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camper shell fitting

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by derekp, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    derekp

    derekp [OP] giddy up!

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    I am looking for a camper shell for my 2001 x-tra cab. I was told that the reg cab and the x-tra cab are different and a shell that fit the reg cab would not fit the x-tra cab. Is this true? Also, are there any other trucks that share the same dimensions as ours? Thanks for the help!

    Derek P
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  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    I can x2 that the reg. cab wont fit the xtra cab. The top of the cap will hit the cab before the cap is far enough forward for a good fit.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    sportnobadges

    sportnobadges Well-Known Member

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    don't know for sure about the '01s but just measure the length of your bed from the front to the tailgate and then when you talk to a dealer or a craig's lister or whoever, you can say your bed is so long and so wide. the '09 long bed is narrower in the front (near the cab) than it is at the rear, and the A.R.E. fits perfect. see gallery
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    derekp

    derekp [OP] giddy up!

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    Rtrn2taco: I notice you are in a 2gen taco, are you referencing fitment in a 1gen or 2gen taco?
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    cabs should be the same for reg and xtra.the older 1 gen (95-98) differ than the late 1st gen cabs.not sure what year it changers. not totally sure but thats what i think i read somewhere.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    The rear cab wall profiles are different for all 1995.5 - 2004 Tacomas.

    Regular Cab rear cab walls are essentially vertical.

    XtraCab rear cab walls are sloped slightly forward.

    Shells / toppers / canopies designed specifically for one or the other will have a front end shaped to match that cab style's particular 'slope'.

    Put a shell designed for a Regular Cab on an XtraCab and you're likely to get a noticeable gap that widens from bottom to top.

    Put a shell designed to fit up close on an XtraCab onto a Regular Cab and the top leading edge might actually run into the rear cab wall.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:11 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    1st gen, sorry.
     
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