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2nd gen flatbed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by austinstaco, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    austinstaco

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    I was thinking of making a flatbed for my 06 prerunner and needed some ideas if you have one please post pics.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    First off - I think the idea's cool.

    Second - if you do it - do the flatbead in fairly light colored hardwood flooring. Real wood looks excellent in that capacity - but you have to use an outdoor grade varnish, obviously.

    but third - uh, I'm not so sure how the look will come out on a double cab. Proportions might just always appear a little wrong?
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    ktmrider

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    I like the idea, but I think the load capacity of our trucks may damper the sprits of the idea.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Pugga

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    Subscribed... I'm waiting for something to happen to my bed to build a flat bed. I've got the DCSB so having the flat bed in the full width would be awesome!
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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  6. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Wow i dont know, why are you thinking of flatbeding? get a trailer for load hauling. i really dont think that they look good on these trucks. but thats my opinion. if you do it document the build i wanna see it.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    hendooman

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    I think it would be pretty cool. Do it!
     
  8. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    Do it!
     
  9. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    The short bed is almost useless. The wheel wells take up a lot of the bed and losing the width on an already short bed limits the usefulness of the truck in my opinion. I do not have a place to store a trailer so if it doesn't fit in the bed, it doesn't make the trip. I won't flat bed mine until it's 10+ years old and is no longer a daily driver, in the mean time I'm looking into a cap to expand the cargo area.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    austinstaco

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    This is just a idea I had the other day. The stock bed is to small and i do not have a place for a trailer.
     
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    Do you have a bed extender?
     
  12. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    damn good idea...i thought of the same idea but all metal with like a diamond plate surface all black...so im not the only one that likes flat bed yotas
     
  13. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    No, had one on my f150 and it always got in the way.
     
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    I hope it ends up looking better than the one posted on the link above. =/
     
  15. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    This one looks pretty clean, though certainly not a 2nd gen. Not even a Taco in fact. But I like the bigger tires. Makes it look mean AND brute.
     
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    Yeah - flatbeds need to be on std cabs to look proportionate.
     
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    if i can recall correctly i saw a 2nd gen access cab with a flatbed. looked like someone's work truck. ive only seen it once driving around so i don't have pics. if i ever see it again i'll make sure to snap a few.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2010 at 3:36 AM
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