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What the Topper???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by FreidTaco, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    FreidTaco

    FreidTaco [OP] 'merica

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    So i was on my weekly journey to the Wal of marts here in Laramie when i came upon this.......

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    Duct tape + plexiglass + budget = aerodynamic super topper!

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    and 2x2's + conduit +electrical tape + zip ties = HA!

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  2. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    Sunner

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    I bet all those guys on here that went and paid 2 grand for their toppers feel stupid as hell now yeah?
     
  3. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    There's websites devoted to this kind of thing. He's probably a "hypermiler"
     
  4. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    ttran

    ttran Expert Mallcrawler

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    So much win :laughing:
     
  5. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    ehhhh. looks like it might blow off in the wind at 50+
     
  6. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    That's embarrassing...
     
  7. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    I feel like the time it took to craft such a contraption from all the rows of ductape and plexiglass, someone could have designed up something better out of at least wood and plexi.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Looks Hawaiian
     
  9. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    Thats not sand on the bumper..... :p
     
  10. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    pidro_el_pirata

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    With the benefit of easy interior storage! Just stick whatever you have in your hand onto the inside of the duct tape wall. Boom!
     
  11. Jan 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    Hey, they're from Jackson... What do you expect? :D
     
  12. Jan 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    Twizter68

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    Duct Tape use #5,000,124.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    lol at least it's color matched (unlike ben's)
     
  15. Jan 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    why not just shrink wrap the bed?? lol seams like it would look better and keep more stuff dry! that just looks so damn redneck!!(and i’m kinda a redneck!)
     
  16. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:10 AM
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    Redneck engineering and duct tape!
     
  17. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    Red Green had a busy morning, probably took a nap when he was done.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    IndianTaco

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    F**king hippies:D
     
  19. Jan 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    How soon before we see that in Cmack's build thread?

    :)
     
  20. Jan 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    Pugga

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    That was my first thought also. Those sloping shells on the back of a truck is supposed to be great for mileage. I'm actually kind of surprised none of the shell manufactures hasn't made something like this (obviously cleaner and a little more sturdy than that wally world engineering job).:)
     
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