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Canopy weatherstripping help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Owl, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    I just got a hell of a deal on a used commercial canopy and I'm wondering about weatherstripping. The guy I bought it from was nice enough to help me mount it to the truck to get it home, but there's nothing between the canopy and be rail - should there be?

    Also, there's a 1 inch gap behind the cab between the bed and canopy and I can't seem to find weatherstripping big enough to close the gap - anyone know of a place that sells weatherstripping thick enough to close this gap?

    thanks is advance

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  2. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    There isn't supposed to be weather stripping between the bed and the canopy and the space between the cab and your canopy isn't supposed to be filled or connected.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    Wut ?

    Yes , there should be a weatherstrip or canopy / cap tape on the bedside tops , the front of the box drops down so doubled up tape works best here
     
  4. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    Napa sells some stuff called camper tape, its sticky on one side. I'm not sure of the part number or exact thickness. Its not quite an inch though. But you might check it out. My shell has 2 strips that run side by side that are the width of the bedrail. I'll try to get the part number tomorrow.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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    I swear that my leer is just resting on the inside carpet liner. I will now have to investigate further.
     
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    Probably not
     
  7. Dec 11, 2012 at 4:50 AM
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    There is a foam tape made specifically for mounting Camper Shells. It's about an inch wide. Sticks to the bed rails between cap and the truck. There is also a Toyota Kit that provides a thick rubber strip to fill that space along the front edge of the bed / cap.

    You can buy it all from a Cap or Truck Accessory dealer. Even after all of that I still used some silicone across the front to prevent water seepage.

    Hope all of that helps!
     
  8. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    Link to the Toyota kit ?
     
  9. Dec 12, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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    I took a quick look on the A.R.E. site this morning but didn't see it. I just called the place I bought the cap and asked to get the Toyota front filler strip and a roll of mounting tape, when I moved the cap from my '05 to the '11 Tacoma.

    It's just a thick rubber strip that self sticks along the indented section along the front rail to even out the surface.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    Thanks everyone for the responses. I called the local canopy dealer that installed my last canopy and they have quite a bit of different sized weatherstripping available.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    I went to lowes and got some weather stripping which seemed to do the job as I bought a used shell as well...no leaks so far ;)
     
  12. Mar 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    Owl,
    I know I'm too late but I thought I'd mention that I have a roll of 2" wide foam canopy tape (enough for an 8' bed) that I don't need. I'm out in Hood River and would love to get rid of the stuff. I think I've been packing it around for about 3 years now.

    You can have it if you still need it.


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  13. Mar 8, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    Thanks for responding and for you offer. I ended up just taking the canopy to a canopy retailer and having them weatherstrip it and mount it


     
  14. Mar 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    ^^
    Makes good sense.
     
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