Tips and Compatibility Info for Buying a Used Camper Shell

Updated on June 15, 2018
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Tom Zizzo, a journalist, has also spent many years selling truck and SUV accessories.

Photo from an actual Craigslist ad. This shell was obviously NOT for this truck, but it seems to fit. You will see used tops sold like this a lot; always measure them before you buy.
Photo from an actual Craigslist ad. This shell was obviously NOT for this truck, but it seems to fit. You will see used tops sold like this a lot; always measure them before you buy.

Given the overwhelming number of questions I have received about used camper shells, I thought it might be useful to write a little guide to buying used tops. First I'll tell you a few things to watch out for, and then I'll break down the major changes in truck bed dimensions for different makes in the last few decades.

A used top, selling for far below what it cost new, sounds like a great deal. But just be aware of a few things to consider before you buy.

  • A used shell that is damaged may not be cost-effective to repair.
  • A used shell may have come from a different truck than the one it’s sitting on, so you want to measure your own truck.
  • Truck beds, especially more recent ones, aren't necessarily rectangular; they may be narrower in the rear than in the front.
  • Sometimes the shape of the rails and the shape of the cab and tailgate may complicate the fit.
  • The third brake light has to be visible in trucks made 1994 and later, and may complicate the fit for mid-'90s trucks. New shells since 1995 have brake lights built in.
  • Tonneaus need to fit more exactly than shells do.
  • If a used Leer or SnugTop shell has a serial number, you can call the company and try to find out what truck the cover was made for.

A Damaged Shell May Not Be Much of a Deal

The window on this used top is separating from the frame. There is no way to fix this, despite what the seller says. Silicone will not do it, and you cannot replace a pane of glass on these windows; the window itself has to be replaced.
The window on this used top is separating from the frame. There is no way to fix this, despite what the seller says. Silicone will not do it, and you cannot replace a pane of glass on these windows; the window itself has to be replaced.

Keep in mind that if major parts of the top you are looking at are broken, you need to look into the price of replacing those parts before you take advantage of that "deal of the century." Far too many times, I have seen used tops for sale where the seller thinks the repair is simple. In the photo above, the glass is coming away from the frame leaving a big gap. This part of the window should be sealed. The repair in that photo is at least $250, and that's just for the parts.

The Seller May Not Even Know What Truck the Shell Was Made for

I saw the top above for sale on Craigslist. The ad says it came off a 2000 Ranger, and it now sits on a 2001 S-10. I can tell this is an old SnugTop—by the ridge in the roofline—and it probably came off a pre-'93 Ranger. The dimensions though are close enough.

It’s important to remember that sometimes people will have tops on their trucks that they themselves have bought used, and often that top was not designed for that truck. A dead giveaway is if the top is not the same color as the truck. If you think the fit looks good, and your truck is the same as theirs, no problem; but if you’re trying to make a top made for an unknown truck fit your own truck, you’re on your own, to a certain extent.

Truck Beds By Make and Year

Here is some information, broken out by make, about which years had which body styles. It will help you know what to expect when you shop for a used top to match your truck bed.

Ford Trucks

Ford 150/250

1980-1996. From 1980 to 1996, Ford F150/250 trucks had essentially identical beds.

1997-2003(4). In 1997, the Ford F150 was radically changed, most notably by making the bed tapered, meaning it’s wider in the front than it is in the rear. This was initially only done to the F150 line; the F250 and F350 heavy duty trucks remained the same until 1999, when Ford introduced the Superduty.

2004-2008. The F150 changed its body style and bed again in 2004 (except that in the 2004 F150 Heritage Edition, the bed and body are the same as the '97 to 2003 truck). The F150 would remain the same until 2009, when the bed changed; but it changed only slightly, check the top of the rear corners of a new F150 bed and compare it to a 2004-08, you’ll see what I mean. Superdutys really haven’t changed much, as far as the bed is concerned, except that in about 2008 some Superdutys, not all of them, began including a fold-out step built into the tailgate. If your truck has it, the shell door will need to compensate for it. Leer and SnugTop shells have special molded pieces on the bottom of the door to account for it.

2009 -2014. The F150 has gone through some changes, mainly the rear, and the bow to the tailgate area that most of the new trucks have now.
2015- present: If you look at the back end of the new F150's, you'll notice that the bow to the rear tailgate area is wider, and angled, in a way. Overall the bed looks the same from the previous generation, but this wider rear bow will most certainly affect top compatibility.

1999 - 2008 The heavier duty trucks, i.e., the F250 and 350s, came in the form of the new 'Superduty' in 1999. It pretty much remained the same, with the exception of adding a pull-out tailgate step in 2008, which is technically an option. This is important because tops on 2008 or newer Superdutys will have rear doors that can accommodate this step, that is if the truck has the option. If you try to put a top from a 2004, for example, on a 2009 that has the step in the tailgate, it's not going to fit over that bulge. Yes, most top manufacturers can change out that rear door, but beware, those rear doors are NOT cheap.

2008 - 2016 -the F250 and F350s in these years are mostly the same. The only footnote has to do with the step in the tailgate (see above). It wasn't until 2017 that Ford made in major changes to the Superduty-most notably, the rear tailgate that has that octagon shape to it.

2017 to current -The brand new Superduty trucks are slightly different than the previous years, most notably the octagon-shaped tailgate, there are other changes as well.

