Hey WTW people! First let me thank everyone on this site for all the helpful information, using WTW the past couple years has been an amazing resource for information. There are some sweet setups out there and great ideas in general.
I have 2 Toyota Tundras, both first gen, one is a 2002 ext cab, the other is 2005 crew with the 4 doors
I have been searching like most people and researching for a couple years now, and last year I almost bought a late 90's Eagle Shell from a guy in Montana. I was second to call, 20 minutes after posted online, he told me he had a guy coming to look at it already but if that guy didn't want it I was next. He calls me back, "you want it?" the asking price is $2400. At that point I thought the Eagle would fit nice, but I hadn't actually seen it or done it myself so Im not too sure. I dropped everything, took the topper off my 2002 ext. cab Tundra, and headed out to Manhattan, Mt. about 5 hours away from me. Ill spare you all the details but it was all messed up, leaking roof, completely bent cab-over section, etc. BUT, IT FIT PERFECT! So I didn't buy it he said he had a line of people trying to buy it so I politely declined and left.
At this point I know how the eagle model from the late 90's (he said it was a 2004, but the tag on the back said it was built in 99) fit in my Tundra, and I been on the hunt for either and eagle or kestrel (ATC) shell. I have been close a few times but not yet.
Yesterday I checked all my usual classifieds ads, craigslist, WTW, KSL etc. I find this 2000 "shell model" 6.5 in LA. Basically repeat from last year, second caller, this time 15 min after ad placed etc.. I reply immediately, the CL ad says Text, I Text. Twice. I email. I call. hear nothing for a couple of hours then the guy calls me. "Well I got a guy coming to look at it now but if he doesn't want it your next" He doesn't know i live 750 miles away. There are no logos or tags on the unit. Its completely MINT, he's used it twice, its been sitting in his garage and it looks like it. He says all he knows is its called a "Shell model" from 2000, Im under the impression there are more than one "shell" you can get, like is it an "Eagle Shell" or a "Hawk shell" etc. (I know what an FWC Shell is - empty, no seats, no stove, no nothing, just shell and bed pads ) and thats what I want. But did "Shells" come in more than one model in the year 2000??? I found a thread yesterday here on WTW of all (at least that he knew of, which seemed like this guy knows a lot) models by year and it had the "Shell" as a separate model in 2000. Like its not the eagle model shell version or whatever, its just called the shell 6.5???
Does anyone out there know what Im talking about and can shed some light on it? What are the dimensions of the 2000 Shell 6.5? is it the same as the eagle shell from 2000 / late 90's?
Hope so, I bought it sight unseen and am driving 1500 miles this weekend to get it hahaha wish me luck!