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Dog/Utility shelf. Do you have one?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FY01CPO, Jun 30, 2011.

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Do you have a dog/utility shelf on your Access Cab?

Poll closed Jul 30, 2011.
  1. Yes, it is in there all the time.

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. Yes, I only put it in when needed though.

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. No, I don't care to have one.

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  1. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    FY01CPO

    FY01CPO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I tried taking the dog for a ride around town the other day and being a lab made it very difficult for her to get comfortable. So I made a quick and easy shelf for her to use and I like it so much I am going to make it look a little better so it can be in there all the time and not look like a jalopy (sp?).

    I am also curious as to how many other people have one of these so I made a poll. I did a search and saw some posts about the shelf but no polls.

    I made it out of some chip board (18"x48") and 2x3s with some 45 degree blocks for support. I chose the 18" based on where my wife had her seat pushed back to and it just so happens that the edge of the shelf fits perfectly up against the back of the front console. So I guess 18" is the max you could go. I also fold up my seats and the shelf sits right on top of the back center console and I have a 2x3 on the back edge of the shelf to help support it as well. It really doesn't need it though but it will be handy when I make a flip top section that allows me to access the center console back there without taking the whole thing out.

    Right now I have one of those thin rubber trunk mats from WalMart ($15) to cover it. It is a little short side to side by an inch but it works for now. I throw the dog's blanket back there so she has something comfortable to lay on and she loves it. I plan to either paint it or cover it with the auto carpet from WalMart like one of the other guys in the forum did to his. As this evolves, I will post pics to hopefully help others, get me some feedback on how to make it better, and to inspire others to do the same. Right now, I have about $25 invested in it and that includes the mat. The carpeting was cheaper than the mat but I figured the mat would be easier to clean than the carpet.

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  2. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    KevMc

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    I like it. I have been brainstorming something like that to use in my double cab back for our three dogs. Mainly want to make a non slip floor and something to protect the door panels from paws since they like to hang their heads out of the back window.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    thats nice man. btw i did not vote. i have DC. did you even think about making some drawer thats in the floor board part that you can pull out and have easy accesses to stuff and it be save in the truck.? if i had AC and did the thats something i would do.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    That did cross my mind for a future build as I figured out what I would put under there. If I made a drawer though, I would have to remove the shelf to get at the little storage boxes that are under the seat. I am still trying to think about how to do the drawers and still be able to use the storage boxes too.

    Thanks for the idea!!
     
  5. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    just make the drawer you’r storage boxes. and don’t use the factory ones.? that is one option. the drawer should hold more that those things anyways. i know the ones on dads. ’00 extended cab tundra don’t hold to much at all.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    The best thing I have found to help make it non-slip is to use carpet. I did that on my Avalanche years ago and it made it a lot more safe for her. There was a thread about the shelf or something for a DC on here somewhere. I will see if I can locate it. For the door panels, I can't think of a way to protect them at the moment.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    Yeah, now that I look at my pic, I could make something that took up that whole space and slides out. That is a great idea and it will keep things from being shoved up under there and getting lost under the seats.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    hey i think what most DC guys do is fold the back of the seats down and but a blanket down. or a dog bed. the back seats fold flat. and the bottom fold forward and i think it would keep them from putting there paws on the center console and trying to get up front.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    yeah. see i may be a whippersnapper but i can come up with great ideas and help people come up with great ideas. lol. and that way you can get to it allot easier! not having to reach under there and try and find it.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Here is a link to a thread about the DCs: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/89901-yellow-lab-double-cab.html
     
  11. Jul 1, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    That's what I've been doing and it's better than throwing them on the seats but still need something more.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    I built a shelf/platform in my DC for my two goldens. Very handy and provides extra security for all my gear along the back storage wall. I just use a padlock to keep it closed. One of the best mods you can do to a truck If you have dogs!
     
  13. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    I'd like to build something similar. My dog likes to sit on top of my subs and im afraid hes going to rip the cones on them....
     
  14. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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  15. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Good idea, does your Lab or for that matter, the Goldens sit/lay still most of the time? My Brittany, lays down on the highway, but has to snoop the windows at every traffic light or stop. Driving through Amish country to my Dad's farm means a potential horse at every stop.
     
  16. Jul 1, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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  17. Jul 1, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    The best one I've seen here on TW is by "jpmorrisvb" and maybe he'll post about what he did. Very nice craftsmanship!

    I saved some pics to make one, but traded my access cab for a double cab. The DC's back seat folds down for a very durable "dog area" with opening widows on three sides.

    My dogs like their new Tacoma DC even more than I do.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    Great idea. I just got an access cab. I have a yellow lab that does not like the Cabela's hammock all that much. I am going to build one of these this weekend and give it a go.

    Thanks for posting it with the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Harley
     
  19. Jul 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    I have one in my 1st gen for the dogs and it also makes a great level platform for other crap as well. Mine sits on the raised part (pulled the jack and stuff out of the hatches) and then used one 4x4 on each side to support the front. I used a 3/4 inch piece of melamine with a 1/2 inch rubber mat from agway. Gives the dogs grip and is comfortable to boot. :)
     
  20. Jul 2, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    I was thinking about making one of these. Then I realized my seats fold down to create a flat surface. Now i just put a towel down to help protect from hair and scratch marks on the plastic storage boxes.
     
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