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Cap/Shell Question - Side Rail Height

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Tippett's TRD, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Oct 29, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Tippett's TRD

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    Alright, I have a question for everyone with Cap/Camper Shells. The Side rail height is clearly at a different height than the rail between the bed/cab of the truck. I want to know how most camper shells accomodate for this?

    The reason I ask, is because I am looking at buying a used one, and the seller has a peice of wood sitting on this front rail to make it the same height as the side rails. Is this normal? Should I be worried I am buying a shell for another truck that is being rigged to fit a tacoma?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Oct 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    crashnrondo

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    I had a Ranch cap on my 2008 that just used a large piece of weather striping to seal the front of the box. My 2010 has a Snugtop on it and the front is formed to fit the box with the rails, so I would say they come both ways.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    ^Interesting... thanks man. The guy I am buying it from doesn't seem like the type who would care about something like this, but I don't exactly like having a peice of wood showing, you know? Anyways, I guess i'll have to pick up a large peice of weather stripping to use
     
  4. Oct 29, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    The foam on the front of mine is thicker than the side foam .
     
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