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New member camper shell mod *PICS*

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by campintruck, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    campintruck

    campintruck [OP] Active Member

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    This forum is addictive! I've been browsing this forum everyday and thought it was about time I show my truck with my camper shell. I do alot of camping and paddling with my family, so I needed a shell to fit my needs. I decided to go with A.R.E. for there quality finish, looks and the different options. I went to the lower profile to make it easier to load and unload my boats. If any one is considering an ARE shell, there is a few options you should get:
    -side pop-up doors with sliding glass for ventilation
    -lined interior( this helps with condensation, it sucks waking up with a wet sleeping bag)
    -drop down front window so you can wash your cabs rear window

    I started making mods on my shell right away. I needed a platform to meet my needs during the week and my play time needs on the weekend. I made it so I could keep my gear organized. This set up allows me to use this platform for different situations. Sleeping quarters are a little tight due to the dbl cab short bed( luckily I'm 5'-7"). Hope this information is useful for anyone considering sleeping and camping in their truck.

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  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    TroutBum

    TroutBum Well-Known Member

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    I like it! Been thinking about doing something similar so I can store gear in the bottom and let the dogs ride on top.

    Mike
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    dhurley

    dhurley Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!:D I use to see that alot in trucks with a topper, but not so much anymore. Welcome to TW.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    alex1988

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    Looks really clean! Love the work you did on the inside.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Nice work!

    I agree about the swing-up 'win-doors' - they're the handiest feature I've ever seen on a canopy / shell.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    SunDevilTacoma

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    Nice work!!! Looks great, and welcome to the forum!!
     
  7. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Like the truck, shell and platform you built. Looks pretty cool.
    :wave: Welcome to the forum and yeah TW is addictive.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Very nice! Welcome to TW!
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    Cool!!!! welcome
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    campintruck

    campintruck [OP] Active Member

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    ARE camper shell, AAL, Hella 500's, Deckplate MOD,
    Thanks for for the welcome and compliments!
     
  11. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    SigSense

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    Very functional and well laid out. You obviously planned your design with max storage in mind.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Space Wrangler

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  13. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    4low2go

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  14. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    Looks good to me. Nice storage!
     
  15. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    Welcome to TW Frank. Nice truck! That's one of the better looking shells I've seen so far. Great job! :thumbsup:
     
  16. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Worm

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    Wow I really like that, nice job!
     
  17. Mar 14, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Bagua

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    Nice Truck! Great job on the storage!
     
  18. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    ywen

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    Hey are you a member at expeditionportal.com ? Those guys would love your info as well.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    campintruck

    campintruck [OP] Active Member

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    No I'm not, but have to check them out. First time hearing about that web site. Thanks!
     
  20. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    TacomaJack09

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    Thats looks great!! good job!
     
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