A 2008 Superduty.  Notice the molded piece on the back door of the shell that covers up the step that comes out of the tailgate on this truck.
A 2008 Superduty. Notice the molded piece on the back door of the shell that covers up the step that comes out of the tailgate on this truck.
Notice on this new F150 how the taillight is different than on the '04 to 2008 trucks, and that little corner flares out. This is really the only difference with the new F150s.
Notice on this new F150 how the taillight is different than on the '04 to 2008 trucks, and that little corner flares out. This is really the only difference with the new F150s. | Source

A 1997 F250 top on a 1999 F250

Technically this shouldn't fit, but the rails on the Superduty are wide enough that it fits on the inside rail. On the outside you can see the difference in fit.
Technically this shouldn't fit, but the rails on the Superduty are wide enough that it fits on the inside rail. On the outside you can see the difference in fit.
Notice how the bed on the Superduty tapers, and the shell does not.
Notice how the bed on the Superduty tapers, and the shell does not.

Chevy (1996 Silverado) top on Ford F150 (2004 to 2008)

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Ford Ranger

1983-1992. Ford Rangers have been around since 1983, and stayed the same all the way up to 1992.

1993-present (2012). Rangers haven't changed much since 1993, except that the flareside bed, also referred to as the Ranger Splash bed, is different. It should be noted that there isn't a huge difference between the 83 to 92 Ranger beds and the 93 to 2012 beds, in other words, an old Ranger top fits the newer Ranger beds, the cab is just a little boxier in shape.

Mazda Trucks

Any Mazda truck built from 1994 to now is identical to a Ford Ranger, for our purposes. In the 1998 to 2006 Mazda B-Series trucks, there is a slight difference: basically, the bed on those trucks has slightly narrower rails. Most shell manufacturers did not change their molds to deal with this variation. I think SnugTop is the only company that has a specific Mazda mold, if that is even still available. But honestly, it’s not that much different than the Ranger mold.

Older Mazda trucks, from 1985 to 1993 have three different beds, the long bed, short bed regular cab, and the cabplus bed. The standard cab trucks have nearly identical bed dimensions to the old Toyota beds, and even the first gen Tacoma beds. Most of the old import mini trucks are around 60" wide and 75-76" long, and the old Mazdas are no different. Just remember that the old extended cab Toyota trucks have a lean or angle to the front of the top.

Chevy / GM Trucks

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra

1973-1987. It’s important to remember that from 1973 to 1987, full-size GM trucks had perfectly rectangular beds. That changed in 1988 when they became tapered, much like Ford's did in 1997. If you have a crew cab 1988 Chevy/GMC, however, it still has the 1987 body and bed.

1988-1998. The full-size Chevy Silverado pickups and GMC Sierras are the same from 1988 to 1998.

1999-2006: The Silverado/Sierra changed in 1999; however, some '99 models, specifically the heavy duty 3500 model crew cabs, are the older body style. The full-size GM trucks changed again, like I said, in 1999. The 1999 to 2006 models are called the "classic" Chevys.

2007-2013. The full-sized GM trucks changed again in 2007, but you have to be careful with 2007, because GM introduced the new truck mid-year. Thus a few 2007s still have the ‘06 body, which GM refers to as the "classic" body. The heavy-duty trucks retained the classic body until 2008.
Up until 2007, the beds were the same between a GMC and Chevy, but for the 07 to 13 generation, the bed on the Silverado is actually NOT identical to the bed of the Sierra. The insides of the beds are the same; it’s the outside rails that are slightly different. The differences are very subtle, but they do affect the fit of most hard tonneau covers and bedliners. Try putting an over-the-rail GMC liner in a Chevy bed of those years and you’ll see what I mean; one is just slightly wider than the other toward the rear of the bed. Could you fit a new Sierra shell on a Silverado bed? Yeah, probably the fit would be fine, but for a perfect fit, you’ll want to match make to make.

2014 - present. The brand new trucks have this different shape to the rear (tailgate) area there, which for a brand new top means the back door is unique to this model year. Other than that, most of the dimensions are roughly the same. I know the lumber rack part numbers have not changed. Thankfully, the Chevy/GMC trucks are back to being the same in every way for fit and compatibility, unlike the 7 to 13 trucks.

Chevy S-10/Colorado, GMC S-15/Sonoma/Canyon

1982-1993: The "S-10 years." GMC called this truck the S-15 or Sonoma.

1994-2004: The S-10 totally changed in 1994 and stayed that way until 2004.

2004-2014: After 2004, the old S-10 became known as the Chevy Colorado or the GMC Canyon. The shell for a '94 to 2004 S-10 will most likely not fit the new Colorado/Canyons.

2015-present: The all-new Canyon/Colorado is a very different truck compared to its predecessors. Tops from previous years will most likely not fit these trucks.

Older top on 2016 fullsize Chevy

The shell on this new GM truck was originally for a 2007
The shell on this new GM truck was originally for a 2007
Notice how it sits on the back tailgate-where the rear door now, on new tops, molds over the top of that tailgate.
Notice how it sits on the back tailgate-where the rear door now, on new tops, molds over the top of that tailgate.

A 2001 Shell on a 2018 Chevy: Doesn't Quite Work

This is a 2011 shell on a new 2018 Chevy-hard to notice it doesn't really work (fit)
This is a 2011 shell on a new 2018 Chevy-hard to notice it doesn't really work (fit)
It's very close, but as you can see, the rear is different, enough that the door will not shut
It's very close, but as you can see, the rear is different, enough that the door will not shut
The door will not shut, no matter how hard you try, it was not made to fit the new Chevy
The door will not shut, no matter how hard you try, it was not made to fit the new Chevy

F150 top on a Chevy/GMC

This is a 1997 to 2003 F150 top on a classic body Chevy/GMC (1999 to 2006)
This is a 1997 to 2003 F150 top on a classic body Chevy/GMC (1999 to 2006)
Here's another 97-03 F150 top on a 07 to 13 Chevy/GM bed.
Here's another 97-03 F150 top on a 07 to 13 Chevy/GM bed.

