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Bed rail mod help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jxm94, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Dec 26, 2015 at 1:53 PM
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    jxm94

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    Trying to do a few mods for my bed rail system. Want to do the ammo can one and can find the right bolt that will fit in the rail system. I have read several of threads on and they said 1/2" carriage bolt and that did not fit at all. 3/8 did fit but pretty loose i dont known if a washer would help combat that. Looking for some insight cause i dont want to have buy everything and not be able to put it on. I dont want to buy the special t-bolts if i can. Homedepot is the most convient to me.

    Let me here some or your import on what to get for anyone that has done this.
     
  2. Dec 26, 2015 at 1:56 PM
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    5/8 carriage bolt with mods works great. Let me find the pic.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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  4. Dec 26, 2015 at 1:58 PM
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    5/8 but have to grind down the part that goes into the rail
     
  5. Dec 26, 2015 at 2:27 PM
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    Is a hex bolt or carriage bolt or does it matter?
     
  7. Dec 26, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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    Hang on a min I'll go find one of the ones I made and put a pic up
     
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    The square part of the bolt fits the bed rail perfect but large round part has to be ground down to fit
     
  10. Dec 26, 2015 at 5:49 PM
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    Gottcha didnt realize that i guess in the write ups. Thank you for showing me
     
  12. Dec 26, 2015 at 7:44 PM
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    Going to order these. What size bolt do these fit
     
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    3/8"-16
     
  14. Dec 27, 2015 at 3:29 PM
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    Ok order the t slot nuts should be here wednesday. Just need to get some bolts
     
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    By either being pinched between the bolt head/knob/tie down/etc and the rail or by running the bolt/knob stud far enough through that it contacts the back side of the rail. I have several just rattling around loose inside my rails with no online right now. No big deal.

    Edit - Sorry, misread your question. For not having serrations they seem to stay very tight. I haven't had anything shift yet but also haven't run into wall with an anvil secured back there. But I don't think there will ever be a problem.
     
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  17. Jan 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    Bed rug, ARE bed top, Weathertechs. Little goodies here and there!
    Would be interested in what you come up with after all said an done. Might do this as well.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    I use these to hold my front fork mounts onto the rail. Once tightened down they have not moved at all. I just bought 5 more of them.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    Great advice!
     

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