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Tips for buying a used bed cap?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tenzing, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Mar 20, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Tenzing

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at a used bed cap tomorrow, a Leer 122 if the pictures are accurate. Any tips on what to look for so I know I'm picking up a good cap? I've never had one before, but I need it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    x2. I found one today that came off of an xcab and is painted my color already for $450. SnugTop is the brand listed. I am waiting for a response but if not that one I am going to get one at some point. Don't know what will ensure I get one that will last and keep things dry.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    buy mine. it fits an extended cab !!!!
     
  4. Mar 20, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    How much?
     
  5. Mar 21, 2011 at 1:03 AM
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    i would do $350 for it. its an are zx camper top. brand new costs around $1900. lemme know.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    -Check for spider cracks around the corners and chips on the edges.
    -Insure there is a proper seal along the bottom.
    -Check the seals along the window for dry rot, etc...
    -Look down the length for bumps (un-flat surface) that would imply there was a hole/crack that was repaired.
    -If possible, insure the wood frame inside the fiberglass isnt rotting.
    -Look at the screens if you plan on using the windows.
    -And of course, always measure for fit.

    When you find a blemish, over-exaggerate and make a big deal in order to drive the cost down :rolleyes:.
     
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  7. Mar 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    Thanks for the info! FWIW, does anyone know the cost to replace T-Grip locks? Maybe Leer still has the keys, but this would help me set a more realistic price.
     
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    Well I picked one up today. Test fit it & color was dead on. There was no lock and I will need to find some weather stripping as it doesn't have the railing system included. Figured I would just clamp it to the rails of the bed. Also the mfg wants $40 for a new lock assembly. Anyone know if they are universal or where else to look?
    Couple of issues but it was in great shape & the price was right.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    its a bit far for me but the price is good.
     
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    well lemme know cause i might be able to meet ya half way or something.
     
  11. Mar 22, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    I'm trying to hook up the lights on it and I need to know which one of the green wires to tap into for the break, since it is a dual filiment.
    Also there is a dome light I would love to hook up but I assume I need to run a new wire down to get constant power?

    Who else has done this and may be able to give me some help?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  13. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Nice buy! But damn that roof rack sits high! lol
     
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    Man I am luck I'm under $300 but mine was already matched to my color. It has a few scratches here and there but nothing too bad or worse than the truck. I will certainly get racks for mine.
    What wire did you tap for the break light? Solid green or green-red? I have to get that done before I get pulled over.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Do you legally need the third brake light? I always thought you just needed the primary 2.
     
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    You can wire your dome light to your taillight (the con being you can only turn it on when your headlights are on.)

    I'm not sure if I understand your question regarding the wire correctly, but you should only hook up the brake wire to the the third brake light. I just stripped both wires and tested them with my headlights on to see which was the brakelight. Sorry if I didn't understand your question...
     
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    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    You just bought this topper a little over a month ago, spray painted it black and added your "custom" touch to it but on top of all of that, you only paid $75 for it. Now you're trying to sell the exact same topper for $350...?
     
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    They make low profile towers. I would just trade or sell those towers and get a low profile version, only if you use the rack tho. That just my .02 still looks good!

    http://yakima.com/shop/racksystems/factory-tracks-or-rails
     
  19. Mar 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    I didn't want to strip any wires if I could hook them into the plug. The break light socket has two pos. wires running one for breaks one for driving lights. One solid green and one green-red striped.
    And I think I may as a temporary fix wire the dome to the driving light. I will get on it this weekend. We'll see if I have time to run a wire front the front or not.
     
  20. Mar 23, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    The third brake lights I have seen do not have a wire for the driving light/taillight. It should be for the brake light only. In some states it is illegal for the third brakelight to light up like a taillight. Are you sure one of the wires is not for the dome light?
     
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