Toyota Trucks

"Toyota Truck" (SR5), Tacoma

The basic Toyota Truck is sometimes called the SR5.

1984-88. Some pre-1989 Toyota Trucks have have what is called a "Japanese" bed, meaning the bed rails roll to the outside. On just about any truck today, you access the underside of a bed rail from the inside of the bed, but a "Japanese" bed rail is only accessed from the outside. I don’t know much about what will fit Japanese beds, since by the time I started selling camper shells these trucks were fairly old and I rarely saw one come into the shop looking for a shell.

This is a 1985 Toyota with the imported or "Japanese"-style bed. Notice how the rails roll to the outside. Earlier years of this truck only used Japanese beds, but for this year, both Japanese and non-Japanese styles exist.
This is a 1985 Toyota with the imported or "Japanese"-style bed. Notice how the rails roll to the outside. Earlier years of this truck only used Japanese beds, but for this year, both Japanese and non-Japanese styles exist.

1989-94: From 1989 to 1994, the basic Toyota truck didn’t change much, except for the addition of a third brake light in '94, something I already talked about. The bed is essentially the same as on the 1984-88 truck.

1995-2004: Midway through 1995, Toyota introduced the Tacoma, a name still used today, and the Tacoma stayed the same up until 2004. Will a shell from an older SR5-type Toyota fit a 1996 to 2004 Tacoma? Kind of. It will sit lower than the height of the cab, but the inside of the bed is actually the same as the older SR5 trucks. There are also differences between extended-cab shells and standard-cab shells on the 1989 to 2004 models.If you take a shell built for an extended cab and try to fit it to a standard cab, it will most likely rub the top of the cab, since it has an angle to it to compensate for the angle of the extended cab.

2005-2015. In 2005, the Tacoma changed a lot. The new Tacomas have a composite bed: basically it’s all plastic, except for the outer skin and rear pillars. You cannot fit anything on these trucks that is not designed specifically for the post-2004 Tacoma. Whether you have an "access" cab, crew cab, or standard cab, there is no angle built into the shell, so you can swap one over to the other—just make sure you have the right bed length for the crew cab.

2016 - The all-new 2016 Tacoma IS different than the previous body style, the bed went through the same type of change we saw on the F150's and other types of beds.

Current Tacoma vs. 05 to 15 (2nd Gen)

Notice on a 2016 Tacoma, the rear of the bed, and the top of the tailgate, now flare out the way many new trucks do. You can the flared out piece on the door of the shell where it meets the top of the gate.
Notice on a 2016 Tacoma, the rear of the bed, and the top of the tailgate, now flare out the way many new trucks do. You can the flared out piece on the door of the shell where it meets the top of the gate.
Here is a 2015 Tacoma, notice that it's different than the 2016 and newer models-near the rear of the bed.
Here is a 2015 Tacoma, notice that it's different than the 2016 and newer models-near the rear of the bed.

Toyota Truck Shell on Tacoma

This shell was technically built for a 1990 Toyota, but it's now on a 2003 Tacoma. As you can see, it's not a bad fit. Because it's a high-rise style, you can't really see where it doesn't match the cab roof.
This shell was technically built for a 1990 Toyota, but it's now on a 2003 Tacoma. As you can see, it's not a bad fit. Because it's a high-rise style, you can't really see where it doesn't match the cab roof.
Here is an 89 to 94 Toyota shell on a Tacoma-you can see it fits the bed, but sits lower since the cab heights were different between those body styles.
Here is an 89 to 94 Toyota shell on a Tacoma-you can see it fits the bed, but sits lower since the cab heights were different between those body styles.

Chevy S-10 top on a Tacoma

This top -a SnugTop highliner, was originally made for a Chevy S-10, or GMC Sonoma (1994-2003).
This top -a SnugTop highliner, was originally made for a Chevy S-10, or GMC Sonoma (1994-2003).

Tacoma Shell on Toyota Truck

Here is the opposite of the above picture-a 1995 to 2004 Tacoma shell on a circa 1990 Toyota. Notice the slight angle to the front of the shell, and how much taller is than the cab.
Here is the opposite of the above picture-a 1995 to 2004 Tacoma shell on a circa 1990 Toyota. Notice the slight angle to the front of the shell, and how much taller is than the cab.

Toyota T-100, Tundra

1993-1998: In 1993, Toyota introduced the mid-sized truck called the T-100 (which later became the Tundra). It came as a short-bed extended cab or long-bed standard cab.

1999-2006. In 1999, the T-100 became the Tundra. Now here’s the confusing thing to remember about the 1999-2006 Tundra models. They made both extended-cab or "access cab" trucks, and crew cab trucks. The crew cabs had slightly larger rear doors, and the beds are technically different, although they look very similar. The only standard-cab 1999-2006 Tundra was a long bed.

2007-2013. In 2007, the Tundra completely changed. It’s not only larger in overall size than the previous years, but comes with a long-bed access cab, standard cab, short-bed access cab, or even a short-bed standard cab. The CrewMax (Toyota’s name for the Tundra’s crew cab model) only comes with the extra-short bed.

2014 - present The Tundra, like many others, has seen some subtle changes to the bed in 2014 on to the brand new trucks.

