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DIY Hi-Lift and Tool Mounts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Benson X, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Feb 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    Benson X

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    There's almost no movement/play on the mounts. The 1" bend braces it against the lip, or edge, of the bed itself. That coupled with the t-slot nuts make for a pretty sturdy mount.

    Most of the rail-type mounts I've seen don't require a lower attachment point, with the exception of the HiLift one.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    IgnorantlyAlberta

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    I will most likely be going ahead with this than.
    Thanks for the write up.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    chilidogrc

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    Nice write up! This should be stickied.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    No problem man. Good luck with yours too!

    Do it..it's cheap and pretty easy. :headbang:

    Thanks chilidog! Check out my other write-ups too. They're linked in my build page. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Feb 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    Blouder

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    Benson, sweeta$$ job and write up!
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    Subd good write up OP
     
  7. Feb 7, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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    Thanks guys! I just finished my T-Mount yesterday, so I just need to paint the mounts and then I will take more pictures and possibly include instructions/dimensions for the addtl. mounts I built.

    Total spent: under $70 for everything (including the Quick Fists)
    Mounts Built: Hi-Lift mount, combination Shovel & Axe mount, T-Mount for my Mag-Light, Fire Extinguisher, and Hatchet.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    any pics of your t mount?
     
  9. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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    will get some later today.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    sweet, i'm looking forward to see how it turned out!
     
  11. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    It turned out good...it's exactly how I pictured it in my head.

    Just need to add a bottom brace for the fire extinguisher (the Quick-Fist holds it fine, but just to be safe) and I'm gonna Plasti-Dip the bottom 45° bend on each mount after painting for added protection and cushioning. I will actually be using Plasti-Dip for it's intended purpose :D
     
  12. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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    lol, it's nice when things turn out the way you planned it, i'm pretty sure nothing turns out as nice as it did in my head, i've found the more i work on my truck the more i mess it up
     
  13. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    :rofl: so true. I've made 3 trips to Home Depot this week just for random nuts and bolts and no real ideas on paper so I was going over it in my head.

    I'm sure I looked like Rain Man wandering around the store.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  14. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    just wanted to say, i'm sure a lot of members, including myself, thank you for your time in putting up the diy's and also for being so helpful!
     
  15. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    NP man, thanks for the good feedback! I really enjoy it. I feel kind of like a tech doing write-ups for a magazine publication, but with out the getting paid part.

    Either way, I like to do mods, I'm frugal, I enjoy building things, and I have very limited tools and resources, so usually I have to get creative with some things. Sometimes it works - other times it doesn't.

    I would like to get into ACTUAL fabrication and metal work though. I really want to build my own armor (skids, bumpers, tire-carrier etc.). That's where the real fun and expertise is at.
     
  16. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Here's a teaser pic for you nammer:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    I have two of the large quick fists that came with my bestop. Any idea what else I could use them for besides an exstinguisher?

    (Previous owner used the large ones to secure the butt stocks of rifles/shotguns)
     
  18. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    OBA tanks if you have plans to do that. Otherwise, maybe you could use them for some fun S&M restraints :p
     
  19. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    Excellent work on this. :thumbsup:

    I like the high lift mount, but mine is on my rear bumper - this mount above peaked my interest. I'd like to see more of it. :cool:
     
  20. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    dayum, those are some big quick fists!
     
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