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Camper Shell/Top with a Boot/Pass-Through...

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

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    CheeseWithTaco

    CheeseWithTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    grrr...
    does anyone have a boot pass-through that connects the camper with the cab, that is water tight? can please post pics? im thinking about doing this. and how is the camper noise?
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Be aware that the pass-through boots are notorious for rubbing off paint around the rear cab window ...
     
  3. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    califtacoma

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    I just bought the Snug Top Super Sport truck cap in white and it looks great. I have the boot and it does make an annoying rubbing noise. I am going to have it removed and a drop down slide window installed. These are only $100 when you order with the shell and they are $275.00 after the fact, THAT SUCKS! They recommended that I lube the rubber seal with silicon and the rubbing will go away but they don't say that the paint will not come off over time so I am just going to have the window installed. The only noise I hear is from the rubber boot rubbing on the bacl cab.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    Aku

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    I went opposite of you... Got the same exact shell in the same color for my 2010 Taco. But I went without the boot. What bugs me, is the two windows ( one on the cab and one on the shell ) are only about an inch apart. They both have the center slider, but the rest of it is almost uncleanable ( <- pretty sure I just made that word up ). Nothing is worse than a window with film on it.

    I was thinking about putting the boot ON.... but I was concerned with it tearing or the seal breaking when off road due to the torsion. Any experience like that?
     
  5. Jul 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I had one on an 86 Toyota. With the cab slider open, it was loud. The boot destroyed the paint on the cab, even with a "boot guard" clear plastic applied to the cab. It did not leak though. Other than the paint issue, I liked it. I used to leave the side windows on the shell open, open the cab slider, and then I had flow through ventilation. Nice for when you don't have AC. Or for transporting the dog.

    When I bought my current shell they had to special order it. Since I was going on a trip, they were nice enough to loan me another that they had in stock. The loaner had a boot. It was nowhere close to fitting correctly around the third brake light. You could see light through it very easily. Not sure if it was just that one shell, or if they are all that way. Also not sure if the cutout on the shell is the same for boot and window options.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    brettb

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    I made my own. It isn't completely water tight but no snow gets inbetween the cab and the shell. It has kept most of the water out, except when I drive through the gutters with rain water, then I see some slip down the window.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    califtacoma

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    On my snu top shell the window in the shell has two latches that allow you to pull the shell window inside the shell so you can easily clean the shell window and the Taco window. Does your not have those latches you may want to take a closer look. :cool:
     
  8. Jul 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    Rdy2offrd88

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    I recently pulled off my Snug Top of my 02 DC with a rubber boot on it after buying it with the topper on because I wanted to see how it looked and the paint was infact rubbed off in spots along the top of the shell. As far as the seal, it is not completely water-tight but it does a pretty good job IMO.
     
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