Installing a Leer truck cap on your vehicle adds security to the items stored in the bed as well as a distinct look that accents the body of the vehicle.
Although they're easy to install and bolt onto your truck, the wiring process isn't always as straightforward, and making sure the third brake light is operating correctly is not only a legal issue, but an aesthetic one as well. Pop the hatch on the shell and locate the wiring for the third brake light.
It typically runs through a rubber seal around the edge of the shell and then down to the bottom, where it's accessible. Crawl underneath the vehicle and locate the wiring that runs to your taillights. Have your assistant hold the brake pedal while you probe each light with the volt test light. If the light goes on, then you've found a positive wire for the lights. Just to be sure, have your assistant repeatedly push on and release the pedal.
If your light flashes in accordance with the assistant's pedal work, then you've found the right wire. Run the red wire from the shell through the bed and to the brake wire in the wiring harness.
Place the blue scotchlok connector on the brake wire and the red wire, then clamp it down with a pair of pliers. Find a black wire in the wiring harness and repeat the process in Step 3 with the black wire from the shell.
Then have your assistant step on the brake pedal. If the third brake light illuminates, then you've done the job correctly. This article was written by the It Still Runs team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Runs, contact us. Step 1 Pop the hatch on the shell and locate the wiring for the third brake light.
Step 2 Crawl underneath the vehicle and locate the wiring that runs to your taillights. Step 3 Run the red wire from the shell through the bed and to the brake wire in the wiring harness. Items you will need volt test light Assistant Blue scotchlok connectors Pliers. About the Author This article was written by the It Still Runs team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.Large tinted windows and twist-out vents.
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A complete line of tough aluminum caps with dozens of options for any trade. Turns our most popular cap into a working tool with reinforcement for tough jobs. Similar to the RCC but in a mid-rise height a taller door.Truck camping set-up with high top Leer cap.
That means not only will it protect your truck bed from impact dings and damage, it will stand up to the harshest conditions. Vent Visors allow fresh air to naturally circulate through open windows while keeping the rain out, circulating stale air as well as allowing drivers to keep their window cracked while parked to keep the interior cooler. The Decked Storage Solution raises the deck, allowing you to store your tools, hardware and other items securely, out of the way, and out of the weather while providing full use of the rest of your truck bed.
The WeatherTech brand is known for high quality, weather-resistant floor, cargo and truck bed liners and mats. Generally built with vinyl over an aluminum frame, soft tonneau covers offer affordable and effective protection for your truck bed. More economical than a hard alternative, they clamp to your truck bed and can be easily removed. Trilogy Trilogy folding tonneau covers make your truck more functional and versatile.
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Weather Tech The WeatherTech brand is known for high quality, weather-resistant floor, cargo and truck bed liners and mats.Up for sale is a used Leer Truck Cap, model As you can see from the photos, it is installed on this blue Toyota Tundra SR5 extended cab. It is in great condition. I am not sure what other models this cap will fit, but it is currently on a 74 inch bed. Feel free to ask any questions. Famed Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina will soon welcome a new Design Director into the fold.
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Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.Cap World offers a full selection of great fitting, lightweight LEER caps that have that custom look you want on your truck.
LEER has a long list of options to add the special features and functions you want. The LEER Model RCC turns the industry's most popular fiberglass cap into a true commercial workhorse, with structural reinforcement to handle tough jobs while looking great with custom-fit fiberglass and paint to match your truck color.
It's the perfect combination of style and substance. Unique throughout the industry, each LEER Model XQ is styled with body lines, details and other design elements inspired by the truck model it is made for. Intentionally aerodynamic with unbelievable wind resistance for its size, the 's oversized door and added clearance mean more headroom and a larger cargo area. It is a great cap for people who need the extra space!
The Model CC adds over 3" of interior clearance and a taller door opening. Skip to main content. Part Number Features Leer Part Number Features CC.Tom Zizzo, a journalist, has also spent many years selling truck and SUV accessories. Given the overwhelming number of questions I have received about used camper shells, I thought it might be useful to write a little guide to buying used tops. First I'll tell you a few things to watch out for, and then I'll break down the major changes in truck bed dimensions for different makes in the last few decades.
A used top, selling for far below what it cost new, sounds like a great deal, but you should be aware of a few things before you buy. Keep in mind that if major parts of the top you are looking at are broken, you need to look into the price of replacing those parts before you take advantage of that "deal of the century. In the photo above, the glass is coming away from the frame leaving a big gap. This part of the window should be sealed. I saw the top above for sale on Craigslist.
