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Icon5 I dont know the name of this thing i saw on a truck... help..

Ok.. So the other day.. I remember seeing some maroon truck with half a camper shell on his truck.. Like the camper shell only covered maybe 2 ft of his truck bed (from the front.. so he still had like 5ft of his truck bed normal.). However, I don't know what to search on Google for this product.. I think it would useful cause then you can have like a trunk and a truck bed still anyway..

So yup.. I'm looking for a camper shell thats only 2ft in length.. It had windows and such too.. It was weird.. Thats all i can remember.

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maybe it was custom b/c i have never seen one.
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maybe it was custom b/c i have never seen one.
That would be the worst news possible.. I really wanted to buy it..

I wish I could find a picture on the net of it (but if i could do that then i would know what its called..)

Has anyone ever seen something like I am describing???
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Ya, i see em all the time and its not custom. I have no idea what they're called though.
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I looked all over google and couldn't find anything like what you are talking about. When you find it let us know so we can see one. Good luck.
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if it's an enclosed shell, thats 2 feet long, with a rear window, those are called cab extenders. they were made mostly in the '80's for people with single cab trucks who wanted that "extra room" for hauling stuff without getting a full size cap or tonneau.
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Weren't they also called a 'sleeper shell' or sleeper cab ?
I remember a former boss of mine had one for long trips.The rear window is removed and the sleeper is mounted to the box with a flexible seal between it and the cab.Not a lot of headroom but better than laying across the seat.It had a high mounted small rear facing window and two side windows about 6x9 inch . Was the width of the box and ~3 feet deep.

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http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/

I guess they are still manufactured.

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Weren't they also called a 'sleeper shell' or sleeper cab ?
I remember a former boss of mine had one for long trips.The rear window is removed and the sleeper is mounted to the box with a flexible seal between it and the cab.Not a lot of headroom but better than laying across the seat.It had a high mounted small rear facing window and two side windows about 6x9 inch . Was the width of the box and ~3 feet deep.

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http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/

I guess they are still manufactured.
i'd feel claustaphobic sleeping in that small of a space
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You know what would be hilarious to see, a sleeper in a flareside bed on a Ranger. Try cramming in there to sleep.
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You know what would be hilarious to see, a sleeper in a flareside bed on a Ranger. Try cramming in there to sleep.
I'd do it
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cool. awesome for a person (like me) who wants to drive his truck across the states
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Weren't they also called a 'sleeper shell' or sleeper cab ?
I remember a former boss of mine had one for long trips.The rear window is removed and the sleeper is mounted to the box with a flexible seal between it and the cab.Not a lot of headroom but better than laying across the seat.It had a high mounted small rear facing window and two side windows about 6x9 inch . Was the width of the box and ~3 feet deep.

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http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/

I guess they are still manufactured.
You would have to be pretty short to be able to sleep in one of those. That is pretty funny tho.
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thank you guys for finding it. that cowtown sleeper/ cab extender was the thing i was looking for.. now i just have to find one locally :P
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I have never seen one for a Ranger, only full size trucks.
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I have never seen one for a Ranger, only full size trucks.
I was looking at that Cowtown site...gosh that's funny to say... Anywho, they've got pics of a Ranger and a Toyota and a Frontier with those sleepers attached, so apparently one is available. That is sooooo retro 1970's but kind of neat. not my cup of tea, but for the life on the road, i suppose one could make use of it, if not for sleeping than for just having a little room there.
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I was looking at that Cowtown site...gosh that's funny to say... Anywho, they've got pics of a Ranger and a Toyota and a Frontier with those sleepers attached, so apparently one is available. That is sooooo retro 1970's but kind of neat. not my cup of tea, but for the life on the road, i suppose one could make use of it, if not for sleeping than for just having a little room there.
If I were going to get that I'd just get a full size shell... Oh wait I did...
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If I were going to get that I'd just get a full size shell... Oh wait I did...
I've seen fullsized caps, but instead of a tailgate it was a big door in the middle. Same as the short sleep cab, just fullsized that way.
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I've seen fullsized caps, but instead of a tailgate it was a big door in the middle. Same as the short sleep cab, just fullsized that way.
I have seen those and like the look of them if you just use the truck for camping or something, but if you still like to haul large items, they are not practical. Again I do like the looks of the nicer ones though.
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