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2nd gen bed transplant?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 22b22, May 9, 2009.

  1. May 9, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    22b22

    22b22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I really like the functionality of the 2nd gen beds. I have an 03 DC and wondered if anyone has tried transplanting a 2nd gen bed to a 1st gen?

    At the very least, I'm going to try to find a junkyard 2nd gen shortbox and take a sawzall to the sides and utility rails and see about repurposing it in the bedsides. I'm getting the bed lineX'd when I'm done with my mods, so I can get it all sealed up and look more "stock".
     
  2. May 9, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    MiikeyD

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    i have no idea. but today i saw a new dodge ram truck bed on an old ass dogde ram lol. looked funny but i guess functionable .. photoshop it to see how it looks first
     
  3. May 9, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    TacoNut

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    What do you like about the 2nd gen beds?
    The composite material or the storage compartments....


    Personally I'd rather had an actual steel bed.
     
  4. May 9, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    Aren't the 2nd Gen beds significantly wider than the 1st gens?
     
  5. May 10, 2009 at 2:02 AM
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    MiikeyD

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    yeh thats true. and a little bit taller also..
     
  6. May 10, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    (1) No, to the best of my knowledge no one's tried to transplant a 2005+ bed onto a pre-2005 Tacoma.

    (2) I doubt it would work at all. The 2005+ Taco is an entirely different and bigger 'species', and the bed dimensions are all different.
     
  7. May 10, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    tigerfan00

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    I like the compartments... But, I'm not really sold on the composite! I'll keep my steel bed!
     
  9. May 11, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    22b22

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    I like the idea of a stock look and the functionality of the compartements/plugs. I can do the wiring behind the scenes to make it all work, but the fitment aint gonna happen.
     
  10. May 11, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    it's going to look yukky. and I dont think itll line up with the wheels.
     
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