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Cap size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rndsommer, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    rndsommer

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    Just picked up my new 2012 sr5 dbl cab long box. here is my question. I want to get a cap for the bed but dont feel like spending $1500 for a new one. Does anyone know which other trucks have the same bed size as a long bed tacoma. Most used caps for sale just list the vehicle it came off of and not the dimensions of the cap.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Dont know the specs your looking for but have you tried craiglist? Sometimes you can get great deals on there...
     
  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    My guess is that whatever other truck's cap you get, it wont fit right. I know the long bed is 60.3" though if that helps.

    I would wait on it and find a great deal. I did the same with my Bestop. :)
     
  4. Jun 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Any 6' length will work. You'll need the clamps (of course) too. No biggie; find a cap, aluminum or fiberglass you like the look of and go for it. I personally was going to rebuild and fit a very old 70's original aluminum with crank out windows that looked like it was built by Airstream (but wasn't) until I found the cap on my truck now.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    been looking on craigslist. Its just that most of the ads for used caps just state what truck it came off of and not the size of the cap.
    not many if any tacoma caps listed here locally.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Uh ya; you're looking for small truck caps.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    LEER Shell with dome lights operated with 3 way switches, aux backup lights with relay and 3 position switch, modified wiring to compass/temp display and clock to include switch that disables dimming function (poor man's DRL solution), Scan Gauge 2
    I tried this on my 1986 Toyota. I found out that the body style before and after my 86 both have different lengths.

    People have posted about putting a 1st gen shell on a second gen and said it can be done, but looks like crap.

    The regular cab 2nd gen uses a different shell than the access and double cab longbed, the angle of the rear of the cab is different.

    I personally would just hold out and keep looking for the right cap. I looked for used and figured I would wind up with the wrong color and just paint it. I found a few in the 400-600 dollar range, but they were too far away. They are out there if you're patient. I eventually ran out of time and had to buy a new one for a trip.
     

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