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Hey guys so tonight i picked up a camper shell for 300. its silver on my white truck but it doesnt look to bad for now. it was originally posted for 300 and i was going to try to talk him down but then this happend............... i get out and check out the camper and everthing check out ok. he kept it clean on an 03 edge. then we left it up onto the truck bed so its about half way on. i looked over and notices the door was open and it was pooring out over here in socal. i shut the door and jump into the bed again and get back to work. the tool box i have didnt work with the shell so i had to loosen it. i told my girl to go into my truck nd get my key to the box (which is on a separate key ring than the truck keys) and shes like the doors locked and the truck keys are in the ignition... FML!!! so i remembered about the trick to unlock the door with the antenna thing. after about 30 min it didnt work! AAA was on the way and we waited. the guy i bought it from used his AAA and helped me in the pooring rain trying to open my door so i had no grounds to talk him down. i gve him the 300 and he tried to give me a 20 back but i wouldnt accept it. anyway i guess when it rains it poors and ill try to get pics soon of it but i love it already!!!

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Sounds like a good deal on both parts.
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Sounds like a nice guy. Camper shells are nice in my opinion. Gives you so much more useable space.
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Sounds like a nice guy. Camper shells are nice in my opinion. Gives you so much more useable space.
oh hell yea they do. its pooring here in socal and i had all my climbing gear for my lineman school back there and mine and my girls luggage on her lap in te pass seat cuz the ext cab had presents in it and our cloths couldnt get wet. after we just threw everything back there and makes a works of diff. yea he was super cool got it off craigs and he brought us in his house for like an hour waiting for AAA and offered us everything
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oh hell yea they do. its pooring here in socal and i had all my climbing gear for my lineman school back there and mine and my girls luggage on her lap in te pass seat cuz the ext cab had presents in it and our cloths couldnt get wet. after we just threw everything back there and makes a works of diff. yea he was super cool got it off craigs and he brought us in his house for like an hour waiting for AAA and offered us everything
Sounds like good deals all 'round.Nice story.Can relate to the pouring .
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Sounds like good deals all 'round.Nice story.Can relate to the pouring .
i bet up there in canada. my pops works over east out of saint johns in the ocean and the wea.ther up there sucks ba!!s
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Yeah, from everything I have expirianced on the West Coast& seen and heard of having friends that moved out here from there.It sucks nastier ***** out there generally.
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haha yea it sucks for sure!!!! any way have any of you guys ever gotten one of these shells painted?? if so how much did it run you or how much would it cost you think? cuz i dont want to run this silver for longer than needed
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I would think it would depend on who does it and how good you want the job done !

I have not had a Cap done but just a bed, I wanted it to the 9’s… $1500.
The paint matches perfectly, you can’t tell that the bed is new, they took pictures of the paint and matched it up.
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I picked up a used topper for my stepside, for 200. had it repainted, total cost was 468.32, purchase price and paint.
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I picked up a used topper for my stepside, for 200. had it repainted, total cost was 468.32, purchase price and paint.
oh nice thats not bad at all!!! where didyou get it painted at a bigp or like a nice body shop or like a eral shieb or mako cheap typw place that has like 399 full car paint jobs? cuz my truck isnt in to shape and the shell paint is in good shape so there would ne little prep work needed....
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Nice. I was lucky enough to get a toreador red one for my flareside for $50 in good shape. I had a big grin that day :)

I wonder why the antenna didnt work? I used it at Advance one day when I locked my keys in. I had to go inside and ask for some pliers to get the antenna off and felt like a moron that I locked my keys in.
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Nice. I was lucky enough to get a toreador red one for my flareside for $50 in good shape. I had a big grin that day :)

I wonder why the antenna didnt work? I used it at Advance one day when I locked my keys in. I had to go inside and ask for some pliers to get the antenna off and felt like a moron that I locked my keys in.
man 50 bucks thats way nice haha in any color. idk i tried and i got the little lock thing to move a little but it wouldnt unlock. i guess i shouldnt complain tho maybe it doesnt work on my truck haha.
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hey guys this is ne shell... more and better pics when the rain stops

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doenst look half bad at all.
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looks real nice
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looks great man
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doenst look half bad at all.
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looks great man
thanks guys i really like it and it made the back end of the truck much more stable in the rain and not hop around well worth the money in so many diff ways
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i wish i could find a silver topper in my area
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hey guys, fyi on the antenna trick, use the thick end that screws in to the mount, the thin end does not work. i have it down to about 3-5 seconds. if you pm me, i can explain a lil more. its a good thing to know in my book. better than breaking a window!
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i wish i could find a silver topper in my area
man i live in socal so i looked in like 15 cities around here on craigs and im going to school up north and i looked in like a 120 mile radius for about a month and found this one. there tough to find but if you find one that similar to your color and you can live with it for awhile till you can get it painted. thats what i have to do haha
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hey guys, fyi on the antenna trick, use the thick end that screws in to the mount, the thin end does not work. i have it down to about 3-5 seconds. if you pm me, i can explain a lil more. its a good thing to know in my book. better than breaking a window!
i thought about that but couldnt get it in the hole under the handle lol. but you can pm me more info haha. and x2 on the window lol
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i wouldnt even bother painting that if it were me
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hey guys, fyi on the antenna trick, use the thick end that screws in to the mount, the thin end does not work. i have it down to about 3-5 seconds. if you pm me, i can explain a lil more. its a good thing to know in my book. better than breaking a window!
I think it might be best to keep this trick a little more hush hush..but that's just my opinion.

The cap looks good I think!
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here more pics

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