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#1 jeffheffe

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:42 PM

I have a 1987 Comanche Pioneer. I'd like to find a camper shell. The dimensions are 62" x 73", roughly. Are there any other smaller trucks that would have a camper that fits? Thanks

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Not to be an @$$...This has been asked and answered before.  I "think" some years of S10 shells fit, but are lacking in height.

 

I have a 1987 Comanche Pioneer. I'd like to find a camper shell. The dimensions are 62" x 73", roughly. Are there any other smaller trucks that would have a camper that fits? Thanks



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Ahh, got it.  Newbie here.  Thanks, will delete.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:54 AM

Not to be an @$$...This has been asked and answered before. 

Jeez dude, if people only asked questions that had never been asked, there wouldn't be much of a forum, would there!!?  You scared off a noob!!  I'd like to know the answer too.  I've looked far and wide for a shell that actually fits and looks good.  The people listing on CL just say "off a Chevy" or "fits any small truck".  Nobody prints dimensions.  Very frustrating.

 

I don't know if there is a perfect shell for an MJ.  S-10...too short height wise (and narrow)...older Yota, wrong angle at cab...I even tried one off an Isuzu truck...too narrow.  The only one that I've seen actually fit are the aluminum ones.  I don't personally like those, but they're light...seems like they'd be noisy


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

Sorry if I came over as harsh - not my intention.  That is why I provided an answer to his question. 

 

Best place to look for a shell is here on the ComancheClub and then on Craigslist.  Trouble is, most likely you will have to travel if you find a Comanche specific shell.  When looking for an S10 shell as a replacement, I would use Craigslist and ask the seller to measure the length and width of his shell to get an idea if it was close to fitting before I drove out to see the shell.  There is an old post I will attempt to find with the years and dimensions of the S10 shell that does fit the Comanche bed.

 

The last shell I got for my Commanche was on CraigsList, BUT someone on the ComancheClub had reposted the CL ad here.  Then I found it here and drove 300 miles to get the shell.

Not to be an @$$...This has been asked and answered before. 

Jeez dude, if people only asked questions that had never been asked, there wouldn't be much of a forum, would there!!?  You scared off a noob!!  I'd like to know the answer too.  I've looked far and wide for a shell that actually fits and looks good.  The people listing on CL just say "off a Chevy" or "fits any small truck".  Nobody prints dimensions.  Very frustrating.

 

I don't know if there is a perfect shell for an MJ.  S-10...too short height wise (and narrow)...older Yota, wrong angle at cab...I even tried one off an Isuzu truck...too narrow.  The only one that I've seen actually fit are the aluminum ones.  I don't personally like those, but they're light...seems like they'd be noisy



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

Tactical placement of small dynamat [or equivalent] squares should take care of quite a bit of noise from an aluminum canopy.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

http://comancheclub....topper-fitment/

 

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The 93 and below S10 toppers fit the closest to the real thing. But as stated, they are not tall enough and the cab angle is different. It just doesn't look right.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

Lots of good info and pictures here: http://comancheclub....s-with-toppers/

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

Something I've been wondering about, why does my owner's manual say I shouldn't put a truck bed camper on my MJ?


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

Something I've been wondering about, why does my owner's manual say I shouldn't put a truck bed camper on my MJ?

Because it raises the center of gravity considerably and the lawyers didn't want Jeep to be responsible when somebody tipped one over.


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