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cut the middle of factory roof rack good idea?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bra, May 25, 2008.

  1. May 25, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    bra

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    Hello tacoma community, I REALLY LOVE THE OEM FACTORY ROOF RACK for the db cab, unfortunaly there isn't for my access cab. I have an idea, do you think I can cut the racks on the middle and mount it on the access cab because it's too long, I think I will keep them on running position only.
    Problem is the fixation do you think I can screw on the roof? Thanks guys hope I can adapt it.
    Bryan
     
  2. May 25, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    I've heard this can't be done.

    In theory it should work, but I am not sure.
     
  3. May 25, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    And why it can't be done? Are the db cabs models have already the fixation? Because it will be the only problem for me, I know I must keep them on running position only...
     
  4. May 25, 2008 at 9:03 PM
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    colinb17

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    to mound it on the double cab, there is a front and rear mounting bracket for both sides. each bracket requires two screws, so 8 total. to access these holes (which have welded in nuts on the underside of the roof) you peel off that black rubber stripping on the roof. i don't know if the access cabs have them, but i would check, just peel up the rubber stripping (don't worry, it goes back down very easily) and check for 4 holes on each side. if you have them and they are threaded, i don't see a reason why cutting the middle out of a factory rack wouldn't work.
     
  5. May 25, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    Oh yeah it will be so cool to adapt them on an access cab, it will change the totally look, but I've look and I think there isn't fixation on the access cab.
     
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