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Truck shell

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Jay26, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Jay26


    Apr 11, 2006
    Anyone know how or where to rent a truck shell? I live in San Antonio and have been striking out online, i figured surely in the truck loving state of texas someone would have these for rent. thanks.
  2. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

    Oct 1, 2001
    north of the equator
    A truck shell?
    I've never seen these for rent anywhere in the U.S.

  3. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    Probably not much of a market, not exactly one size fits many. I can't imagine how many you would have to stock to fit a reasonable variety of recent vintage trucks.

    Good luck, you may have to make do with a trailer if you need to seal something up.
  4. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    Never heard of anyone renting 'em.
  5. smokin762


    Apr 19, 2009
    Did you try looking around for a used Aluminum Cap? If you find one cheap enough, after you are done with it, take it to a Scrap Dealer and recoup some of your money.

    A few times, I found them out in the country in somebody’s front yard while just taking a drive. I never paid more than $20.00 for one.

    Take some C Clamps with you. :supergrin:
  6. Jay26


    Apr 11, 2006
    Figured it was a long shot, taking a cross country road trip next month and a shell on the back of my truck would be ideal.
  7. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    I've had two trucks with shells, if I ever get another pickup I will buy a shell at the same time as the truck, a nice one.

    My dad had a '61 C10 with a shell he built out of corragated aluminum, electrical conduit and plexiglass. I wish I had a picture of it.
  8. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

    Dec 16, 1999
    So do you mean a topper? Never seen one for rent. Tons for sale cheap. You do have to make sure it fits YOUR truck. Even same brand over yrs have changed.
    I see cheap/junky ones on lawns around. Quality ones go to dealership. Often if they buy truck with topper they try to sell it with topper for couple weeks, (at most) then remove topper and sell truck. I have seen some nice ones at dealerships/ reasonable (if you make a low offer)