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Double cab platform for my dogs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DueNorth, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    DueNorth

    DueNorth [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to show everyone the platform i made up for my two Golden's. Very easy build and definitely functional for me.

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    A couple of over-spray marks but looks good enough for me. With the tint on the windows, you barely notice it.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    rex99

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    that is sweet!!
     
  3. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    DaveSmith

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    Nice. I need to make one for my dog ASAP.

    1. Are you able to fold the platform up behind the seat when you need to use the back seat as a seat or do you have to remove the platform first?
    2. Are you able to fold down the back and easily access the drivers side compartment located behind the rear seat back?

    Do you have anymore pics/info on your build?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Packman73

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    Write up please! :D
     
  5. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Very cool. How did you attach it? Can you explain how you made it a little? It looks to fit perfect and I'd consider making one too.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    YoterHead

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    Nice work! I like it.:popcorn:
     
  7. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    DueNorth

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    I knew i should have taken pictures as i built it, but unfortunately i didn't. Its fairly easy though. Just bought a 4 x 8 sheet of particle board (5/8" i think) and measured and cut. Then attached 3 door hinges. Found some bulk grey carpet for about $3 a sq/ft and it was 27" wide. Made sure it overlapped and stapled everything down. Also cut out holes for the small braces that hold the rear seat and also a hole for the rubber dimple sticking out on the passenger side. Pretty tight cuts, so everything fits real snug.

    The back folds down easily to access the rear storage. But in order to use the seats or access the compartments below, i need to take it out.

    All in all, its pretty darn sturdy for using particle board and it serves a great purpose for my dogs and i.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Outstanding...well done sir. I might be making one just like it when I finally buy a dog one day.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Rocketball

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    Very well done. Great idea.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    great job!


    writeup!
     
  11. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Oh yeah, I like that... concerned about the dog scratching up the door trim though. Hmmm, perhaps safety belt the dog to the center anchor?
     
  12. Feb 28, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    Meh, to me its a truck and i use it as such, so a certain amount of scratches is acceptable. Will probably get more wheelin' anyways. To date, i haven't noticed any scratches on the trim yet but i've only owned it for a month.

    You could use the a safety belt if you'd like, but i don't. Don't know why i never really considered it. (probably because i let them ride in the box with no attachment as well)
     
  13. May 5, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    sixdoubleseven

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    That is great - going to look into building one for my lab.
     
  14. May 5, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Very cool

    My dogs haven't scratched the doors or dash. They always jump up on them to see out better (they're small, but mighty critters!).
     
  15. May 21, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    If anyone is concerned about dogs scratching up their door trim, I have a solution that worked great for me.

    1) Call your local dealer and see if they have scrap 3M protective film that they use on the hoods of our trucks. I got about a 6" x 8' roll for free.

    2) Cut to length and trace out the shape of your window sill while backing is still applied to film.

    3) Cut to shape, remove film, and stick it on!

    I'm thinking of making a template to sell. I only have it on my rear doors, cuz that's where the dog rides.

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  16. May 21, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Very nice platform! :thumbsup: I did not know that the head rests go into the back seats like that when they fold down!
     
  17. May 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Thanks! Where have you been keeping your headrests then? Not much room in the compartments, especially once you have tow straps, shackles, extinguisher, etc etc in there...
     
  18. May 21, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    I took them out of the truck, I even took out the passenger side rear seat too (two 12mm bolts). I have been rolling with my back seats down for about 9 months now. I was doing a lot of expedition style trips and I sleep in the double cab, diagonally with the front passenger seat pushed forward and the void behind the seat filled up. Thermarest mattress worked well.
     
  19. May 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Good work! Can't wait to get my doggie :D
     
  20. May 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    I need to do that for my new little friend.
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