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Bed Storage Locks - Full DIY Write Up

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by floridaoccifer, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jul 3, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    O.C.

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    SWEET!!! I was looking at the tuffy boxes, but this is sooooo much more affordable. Great write up!
     
  2. Jul 4, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    I just finished installing my locks. Everything fit perfectly. It's not theft-proof, but it definitely helps make me feel better about my tie down straps that I keep in there. :)
     
  3. Jul 4, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    I bought the Tuffy box. It's bullet proof.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    Just did it to mine but didn't complete to the point of no rattling. It's too freakin' hot here in Guam. With enough bending you finally got it so it wouldn't rattle, or it just doesn't rattle much. Just so I know how long to spend :)
     
  5. Jul 4, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    How do you know which key goes to which lock? I like the idea, just not having an extra 3 keys.
    I've already got a key for the tail gate lock and an extra key for the center console lock.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    When you buy the locks they have a key code on the back. Match the key codes and you can potentially have all four locks the same key. I could find four sets of three at the store, so I just chose to have two keys, one for each side.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    Took me about 45 minutes to get everything set up how I wanted it. My locks fit very tightly, and they don't rattle at all.

    But I had to buy 4 locks (no power outlet in the bed), and I could only find 2 sets of locks with matching keys. So I ended up with 4 keys for the drivers side, and 4 more keys for the passengers side. I just keep one of each key on my key chain, 2 more keys at home, and the rest of the keys are in my glove box in case of an emergency.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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    I was lucky enough to find all the same keys at the time I went. As for bending the latch, just a little at a time, test and then bend a little more. Mine do not rattle at all and require just a small amount of pressure inward on the cover while turning the key... Nice and secure (or at least it appears to me) ;)
     
  9. Jul 6, 2010 at 12:34 AM
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    I was able to spend some time at work today getting it all situated and I finally got it tight without a rattle. It's all about the little things in life right?
     
  10. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    subbed for when i get the materials and time!! nice job
     
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    Has anyone tried adding some sort of weatherstrip material around the doors? I was wondering if a thin layer of gasket (like the standard home door foam material) would fit all the way around. This would keep some dust/water out (if the drains are sealed) and keep the door tight when locked due to the resistance of squishing the foam.

    Also, are those recommended cabinet locks weatherproof?
     
  13. May 13, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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  14. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    I am going to try this mod, but have a question about the bending of the latch. Which part do you bend, and do you need to bend it before assembly, or can it be bent once installed on the door? If you have any pics that would be awesome. Thanks.
     
  15. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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  16. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    great idea ... nice write up
     
  17. Jun 15, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    It might take me a few days to post pictures of this but let me try to explain more...

    Once the latch assembly has been installed into the tacoma storage door, take the metal locking tab (the part that actually moves and secures the door) and start to bend it slightly in towards the entire assembly, or part that is mounted on the removable door. I had to bend 1 more than the others so please test it out first. The metal tab is very easy to bend so take your time, test the fit a few times and go with what you can live with. It is beyond the easiest mod I have done to date..

    Good luck
     
  18. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    If I remember correctly I had to add a washer to the lock unit to make it fit better.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    yess! finally one with working pictures!
     
  20. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    Yea, I had to mess w/ the levers a little to make it a tight fit. Its not perfect from thet get-go, so anyone doing this should expect to mess around w/ it a little if you want it near perfect.
     

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