Dodge Trucks

Ram Truck

Pre-1994. It’s not very common to see a 1993 or older Dodge Ram truck. There just aren’t as many on the road as the older GM and Ford trucks, unless of course you’re cruising a badass old Power Wagon.

1994-2001: The 1994 Dodge Ram is so different from the older Rams, including a tapered bed, that I can guarantee those beds are not compatible with the older Ram beds. The new Ram style lasted through 2001.

2002-2008: The 2002 Dodge Ram went through some design changes and some bed changes. The front of an '02 to '08 Ram bed bows quite a bit.

2009-present: The 2009 Dodge Ram made a lot of changes, including factory plastic bed rails and a strongly curved rear tailgate.

Dakota

1987-1996. The Dodge Dakota, born from the Dodge Ram 50, has the distinct honor of being the only "mid-size" truck around. Model years 1986 through 1996 all have the same bed dimensions. One cool thing about the 1994 to 1996 Dakota is that the brake light, now required by law, was placed in the tailgate—meaning the shell itself doesn't need a brake light.

1997-2004: In 1997 the Dakota body style was totally redone to resemble the more popular full-size Ram truck.

2005-present: The Dakota changed again in 2005, to the current body and bed style.

Rams may look the same, but they aren't

The top is a 09+ quad cab-1500, short bed. The center is a 10+ 2500, crew cab short bed. The bottom is a 09+ crew cab short bed. Notice the 2500 crew is different than the 1500 crew.
The top is a 09+ quad cab-1500, short bed. The center is a 10+ 2500, crew cab short bed. The bottom is a 09+ crew cab short bed. Notice the 2500 crew is different than the 1500 crew.

Dodge Ram has curves

This is the front (sits behind the cab window) of a top for a new Ram bed. Notice how curved it is.
This is the front (sits behind the cab window) of a top for a new Ram bed. Notice how curved it is.

Nissan Trucks

“Hardbody”/Frontier

1986 (and a half)-1997: The most popular Nissan trucks were the infamous ‘hardbody” models, which later became the Frontier. Those body styles were around from 1986 (1/2)—the change was made in mid-year 1986—all the way to 1997. The 1994 Nissan presents a special problem, because, like I said before, that was the year it became law that all pickups have an additional brake light. On the 1994 Nissan, the brake light is highly obtrusive. In fact, you cannot remove it to install a shell; there’s a bracket inside that just can’t be taken off. That means your shell has to have a huge notch in the top of the roof to compensate for it. This is only an issue for the '94. Nissan did make long-bed standard-cab trucks for these years, but they are not very common.

1998-2001: The Nissan changed for 1998 and became the Frontier, and for the most part, stayed the same all the way to 2004, except that:

2001-2004: In 2001, Nissan put this bulging plastic cladding and logo toward the top of the tailgate, which affects shells and tonneau covers. So if you have a 2001 to 2004 year Frontier, and want to fit a used top from a 1999 Frontier, you will have issues with the back door. It will not sit flat on the tailgate. Hard tonneau covers will not work at all in this scenario.

2005-2017: The Frontier changed most recently in 2016, so anything 2016 and newer likely has a new mold-important tip though is in 2013 the bulging cladding gave way to a wing-style tailgate piece, which in most cases has to be removed.

Back of '98 to 2000 Frontier

Here is the back tailgate of a 98 to 2000 Nissan Frontier. You can see it does not bulge out like the 01 model does.
Here is the back tailgate of a 98 to 2000 Nissan Frontier. You can see it does not bulge out like the 01 model does.

'01 Frontier With an Older Shell

This is the back of an '01 Frontier; notice how it has changed from the earlier truck in the last photo.  This owner has managed to fit an older top on it, and you can see the door kind of works, good enough I guess.
This is the back of an '01 Frontier; notice how it has changed from the earlier truck in the last photo. This owner has managed to fit an older top on it, and you can see the door kind of works, good enough I guess.

'01 Frontier with Correct Tonneau Cover

Notice how the hard tonneau cover compensates for the bulging tailgate. Trying to fit a tonneau not meant for this truck will not work.
Notice how the hard tonneau cover compensates for the bulging tailgate. Trying to fit a tonneau not meant for this truck will not work.

Compatibility Tips for Older Trucks

  • If you have an older S-10 type Chevy, 1982 to 1992, a shell from a mid-1986 to 1997 Nissan should fit it pretty good,. Of course the opposite is true as well.
  • Shells from 1984 to 1994 Toyotas will generally fit the old Mazda B-Series trucks, before the latter essentially became Ford Rangers. If you do have a pre-1993 Mazda, before it became a rebadged Ranger, remember that the length of the bed on the cab-plus truck is different than the length on the standard-cab short-bed truck.
  • For the older fullsize GM trucks (1973-1987), finding something very specific can be tough, but remember the beds on those trucks are almost the same dimension as a 1980 to 1996 F150. This helps too when you’re looking for a lumber rack for an old Chevy/GMC.

The information I provided here should cover at least 95% (OK, I’m totally guessing, but honestly it’s a good guess) of the trucks that are currently on the road. The LTAA has proprietary information on truck bed sizes, and other information is out there.

Always remember to measure your bed, front width and rear, and the top you’re looking to buy. Feel free to ask me a question if you have any, I have always responded.

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      Zeena 

      9 hours ago

      I’ve read through most of the comments and see bits of info regarding the new 2017 F250 tailgate shape and utilizing an older model shell. Has anyone tried this yet? I have a 2017 f250 shortbed and have an opportunity to buy a vista shell that was on a 2005 f250 but a two hour drive away. I’m not too concerned about a “perfect “ fit but wondering if it’s even possible to close the glass over the tailgate? And how does the front of the shell line up with the truck rear window?

