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Old 01-15-2017, 12:26 AM   #51
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That's a cool shell, cap or topper depending on a persons local. My dad had a Winnebago shell on his 72. I threw it away when I bought the truck in 78. The roof leaked and ruined it.
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:41 AM   #52
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Mark I'm not sure what manufacturer made the topper on my GMC. Bell maybe? Here's the decal remnant. If anyone can tell me who the manufacturer is I'd be thrilled.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:10 PM   #53
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Six Pac was a popular unit on the West Coast back in the day.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:46 PM   #54
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Six pac is still around but the Leer and ari fiberglass shells are the ones I see most now.
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Here is my 71 C20 daily driver with a $20 camper top we bought a few days ago
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:46 AM   #56
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Hope its ok if I post a pic of the one I just picked up?
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:24 AM   #57
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1967 truck and cap currently for sale on Phoenix Craigslist. Original owner.
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/5937219494.html
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:08 AM   #58
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I had a tailgate version of that one on a '71 K/20 I had many years ago. It is still at my friend's place being used as a storage shed.

By the late-70s there were places slapping these caps together all over the place. You could walk into a camper dealer and order one up any way you needed it. These were the angled side flat front and back style. I had one made for my '69 Dodge W200 8' Utiline for my trip to AZ. I kept it simple. Back when these were popular the thing was to have all the bells and whistles, such as plexiglass windows on side, lights, and an accent stripe on the side. I ordered mine all white with just the crank-out windows on the side. I did add 3 clearance lights on the rear and black-out tint to the windows. No paneling or insulation. I could take it on and off by myself. Never took a picture with it on. I wonder if there are still places to build them. It's gone to fiberglass these days, though, but many of those companies make aluminum work caps
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:35 PM   #59
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A simple camper shell when this '67 GMC 3/4 ton was brand new. It's a shame we don't see many '67-'68 3/4 tons restored to factory, they have such a unique look that other models just don't have. This one is in Terrace Blue, a standard GMC color used between '62-'68.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:41 PM   #60
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1967 truck and cap currently for sale on Phoenix Craigslist. Original owner.
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I LIKE that cap - thanks for sharing
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A simple camper shell when this '67 GMC 3/4 ton was brand new. It's a shame we don't see many '67-'68 3/4 tons restored to factory, they have such a unique look that other models just don't have. This one is in Terrace Blue, a standard GMC color used between '62-'68.
That truck has the very hard to find Custom fender script emblem
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I LIKE that cap - thanks for sharing
Yeah, look at that cute little overhead storage area over the cab
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:22 PM   #62
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Re: Caps, toppers, camper shells - ONLY!

The one on my dad's '69 C20 was a Vacationeer. I think they were out of San Martin, CA. Anybody have any info on them?
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:00 PM   #63
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The one on my dad's '69 C20 was a Vacationeer. I think they were out of San Martin, CA. Anybody have any info on them?
Vacationeer was a fll line manufacurer name of Shelton Industries Inc. of San Martin, CA
Sorry I can't resist posting a nice period Camaro with a trailer!
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:41 PM   #64
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Here is the Winnebago topper that was on my K20 when I bought it....it had some rot in it or I would have saved it....
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:16 PM   #65
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I have too admit that the only thing that gets me down about owning a Longhorn is the lack of camper tops out there. I'd love too find a camper, heck even just a cap for my truck to use when i go camping but they just aren't out there....
I don't know the name, but there is a camper shell manufacturer in San Diego that apparently can make one. When I had my Longhorn,I considered it, but decided to sell the truck instead.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:19 PM   #66
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Vacationeer was a fll line manufacurer name of Shelton Industries Inc. of San Martin, CA
Sorry I can't resist posting a nice period Camaro with a trailer!
That's great! Thanks so much! On the note of the Camaro, I guess I could tow one with my C6 Vette...?? Maybe not...
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:44 PM   #67
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Thanks for posting Lemield, that W-bago is COOL!
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:08 PM   #68
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TTT..

Here's one currently on Craigslist in Grand Rapids, MN. It's on a Longhorn.
https://northernwi.craigslist.org/cto/6103239550.html
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:51 AM   #69
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The one that got away. It sat in an alley near my house and I watched it for years. 1967 CST. When I saw a for sale sign I called over and over. No answer. I wanted this truck BAD!

Too slow, it was already sold by the time I got a hold of the guy, and he sold it cheap



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Old 05-20-2017, 12:52 PM   #70
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I just picked up this Jay Bird camper top and they threw in the 68 K20 that's under it. Maybe it was the other way around.

People are drawn to the camper as much as the truck. I was told it's been on the truck for many years, and the condition of the bed wood seems to support that.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:22 PM   #71
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Congrats, that is a great truck and camper - I remember when it was up for sale - both in great shape and the camper is perfect on it. Would love to have one like that.
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