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how many people needed to get truck cap off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aficianado, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    aficianado

    aficianado [OP] Well-Known Member

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    figured i need to invite some muscle over. i need to move several motorcycles around, and i need to pick up gardening materials..compost, soil, etc. cap will need to come off. me and one other? or three of us. i need to flip it on it's side, and get it thru an oversized gate, for backyard storage. never had it off before, and bought the truck used, so i have little idea about cap weight.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    I'd recommend 3 or 4 people assuming it is a skirted cap. It will be much safer to handle without damaging the skirt or scratching the cap. Unskirted cap you can prob. get away with 2 guys.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    You couldn't be much further away from me otherwise I wouldn't mind helping.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    aficianado

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    skirted cap? damn, didnt think about that...TW is coolness for sure. thanks!
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    Most 05+ Tacoma caps have a 2 inch long /.25 thick "fiberglass skirt" that hangs from the bottom of the cap, meant to cover the factory black plastic bedcaps. Fiberglass is a fairly resilient material but it is a prone area to cracks and damage.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    aficianado

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    thanks! i'm making all the idiots storing their motorcycles over at my garage come over to help. these fools are hiding bikes from mom, wives, etc. i need my space back. OUT!
     
  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Minimum of 2, or find a way to jack it into the ceiling.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    DDD

    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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    Mine weighs about 200 lbs. so 2 people can lift it on and off of a truck but its pretty tough. If you are moving it on its side through a gate then 3 or 4 people should be fine.
     
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