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      Jennifer 

      12 hours ago

      Hi tom im having a real hard time finding a cap for my 2001 ford f150 . Do u know what other type of cap would fit ? Thanks

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      G Dean 

      25 hours ago

      I want to know what fiberglass top would fit a 1997 Nissan pickup? What other truck would fit on this okay? Thanks for any and all help.

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      Cheri 

      3 days ago

      I have a 58 inch by 77 inch camper shell do you know what it goes on

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      KDoyle3173110 

      4 days ago

      Would a cap from a 2003 f150 fit a 2010 Dodge Ram both 5.5 boxes

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Paul -it's possible, haven't seen that done yet, not sure how it would fit up near the cab, the Tundra kind of slopes forward, but you're correct, the bed dimensions are very similar.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Androcleas -yeah, there is a difference, that is if by 'quad cab' you mean crew cab. Most of the time on the GM trucks it means the top sits a little higher or lower, just make sure the bed lengths are the same as those 4 door trucks tend to have the 5.5 beds. Almost all extra cab GM trucks are 6 foot beds, however they did make some XC trucks with 5.5 beds, but they are VERY rare.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Thomas beck -yeah, should work, those measurements are never exact, mostly because people tend to either measure from the inside or outside, or something in between. Most older and late-model 'mini' trucks are about 60" wide and about 76" long. The Ford Ranger is a little shorter and narrower, but I've seen people make those even work.

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      Paul 

      5 days ago

      Can i buy an are canopy, 5 5 feet, made for an f150 z series, and put on a 2008 tundra crew max. Measurements are very close.

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      Androcleas 

      5 days ago

      Am looking to get a used top for my 99 silverado extracab & alot available ore off quad cabs... my question: is rear cab angle different on quad cab vs extracab??

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      Thomas beck 

      5 days ago

      I found a canopy that says its 60x75 but my Toyota truck is 60x76. I know it wouldn't be an exact fit but do you think it would fit?

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      Tom Zizzo 

      5 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @A-Frost -My guess is that top came off a 88-98 shortbed Chevy-it has no third brakelight, which became law in 1994. It won't fit on your 2015 because of the way your tailgate flares out. It sucks, but you can thank the truck manufacturers for not making tailgates go straight across anymore.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      5 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @damon -not really, if you have a Ranger though you should be able to find something, as long as it's a shortbed they're almost all pretty much the same. If you have a Colorado, it's closer to like a toyota bed, but the Colorado has very narrow bed rails-the older ones anyway.

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      A-Frost 

      6 days ago

      Tom,

      I am considering this camper shell for a 2015 Sierra 1500 with a 6.5 foot bed. I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on fit and original make.

      https://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/d/white-campe...

      Thank you for your time.

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      damon 

      9 days ago

      will colorado fit a ranger ? from the measurements i took and the 1's he took. i'm guessing no?

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      Tom Zizzo 

      9 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @EschatonExpress -well, it will be like an inch longer, little wider and much taller than your cab. You Might be able to technically have it sit on the bed, but it won't really fit, not to mention, depending on the brand of top, or what type of top, if it has wrapped rails, the Superduty always had these sharp corners that came down in the rear by the tailgate, that might be a problem.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      9 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Windwalker49 -yes, 2014 or newer, Chevy or GMC.

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      EschatonExpress 

      10 days ago

      Hi Tom. 1st off, thank you. I have an '04 Ford F-150 with an 8' bed. I'm looking at someone who has a shell for a '99 Ford F-250 (shell was made for the truck) also with an 8' bed. Their measurements seem to line up with mine... I'm concerned if it will fit and if it will closely match the cab. What can you tell me?

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      Windwalker49 

      13 days ago

      What year caps will fit my 2018 Chevy Silverado extended cab a 2014 Chevy or GMC or newer is my best guess

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      Tom Zizzo 

      13 days ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Steve -Not sure about that, the cab area of a Tundra is really unique, but I know the lumber rack for the F150 supposedly fits that bed perfectly, of course, a rack is not like a shell.

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      Steve 

      13 days ago

      What an incredible resource, thank you! I'm trying to find a shell that will fit my 2018 double cab, 6.5' bed tundra. I think a 2001-2006 chevy 6.5' bed will fit best.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @JoeInMichigan -yes, the 09 to 14 F150 bed is at least two inches longer than the 04 to 08 beds, and the gap is fairly significant.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Joe -no, it doesn't fit well. It sits on the front and side just fine, but the top from the 2011 is at least two inches longer, so you'll have a gap likely wide enough to fit your fist through where the rear door meets the top of the tailgate.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Yamez -no, your instincts are correct. The 04 to 08 shell is about two inches too short than your bed, and the new 15 top has that current new gate-has to be the new bed for that one. Your bed is the 09 to 14.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Jerry -1st gen Dodge-not sure what that is, Ram or Dakota? Or old Power Wagon from the 80's, and on a Nissan Frontier? No, none of those would fit on a Frontier.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Cody -not sure on that one, take measurements, but more importantly look at how the front of the shell meets the cab-will it fit the contour.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Paul -well, it's really only difficult if you're trying to fit something on your bed that wasn't meant for it. Knowing the dimensions is really not going to help you that much. The beds on those trucks should be about 70 inches wide in the front, and about 68 in the rear and about 80.5 long, not sure on the cab height. But for your truck, it has to fit that new rear tailgate, and no, you can't just swap camper doors. If you were to buy a new top, or a specific top, 2014 to now, standard 'short bed' or 6.5 bed, is what you have. Hope this helps.

