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Bed rail accessory cup holders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by techride, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Jul 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM
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    techride

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    So, I've been out camping with my better half a few times in the truck, and we like to sleep in the bed rather than a tent ever since I bought a camper shell. Less setup, less wind noise and insulation so it's a little warmer. One thing that's bothered me since we started doing this, though, is the lack of space to put our beer, coolers, cider or whatever else. I was determined to come up with a clean solution to the problem and I came up with this! I ordered some white plastic folding holders from Amazon, fabbed up some brackets to bolt them to the accessory rails. I liked the nighttime visibility of white but they look gaudy when they're not in use, so I separated the halves of the folding holder and derped the outer shell black. I'm pretty happy with the finished product. What do you think? I didn't do any research before I hit the workshop. Maybe there's an easier way?

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  2. Jul 28, 2015 at 10:38 PM
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    Bpassmore8

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    That is really cool
     
  3. Jul 29, 2015 at 6:05 AM
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    UTVolyaker

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    Very cool -
     
  4. Jul 29, 2015 at 6:17 AM
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    Same as everybody else...
    Cool idea...I'd buy a couple...
     
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  5. Jul 29, 2015 at 6:39 AM
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    5 Lug Fury

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    Looks sick man It would be great for tailgates too
     
  6. Jul 29, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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    Thanks guys! I'll post again if I decide to make up a batch of em. I'll post an installed photo when I get home!
     
  7. Jul 29, 2015 at 1:26 PM
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    Harry

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    This is a great mod. Tacomas don't have nearly enough cup holders :anonymous:
     
  8. Jul 29, 2015 at 1:31 PM
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    I literally just LOL'd! Great idea for tailgates.....but wow leave it to Tacoma owners to need more cup holders. I would buy a couple.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2015 at 1:44 PM
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    TacomaMike37

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    I agree. Not having a cut out for a cup/beer on the inside of the tailgate is just plain ludicrous!
     
  10. Jul 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM
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    Those are pretty awesome man, might to have make a couple myself!
     
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  11. Jul 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM
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    Great idea man. Way to think outside the box :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jul 29, 2015 at 3:27 PM
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    With the truck parked in the driveway and me out wandering the neighborhood with a beer in my hand (in true redneck style) I often need to set my beer down to help the kids with something, etc. My default is to place it just inside the truckbed but I had been thinking how handy it would be to have a cupholder mounted to the bedrail - nicely done. Did you put any thought to a non-foldable version?
     
  13. Jul 29, 2015 at 4:50 PM
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    I'd buy a couple if you make up a batch.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2015 at 11:45 PM
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    I hadn't considered a non-folding version myself, mainly because I value cargo space and when I haul gear I don't like it snagging on stuff. What I need to find is a 3/8" thumb screw that'll make moving the cup holders around easier without bulking the unit up... Hmmm.
     
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    Bought these at academy for $6 each and mounted them with a t-nut.

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  16. Aug 2, 2015 at 5:42 PM
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    Awesome
     
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    That is exactly what I want! Where did you buy them? What is the product called and how did you mount them? Sorry for the 100 questions Kevo.. those cupholders are just the answer to my prayers :)
     
  19. Aug 31, 2015 at 4:10 PM
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    I bought them from academy and they are by attwood. I drilled a hole on the inside and used those tnuts to mount then on the rails
     
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