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Used truck cap install?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zoos47, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    zoos47

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    I'm considering purchasing a used truck cap for my 2012, 6' bed, tacoma.
    Ive searched the forum for installation info, but I could not find. Maybe I overlooked. I'm fairly handy, but I want to make sure I dont get in over my head trying to install this.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be appreciated.

    Here is the truck cap Im looking at (found on craigslist). Offered $300 as I would need to paint and would need to replace one piece of glass. http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/pts/3128400929.html

    Thanks much in advance
    Scott
     
  2. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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  3. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    My Leer cap installs with bolts that thread into blocks that go in the bed rail tracks
     
  4. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Just 4 clamps that attach to the bed rail, you can see the clamps in the 2nd picture of the ad. Ask the seller if he is including the clamps and/or if he can help you install the cap because you usually need 2 people to lift the cap.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    On something other than a 2nd gen Taco with a steel bedrail lip. I used those exact clamps on my last two trucks (GMC and Ford).
     
  8. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Exactamundo
     
  9. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    In the pic on the right, you can see the clamps. They should utilize the bed rail system and should be a quick and easy install.

    I hope you priced out a new piece of glass and a paint job, that could end up being another $500 easily (paint jobs can vary quite a bit depending on how much prep is needed and quality of the paints used.
     
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    Bedrail track block/bolt-

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  11. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    The seller should be including these.
     
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    You can get the camper clamps that slide into the rail from Bestop but last I checked they were $25 each
     
  14. Jul 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    Wow, this is one of the more helpful forums I have been to. Thanks much everyone for the input, photos, etc...

    Scott
     
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    I'm hoping to be the seller now! I believe I've seen something like it on my searches. Anyone have a link to these? Thanks much, Zac808 (is that your name + your fave drum machine?)
     
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    Those style aren't my choice (had those, didn't like them). These are a little different and what I currently run:

    https://www.amazon.com/API-Clamps-S...r+clamps&qid=1559769916&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1
     
  17. Jun 5, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Thanks, Jman - I believe those are exactly what the previous owner installed with, but in black. He had to use the (plywood) spacers because the clamp doesn't pinch down far enough. Likely works fine for thicker mounting caps, but not this one.
     

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