The ad says it came off a Ranger, and it now sits on a S I can tell this is an old SnugTop—by the ridge in the roofline—and it probably came off a pre-'93 Ranger.
The dimensions though are close enough. A dead giveaway is if the top is not the same color as the truck. Here is some information, broken out by make, about which years had which body styles. It will help you know what to expect when you shop for a used top to match your truck bed. This was initially only done to the F line; the F and F heavy duty trucks remained the same untilwhen Ford introduced the Superduty.
The F changed its body style and bed again in except that in the F Heritage Edition, the bed and body are the same as the '97 to truck. If your truck has it, the shell door will need to compensate for it. Leer and SnugTop shells have special molded pieces on the bottom of the door to account for it. The F has gone through some changes, mainly the rear, and the bow to the tailgate area that most of the new trucks have now. Overall the bed looks the same from the previous generation, but this wider rear bow will most certainly affect top compatibility.
It pretty much remained the same, with the exception of adding a pull-out tailgate step inwhich is technically an option. This is important because tops on or newer Superdutys will have rear doors that can accommodate this step, that is if the truck has the option. If you try to put a top from afor example, on a that has the step in the tailgate, it's not going to fit over that bulge. Yes, most top manufacturers can change out that rear door, but beware, those rear doors are NOT cheap.
The only footnote has to do with the step in the tailgate see above. It wasn't until that Ford made major changes to the Superduty-most notably, the rear tailgate that has that half octagon shape to it. The longbed on these trucks is darn near 9 feet now. Ford Rangers have been around sinceand stayed the same all the way up to Rangers haven't changed much sinceexcept that the flareside bed, also referred to as the Ranger Splash bed, is different.
It should be noted that there isn't a huge difference between the 83 to 92 Ranger beds and the 93 to beds, in other words, an old Ranger top fits the newer Ranger beds, the cab is just a little boxier in shape. Any Mazda truck built from to now is identical to a Ford Ranger, for our purposes. In the to Mazda B-Series trucks, there is a slight difference: basically, the bed on those trucks has slightly narrower rails.
Most shell manufacturers did not change their molds to deal with this variation. I think SnugTop is the only company that has a specific Mazda mold, if that is even still available. Older Mazda trucks, from to have three different beds, the long bed, short bed regular cab, and the cabplus bed. The standard cab trucks have nearly identical bed dimensions to the old Toyota beds, and even the first gen Tacoma beds.Tom Zizzo, a journalist, has also spent many years selling truck and SUV accessories.
So, you finally got that new truck you've been wanting, but now that it's sitting safely in your driveway it looks so naked. You're considering a shell or a top, maybe even a hard lid-type cover, but there are so many options. Where do you begin? I spent many years selling truck accessories, but no longer do, so I will try to help by offering this information. The first thing you want to ask yourself is, "How do I plan on using my new truck? If I put a top on the truck bed, will I still be able to use the truck in the same way?
So you want a shell, or even a lid also known as a hard tonneau coverbut you want to be able to remove it without too much trouble for that occasional large load. After all, what good is having a truck if you can't use it like a truck. The good news is that many truck top manufacturers know that truck owners want the option to be able to remove a shell or lid.
For a good shell that's easy to remove, consider a SnugTop. It uses a J-hook style installation that works like a clamp—no drilling. The other benefit with this brand is that their tops are very custom fit, meaning the base rails of the shell are a contoured fit, not flat, so you will actually feel the shell fit in place when you set it on the bed.
Their tops also have a bulb rubber seal built-in along the base rail, meaning there is no seal to have to re-do when you remove and reinstall the shell. A Leer brand top has a rubber seal and J-hooks as well, although their J-hooks are a little different. Most manufactures require a foam tape to be installed along the base rails to seal the shell to the bed. If that tape is not replaced when the shell is removed, it will leak after you reinstall it. Either one of these brands of shells will weigh between to lbs, depending on how large your truck is.
A good tip to remember if you plan on removing a shell after you buy it is to ask the dealer for the boards that the shell is shipped with, that way if you do remove it, you can reuse those boards when you set it on the ground for storage. These boards typically get tossed out or recycled, so the dealer should not have a problem just giving them to you.
Remember too that a lot of truck shells now have what they call wrap-rails-for a nice custom-fit look. They can easily be damaged, so having these shipping boards really helps. Hard lid covers tonneau covers are not as easy to remove as you might think.