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      JoeInMichigan 

      2 weeks ago

      Well,it wont work unless you dont mind it not sealing in back corners and tailgate correctly,theres a 2-2 1/2 inch gap across the rear,corner to corner. Ive done quite a bit of making up ways to make things work ,either by altering,adding,welding,torching,grinding,etc. And do not see a way this will work. Push cap forward to compensate and its limited by cab,you have to permit room for flexion. Just no way to compensate extra length and keep it mounted safely in my opinion,grind off front corners maybe but integrity will be shot. Like i said my opinion only. Good luck if anyone else trys.

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      JoeInMichigan 

      3 weeks ago

      Im trying to find out if 09 F150 c.cab,s.short will fit 07 F150 c.cab,s.short. Seems very close,imagine it will be 1"-1 1/2" longer but hoping i can cheat a little on each end to spread difference and maybd add a seal on rear door to compensate to tailgate, (?) Anyone try this before? Thanks

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      Joe 

      3 weeks ago

      Have a 2008 F150 supercrew 66" bed,have a chance to get a are cap off 2011 F150 supercrew with super short bed also, i know it wont be perfect but will it fit reasonably well? I will have to drive 300 miles to get is why i ask,i wouldve just tried it if it was closer,thanks for all your valuable information!

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      Yamez 

      3 weeks ago

      Hello, I have a 2013 F150 6.5 ft bed and have found shells for both a 2015 model F150 6.5ft bed and a 05 f150 6.5ft bed. I'm sure neither of them will work perfect but do you think either would work?

      Thank you!

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      Jerry 

      3 weeks ago

      Would 1st gen Dodge camper top fit 2012 Nissan Frontier?

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      Cody 

      3 weeks ago

      Will a A.R.E. topper off of a 2011 toyota tundra short bed fit a 2011 chevy 1500 short bed. I'm worried about the taper in the chevy bed matching to the topper?

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      Paul 

      3 weeks ago

      Have a 2014 silverado z71 double cab ( small doors in back), do you know what the dimentions are for this truck ? I nevet thought buying a shell would be so difficult....im about ready to say to hell with it.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      3 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Richard Sanchez - Your best bet, and I do explain this in the Hub post, is a top off a longbed Ford F150 from 1980 to 1996, or even an F250/350 up until 1998. The dimensions are not much different, in fact I have seen some guys buy new tops from Leer that are made for the old F150 bed for those old Chevys.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      3 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Milt Simmons -so I responded to your question on the other post-basically, there's very little angle to the front on the quad cabs, so it will probably work, it will just have this gap in the front.

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      Richard Sanchez 

      3 weeks ago

      Good afternoon. I am looking for a compatible shell for a 1981 Chevy Scottsdale, V-8.

      The bed dimensions are as follows: Outside : 99″ 71″ Inside: 96 3/8″ 65 3/8″

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      Milt Simmons 

      3 weeks ago

      Both 2017 Ram Quad Cab and 2018 Ram Crew Cab with 6' 4" Box's are 1500 models. Will the Leer Camper Top fit? Sorry for the second post.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Mike Barnowsky -thanks to that really curved tailgate, doesn't appear anything else will work for that truck.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Shane K -should work, so long as the bed lengths are the same. I'm not sure how that fits, and you will have to replace that plastic tailgate piece if it sticks out-replace with a flat one.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Lauren -hard to find, I know. Good news is the F150s were very popular trucks, so there should be more out there for that truck than most other tops.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @John -no, ARE has different 'series' of tops, the Z series, CX or the classic V series -all should be available for your truck. Leer has the 100R, 100XL, 100XR and the 100XQ. I'm working on articles that will picture all these models so people can see what they're looking for.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Joe K -not sure if a 97 to 03 top will fit on a 04 to 08, I highly doubt it will though. If you try to put the 09 to 14 on there, the top will be over an inch too long-door will not seal at all in that case, but check my pictures, I have a picture of an 04 to 08 F150 with a top on it from a 96 Chevy, you tell it's narrower and taller, but it seemed to work.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Katie -only a top made for a 2010 to 2018 Ram will fit, but they aren't made by Dodge, none of them are in fact. What's true is that the top has to be made for that generation of truck, and remember, the 1500 and 2500/3500 are different.

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      Mike Barnowsky 

      4 weeks ago

      Will any other truck cap fit a 2016 Dodge Ram Rebel besides one made for the Rebel?

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      Shane K 

      4 weeks ago

      Tom, would a Leer Topper for a 2005 Chevy short 5’8” bed fit a 2013 Chevy short bed truck?

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      Lauren 

      4 weeks ago

      What will fit a Ford F-150 2010 supercab 6.5 bed? There are no used ones out there!

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      John 

      4 weeks ago

      Is there a model number that I should look for on a A.R.E or Leer truck cap that works for a 2012 Ram Quad cab?

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      Joe K 

      4 weeks ago

      I have an 06 f150 6.5ft bed and for some reason cannot find any used for sale around me, however there are 97-03's and 09-13's I have seen for reasonable prices. Will those years fit on my 06? I don't need it perfect but water tight would be helpful.

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      Katie 

      4 weeks ago

      I’m looking for non biased information on a canopy for a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 crew cab short bed. I was told ONLY a dodge made canopy would fit this truck. Do you know if that’s accurate or have you heard of any other companies who make them to fit? Thank you so much for your help!!

