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Old 06-02-2009, 05:35 AM
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Topper Cap Question

I need to know does a ford ranger topper for the 7ft box fit my 78 j10? I am having a really hard time finding a topper to work with this pick up. The short box seems harder to find anything for than 8ft box thanks
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:41 AM
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The only one that really fits is the one made for the truck.
If it were an 8 ft. box, the one from the early Dakota would fit.
The toppers do exist, it's just a matter of locating one. If J-trucks were popular in your area, it would not be a problem to locate one.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:32 AM
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I have called a local truck cap builder and they can build you an aluminum one. Price started at around $600. Swiss Cap of Patriot, In.
The old ones are around but it may take some time to find one.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:00 PM
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They fit. A little narrow and short but the length is about right. Here is a pic of my 71 with a Ranger cap on it. Hard to tell from te pic, but it does NOT touch the cab.

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Old 06-02-2009, 06:54 PM
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Unfortunately in Iowa I would guess there are literally only a handful of shortbox j-series around. There are just not alot of FSJ on the road period around here anymore.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:56 PM
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When I said short I meant height wise. Just re-read my post and it was a little confusing.
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