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Bed Rail Mods...??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AFButters, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    What kind of Mod options are out there for the Stock bed rail systm..

    I am currently using mine to hold my Extang Trifecta and to Bed Cleats..

    I am looking into making something that can slide into the rail system to hold my Mtn bike without having to remove the Tonneau cover.. If anyone knows of a way or wants to help me think of one please.. share..

    also any other good mods to do with the bed rail system please share.

    Cool Cool..
     
  2. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    This is the Idea i am trying to put out there...

    I suck at drawing.. but i think its good enough
     
  3. Aug 2, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    Those look exspensive
     
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    We have a Winner.. (ImpulseRed008)

    [​IMG]

    I want something like this just modified to fit in the bed rail system..
     
  9. Aug 2, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    I was thinking of weather proofing 2-3 pieces of wood for a .."redneck tonneau " mod, some fiberglass of sturdy plastic would do better though.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    will it fit in the Taco with the stock bed liner and bed rail system?.. if it will than ill take it
     
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    $25 isnt a bad deal if u need/want one.
     
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    It's long enough - fits across the bed. The feet should be long enough to fit over the channels....

    I can't check since I have an access L/E cover and my rails are covered...

    If the "feet" don't work, a "U" bolt should work on the bed cleats.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    Holy Blasphemy Y'all....He said stock BEDLINER!!!! tsk, tsk,tsk...

    Just buy what is offered to you, cut as much of that end plate off as you can but still leave some flat stock. Drill and tap the ends so a large head bolt will thread in. Put a large washer and wing nut up the threads and then thread the whole bolt with washer and wing nut into the end of the cross rail (bike support) Pull the end caps off the bed rail and slide the head of the bolt into the rails and slide the whole thing up forward towards the cab. When you get it where you want it, tighten down the wing nut so it tightens against the rail. (just like the way the knob tightens the factory tie downs). That cross rail should now be lower or at least even with the bed rail allowing you to put the cover on. Don't forget to put the little end cabs back on your rail ends.
     
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    Find out where Ms. Impulse is in SC, If close I'll pick up the part and take the ride up to help you install or fab it up. I need a nice Sunday drive to clear the cobwebs.

    I learned alot being an F-15 CrewChief. Like making up a busted flight control cable by weaving in a double boxed end wrench to take up the distance of the missing cable. With all the bubble gum and bailing wire, My pig still had as many landings as takeoffs. I'm not sure if that makes you feel better. Besides, if your truck stalls out, it won't fall 35,000 feet.
     
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    LOL... sounds like a good plan.. although I work on Sundays.. :(
     
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    I've got an idea in my head on making a cargo divider that mounts to the rail system. Unfortunately, I don't have the equipment/know-how to weld, but I think I can do it using some angled steel, steel mesh, and nuts/bolts. If it works, I'll post it up.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    09... couldn't get the pics up in a pm, so here they are....

    IMG_0539.jpg
    IMG_0536.jpg
    IMG_0538.jpg
     
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    DEf looks like that will work.. i need to get the ok from the wife.. as I mentioned this last night and she said...

    " YOU DON'T NEED TO SPEND ANY MORE MONEY ON STUFF FOR YOUR TRUCK... YOU CAN JUST LAY THE FUCKING BIKE DOWN IN THE BED OF THE TRUCK.. WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU GET A TRUCK FOR IF YOUR GOING TO NEED TO BUY MORE THINGS TO CARRY SHIT WHEN IT WILL FIT IN THE BACK"
     
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