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Carrying Plywood

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Finsterino, May 4, 2008.

  1. May 4, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    Finsterino

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    Hello World! Just picked up a 07 4x4 (last one on the lot), and thought I would share how I will be carrying sheets of plywood.

    Basically, just lay a couple of 2x4's across the bed rails, and drill some holes in the wood to match the holes in the tie-down clamps that toyo supplies.
    Then you can strap or screw down the plywood to the 2x4's for safe transport.
    And, you can still access most of the junk in the bed!

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    A closer shot showing one bolt installed:
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  2. May 4, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    eordonez

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    First of all welcome to TW and congrats on the new truck!......that mod is awesome man, i am myself looking at my clamps to use them as a bike rack, and was thinking of using some long screws too with the holes.... good job
     
  3. May 5, 2008 at 6:12 AM
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    Nice I like it. Congrats on the new truck. I got the last 06 in VT last year. Great deals you are gonna love it.
     
  4. May 5, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    How long and what size are the bolts you have going up through the wood from the rail tie downs?
     
  5. May 5, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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    Thanks guys - yes I do love my new truck! But the old Silverado had some positives too ...


    Bolts are 6" carriage bolts, 1/4-20 thread. I tried to find a 6" hookeye, that I could attach a bungee cord or similar - but no luck.


    And it is probably obvious, but the tailgate will still be usable even with a full load of lumber.
     
  6. May 5, 2008 at 12:53 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Welcome and excellent job on the mod
     
  7. May 5, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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    Excellent mod! I have a Roll-N_lock cover and this would even work well with that. I would have to anchor the 2x4 pieces to the bed tie downs.

    Very nice!
     
  8. May 5, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    Thanks for the great mod!

    I can see this working with me even having my low-profile toolbox already mounted. Toolbox thickness on rail is about thickness of your 2x4 so I could either move the front one back to clear the box, or just not use the front one and have the plywood rest on the low-profile box in front of cab.

    Thanks again
     
  9. May 5, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    I was wondering if it will work on a DC short bed?
     
  10. May 6, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    I think with a 6 foot bed, 2 feet of overhang is ok but with a 4 foot bed too much would be hanging off the back.
     
  11. May 6, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    wat?
    the DC short bed is 5 foot, not 4...just sayin
     
  12. May 6, 2008 at 9:04 PM
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    Great idea! You could even keep the plywood on there as an Okie tonneau cover, LOL.
     
  13. May 7, 2008 at 2:01 AM
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    Hold on now, has Bubba been sharing his secrets with you too???
     
  14. May 8, 2008 at 5:16 PM
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    I stand corrected. thanks
    3 feet of overhang probably ok then. leave tailgate open and it wont stick out too far past the bed.
     
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