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Old 12-05-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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vintage camper shells

i have an opportunity to score what is being claimed to be a original 60's shell off a guy and was wondering if anyone has one on their truck so i can see the look and if so what should i be looking at money wise looks legit i can't upload pics from phone for whatever reason but someone on here has to have one if nothing else a picture so i can see the look would be great
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: vintage camper shells

Camper shells, toppers, canopies, lids, whatever you call them, came in all shapes and sizes. Like anything old, condition and quality are everything.
With few exceptions (Alaskan, Avion, etc,) the truck camper market has not yet caught fire. Value is hard to say, but it's not likely worth a ton.
Here's a few period correct units for reference. Pure coincidence on the three red trucks.
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:32 AM   #3
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Re: vintage camper shells

Isn't the silver one a Gem Top? I used to have one just like it on a '61. The back door used a weird cable thing to hold it open I think. Mine was missing and the door was a pain in the arse. My louvered glass side winows were busted out and boarded up too. I enjoyed the pic, it brought back some good ol'memories of my first c10.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:48 PM   #4
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Re: vintage camper shells

so this is the shell im lookin at......
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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Re: vintage camper shells

I like that one! It looks less than pristine though, so value wont be too high. Does it have a door? That particular kind often had really neat green tinted windows lending an especially cool vintage look. There was one like that on a restored truck that was posted here awhile back. I'll try to find it.

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:37 PM   #6
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Re: vintage camper shells

Looks like a Gem Top I believe. I remember the green windows. At least it looks like the glass louvers are still there.
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:18 PM   #7
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Re: vintage camper shells

My truck is that orange one posted at the top with the Gem Top canopy. Yes, it has a single cable that runs down the middle to hold the door open. It is really pretty neat and works well. I even have the original key to lock it with. Not sure what it's worth but I don't plan on selling it. Having it on there has really kept the bed in good condition.
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:28 PM   #8
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unsure if door is there or not...the guy lives not to far from me and i see the truck there just sittin for a while now i popped by ask if he'd be interested in selling it told me to check back with him today...stopped by he was out maybe later on today....
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:23 AM   #9
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Re: vintage camper shells

Here is a thread I started last year on Pullman tops.


http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...per+top+canopy


I would desperately love to have one in Short Base Fleetside size on my truck.







One I missed out on.

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Old 12-07-2014, 11:17 AM   #10
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Here you go Grizz http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Pullman...fd7bef&vxp=mtr
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:37 PM   #11
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WOW Dave!!!

At $500.00 the seller is optimistic in my book. I was offered one previously for $100.00 but shipping and damage in transit would kill it.

Still, would absolutely love one.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:16 PM   #12
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60's Flair full window
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Re: vintage camper shells

Any new/old toppers to share? How about literature/brochures?
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:07 AM   #14
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Cool pix, Jon. Thanks! Would love to have a topper like that "young doctor."
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I have a Winnebago insulated cap that was purchased new in 1972 at a local Chevrolet dealer and installed on a brand new C10. I want to get rid of it and can post pics later.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:31 PM   #17
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unsure if door is there or not...the guy lives not to far from me and i see the truck there just sittin for a while now i popped by ask if he'd be interested in selling it told me to check back with him today...stopped by he was out maybe later on today....
If he decides not to sell and you're willing to drive to Chico, I have a lead on one in better condition than that one. It was on my father in law's '68. The truck is long gone but the camper is still there on a rack off the ground...
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:14 PM   #18
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Here is one i got came off a 63 short wide. I don't think i'll ever use it though.
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Re: vintage camper shells

I still have a long fleet Sports Liner. Was going to try to mod it for my step. Seemed a shame to cut it up so I'm going to sell. Have a soft top convertible now. Can't post pics for some reason. No security token?
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I have a Winnebago insulated cap that was purchased new in 1972 at a local Chevrolet dealer and installed on a brand new C10. I want to get rid of it and can post pics later.
Where's the pics??
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I still have a long fleet Sports Liner. Was going to try to mod it for my step. Seemed a shame to cut it up so I'm going to sell. Have a soft top convertible now. Can't post pics for some reason. No security token?
Wish you were closer. That would make a nice companion piece on my 66 with its original Sports Liner step bumper!!
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:29 PM   #22
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HERES ONE, LOOKS A LITTLE ROUGH http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/rvs/4943776410.html
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Classic Gem Top pick up shell - $75

not mine !

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Re: vintage camper shells

Digging up this old post to say that I just bought a 1966 Custom Camper pickup and I want to find a great old camper shell like the one Jon posted above on the short fleetside white truck - something like that one, but in real nice shape and for a longbed.

$50 finder fee to any member on here who sends me a lead for a topper I end up buying from your lead!! Needs to not be junk or ugly or damaged etc - i want a survivor because my 8 yr old Cub Scout and I are going to be sleeping under this thing at Pack camp outs!

Adding a couple shots of vintage camper shells I like. Text or call 256 486 1988 if you know anyone hoarding a nice one - thank you guys!
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