab you HAVE to buy one from a reg cab. One from an extra cab will "fit" (they have the same bed length) but the front of the shell for an extra cab is curved a little bit.
    I have pics somewhere of my tacoma with a reg cab shell and an extra cab shell. You can tell the difference once you see the comparison. Let me know if you need me to try and dig up the photos.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    STLharry

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    I have sold a topper from my old Xtra cab to somebody with a reg cab. It fit just fine when we put it on. Wasn't a perfect match but I didn't need to alter anything in any way.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    As I said, one from an extra cab will "fit". It just won't fit perfectly. Here is what I am talking about.... Both shells are the same brand ARE Impulse one is for a regular cab and one is for an extra cab.

    Regular cab with shell designed for extra cab (notice the "gap" where it is curved to fit the extra cab rear window)

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    Regular cab with correct shell.

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  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    SSG665

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    Cool,did not realize that..
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Perfect pictures of the difference...although I would say it doesn't really matter in the big scheme. Of course I'm the guy with a hilux cap on my Tacoma every winter so I'm not exactly picky.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    thanks for the info!
     
  9. Sep 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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