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Camper shell on a tacoma.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2004Taco, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cant find anything for a 1st gen taco with a shell. Anyone have pic with theres on the truck.?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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  3. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    KCin HBCA

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    Here's my old 98 with a shell...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    brelandt

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    01greentaco...I have been looking for a roof basket. Where did you get yours?
     
  5. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Believe it or not, I made it out of 1 1/2" PVC pipe and wooden dowels on the inside. It held really strong and was incredible sturdy with the reinforcement coming from the dowels on the inside. It only cost me about $50 buck and I couldn't be happier with the end result! For the "floor" I just used a sheet of ply wood painted black and screwed into the PVC and dowels. Unfortunately I sold the camper shell and the roof basket went with it, otherwise I would have snapped some pics and helped you out with some more questions if you had any. I just couldn't justify spending $300+ for a metal basket that would rust, chip, or possibly be stolen so I went a different route! If you have any questions, or want advice on how to make it, I think I still have the blue prints and spec sheet somewhere around the house and I'd be more than happy to help you out.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    Taco76087

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  7. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    JLee

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Leer top.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    01greentaco....WOW never thought about going that route. I most certainly want to build it myself. If you can PM me with the specs I would really appreciate it. Thanks!:D
     
  9. Nov 15, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    01GREENTACO

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    brelandt:
    I'll have to get them to you sometime next week. I am off at school and all my drawings and sketches (as well as my truck) are back at home.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    that's fine thanks man!
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    Just caught up on this thread and if you could pm me the details/sketches when you get a chance, that'd be much appreciated as well! Looks sick and sounds fairly simple as I'm mechanically challenged.

    Thanks for any help! :D
     
  12. Feb 6, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    does anyone know if a 1st gen shell might fit my 2nd gen?
     
  13. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    No, it's too small
     
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    thanks
     
  15. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    Here's my Leer, I like it, but it's a winter thing for me, I can't wait to get it off for the summer soon!

    nice to keep the snow off of my things for the winter though.


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  16. Feb 7, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    Ok. Now I want one.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    01GREENTACO

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    What we all posted are considered "camper" shells. Granted you actually have a camping shell, but the OP never corrected us when we posted our camper shells so he must be fine with what we posted.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    What about this?
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  19. Feb 8, 2011 at 3:06 AM
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    your right! in canada, that is a camper, and what the rest of us posted is a canopy, these guys call a tonneau cover a canopy....weird! just have to get used to it :p
     
  20. Feb 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    Mounted up this used shell yesterday, bought it from a buddy of mine for $100. No leaks, bug screens still sealed, keys for the lock. Tan color unfortunately, so it might get a flat black scuff-and-shoot this summer once it warms up. I have no idea what brand it is, and nether did he (no id cards anywhere). I think it is a Leer, but I'm not sure.
     
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