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Shell (topper) question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco76087, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Taco76087

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    Has anyone cut the flap on the tailgate flush with the top of the tailgate, mine hangs down a little more than i'd like.

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    The piece circled
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    spp

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    Is it a hard piece or a rubber gasket like thing.
    My Snugtop I had on my 1999 had a rubber piece that I turned over in the track it ran in for a cleaner look. Can't tell what yours looks like up close.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    If you cut it, you run the risk of water getting into the bed. The flap keeps the water out
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Taco76087

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    It's hard plastic, with a rubber flap that's a little shorter behind it.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Yes ... Over the years some folks have trimmed or cut away that flap for the sake of looks. The trick is not going so far as to hurt its ability to keep out water and dust.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    never had a camper that kept water tight after wheeling...always drips somewheres :p
     
  7. Sep 22, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    Thanks Everyone.
     
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