1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Bed Rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by kilo, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM
    #1
    kilo

    kilo [OP] Solo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Member:
    #1283
    Messages:
    643
    Gender:
    Male
    San Antonio, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2007 Dbl cab long bed TRD Sport
    custom sliders, 3" Old Man Emu lift, onboard air, custom surf-rod mount, custom bed rack, ARB bumper, Budbuilt fuel tank skid-plate
    I've been wanting to buy a roof-top tent, http://trdparts4u.com/PD-RTT-9007.aspx?MakeID=1, here real soon and was going to mount it to my trailer (still building). Thought it would be nice to mount to the truck if I didn't want to tow a trailer if I was going out of town and camping. Then I installed my OBA and mounted the tank right in front of my rear bumper.

    [​IMG]

    To me it was the best place for the tank but it could be moved. Anyways, I can no longer lower my spare with the tank in the way of the tool that lowers the spare. So I figured once I get the tent it wouldn't be mounted all of the time and could throw my spare, coolers and such up on a bed rack. So I decided to make one. Tell me what you think.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:00 AM
    #2
    silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Member:
    #6241
    Messages:
    4,554
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    COIL
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    13 Tundra RCSB 5.7 4x4,07 Tacoma AC 4.0 4x4
    2013 Tundra RCSB 5.7 4x4, 2007 Tacoma AC 4.0 4x4
    Cant believe no one replied to this, Bed rack is BADASS! I would like to try to fab something like that up, Nice work.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:58 AM
    #3
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19571
    Messages:
    4,276
    Gender:
    Male
    Oly WA
    Vehicle:
    2012 F150
    Looks a thousand times better than the first rack I made for my Jeep. Great Job. I just have one critique though. I would keep an eye on that red hose. I have been through thousands of feet of that stuff and it deteriotes and cracks with little time. I would just keep my eye on it. Maybe even wrap it. Otherwise, awesome. Your fab skills are a work of art.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:05 AM
    #4
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    looks pretty nice! not too tall not too short, great work
     
  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM
    #5
    kilo

    kilo [OP] Solo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Member:
    #1283
    Messages:
    643
    Gender:
    Male
    San Antonio, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2007 Dbl cab long bed TRD Sport
    custom sliders, 3" Old Man Emu lift, onboard air, custom surf-rod mount, custom bed rack, ARB bumper, Budbuilt fuel tank skid-plate
    Thanks guys! Hope to build something similar for the offroad trailer. For now this adds alot of storage room.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:26 PM
    #6
    silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Member:
    #6241
    Messages:
    4,554
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    COIL
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    13 Tundra RCSB 5.7 4x4,07 Tacoma AC 4.0 4x4
    2013 Tundra RCSB 5.7 4x4, 2007 Tacoma AC 4.0 4x4
    ^ Im goin to have to try to fab up sometime like that, I really like that you still can use the bed and see out the back windows, I had a set up for a wile but halling large stuff didnt work to well.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:30 PM
    #7
    bigyetti

    bigyetti Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Member:
    #15880
    Messages:
    399
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    mike
    asheville, nc
    Vehicle:
    08 taco dc 4x4 short bed
    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    awsome fab work now i want to make one. thanks for the great idea
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:35 PM
    #8
    Fire931

    Fire931 Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Member:
    #12687
    Messages:
    3,244
    Gender:
    Male
    VA
    Vehicle:
    00 4Runner
    whats that you say??? :D you want a bed rack huh?? ;)


    to the OP looks great man!! had thought about doing something like that for my truck. but think i'm just gonna fab up a custom roof basket instead..
     
  9. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:36 PM
    #9
    silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Member:
    #6241
    Messages:
    4,554
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    COIL
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    13 Tundra RCSB 5.7 4x4,07 Tacoma AC 4.0 4x4
    2013 Tundra RCSB 5.7 4x4, 2007 Tacoma AC 4.0 4x4
    ^:rofl:You know anyone?:D
     
  10. Jan 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM
    #10
    bobbybreach

    bobbybreach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Member:
    #77937
    Messages:
    254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    bobby
    westchester NY
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD

    how did you actually attach the rack into the bed rails? did you just screw it in? i want to do the same but i want to still have it removabal.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM
    #11
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    2,230
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    Check the build

    Probally just put a t-slot into the rail and and bolted it up that way.
     
  12. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM
    #12
    bobbybreach

    bobbybreach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Member:
    #77937
    Messages:
    254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    bobby
    westchester NY
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD

    by doing it that way, do you have any idea how much weight the rack can hold? i know all the weight is on the bed and not on those pathetic rails but just curious on to what the average wight is that a rack can hold?
     
  13. Jan 27, 2013 at 5:15 AM
    #13
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    2,230
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    Check the build
    Well, i know those bed cleats can apparently hold 200lbs, so i would think atleast that much. Some guys tie down there mtorcycle using the rail. It has to be somewhat strong lol.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM
    #14
    kilo

    kilo [OP] Solo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Member:
    #1283
    Messages:
    643
    Gender:
    Male
    San Antonio, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2007 Dbl cab long bed TRD Sport
    custom sliders, 3" Old Man Emu lift, onboard air, custom surf-rod mount, custom bed rack, ARB bumper, Budbuilt fuel tank skid-plate
    Wow. Haven't been in a while. To answer the questions I have no idea how much weight it would hold. I think I may have had 300-400 at one time. I just tweaked the tied down cleats to secure to the bed rail. Just didn't use the cleat and subbed in a grade 8 nut and torqued it down.
     
To Top