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Norm S -the only thing different about an 08 and later year Superduty is if you have that pull out step in the tailgate. If you don't, than pretty much any Superduty shell will work, except for the current model-it's different.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Tyler -if I did not mention anything being 'compatible' in what I wrote here, then I probably don't know of anything. A shell from a Chevy is kind of short, and Ford beds don't work that well either.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Terri -yes, kind of. The bed dimensions are roughly the same. The pre-1993 Ranger has a bit of a boxier shaped cab, but the shell will most likely fit fine.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      Jenna0803 -please refer back to this hub, it explains it fairly well. Anything from 2004 to 2008 F150 will work, and I posted pictures of a top someone installed on an 05 F150 that came off a 1996 Chevy.

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      Norm S 

      4 weeks ago

      I found a Glasstite short box canopy for a 1999-2003 Ford f250 superduty would it fit my 2008 f250 short box superduty with the standard tail gate from your notes I think it will I just didn't know if the size changed from 2008 and later my truck was a mid year build

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      Tyler 

      4 weeks ago

      What camper shells would be compatible with a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 regular bed

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      Terri 

      4 weeks ago

      Would a shelk from a 94 ford ranger sport fit an 89 ranger stand.?

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      Jenna0803 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi Tom,

      Can you advise what you are aware that works for a 2004 f150 6.5 bed? Thank you, -Jenna

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Frank.tcannata@yahoo.com -No, the Tundra is narrower, most likely won't fit. A longbed Tundra of that year is very rare.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Scott Milk -I always forget which is which with that Tundra, basically, the extended cab model has four doors, but the rear doors are suicide doors, and noticeably smaller than the main doors. The crew cab has larger, more regular sized doors. The beds on these are NOT the same, so make sure you find something from the right model.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @LWWJudy -The lock will have a number on the center of the core, most likely PRM(insert number here). Make sure that number is the same one printed on the key itself. It's a fairly simple assembly. You may just need to clean the inside, but you'll need to get that handle popped out to clean it. If it's in bad shape, you can also just replace the lock, they're only $37, and come with new keys. 713125 is the part number. If you just need a key, you need to find a Snugtop dealer.

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      Frank.tcannata@yahoo.com 

      4 weeks ago

      Will a 2p06 Chevy truck fit an 2002 Toyota Tundra? Both are 8 foot beds.

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      LWWJudy 

      5 weeks ago

      I found one! It came off a 1998 Cheyenne short bed..Snug top..woo hoo...Now i need some advise on changing or adjusting the pop up handle. I have a key..but it doesn't work to unlock it..any pointers?

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      Scott Milk 

      5 weeks ago

      I have a 2004 tundra double cab. You mention there are extended or access cabs or crew cabs. Would that be the same as extended cab? Also, I cant seem to find any options for my truck near me. Is there any others that would fit?

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      LWWJudy 

      5 weeks ago

      I mean a Camper Shell..made by Snug Top

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      Tom Zizzo 

      5 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @LWWJudy -Depends what you mean by SnugTop -are you talking about a shell (something with windows in it) or the hard lid tonneau cover. A tonneau cover will probably not work, it may sit on the bed, but everything on those need to line up to work. A shell would probably work, wouldn't be a perfect fit, but the dimensions on those did not change much at all.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      5 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Cliff -no, the new F150 have a tailgate that angles out, with a unique shape to it. Trying to fit a top on there from an older F150 (pre 2015) won't work.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      5 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      Virginia Dewberry -Dakota is difficult, the bed is too wide for smaller truck tops, and not wide enough for tops from fullsize trucks. I don't know of any tops that are 'compatible'.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      5 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Drake -being the Tundra of that generation is s mid-size truck, and fairly unique, there's not much else it will fit. It's just too narrow for full-size trucks, and too wide for smaller trucks.

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      LWWJudy 

      5 weeks ago

      Will a Snugtop coming off 1998 Chevy shortbed....fit a 1999 Chevy shortbed?

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      cliff 

      5 weeks ago

      Would a 2004 leer ford f-150 cap fit my 2017 ford 1-50 XLT sport. In the caps ad it states it is 6.5 and i know my truck is the same.

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      Virginia Dewberry 

      5 weeks ago

      I am trying to find out which shells are compatible with my 2003 Dodge dakota.

      I am unable to find anything specific.

      Is there a generic camper shell that will work?

      Thank you in advance

      Virginia Dewberry

      530 415 0712

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      Drake 

      5 weeks ago

      Hi Tom Zizzo, your article was super informative. I'm trying to sell my topper for my 2002 toyota tundra access cab v8 SR5. Its a Superior topper, which I can't seem to find on the internet? Anywho, if you have any info on what other truck models it would be compatible with, that would be super helpful. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!

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      Tom Zizzo 

      5 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Charlie c - I have a picture posted here of an older Chevy top on a similar F150, problem is, you have the extra short bed. Your best bet, if you go buy how many F150 super crews were made from 04 to 08 compared to anything else, is a top from another F150. Probably not what you want to hear, but it's more likely that you'll find that over a top from an 04 to 06 Chevy with the 5.5 bed. Dodge didn't make a smaller bed like that until later, and that won't work-for other reasons.

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      Charlie c 

      6 weeks ago

      2004 Ford 150 5.5 bed . What other trucks the caps would fit this truck ?

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      Tom Zizzo 

      6 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Mike L -I don't know any manufacturers now that still make a top for that. I don't think SnugTop ever did, Leer may have, you're better off getting a painted tonneau cover.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      6 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Charles Pelletier -they're very different beds, if you're comparing the 97 to 03 bed and the 04 to 08 bed, if it came off a Supercrew, don't even bother. I think if you had a top off an 04 and tried to fit it on the 03, it might sit on the bed, if it were not a 'wrapped' rail shell, remember too to measure the front and rear bed widths.

