Originally Posted by Sam I Am
And for what it's worth, if you are listing a cap for sale on Craigslist or anywhere else, your potential customers need to know what size bed it fits.
Bed length? What kind of truck was it on previously? Do the gas struts hold up the back hatch? Are all the windows intact? These are the questions you will waste time answering if you don't include it in your original ad.
Amen to that, and can I get a " Do the locks work and do you have keys ? " added to that. Seriously, I've been looking for a while and almost every time I respond to an ad of "Great shape!" or some such the locks don't work. One ad even said the locks were working, but when I asked about keys, "umm, no, keys went to the wreckers with the truck" Sorry, in my book "working" means a different thing from that person's definition.
However, in my research I've since found that the locks on these caps are generally cheap and apparently almost any key of about the right size will "work" so that's not a biggie.
And never trust the pictures, shocking (not) how many are carefully staged to hide serious issues.
Originally Posted by Raoul
1997-2003 take note!
Regular cab = 10
Super cab = 6
Which means a regular cab has more RAKE.
So, even if the bed length is the same.....
Super Cab shell on Regular Cab = YES (with extra gap at top)
Regular Cab shell on Super Cab = NO (rub paint and third brake light)
I believe the chart is incorrect for the '97-'03 long bed.
It lists cab degree as '6', pretty sure the short & longbed regular cabs are identical (cab degree = 10).
Not that important because a longbed supercab is rare and that's where the issue would come into play.
Oh great, that might explain a recent misfit
I had been considering cab degree but didn't know that.
Lucky me, I have one of those rare longbed supercabs
It's not bad enough that they made so darn few because of the rarity of the combo
...no, not really giving up, the search continues. Ever the optimist I even hope I might find the right color not in need of repainting.
Thanks for the help all