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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851747 11/04/10 06:10 AM
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stock87 Offline
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OK so did you seriously just go and make a whole top from scratch? With something that big - how do you do that? Made a template/form from the old one? Have any pics of that process?


this is still the old roof .. still getting it ready to build the mold , almost done ..
I wont be posting a "how to" but here is a great wright up on making BIG parts http://www.hotrodder.com/32Blowpar/page8.html



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Corey, one thing I've always wondered is how hard/is it possible to modify existing fiberglass items? I've always had a love/hate relationship with my camper shell since it's color matched, but the dimensions are for a Ford Ranger bed, so the rail portions are about 3 times as wide as the Toyota bed rails. I've often wondered if it would be possible to make a new mounting portion to neck it down the little bit to the Toyota bed dimension, or would that require re-doing the whole shell (making it much more economical to just get a different one, obviously)?

Sorry for the hi-jack.


My Truck: 1987 XtraCab DLX 22R 4WD 5 Speed Manual
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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: stock87] #851748 11/05/10 01:42 AM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool

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Corey, one thing I've always wondered is how hard/is it possible to modify existing fiberglass items? I've always had a love/hate relationship with my camper shell since it's color matched, but the dimensions are for a Ford Ranger bed, so the rail portions are about 3 times as wide as the Toyota bed rails. I've often wondered if it would be possible to make a new mounting portion to neck it down the little bit to the Toyota bed dimension, or would that require re-doing the whole shell (making it much more economical to just get a different one, obviously)?

Sorry for the hi-jack.


no worries ..

personally .. I would find a new canopy !
BUT , if you really need to do it

best fix would be to cut the canopy right in 1/2 (@ the middle) and take out the section to make it fit .. then find the correct rear door , and enlarge the front window ..


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86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851749 11/05/10 01:43 AM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
little bit more work on the roof today .. but I mostly concentrated on the seat tracks ..

got them all cleaned up , (wow , lots of work) and painted ..

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and dropped them off at the uhpolstery shop .. and wow .. the front bottoms are done smile I love em !!

[Linked Image]


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86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851750 11/05/10 02:14 AM
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Body Damage is Cool
too cool...

there was a guy in Houston with an 81 on craigslist...2900. wishing i had not had to pass.

waaaay jealous.


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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: TexJeff87] #851751 11/05/10 02:40 AM
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Greg_Canada Offline
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Those seats look great!


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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: Greg_Canada] #851752 11/08/10 02:37 AM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
thanks guys ...

project is progressing !! smile




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86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
83 Trekker SR5
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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851753 11/10/10 02:46 AM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
so I decided to build a "production mold" afterall ..
one less part to build when I do the other pieces for the trekker body . which means , YES ... anyone with a 79-83 pickup SHORT BOX .. will soon be able to build there own Trekker !! smile

[Linked Image]


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86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
83 Trekker SR5
NEW Trekker forum
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851754 11/10/10 03:53 AM
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Oyaji_Jon Offline
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Oh, for Pete's sake. You're making me feel like a lazy b-tard...

Lookin' good, man! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: Oyaji_Jon] #851755 11/14/10 12:35 AM
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Posts: 1,856
CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
finished up the mold today smile ..

poped the old roof out

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trimmed the edges ,

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a little bit more work to "prep" the new mold for maufacture , but basically , I'm now ready to make my new roof


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86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
83 Trekker SR5
NEW Trekker forum
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851756 11/14/10 01:27 AM
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Sick man. Just absolutely sick. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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