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diy shovel mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DonnoD, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    DonnoD

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    i just mounted a shovel to the rail on my short bed with 1" conduit hanger.
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    instead of getting the quick fists ($7-$10 each) i just bought 2 1" conduit hangers from lowes for 79 cents a peice and bought some bolts and washers to mount the hangers on the rail. all in all i just spent $5 to mount my shovel. let me know what you guys think.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    :thumbsup: your only issue would be if you needed to get the shovel out fast - might want to try wing nuts
     
  3. Feb 13, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    yea thats the only thing i forgot to get
     
  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    Cool idea. Might have to try this sometime. This should be added to the cheap mods thread for sure.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    Cool Idea...

    You could even pick up 2 mini sized pad locks instead of the wing nuts...

    Just keep the key on your truck key ring
     
  6. Feb 13, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    nice mod
     
  7. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    i didnt even think about mini padlocks maybe il put a wing nut on the handle side and a lock on the other. thanks
     
  8. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    pics of quickfists? idk what they are
     
  9. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    x2 sounds dirty.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    i was looking at them on cabelas. are they packaged 2 in a package? so if my order quantity is 1, i will get 2? also what did you use to attach to the rails?
     
  11. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    How about a small hitch pin? Should hold it securely, and good for quick access in case hole digging emergency.

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  12. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Might as well attach a ring to it and make it look like a grenade pin. Because you know when you pull it shits gonna fly.:eek:
     
  13. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    ok. how would i mout them to the rail? does home depot or lowes sell those little square bolts that would attach to the rail?
     
  14. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    nice! i just used 2 U bolts on the stock cleats with wing nuts
     
  15. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    lol ok fair enough
     
  16. Feb 13, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    just bolt, nut and washers. I just got mine off ebay

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  17. Feb 14, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    i saw this thread and decided to use conduit hangers since i came across them @ Menards for dirt cheap. i sprayed them with 3 coats of black paint though. i am happy with the final result. mounted them on the bedliner over the wheel well so the shovel head is almost up against the front of the bed
     
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