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Used ARE Shell - How much?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by lsocoee, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    I'm looking at a used ARE shell from my Tacoma twin. It is a very basic shell - no pull down front window, no liner, single handle on the rear glass, sliding windows, third brake light. He's asking $500. If you needed one, would you go for it? I figure that I can sell the shell later for almost the same price and then upgrade.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    $500 for a used cap with minimal to no damage, that matches the truck? That is what I would expect to pay for one. Now if it did'nt match the truck not so much.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    Heck, I'd love to find one up here in the Northwest for that price, especially for a color matched shell. They just aren't available. Been looking for a couple of weeks now and either I continue to look or head to a dealer and spend 3 times that much for new. You can always take it back to a dealer and have some of the items added if you really need them. K:cool:
     
  4. Dec 14, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I figure it is a fair price. I've seen them go for less, but this is a color matched quality shell.

    Don't get discouraged, it took a year of looking before I found one. Search on craigslist for "Tacoma" and check to make sure any of the trucks getting sold have a shell. You might be able to buy one off of the truck. That's what I've been doing.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    Yeah, I have been searching Craigslist as this is the best place to find used. I also had my last shell/canopy painted by Maaco to match so color isn't an overriding issue. double cab long bed shells are pretty rare online though. K
     
  6. Dec 14, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    you don't have to tell me. Someone else on here found their used shell after 1 year of searching and now it has happened to me. It appears you have to search for a year and then you'll find one.

    I found a few people that were selling their trucks with shells, but they weren't interested in separating them.
     
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