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Canopy overhead storage ideas

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

  1. May 26, 2015 at 9:08 AM
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    BaconPower

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    My canopy comes equipped with attachment anchors running lengthwise underneath the rack. I'm looking for ideas for a "cargo net"-type of attachement to be able to shove flat-ish gear up there.
    I'm gone the route of the bungie-cord-mesh like this:
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    But for my purpose it's a bit too light. I'm looking for ideas for somthething stronger.
    The anchors are plenty strong, bolted into reinforcement rails sunk in the fiberglass.

    I'm considering for zip-tying some Tenax plastic mesh from Home depot on top of the bungie net to add rigidity: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tenax-3-ft-x-15-ft-Plastic-Black-Hardware-Net-751397/100384025

    Any thoughts or ideas welcome.
     
  2. May 26, 2015 at 9:32 AM
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    That video is pretty interesting. I like what they've done but for flexibility purposes I can't see myself ever going for it.
     
  5. May 26, 2015 at 1:19 PM
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    Interesting video. But all that weight overhead with turn into a heavy cabin-bound projectile should his truck get rear-ended.

    I'm looking for something not that permanent and a bit lighter.
     
  6. May 26, 2015 at 1:23 PM
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    It's in an aluminum box attached to the cap roof , you think you would be better off with a bunch of stuff up there in a cargo net ?
     
  7. May 26, 2015 at 3:06 PM
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    Absolutely. Heavy stuff down in the bed, light stuff in the cargo net.
     
  8. May 26, 2015 at 3:39 PM
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    Good luck
     

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