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Bed rail cap, T-30 screws

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ingot, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    ingot

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    There are five T-30 screws holding the front bed rail cap on (5 yellow arrows in stock photo below), but I can't reach my hand in to catch any nut that would drop off the backside.

    I want to add a couple D-rings under a couple of these screws so I have to take the screws completely out. Does anyone know whether the nuts on the backside are somehow held in place, and you can remove and re-install these screws without needing access to the nut on the back?

    I'm not removing the rail; just taking a couple of the screws out temporarily, so I can add a d-ring under the screw head.

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  2. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    There are threaded bosses on the back side.
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Nut-serts no need to catch the nut
     
  4. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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    Do not use power to remove them. Hand tools only
     
  5. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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  6. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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  7. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:18 AM
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    Look for some that take 1/4"
     

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