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Old 07-18-2010, 06:02 PM
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truck bed size chart

This is a link to a site that lists the dimensions for the different bed sizes available on trucks sold in America.
So consider yourselves warned, used camper shell buyers. All long bed caps are not the same size.
If anyone has a more complete list, please share it.

I have found this useful because I went to buy a camper shell with a friend for his long bed truck, picked it up and set it on the truck only to find it doesn't fit. It turned out to be a long trip wasted. Then I found this chart.
The specific problem in this instance was that the Snugtop cap came off a 1988 Chevy and we tried to fit it onto a 1992 Ford. Length was fine, but the Chevy bed tapers narrower toward the rear and the Ford bed is the same width all the way back. The cap also had a 90 degree lip for the inside of the bed rail. It was a nice cap, especially for $100; but it was just too narrow at the back and the stake pockets were exposed.

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.
And just including those 4 tiny pictures on Craigslist does not answer any of these questions. A tall roof long bed cap can look like it might fit a cab-high short bed in those pictures. And it's usually impossible to tell if the windows are intact.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:02 AM
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Nice chart. Too bad it only goes up to 2005 though.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:06 AM
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Thanks for the link.

* 1997-2003 take note!

[Cab Degree]
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.

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Old 07-19-2010, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by digitalamish View Post
Nice chart. Too bad it only goes up to 2005 though.
Originally Posted by Sam I Am View Post
If anyone has a more complete list, please share it.
It isn't perfect, but it's a start. Usually people that can afford a late model truck can also afford a new cap and aren't the ones shopping for a used one off another truck.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:19 PM
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bed sizes for caps & tonneaus

I had a terrible time trying to see what used caps for sale might fit my 2013 5.5 box.
This site sells tonneau covers and lists them out by trucks they fit:

Also here is a another site listing bed dimensions by model & year:

hope this might help
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