A hard, fiberglass, painted-to-match lid is actually quite heavy, and depending on the brand or style, it can be a little tricky to take on and off. Believe it or not, something such as a basic SnugTop hard tonneau—which they call their TC lid-or Tonneau Cover—weighs almost as much as some shells do. They have a very thick honey-comb construction, and despite what the company says, they're heavy. Another good painted fiberglass lid brand is the Gaylord cover, and their mounting systems have a lot of flexibility for fine adjustments.
Probably the easiest lids to remove are the non-painted, black hard covers, such as the Undercover brand. They weigh less than half of the painted fiberglass covers, but they are also just as strong.
They tend to fit great and are very easy to install. I found that their cover on the new Tacoma beds were extremely simple to install. Professional installers can get them on in about 15 minutes or less. It's no surprise then that removing these and re-installing them is just as simple. Since they weigh about 50 lbs. True, these covers don't look as good as the painted ones, but they are very functional, secure and strong.
Older style covers, like the old Protecto Tops, were very flimsy, and could be broken in half like snapping thin plywood. The newer Undercover lids are also very reasonable in price, and don't pay too much for labor if you get one of these installed, because believe me, even someone who is mildly handy could put one of these on by themselves.
You may also consider a rolling cover. They roll up out of your way into a canister in the front of the bed, and you don't have to remove it.
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But remember, more moving parts means more that can go wrong over time.Monday, March 23, To cap, or not to cap, that is the question. Actually, I already decided, to cap is the answer; I'm just trying to figure out which cap.
Yes I know, another truck thing; it won't be the last. I've looked at the specs and pricing on A. They have three models I'm interested in: The xl cab height streamliner The mid height 8" over cab height The high rise 11" over cab height The objective discriminating factors for me are the total interior height, the total exterior height, and the minimum door clearance.
The subjective factors for me are looks, and "roominess" in the bed with the cap on. In order to get a medium sized ATV into the bed if I don't feel like trailering I need 38" clearance.
In order to get a large ATV in I need 43" clearance; both presuming I don't compress the suspension or air down the tires of course. If I feel like ratcheting the suspension down a bit, it's more like 34" and 39". Basically though, I figure 38" is about the minimum clearance I want. My truck is The minimum to get a big ATV in without compression is 23", and 24" would be preferred. According to the Leer spec chartthe xl has a 19" door clearance, with 20" inside height, and 23" outside height to match the cab contour.
The 3" is from the insulated roof. Oh and by the by, that's why I rejected Snugtop and A.
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They offered less door clearance on each model than the equivalent Leer, and at a higher cost. Anyway, the xl has enough room to handle a big ATV with compression, a medium sized one without. Unfortunately, that's still only 40" of room total, with a 39" opening. That's not a heck of a lot.
The reason why 40" is a squeeze, is because we have an SUV type trucktent, and like to sleep in the bed with an air mattress or we did with the Expedition, and plan to do the same with the Ram. I can JUST barely sit up straight with a 40" overhead and an air mattress.
The has a 21" opening, with a 28" interior height, and 31" exterior height; 8" over cab height. That gives a 41" door clearance, a 48" interior, and an overall height of 87" the truck is 79" high on stock tires. So, I don't even need a tiedown to get the big atv into that, I can just put some weight on the bars and pop it under the sill from the ramp, and I'm good.
Also a 48" interior is much more comfortable. On the down side, I'm neutral on the looks of the thing, and you loose some or all of the fuel economy advantage. I also considered the A. The has a 25" door opening, with a 31" interior, and a 34" exterior height 11" above the cab ; for a door clearance of 45", an interior height of 51", and an exterior height of 90". Basically, the door will clear pretty much whatever I feel like loading; except maybe some large furniture if don't feel like laying it down on it's side.
I'm still neutral about the looks though I worry about taking it offroad just for the tree limb issue. I just don't like the low door clearance. The seems like it might be a good compromise, but it's sorta halfway stuck in between, and I'm not sure if half and half is worth it. With theI'm just not sure if I want to strap something that big to the back of my truck. Oh and the has another advantage, in that it is by far the lightest of the three, and the easiest to handle and store when it's not on the truck.
Again, the is in the middle, and the could be used as an emergency homeless shelter. Physics will not be denied; if I want more room, I need a bigger cap. I'm just having a hard time figuring out if I want to make those tradeoffs.