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Old 01-26-2011, 02:03 PM
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Default Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

I have a 99 stepside, and I know that the shells are rare enough, but are there any companies that make the shells without that nasty taper right behind the cab? Something that follows the shape of the bed more closely?



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Old 01-26-2011, 02:06 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

Never seen it except that way. It is usually that way to cover the entire rear window on the ones that use a boot on the back of the shell instead of window.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:22 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

I've never seen one either. It's the reason I don't have camper top.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

All that I've seen have that stupid taper...
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

all i have seen are the ones with the taper, just the joys of owning a steppie
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

you gotta admit the new style looks better than the old style for stepsides
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

..Ahem...
DIY Campershell (kinda)
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...erxlt+4x4.html

Not quite what you had in mind, but it's an option to consider...
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

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..Ahem...
DIY Campershell (kinda)
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...erxlt+4x4.html

Not quite what you had in mind, but it's an option to consider...
That is actually cool. It looks like it won't be too much money, and not too difficult to take off and on, and purpose-built for what I need/want.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

or this if you use it for camping
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/rvs/2112547246.html
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

You should go with a tonneau cover. They look great on step sides.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

Thanks everyone for the responses. Probably this summer if I can get my hands on some pieces of lumber I will build a camper like KF5EQV's. I found a fiberglass locking color-matched tonneau with hydraulic lift for 200 bucks on craigslist a week ago, I'll have that on my truck for now. It looks pretty good.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

I prefer this look.



But I put the shell on when I need to carry larger things.

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Old 01-31-2011, 09:53 AM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

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All that I've seen have that stupid taper...
+1, I see those all the time. I mean, when I see a Flareside with a camper shell.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

i found one that wasn't fiberglass and it look good but i just didnt have the money at the time
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:52 AM
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Default Re: Camper Shell/Cap/Topper for Stepsides

Pbav8tor, I really love those stripes. Are they vinyl or paint? I could probably do something the opposite, with black stripes on white background.

Here is my truck. I take pride in those stock wheels.



With an XXX upskirt shot of the new tonneau I got.




It protects my shit, which is mostly what I wanted.
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Future Mods and Changes: Window Tint, Bigger Tires, Lift?
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