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Old 12-06-2017, 11:24 AM
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J20 Camper shell question

Getting ready to fit an original Jeep camper shell on my J20 for the winter. What type of material/barrier should I use to place between the shell and the top of the bed? I do not want to put anything down with adhesive and not anything that gathers and holds moisture. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:50 AM
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I used a 3/8" or so thick black foam indoor/outdoor weather stripping made for caps. I picked it up as Autozone if I remember right. I had to buy two rolls. This was for a factory Jeep/Leer cap I put on my 63. Sealed well. It's adhesive on one side but has a backing paper you don't need to remove.

Similar to what Lowes has here.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/M-D-10-ft-B...rstrip/3120623
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:32 PM
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Don't over think this. There are a ton of weather strip seals out there. Pick one you think works for you. My 73 came with a topper till I finally found someone (an RV shop) to give it to. It had some stick-on black rubber/foam strips on the rails. Yeah 1/2 hr clean up time once the cap was gone. I survived the clean up drill just fine but when installed it never leaked and I live in rain country. It's simple cap weather strip material not space age exotic shuttle door gaskets. The link Thomas provided should work well for you.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:46 PM
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Perfect! Thanks guys.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:31 PM
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You can always glue the seal to the cap and not the bed. I glued it to the bed simply because it's easier, but have gone the other way around in the past.

Also, I needed to use a thicker piece on the front bed panel. My Jeep caps front flange is a bit higher than the side flanges.
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