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A little disappointed in my Bed Extender install...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TL697, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    TL697

    TL697 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought an AMP Bed Extender in Black, and I installed it per the instructions and used the template to drill the mounting holes...

    They ended up about 1/2"-3/4" too high... WTF?

    The bed extender is still functional, but it doesn't sit level on the tailgate or when flipped into the bed...

    Obviously, I can re-drill new holes to mount it level, but shouldn't that have been factored-in to the instructions...

    Any ideas on how to plug the holes that will be visible above the mount if I re-drill new ones?

    The only idea I had was a couple brackets to prevent theft of the bed extender...
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

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    You will only have to cover the top ones, the bottom you could just put some silicone to seal them up.

    Get some rubber hole plugs to put in the top holes.

    Marc M
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    TL697

    TL697 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...

    It's not a real big deal since it's on the inside of the bed...

    Just would be nice if it would have been right from the start... I actually second guessed drilling by the template, and checked for fore and aft clearance, but assumed the height would be correct if I lined up the edge that said "truck bed"...
     
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