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for people with shells......

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by ComaTosin, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin [OP] The Not So New guy

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    i just bought a shell used, put it on the truck and noticed that there is a considerable gap between the shell and the truck on the section that is behind the cab. (below the back windows the width of the truck) the gap is about 1". Am i missing a rubber seal or something? the two bed rails fit well and the tailgate seems good to. I will replace all foam seals as they are wornout but i need more than a new seal for the section in question - missing parts? anyone else with this problem? links for solutions would be great.
    thanks.
     
  2. May 20, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    brian

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    We are talking about the OEM cap right? Our year tacoma caps are specific to 2005+ tacomas and vice versa, no other cap will fit correctly.
     
  3. May 20, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    snowtaco

    snowtaco Well-Known Member

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    mine fits fairly well i dont see any gaps but i did buy it new
     
  4. May 21, 2009 at 4:35 AM
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    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin [OP] The Not So New guy

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    My bad,
    Forgot to mention that is is an A.R.E
    I am beginning to think that it
    Is for a different year it different truck.
     
  5. May 21, 2009 at 4:48 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Go Vick ??? Go Birds !!!

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    If you plan to keep it and want to fill in the gap find a LEER dealer and order a Tacoma filler bar. It is an aluminum extrusion that fits behind th front tiedown rail and fills the gap. If the cap was designed for the 05+ the cap itself would fill this void.
     
  6. May 21, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    My A.R.E. shell has a rubber strip (about an inch thick) that goes b/w the shell and the truck in the place you described. I'm sure you can pick one up at a camper place.
     
  7. May 21, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin [OP] The Not So New guy

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    Cool. That is what I need to know. I'll search online first. My tonneau cover had this strip too. I will hunt for one.
    Thanks.
     
  8. May 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    kbaum08

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    My Jason also came with the rubber seal. The front section of the pickup bed is not ass high as the rest of the bed.
     
  9. May 21, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    brian

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    Oh I see what you're talking about now... yeah my tonneau is the same way, front and back. Easy stuff to find.
     
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