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Old 11-21-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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Wheeling mine, back to working on everyone else's
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Talking Fridge Mount 05 DCSB "Stock"

If you want some background on the truck look here:
http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126570&page=9
Just you basic stock 2005 Tacoma DoubleCab Short Bed
The current issue was my wife and I had recently purchased an EdgeStar Fridge/Freeze vs. the ARB for cost reasons. The problem is this thing was large.
When I say large mean it would take up half the back seat when in use. This wasn't working for me so I decided to do something about it.
First I removed the seat bottom, then the seat back, then the plastic crap taking up more room.
Was left with something like this:

So I made a rack to host some secure tie-down points:



Then reversed the hinges on the fride so I could tuck it closer to the back of the cab and not need room for the lid to clear when opened:

Swapped out the handles for some brackets made of angle:

Then mounted it in the truck:



Relocated the latch:

Floor storage still works:

All in all I gained tons of interior storage back by removing the seat and other crap. Gonna add some dynamat to help deaden the road noise, but eh...its a wheeler!
Thanks for looking!
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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That looks good. I've got an ARB 50qt and was looking for a way to mount it in the back. I was thinking of bolting a piece of wood to mounting points for the seat. I would put a fridge slide on top of that.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:40 AM   #3
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I hope you don't mind, I grabbed a pic from your TTORA thread. Your truck is sick!
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