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Aluminum bed rack

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mahlogic, May 7, 2018.

  1. May 7, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    mahlogic

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    Hi, Has anyone built a DIY aluminum (t slot) bed rack? Want something custom and light, looking for ideas! - Thanks!
     
  2. May 7, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    Joe23

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    I'm surprised no one has tried making one but I guess it would be significantly more expensive than steel.

    I do know one that built somewhat of a rack but he's no longer on here.
     
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  3. May 7, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    I plan on making one eventually but it will be welded and not t-slot. I believe Mobtown was working on a T-slot rack.
     
  4. May 7, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    Broccoli

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    I was looking at building something and using unistrut for endless mounting possibilities. Good luck with your build.
     
  5. May 7, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    Topanga Taco

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    I’m making plans on building a small bed rack for a day of wheeling that will hold traction boards, fuel container(s), ax, and a shovel. Possibly a chainsaw, PHO by itself, bar mounted on rack on its own.

    Aluminum would be great for this application. Keeping it lightweight would be the ticket. But yes, it will cost. Aluminum stock, TIG set-up. As soon as the racing season is over, I’m all over it.

    Good luck on your build!
     
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  6. May 7, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Haha, see what you started! Hey, we can share tricks in this thread.
     
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  7. May 7, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    The weight will add up fast.
     
  8. May 8, 2018 at 3:17 AM
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    image.jpgi raised mine up since I haul 20' steel on it sometimes and didn't want it bouncing of the roof.
     
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    I had my buddy put these aluminum bed bars together. Bolt on

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  10. Dec 28, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    Some more pics.

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  11. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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    Nice and minimal!
     
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  12. Feb 13, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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    They’ve been painted!

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