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Old 04-29-2016, 09:43 AM
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Toppers for short beds?

I have been looking for one of the tall style, camping toppers to put on a 79 short bed, but haven't had much luck finding pictures.

Has anybody seen this setup before?

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Old 04-29-2016, 09:51 AM
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Like a slide in camper??? They're definitely out there. If you mean like the white factory ford canopy...then, no...not out there.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:01 AM
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No, not a camper, but I thought they called the taller toppers camper shells. Like this, but for a short box:



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Doesn't fit right, but something like this.



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Yeah...those were a thing, just not a factory ford thing. I have a few topper/canopy/camper shell brochures from the era that did make short bed canopies, and did follow the angle of the cab, but it wasn't a ford offering. I'll see if I can scrounge up some pics tonight.
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Cool. I don't need it to be factory ford, just as long as it fits right.

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the actual bed stayed the same from 73- 96, so you can broaden your search
Only thing that changed was the outside sheet metal
Century makes a cap, I have one of those on my 94
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...z5_Z_YLiY9BpFQ
ARE is also in the biz
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...s-cap-products
I have one of those on my 02

And Ranch

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...z2YLzBznYGgWsA
I have one of those on my 92 IDI, it used to be on my 86
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Thanks, but even though the box is the same size, a new one would look very out of place on my 79.

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the actual bed stayed the same from 73- 96, so you can broaden your search
Only thing that changed was the outside sheet metal
Century makes a cap, I have one of those on my 94
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...z5_Z_YLiY9BpFQ
ARE is also in the biz
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...s-cap-products
I have one of those on my 02

And Ranch

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...z2YLzBznYGgWsA
I have one of those on my 92 IDI, it used to be on my 86
The 80-96/7 caps don't fill the forward angled tilt the 73-79 cabs have. So the bed dimensions are the same but the actual design of the caps over the years have changed.

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Thanks, but even though the box is the same size, a new one would look very out of place on my 79.

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I have a spare 73-79 cap sitting on the back of Thunder...you can cap to cab difference...

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