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Camper shell fit?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by 05RedTaco, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    05RedTaco

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    Will a camper shell from 1st gen long bed Taco fit 2nd Gen long bed Taco?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Yes it fits...lol Fit is NOT great, BUT for $100 I couldn't say no, especially since it already comes with ladder rack. For the sole purpose of locking up my tools it works great...
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    Pics or it doesn't fit
     
  7. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    Lol whats your definition of fit
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Fine... Tomorrow, I am way too tired today...LOL
     
  10. Apr 17, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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    05RedTaco,

    As you found out, yes it fits, barely. I kept my A.R.E. cap from my first generation Tacoma. I had to shove the cap back to clear the cab/brake light. That left a gap between the tailgate and the cap of about an inch. I had a custom tailgate "cap" made to close the gap and keep fingers out of it. I had to remove the bed rails to clamp it down properly.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    I just used some screws and screwed it to the bedsides. Works... Surprisingly it doesn't look THAT bad.

    As you mentioned the fit is NOT perfect, however I don't need it 100% weather tight, I live in Phoenix AZ and we get rain 3-4 times a year. All I need it to do is to keep my tools safe. I already ordered pop N lock for my tailgate and going to locksmith this morning to get the locks on the topper re-keyed...
     
  12. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    ANYTHING will fit ANYTHING. It just depends on how much work is involved, and how much one cares what the end result looks like.
    I'm sure I can get a shell for a 1982 El Camino to fit my 2011 Taco. It'll take me a week of fabbing stuff up, and the end result will look like pure shit. But I can make it fit!
     
  13. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    Pictures.... See for yourself, doesnt look THAT bad...

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    Yes it does :D. No Im only playin. Props to you for makin it work!
     
  15. Apr 17, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Looks pretty good to me and it sure beats paying $1500 for a new one.
     
  16. Apr 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Doesn't look as crappy as I thought it would and as long as it works who cares .

    Good find OP
     
  17. Apr 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    looks good to me. so much for those who said no it wont fit ay?? if you dont know dont say anything. lifes easier that way
     
  18. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Just because it doesn't fall off the truck doesn't exactly mean it " fits "

    but I'm glad it suits the OP's needs
     
  19. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    I paid $100 for it... :eek:
     
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