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Posted: 1/24/2006 7:46:09 AM EDT
I started looking at simple canopies. I found one, same color as my truck but it came off a 95 Ford F150, I have a 99 GMC Sierra. Short of driving out to bonny lake to find out if it actually fits I've been trying to do research online. I found that Leer makes a model 100 that fits both models of truck but I'm still unsure. Anyone here have experience swapping camper shells between trucks?

My Truck: '99 GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab (not a "long bed")

The ad:
"This canopy fit our 1995 Ford F150, short bed (6ft) pick-up. "
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:11:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:16:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 8:20:28 AM EDT by RS_Coyote]

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
I started looking at simple canopies. I found one, same color as my truck but it came off a 95 Ford F150, I have a 99 GMC Sierra. Short of driving out to bonny lake to find out if it actually fits I've been trying to do research online. I found that Leer makes a model 100 that fits both models of truck but I'm still unsure. Anyone here have experience swapping camper shells between trucks? I think with newer trucks a lot of the time they don't interchange.My Truck: '99 GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab (not a "long bed")

The ad:
"This canopy fit our 1995 Ford F150, short bed (6ft) pick-up. "



My friend Don owns Kanopy Kingdom in Fife. I'm sure he can get you a good deal & he is a stand up kind of guy. I just got off the phone with him and he's going to get an account here on ARF.com, it's about time.

EDIT: Or call and ask Don if that canopy will fit. He will be happy to help you PCR.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:28:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RS_Coyote:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
I started looking at simple canopies. I found one, same color as my truck but it came off a 95 Ford F150, I have a 99 GMC Sierra. Short of driving out to bonny lake to find out if it actually fits I've been trying to do research online. I found that Leer makes a model 100 that fits both models of truck but I'm still unsure. Anyone here have experience swapping camper shells between trucks? I think with newer trucks a lot of the time they don't interchange.My Truck: '99 GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab (not a "long bed")

The ad:
"This canopy fit our 1995 Ford F150, short bed (6ft) pick-up. "



My friend Don owns Kanopy Kingdom in Fife. I'm sure he can get you a good deal & he is a stand up kind of guy. I just got off the phone with him and he's going to get an account here on ARF.com, it's about time.

EDIT: Or call and ask Don if that canopy will fit. He will be happy to help you PCR.



can he beat $100 ?




Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:55:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 10:17:34 AM EDT by JAFO]
For a $100 cap drive to Bonney Lake and find out.


ETA: If you wait too long it will be gone.


ETA2: Take c-clamps or those vise grip c-clamps with you when you go.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:16:34 AM EDT
If that one doesn't fit, it don't matter what the price is. If it does fit $100 is a screaming deal. Have you asked Don yet if they interchange?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:01:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JAFO:
For a $100 cap drive to Bonney Lake and find out.


ETA: If you wait too long it will be gone.



Big +1. If the picture is accurate its not going to last long at all.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:46:55 AM EDT
In Kentucky that canopy wouldn't bring $25. In fact, you would probably have to pay someone to haul it away for you. I don't know why, but almost no one down there uses toppers(that's what they call them).
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:28:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:
In Kentucky that canopy wouldn't bring $25. In fact, you would probably have to pay someone to haul it away for you. I don't know why, but almost no one down there uses toppers(that's what they call them).



Well duh. When you throw your beer can out the side window you can't hook it in the bed with a cap on there.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:02:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:15:10 PM EDT
On another note... since you are marrying a "hippy":

1971 VW Camper Van - $1200

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:16:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JAFO:
On another note... since you are marrying a "hippy":

1971 VW Camper Van - $1200




I like this one...it appears to be $1

seattle.craigslist.org/car/127538124.html
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:20:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 2:20:16 PM EDT by JAFO]

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
I like this one...it appears to be $1

seattle.craigslist.org/car/127538124.html



a Ford with daisies and peace signs just wouldn't be the same.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:42:47 PM EDT
Got me a rental one of these from McChord's Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Equipment Rentals.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:45:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:
Got me a rental one of these from McChord's Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Equipment Rentals.

www.casitatraveltrailers.com/home/bigtrailerpic.jpg



Wow! How big a harem of inflatable sheep would fit in that?

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:49:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JAFO:

Originally Posted By JS98010:
Got me a rental one of these from McChord's Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Equipment Rentals.

www.casitatraveltrailers.com/home/bigtrailerpic.jpg



Wow! How big a harem flock of inflatable sheep would fit in that?




