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Old 05-17-2013, 10:59 AM
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Topper compatibility

So I have a 2000 F350 and am in the market for a cheap topper. Any advice on what sort of compatibility issues I might face in buying a used topper?

I see toppers on craigslist, but they are for different years, or from F150s, etc. Obviously the box length is an issue, but what year ranges (with the correct box length) would be compatible?
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:23 AM
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Bed Size


Here's a chart that was pretty useful in my search. For mine I picked up one off of a mid 90's f-150 and it fits but the edges of the bed and the edges of the cap don't line up perfect so it looks like the cap is offset on the bed, but it sits on the rails fine.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:25 PM
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Bed Size


Here's a chart that was pretty useful in my search. For mine I picked up one off of a mid 90's f-150 and it fits but the edges of the bed and the edges of the cap don't line up perfect so it looks like the cap is offset on the bed, but it sits on the rails fine.


Thanks for the chart! That is exactly what I was looking for.

It looks like the F350 Long box is slightly bigger than the F150, but its good to know that it should fit. I am not trying to win a beauty contest here, just trying to find a cheap cover to keep my stuff dry.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:13 PM
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From 2008 On

Perhaps this can help others with '08s or later. I've just ordered a cap for my '11 and I can repeat what the dealer told me. I consider him credible.

1) Regular cab, extra cab, and crew cab don't matter. The trailing profiles are identical.

2) Due to the plastic cover's profile on the tailgate the '08s onward are different from the '07s and previous.

3) Having the tailgate built-in step matters. I don't know if a cap that fits the built-in step will fit those without it or vice-versa. At least one of those combinations will not work. Perhaps both won't work.

Summary: for the '08s onward (thru today 17MAY'13 !!) short bed or long bed and step or no step matter for SDs.

I tried to buy off Craigslist for months and failed. It seemed that there were plenty of caps for any other pickup!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:24 AM
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I have bought two toppers off of Craigslist. Both were in good shape. You just have to wait for the right one. Buying a used topper will save you a lot of money. Good luck.
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Thanks guys! I ended up visiting relatives in another part of the state this weekend, checked Craigslist near their house and found a topper off a 1992 Ford F150 long box for $75!

We tried it out and it fit fine on my 2000 Ford F350 long box. The beds on the older trucks must not have been tapered smaller in the back like the new ones are. So there is a slight overhang on the corners, but nothing that goes completely over the bed rails.

I bought it and am pretty happy with it :-)
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Thanks guys! I ended up visiting relatives in another part of the state this weekend, checked Craigslist near their house and found a topper off a 1992 Ford F150 long box for $75!

We tried it out and it fit fine on my 2000 Ford F350 long box. The beds on the older trucks must not have been tapered smaller in the back like the new ones are. So there is a slight overhang on the corners, but nothing that goes completely over the bed rails.

I bought it and am pretty happy with it :-)
Niice. Can't complain too much about $75 since a new one will cost you $1k+
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Mine new was over $2400

But went with insulated, and inside light...

Had chance at used one for $1,000, but couldn't manage to get ahold of the owner...


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Minke your dealer is correct. I just bought a used cap for my 11. Unfortunately i read this thread to late. It was off of a 07 f250. Everything fits fine except the plastic bump out on the tailgate. I even removed it but the gate it self is made like that. Im wondering if a 07 tailgate would fit the 2011's. And also wondering what these cap companys are doing different to make them work on the newer trucks.
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