Originally Posted by Jimmeh
S-10 caps are usually about an inch longer. But if it matches your other cap perfectly, then there shouldn't be a problem. Like you said, it'll be lower in the front. They are all like that.
That's what I was thinking, it's just that it looks low in the front and the fact that he's got it sitting on top of an over the rail bed liner it makes me wonder. I was under the impression that first generation S10 and Ranger had the same cap dimensions? I did take an old aluminum cap off of a 1987 S10 and put it on my 1992 and it matched up fine, but the aluminum cap was never meant to match the cab in any way. I never really compared how much higher or lower it sat on the Ford.
The big plus to this cap is that it's already the right color, but if it don't match the cab, it's no good to me. I do want a taller cap but don't want it to look like it was thrown together.
The truck is clean, with perfect original paint and low miles. The cap on it now looks good and don't leak but it's too low inside and at the rear door. It replaced an off color aluminum cap I had before. I went through all sorts of trouble to get this one sealed up both with window leaks and an edge seam that leaked and was going to repaint it to match when I spotted the one I'm looking at. If it will line up, it will save me the hassle of repainting the present cap to match the truck.
I don't have the truck here to fit the cap on it and try it, the truck is 1500 miles away right now, and will be for a few months. I'd be picking up the new cap and hauling it back with me on a trailer.