Sheesh. . .
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:49:41 PM EDT
It's called a SHELL.
Cover...
Canopy...
Topper...
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:24:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:38:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
It's called a SHELL.
Cover...
Canopy...
Topper...



We don't give a shit what color the sky is in your world, in Washington; where your ass is rooted, they are referred to as a canopy.



That was how I searched on craig's.....


ETA: just measured...6.5 feet. I am NOT going to have one of THOSE canopy setups.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:55:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
It's called a SHELL.
Cover...
Canopy...
Topper...



CAP!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:11:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
ETA: just measured...6.5 feet. I am NOT going to have one of THOSE canopy setups.



Just so you know when the guy says 6 foot bed he means 77-82". It will fit the bed dimensions. The only question is the cab angle.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:12:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
It's called a SHELL.
Cover...
Canopy...
Topper...



CAP!



Search on:

Truck Canopy: 176 Results

Truck Cap: 26 Results

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:17:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Search on:

Truck Canopy: 176 Results

Truck Cap: 26 Results




Search on pickup canopy: 420,000 results.

Search on pickup cap: 2,160,000 results.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:26:06 PM EDT
I suppose you call it "pop" too.....
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:28:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JAFO:
Search on pickup cap: 2,160,000 results.



GOOGLE SEARCH "TRUCK SHELL" 2,670,000
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:32:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
I suppose you call it "pop" too.....



Cap
Soda
Sub (Not grinder, submarine, hoagie, poor boy)
caddy-corner
creek (not "crick")
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:32:24 PM EDT
For the slow ones:

Search on pickup shell: 1,690,000 results.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:33:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
I suppose you call it "pop" too.....



Cap
Soda
Sub (Not grinder, submarine, hoagie, poor boy)
caddy-corner
creek (not "crick")



Who asked you Bunch-o-Numbers?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:40:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 6:40:53 PM EDT by JS98010]

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Who asked you Bunch-o-Numbers?



I could reply with, "Joe Mama", but I won't.


PCR-00, did you buy it or are you Canadian?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:42:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Who asked you Bunch-o-Numbers?



I could reply with, "Joe Mama", but I won't.


PCR-00, did you buy it or are you Canadian?



it would appear to be a half foot short and they haven't measured yet to be sure of the length...doesn't look good, she said that they might not get to that until this weekend.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:45:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Who asked you Bunch-o-Numbers?



I could reply with, "Joe Mama", but I won't.


PCR-00, did you buy it or are you Canadian?



it would appear to be a half foot short and they haven't measured yet to be sure of the length...doesn't look good, she said that they might not get to that until this weekend.



You don't have to take my word for it but a Ford short bed is NOT a half foot shorter than a GM short bed.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:51:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
it would appear to be a half foot short and they haven't measured yet to be sure of the length...doesn't look good, she said that they might not get to that until this weekend.



Well, shit! If they or you need to borrow a tape measure I can hook you up. Otherwise they are available at stores everywhere. Hell, FedEx / UPS / DHL can overnight one to you, her or both you and her.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:54:54 PM EDT
Drive to Bonney Lake. Take GodNoStar and one other guy. Two guys on sides in front and one in middle of the back. Set it on your bed. Clamp it down. Give $100. Drive home.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:00:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JAFO:
Drive to Bonney Lake. Take GodNoStar and one other guy. Two guys on sides in front and one in middle of the back. Set it on your bed. Clamp it down. Give $100. Drive home.


+1
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:00:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
We don't give a shit what color the sky is in your world, in Washington; where your ass is rooted, they are referred to as a canopy.



I couldn't have said this any better! All other terms used are the equivalent of calling a magazine a "clip."
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:31:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 12:39:15 AM EDT by Kooter]
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:55:58 PM EDT
Canopy


Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:21:25 PM EDT
Can O Pee

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:37:11 PM EDT
So is that cap on the back of your truck or are you giving someone else a chance to buy it first?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:45:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JAFO:
So is that cap on the back of your truck or are you giving someone else a chance to buy it first?



I'm going over tomorrow at 6...it should be on my truck tomorrow night before I go to magoo's
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:56:27 PM EDT
I saw a shell at Boeing Surplus today for $125. Looked new.

They had a less-that-new one for $35. I don't think you would want it, though.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:57:33 PM EDT
Congrats PCR!

Whan ya gonna hold a canopy warming party?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 7:02:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 7:09:06 PM EDT by PCR-00]

Originally Posted By Spyda:
Congrats PCR!

Whan ya gonna hold a canopy warming party?



This weekend...duh


ETA: I do accept ammo and firearms as housewarming gifts.
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