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      Mike L 

      6 weeks ago

      Does anything fit a 99-04 Ford Lightning, 6.5’ flareside box? If not I’ll probably just pick up a hatch style hinged soft tonneau.

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      Charles Pelletier 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm here because i want to our a used cap on my 2004 new body style f150. The cap i am looking at is for a 2003. The bed lengths are the same as are the widths. My question is, are the flares near the cab the same.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      6 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Kurt -they're very different beds. The Superduty is much wider, and the 97 to 03 F150 -they changed in 04, and the supercrew wasn't available until 01, and it's VERY unique. So no, it probably wouldn't work.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      6 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @SammyMitchell -the good news is, I'm pretty sure nothing has changed on that truck-bedwise- compared to the current Frontiers. That means you have more than 10 years of trucks to work with. Basically, if you see someone selling a used top off a Frontier, the odds are really good it's for your truck, just get the bed length right-typically all KingCabs are 6 foot beds, they don't use that really short bed on the KingCabs, but Nissan has weird bed/cabs available, so always double check.

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      Kurt 

      6 weeks ago

      So would an 01 - 04 f150 shell fit an 01 F250 super duty?

      Thanks

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      SammyMtichell 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi,

      Your knowledge of truck caps is very comprehensive! I have a '07 Frontier XE 4x2 King Cab, and have been trying to get a compatible cap from another make and model. Do you have any suggestions on what may fit?

      Thanks!

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      Tom Zizzo 

      7 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Lynda Hampton -you have the same issue I have with my own '87 Mazda B2000. A top off an 86 to 96 Nissan hardbody will work, or older Toyota and even first gen Tacoma would work, though the cab height will be off. A Ranger bed is too short, and a little wide. Your dimensions are about right though, 76 X 60, that was most 'mini' truck beds from the mid 80's to mid 90's.

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      Lynda Hampton 

      7 weeks ago

      I have a 85 Chevy S10... Would you know a good fit for a camper shell. I can't seem to find anything with the measurements 76x59. Thank you.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      7 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Mike or Michael Austin -I mostly cover it. From 09 to 18, they are all the same, however, if you have a heavy duty truck, ie, not a 1500, which it sounds like you do, then your bed is the prior generation. You can easily tell by looking at your tailgate. Look at a new Ram pickup, does your tailgate look like that? It probably doesn't.

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      Michael Austin 

      8 weeks ago from Mineral,Virginia

      I have a 2009 Ram 3500 drw full size bed. Seems your notes in article do not cover this model. Can you tell me what is interchangeable for my unit please? Thanks.

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      Mike 

      8 weeks ago

      2009 Ram 3500 drw 8’.

      What fits?

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      Tom Zizzo 

      8 weeks ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Dan Mumbower -Stepside has a narrow bed rail, and it's hard to get access under that rail to mount a top-just so you understand, and the cab window is wider than the bed, which is why a top for that bed has one of two styles, one referred to as a 'hammer head' style-if you see it, you'll understand why they call it that, the other was a top made by Stockland-they made the top very unique to fit that bed. So, 75" by 61" -might work, just measure your bed width on the front AND rear-make sure there's no taper, and whatever you get will not fit the cab window, so to speak.

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      Dan Mumbower 

      8 weeks ago

      Is there a chance that a short bed leer cap would fit a 1996 GMC Sierra Stepside Short bed? He said the measurements are roughly 75”x61” which seems like it would fit. He said it didnt fit his s10

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 months ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Travis -go to a dealer, there is a specific wiring harness you will need, SnugTop, using the serial number, can give the dealer a specific part number. Brake light is fairly standard stuff, I'm sure you could google how to wire that up, or ask the dealer what they charge, we use to charge like $130 to wire up a brake light and keyless entry.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 months ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Vince -if the generations are the same, it will work, otherwise, I'm not sure, the inside dimensions are usually different, like a 99 would be different than an 03.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 months ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Paul -depends on the year, depends on how short we're talking about. Some later model year Titans have 4 different bed lengths-not kidding.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 months ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @tbed -not sure, I'm not familiar with the brand of top, the Superduty bed is typically wider than the Chevy beds.

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      Tom Zizzo 

      2 months ago from Santa Clara, CA

      @Issak -that's a VERY rare truck, and if that is what you have, yes, it will fit, the shell will just look like it's an inch too tall.

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      Travis 

      2 months ago

      Hi Tom, I appreciate your shell posts and all of your responses to questions.

      I am curious about how to hook up the brake lights, and power locks for a snugtop on my dodge ram. I bought it used, and the shell has quick connects. are there recommended wiring harnesses or should i take it to a dealer? thanks again.

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      Vince 

      2 months ago

      Will a camper shell with rear doors where you have to remove the tailgate where the doors go off a late model Dodge 1500 long bed fit a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 long bed?

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      Paul 

      2 months ago

      What would fit on a shortbed crew cab titan? Shortbed ford or chevy?

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      tbed 

      2 months ago

      Hi Tom. Will a 2001 F250 CoverMaster topper fit a 2005 Chevy Silverado 3500 Crew Cab long bed? The dimensions listed on Craigslist seem pretty close.

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      Issak 

      2 months ago

      Hi Tom, I have a 2006 chevy extended cab with the extra short bed (5.8) and I found a shell for sale that would be coming off of a 2006 crew cab extra short bed. I know the bed size wont be my issue, but the cab angle. will that shell work for me or not?

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