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Shell Spec Question? Please Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tahoetacoma, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Aug 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    tahoetacoma

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    I'm in the prototyping stage of a product that uses the factory tacoma bedrail system. I want to make sure the product will work with all trucks, including those with shells. For those of you with shells I am looking for a few measurements.

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    I have a Snugtop Supersport Shell and both X and Y are roughly 1/4". If those with shells wouldn't mind taking 2 minutes to take those 2 measurements and post them along with the shell manufacturer it would be a great help. The more brands and models the better: ARE, LEER, VISION, etc....

    If the diagram is confusing im looking for the distance the shell overhangs the bedrail. Heres a picture of my snugtop shell lip and the bedrail.

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    I no LEER for example has a much greater overhang then my snugtop. A little help would be amazing, I no a lot of you have shells.

    Thank you, please let me know if the diagram isn't clear enough.

    Matt
     
  2. Aug 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I have a Leer 100RCC

    X = 1/2" along the main rail , 1 1/8" where the mounting bolts are
    Y = 1/2"
     
  3. Aug 7, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    SalmonTaco

    SalmonTaco Tasty fish in a tortilla

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    sub'd for when I can measure

    I have a SnugTop MVP
     
  4. Aug 7, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    skidooman

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    My snugtop rebel is the same as your super sport. Do you want to know the front too?? Its a bit different.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    Yes the front would be very helpful, my snugtop supersport lip nearest the cab (front) doesn't hang over.

    Thank you everyone for the help, i'll take all the info I can get. Hope the diagram isn't to hard to understand. The product is currently top secret, but as soon as I'm past the prototype stage everyone on taco world will be the first to see it.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    My Leer 100RCC overhangs at the front of bed , I'll measure that for you in a sec
     
  7. Aug 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    What about those of us that have tonneau covers that can still utilize the bed rails...we don't get to play?
     
  8. Aug 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    hahaha,Once marketed if the product is popular I will make some changes for a tonneau cover version

    Thanks OZ-T
     
  9. Aug 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    skidooman

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    It doesn't protrude into the bed hardly at all, like <1/16". But it sits above the rail by about a half inch.
    Y= 1/2"
    X=<1/16"
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  10. Aug 11, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Sorry OP , I got sidetracked

    Here is the front overhang on my Leer 100RCC , it comes down to the top of the bed rail and overhangs it by approx 1/2"

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Aug 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    My 2012 Snugtop Rebel uses the rail system for mounting. The shell has bulges in 3 places on each side and a bolt/clip goes through the shell into the rail system. I don't have carpet headliner so you can see it well.

    Any clues on what this prototype is?

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