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Custom Roof Basket Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tooblutacoma06, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    tooblutacoma06

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    I started work on my cargo basket. I figured I'd start a thread on it because I couldn't find much good info on building a custom basket/rails. I'll be building my own rails to mount to the roof in order to increase the payload limit. I'll update this thread (and the one at TN) as I build. Let me know what yall think.

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  2. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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  3. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    That looks real good. Is it steel or alum?
     
  4. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    tooblutacoma06

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    Steel. The round tube is EMT conduit, and the rectangular tube is 16ga steel.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    I like it so far, can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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  7. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    Here's a little update guys. Sorry for the crummy pics.
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    It's coming along!
     
  8. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    TacoNut

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    very nice, good job!
     
  9. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    looks great... that's a tight squeeze under the garage door! haha

    good work
     
  10. Sep 15, 2009 at 3:52 AM
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  12. Sep 15, 2009 at 4:28 AM
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    looks like mine. i like how you used rectangular tubing for the base.

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  13. Sep 15, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    Hey man! Yours ofcourse was my inspiration. I had to make some changes in my design. It was really difficult getting the light hoop how I wanted it in the original design, so I wound up making it look like a continuous bend. Bending conduit the way you want it takes some practice.

    I went with the rectangular cross-braces so that I could mount stuff to it easier in the future.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2009 at 5:31 AM
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    The angle of the picture makes it look tighter than it is. It will be a very tight squeeze though. I think once the cross bars are mounted I'll have about 2 inches of clearance.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    i would strongly suggest putting a piece of plexiglass or something similar over the lights to double as a fering. the wind noise off the lights was unbearable without it.

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  16. Sep 15, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    Here's a quick sketch of the crossbars I plan on building to mount the basket too. The crossbars will be mounted to the existing M6 holes in the roof. I'm gonna mount the basket in a way that it will be easily removeable. There will have to be some contours build into the crossbars that I don't have expressed on the drawing(for time sake) but that will be handled while building.

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  17. Sep 15, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    Can't wait to see the finished product. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Oct 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Small little update. Everything is done on the basket except cleaning up the welds and obviously paint. I think it's turning out awesome! Let me know what you guys think!

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    Tabs for rear lights if I decide to add them later:
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    Use the bat for scale
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    The puppy approves!
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  20. Oct 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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