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So bought a Snug top for 100 bucks! What a deal esp for a double cab. Problem was the small side window was broken.



Topper store wanted $200 installed.

Did some research..

http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140441



Went ahead and used Lexan/Polycarb like crolison did.

Making a templates...



Cut it out with a jig saw :saw: and vala!



Needs tint or loads of stickers. Maybe both.

Cost: $10 took 30mins!
Mats: Acrylic Sheet found at Homedept came in 18inchx24inch they had other sizes if you break a bigger window cost more though.

http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Materials-Acrylic-Sheets/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbrdgZ12kx/R-202038047/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051&superSkuId=202939033#.UNezaW_fgvk

Posted because finding that 4runner thread was impossible unless you already knew about his thread. Hope this helps someone else down the line.
 

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Thought it was for the 1st gen :confused:



whys it mounted on a 2nd gen ?
don't look to fit it neither

don't really like yer plastic window treatment.
might get it done... but it looks like shit at this point :shame: :p

tint that shit already...
maybe just paint it black with some rc paint
( ^ thought they offered a black opaque )

The opaque and standard colored RC paints
etch into the lexan surface and are fairly durable

~Just sayin' 'cause I don't know how well window tint sticks to lexan~
 

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Look into VHT Nite Shades. You could control how dark it tints it by how many coats you apply. I'd imagine you could get pretty close to the stock topper window tint.
 

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Rc paint! Cool idea! Ill look into that.

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realize that the RC paint should be applied to the inner side...
not on the exterior.

like any other paint... it will darken up when applying more coats.

If it's still not dark enough...
it could be backed with a standard black RC paint
although if the coat was applied too thick...
that could make it so the visual looking out thru...
is somewhat impaired or non-existent.

I'm sure you already know that...
and will apply light coats until you get the right match.
 

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Look into VHT Nite Shades. You could control how dark it tints it by how many coats you apply. I'd imagine you could get pretty close to the stock topper window tint.
realize that the RC paint should be applied to the inner side...
not on the exterior.

like any other paint... it will darken up when applying more coats.

If it's still not dark enough...
it could be backed with a standard black RC paint
although if the coat was applied too thick...
that could make it so the visual looking out thru...
is somewhat impaired or non-existent.

I'm sure you already know that...
and will apply light coats until you get the right match.
Thanks guys. I'll post up when I finish up.
 

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Billion Years Later.... I hated the plastic window..


About $150 At American Camper Shells in Stanton on Beach Blvd and Katella Ave. Installed it myself, although they only charge $20 to install.

I also rattle canned it myself. I spent $120 on paint and clear. Turned out ok.

http://www.americancampershells.com/




 
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