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    Looking for Camper Shell

    Hello, I just purchased a 1986 D-50 Sport. I was wondering about how to find a shell for it.. Are there any other trucks that would have a similar camper top? Is there any way to modify another shell.. Thanks in advance.

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    really any kind of top, cap, etc..

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    Let one of the fellas correct me, but think the 1st gen, had a less common bed size. The second gen is within a couple inches of the Chevy S10 GMC S15. I would look at the want ads for a truck for sale and if you see one w/ a cap make an offer for the topper. I would also check all the cap dealers they might have an old one etc... If you were closer to the east coast, we have a guy in NC that specializes in used caps.

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    Yes the 1st gen bed is an odd size 6 and 3/4 feet long - no other mini truck cap fits without mods.
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    I have 1 on my 86 without mods, it was on there when I got the truck, handy as hell.

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    Found one.. In Oakland area. $300.00

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    I found a place that builds shells for the Mighty Max second gens. You can call them and see what they will do. I talked with them and she thinks they still have the forms. So swamp them with calls and make it happen. A basic shell runs about $600+

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    Many of the big cap makers did manufacturer covers for our trucks back in the day...Just a bit of a hunting game to try to find one that didn't junk the molds. Personally, if you're not in a rush, I'd go the used route. You get to see the quality first hand. I bought an ARE "factory second" from a distributor a number of years for the other Power Ram 50 I owned. Had some scratches and runs in paint, was wrong color for my truck. Paid $300 then blocked it out and my buddy to shoot it w/ bc/cc for $100 inc. materials.

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    Theres are aluminum on the out side.
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    The one that came with my truck is aluminum, I've been trying to find a fiberglass shell and was going to ask the same question about other trucks Pennyman1's post was not good news, at 82", it's an odd length bed.

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