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Too ghetto?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by ywen, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Apr 18, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have opportunity to purchase a nice cap. Problem is, it's designed for a reg cab. I know the cab slope is diff than my xtracab. How bad will it look? Any one have setup?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 5:30 AM
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    If it fits, how bad could it look? It is just a cap on the back of a truck. These are trucks, not Lambos. If you are that concerned ask if you could lay it on top of your bed and have a look. They aren't that heavy.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 5:31 AM
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    You can get an idea how much gap it will leave by placing a vertical line / edge at the front of your bed.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    if you have a pic of both have one of the photo-shop-ing guys put it on there for you.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    just go to the place have them put it on and see if it looks right
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Sorry not the greatest pic. It's hard to tell, but the topper was from the truck in my avatar. When I totaled it I moved it to this truck.

    Just let me know if you want me to take close up pics for you.[​IMG]
     
  7. Apr 19, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    looks pretty dang good from here. but if you have a closer pic that would be appreciated! Do you find the gap allows more things to trap in between the cap and cab? Also, do the rear windows line up? (is the rear window on the xtra and stand cabs in the same location?) Also I assume the differences does not affect fitment to the bed rails?
     
  8. Apr 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    I can get some pictures for you later today or tomorrow, just have to find the camera. I think it looks pretty good from a distance, because the lunar mist and the white kinda have the same shade in low light at long distances, but I still plan on getting a new (or new to me) one when I can afford it. I rolled the truck the topper was on, it's still in good condition but I need to reseal the windows, since the rain gets in there.

    I wouldn't say anything more has trapped between the gap other than snow, for right now.

    I actually think my view on this cap in particular is better out of the extended cab. On my regular cab, the cap window placement blocked the top of the cab window so visibility wasn't the greatest. (I'll take a picture from the inside of the truck too then)

    Assumption is correct. Fit to the bed rails is good.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    Works well IMO. NP. I sold a cap for an Xtra cab to somebody with a reg. cab and it fit no problem!
     
  11. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Thanks for posting! I picked up the shell today and it looks great. Very dusty and has a lot of bugs inside from being in a barn for 2 years. I'll clean it up and take some pics..

    Question: It came with 4 c-clamps. How tight are you guys tightening them? I got it to the point where when I grasp the roof racks and shake, it would shake the whole truck... However, while driving at highway speed and looking back at the shell, I do see some slight vibration when going over bumps, but it might just be that the whole bed was shaking from the bumps..
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    I really like the seal between the cap and the bed. I see you have bedliner sprayed over the rails.. does that help with sealing? What is that silver strip you have there?
     
  13. Apr 21, 2010 at 5:05 AM
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    Give 'er a good power wash.

    I think it's the whole truck bed, or the mirror you're looking into shaking. Cap shouldn't be goin anywhere though.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    AFAIK it's just a bit of edge guard to cover the bottom edge of the fiberglass. I'm not sure if the bedliner helps or hinders, but it hasn't posed an issue yet. Just make sure you get some foam weatherstrip tape, put it on the topper rails then put the topper on the bed.
     
  15. Apr 21, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    How do I wire the high mounted brake light? The topper has some connector at the end of the wire and the seller was saying it's a pretty standard connector..
     
  16. Apr 21, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    the canopy i have was from a pre-taco. but its just for camping/fishing/hunting so no need to be pretty. just a little shorter. i've actually had compliments on it. i say do it..
     
  17. Apr 21, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    I got it on the truck..... might take it into a trucker shop to have them professionally seal it for me.. the old foam at the bottom doesn't seal very well and there's a visible gap in the front.. how much you think they'd charge?
     
  18. Apr 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Take a putty knife peel & scrape the old stuff off. Then go to the hardware store and buy some stuff like this:
    [​IMG]

    They make some that's about an inch wide made for campers and toppers. It was about $10 here. IMO way cheaper than paying someone, you just need a buddy to do it.
     
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