Has anyone built there own topper, cap, camper shell?
I had planned on getting one but becasue of a boat engine problem the money I was going to spend on went to the boat shop. I was thinking I could build a fairly nice one out of plywood for now and get a good one later.
Was thinking no windows no frills just the door in the back.
go to craigslist and find someone selling a cheep cap. you gotta watch out with biulding your own. some states you will need to have a winow in the back. check your mirror laws. see if you need your rear view.
Oh my God, dude! Do not put a plywood cap on that fine looking truck. Maybe if it was a '78 with 3 colors of primer, but an '08?! Maybe a used cap, even if you have to spray to match, but 2x4's and plywood? NO, NO, NO!!!
OK craigslist is a joke I live in Juneau ALASKA few people know about it and I have been looking for three months and have wanted ads up everywhere and not seen one anywhere
I build cabinets and furniture on the side so this is not going to look like a POS I started thinking after I posted that about using 1/4 plywood instead then covering it with red cedar T&G it would be heavy but WTF I have a F350
no window law in AK I actually have the rear view mirror turned up out of the way becasue I am usually towing something when driving the truck so I don't use it anyway. Don't need it got them, big honk'n tow mirrors =)
Don't think I am going to put a POS on my truck I am a fairly good carpenter and I have two friends who are one is a cabinet maker and the other build furniture and they both owe me so this is going to be a nice looking topper and 5 or 6 coats of gloss black paint to finish it off.
i never doughted you on your carpentry skills man. just wouldnt look right being a brand new truck with kitchen cabnets on it. it would look better i think if you finished it in knotted pine with semi gloss poly on it.
I have seen plans on it some where try a google search for camper shells. it may take a little digging but they are out there. there is a truck raoming around NY that has a nice wooden topper on it and it does look good. if you do it please post pics it would be nice to se being built