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Expedition Bed Rack Build - 56k warning...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by t0mills, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    t0mills

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    TRD, Gray Wire Mod, 3" Suspension lift, 3" Body Lift, 285/75 AT2s
    Got a lot of pics, so I might as well get to it…



    Here is the design that I came up with for the bed rack:

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    Its made to carry a Rooftop Tent, so I wanted it to stay below the height of the cab, as the tent is about 12” tall when closed up.

    The main frame is built from 2” x 0.120” tubing, and the inner frame is constructed from 1” x 0.083” tubing. The inner frame is made to store my Pelican 1740 cases, as seen here: LINK

    The rails are made from 2” x 2” x ¼” angle iron. They are attached to the bed with 4x 3/8”bolts, but I will be adding 2 more as soon as I pick some up.

    The skins are made from 1/8” plate, and the top features slotted holes to mount the tent. Therest of the holes are 2” flared holes, to cut down on weight and give it some style.



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  2. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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  3. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    I want to see them but the pics are not working.:redxfall:
     
  4. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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  5. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Dammit... I'll get it right here in a sec!




    *Got it!
     
  6. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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  7. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Looks awesome. Nice rendering! Cant wait to see the final piece.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    The front hoop is angled toward the front to match the curveof the cab. All of the hoops are taperedin, and perfectly match the angle of the cab when viewed from behind.

    I’m really happy with the way its turning out so far. I’m lucky enough to live in the same town asan excellent fabricator, and we came a long way on progress today.

    Here are some pics of the build:



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  9. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    Looking good so far :thumbsup:
     
  10. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Progress will continue to be made on weekends, until it’scomplete. I’m cutting the skins on the laser at work this week, so they should be welded on next weeked.

    Shortly after that, it’ll be time for a little road trip toTRDParts4U in Dallas to pick up a Mombasa Expedition Plus!
     
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  11. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Wow looks great. I'd love to have something like that over the ap racks. What software did you use?
     
  12. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    I like it a lot. :popcorn:
     
  13. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Thanks for the comments, you guys are quick!! :D


    As for the design, I'm an Engineer through the week, and use SolidWorks to design Gas/Oil Rigs. This was something I worked on during lunch or any free time I had (which isn't much...)


    Here is a link that I forgot to post earlier. It's to the Pelican 1740 cases that I've ordered. These will allow me to store a lot of gear/clothing without worrying about it getting wet or dusty.


    http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1740
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    Damn nice work!!!!
     
  15. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    that is going to be awesome. suscribed. cant wait for final pics.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    sweet build man!!!!! I think its going to look badass when your done!!!
     
  17. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Pics of the big sombitch in the garage that you are welding in front of!!!
     
  18. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    nice welds mills your bed rack is shaping up nicely. HBmurphy has a similar setup on his 2nd gen. Dunno if he made is own bed rack or bought it but has the tent youre talking about. folds down while wheelin then pops up with a small ladder when ready to camp. Sweet setup. Cant wait to see yours when done
     
  19. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Ask and you shall receive!


    That rig belongs to Curtis (Fabricator) and is a work in progress. He's built everything from the frame to the interior.... :cool:


    47" LTBs, LS1, Corbeau Suspension Seats, Onboard Air, Fox Resi Coilovers all around, Lockers, Hydro steer....ect.

    Here are some pics of that rig to hold you over until I can make more progress on mine!


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  20. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    Oh man that is gnarly! Bed racks looks awesome BTW. I wish I could weld like that.
     
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