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09 Access Cab Revival Project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kailey Jo, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Kailey Jo

    Kailey Jo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here was the problems:
    1- Rear headrests blow.
    2- Stock sub is too big.
    3- Rear centre console is retarded.

    Therefore I did this: (With help from this thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/55771-09-rear-headrest-removal.html)
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    Now I had some new problems:
    1- No cover for storage
    2- Lots of holes
    3- No sub-woofer
    4- No seat belt keepers

    For problem 1 I decided to build a cover;
    For problems 2-4 I'm still undecided.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Kailey Jo

    Kailey Jo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    As I mentioned I decided to build a storage cover. The project is only halfway, however has reached a "functional" stage.

    To start with I need the following tools:
    -Cordless drill/driver
    -Table saw
    -Grinder
    -Hacksaw
    -BEER!

    And used the following materials:
    - 11 7/8" by 7" of 1/4" Plywood
    - 11 7/8" of piano hinge
    - 7 woodscrews
    - 7 self-tapping metal screws


    Phase 1: Cut the plywood and hinge to size, screwed them together

    Phase 2: grind down the screws
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    I'm aware I chewed up the wood a little, but that will be covered once I upholster it

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    Phase 3: file down the nibbley bits to make them smooth
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    Phase 4: Self-tapping screws into the truck
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    From here I need to find some upholstery to match the interior, then I will cover the hatch, latch, and the holes from the console. (I'll post picks once completed)

    Gratuitous Action Shots!!!
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  3. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    apotter

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    First post I've seen (not that i've looked hard) that has commented on how numb it was for toyota to put the center console in the back. the earlier edition genII's didn't have it. Who the %&$# needs a center console in a back seat? I took mine out..the thing was getting scratched to hell and nothing would lay flat back there. Once I finish training for a marathon (aka..have some gd time) I'm going to build a fiberglass cover.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    Nice..I like the mod. Very functional and built through the enabling powers of beer :)
     
  5. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  6. Aug 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    Kailey Jo

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    Alright, first of all, finding this stuff was a massive pain, but I ended up finding it in Ottawa at a place called "Rockland Textiles" if any of you plan to do something similar I recommend you check out your own local textile places.

    New tools needed:
    Scissors
    Knife
    Carpenter's glue
    Spray Adhesive

    New Consumables:
    Another 10 5/8" by 7" 1/4" plywood sheet (Everyone else just buy 1/2")
    Fabric


    To start I added another 1/4" of thickness to make my new lid level with the stock ones in there I just used wood glue and screws:
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    Next I cut the fabric a little wider than the lid and started to glue:
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    Once that was done I left enough lip to wrap along the sides, glued them in place and trimmed the rest (the bottom is not covered) Giving me this finished product:
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    You may note the left side has the fabric trimmed back a little more, this was due to some binding issues with the stock lid.

    This shows the slight discoloration between the new fabric and the stock, but it was the best I could find in local stock:
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    Once I was done I decided to slip some pieces of the fabric behind the holes, figuring it would look better than an off colour patch:
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    And some finished product action shots:
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    Next weekend I'll figure out what I'm going to do about the holes in the plastic, and some sort of seat-belt manager (suggestions welcome)
     
  7. Aug 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Raylo

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    I agree! I did all this to my 2009 2 /1/2 years ago! I also took out the rear seats and added a shallow Pioneer sub. Enjoy all your new space!


     
  8. Aug 20, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    Raylo

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    I agree! I did all this to my 2009 AC 2 1/2 years ago! I also removed the rear seats and added a shallow Pioneer sub. Enjoy all your newfound space!


     
  9. Aug 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Leggo

    Leggo slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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    for the seatbelts, just put some velcro on the top of one and the bottom of the other and stick them together. Or, put velcro on the back panel and the seatbelts to make the stick to the back panel.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    You did a good job making it look really clean! I should have covered my dog shelf in that fabric instead of the rubber matting. Maybe I will one day if I come across some. I just don't like vacuuming hair out of that nap! LOL
     
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