I've been lurking for a while and figured I'd give back on my first post. A few weeks ago as the weather started to break, I wanted to take my new truck fishing and needed a rod holder. After some thought and visits to a few local stores I came up with this. Hope you guys and girls enjoy it. I must say, I got lucky in the paint color match.
This simple rodholder from Walmart was $14. I selected it because of the 2 screw holes. I wanted this thing to hold on tight. I went to Ace hardware and got 2 stainless steel bolts that had a large head to fit in the rail when tilted but would hold when screwed in. Same place had the cool looking black knobs. They fit perfectly! While at it, I wanted something to support the bottom 2 holes. Same place had screw-on rubber chair leg feet stopper things or whatever you call them.
Screwed the rubber feet in for bottom support in the bottom 2 holes. Came with stainless steel screws to boot. I tightned the top 2 knobs and away I went. Super tight fit, looked good and held 3 rods. Its removable and can fit behind my seat if I needed to take it off in 3 seconds. Fits anywhere along the rail.
Oh, best part! Walmart carries this paint.
It is made for plastic. It comes in a metallic grey. SAME AS MY 2011 TACOMA ! I really got lucky with that part. But if you look around you can find any color to match your truck.
TIPS so you dont LEARN THE HARD WAY.......
~Let paint dry for A WHILE. Once its dry, it wont come off of the plastic.
~Stainless Steel parts are a must.
~Clean rodholder before painting
~LET PAINT DRY ! Dont rush to mount it......Trust me !
Total cost, just over over $25.
Hope you enjoy'd my first post....