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Old 10-22-2012, 12:43 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by non-prophet View Post
I'll post some pictures later, but the first thing I think I need to do is fill in some of the cavernous spaces on the front.

Next, I have to see if I can fill some of the space between the topper and the cabin (I'll post a picture to show the specific problem - and then all ideas are welcome).
I have a possible solution that I've been working on fer the past few years. I personally can't stand how rain gits in between the cab rear window and the topper front window and you can't see squat.

My solution requires some 3M clear coat layer (think clear bra material) on both the cab and the topper to keep the gap cover seal from rubbing into the paint. A gap cover that extends over the cab and the camper top about 3" each. The gap cover is best made from metal but I'm currently testing it with some FRP (it flexes more than I want it to). A silicone rubber stick on seal (tear drop shaped) stuck on the bottom on both front and trailing edges to keep the air/water from intruding into the gap. The gap cover covers the top and sides and is secured to the bed or cab with bungee cord. As the frame/bed flexes, the cover is dynamic enough to move with either side and stays sealed.

You can see my prototype gap cover on my aero cap build...

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