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Bed Removal

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Railwayrog, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    Railwayrog

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    I'm mounting a motorcycle tie down bar that bolts to the back of the bed and I need to move the bed a few inches away from the cab so I may have access to the bolts I need to add and tighten.
    Just wondering if anyone has any experience doing this or precautions I need to know.
    It's obvious there are six bolts holding the bed to the frame, that's the easy part, but I know there are surprises lurking.
    Tried a search and nothing on this subject came up so this is not something folks do often.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    CTtoNoVa

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    Can’t answer your question. However, I’ve removed those bolts to add some tie down rings. Use a breaker bar or a steel pipe on your socket wrench or you will not have a fun time as those bastards are on tight!
     
  3. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    The other thing that comes to mind in the fuel filler tube.
     
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  4. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    I'll have to crawl around under there for any wires/cables that may be secured to the bed.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Which tie down bar?
     
  7. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    It’s really easy it’s juat the six big bolts you see on the bed I sold one off a 2017 for 2k cheap
     
  8. Mar 5, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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  9. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    new to the forum guys (names, JB) I've have been lurking for a while. Looking to pick up a SB tacoma here in the next month or so. Do you think my Harley Davidson Sportster would fit in the bed? Bout 60" long. Says the bed is about that. Weighs around 550lbs wet. Any thoughts?? Sorry to thread jack. Delete if off topic. Cheers!
     
  10. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    Should be fine. Tons of dudes have hauled their bikes around. Welcome to the forum
     
  11. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:27 PM
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    Getting it from the ground to the bed might be tricky, just make sure you have people around to help you and spot you. I load bikes half that weight and had some hairy moments.
     
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  12. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    This is how you do it...

     
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  13. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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    thanks my friend!!!

    haha...I'm hoping some nice ramps will do the trick. But I know what you mean. Thanks for the reassurance though
     
  14. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:19 AM
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    I'm wondering if that guy is a member of TW? Lol
     
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  15. Apr 2, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    If he isn't, he oughta be. He'd fit right in.
     

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