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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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Posted 05 July 2015 - 03:07 PM

Hi guys

I'm also looking for a shell. Built a wooden one that was a 300 lb monster. Outside dimensions are 60" x 75" and yea I had an S-10 one on my longbed and it was too dang low.

 

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

We've got at least one here for a long bed. Black good shape. Send a pm to jeepcomj  if interested.

 

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:14 AM

I got one off my 91 mj base idk the dims but I'm willing to part with it. Where ha located?

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:21 PM

I think Leer still has the molds but you have to special order and spend some money.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

I have one that fits on my 90 swb that I can part with for cheap if anybody needs one. I'm in southernish California. Death valley area.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:41 PM

there a web site called http://www.truckinam...ers/BedSize.htmthers a list of trucks and bed sizes there . 

 

here's a few for short beds most are only 20" tall that could fit the comanche

 

model           year          length                width             height             cab degree

 

nissansb/rc  83-84          743/4                60                    20                    4

nissansb/kc  85-86          75                     60                    20                    6

nissansb/kc/biglite 94-95   743/4              60                     20                   4

mazdasb/rc/ec  94-05        75                   60                    201/2               n/a    

s-10 sb/xc     82-93            743/4              60                    20                     4

 

these were just a few that i found that could work not perfect most are short height wise . thought i'd post what i found cause i'm looking for one and the mazda sb rc/ec 94-05 looks to be the best fit for my 87 comanche swb . hope this helps ya'll 


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:19 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the Dodge Dakota beds the same dimensions as Comanches? I almost bought the bed AND shell from one about a year ago, I kinda wish I had.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:19 PM

Chris71 has already posted the same website that I used. I looked at several possible cap shells, but as already stated the height was an issue. I kept looking on Craigslist and finally after 15 months one showed up. Drove 50 miles and bought it. 

You may need top be patient, but they keep showing up if you look long enough and try several craigslist locations around your home


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:07 AM

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:19 AM

well chopper35nj just posted part of that list of bed sizes , for me the dodge is way to long and a couple inches wider height looks good , like i was saying before the mazda's are really close if you don't mind a half inch differance in height and 1/2 wider , so a mazda camper shell would work for me , here in my neck of the woods there's not many comanche's around . heck sometimes i think i'm the only one town except that white long bed i see once a year lol. anyways i don't think i would ever find a comanche top here , so i look for close enough . 


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