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Expedition Bed Rack Build - 56k warning...

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

  1. Jun 19, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Rattler

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    I saw that link. I am hoping to "have to" sell my 2xCab for my mom's neighbor's ultra-clean '97 FZJ-80 too. I just haven't talked them into selling yet.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    t0mills

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    TRD, Gray Wire Mod, 3" Suspension lift, 3" Body Lift, 285/75 AT2s
    Sorry for the lack of updates, guys! Been busy with life, and all that it entails...

    I decided to keep the truck, as the FJ80 I was looking at just wasn't up to par. However, if the RIGHT FJ80 comes around, I'd still be interested.

    I've gotten some more done on the rack. Mainly the bed sliders and hi-lift mount. I've been using the rack quite a bit on the weekends, and it's holding up well.

    Here are a couple pics:

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  3. Jun 19, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    t0mills

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    Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics... I'll go out here in a bit and get some real pics that aren't taken in my driveway. Lol


    Since those pics, I've installed a set of AllPro Expedition Rear Springs. They were a must after adding the extra weight to the back of the truck. It rides/feels 100x better with the Expedition springs. Rides MUCH better too!
     
  4. Jun 19, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    malander

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    racks looking great man, any plans to finish the interior part?
     
  5. Jun 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    ilove_taco_ma

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    very nice! i will feel safer sleeping in the tent knowing if there's things out there.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Awesome job. I'm jealous. I am in the slow progress off building one myself.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    That is only one of the great aspects of the RTTs. I can't begin to tell you how much easier mine has made camping. And we have only had ours a year!

    The more I look at your rack, the more I want to redo mine. I would like to have some protection for the bed though.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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  9. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    TRD, Gray Wire Mod, 3" Suspension lift, 3" Body Lift, 285/75 AT2s
    Went out and took some more pics. It's a good thing too, because I noticed that my rear passenger axle seal started leaking... Had I not went out and walked around the truck like that, I would've just hopped in tomorrow morning and took off for work.


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    Here's one looking through the passenger mirror:


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    After looking at these pics, I think it's time to upgrade from 285/75/16s to 315/75/16s.

    What do you guys think about that?
     
  10. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Also, I don't think I've posted these renderings that show the roof rack design I'm working on... Not complete or anything, but it gives you the idea.



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  11. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Nice work!
     
  12. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    I like the roof rack, with the side lights! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    I've been trying to figure out where I've seen this rack before lol. And it just hit me Central Overland. Excellent build up man. Great design. It reminds me of All-pro's bed rack, but way better lol.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    Any chance of getting the lengths of tubing used for the hoops and the angles? Steel should be here soon!
     
  15. Aug 3, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    thats a badass bed rack!!
     
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    Ever gonna make that drop down section??

    And how you plannin on attachen the roof rack??
     
  17. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    X2
     
  18. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    I don't think he will be on here much anymore. Looks like he sold the tacoma to buy a land cruiser
     
  19. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    I really want to know how he got so damn good at cad.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    ah man. that sucks
     

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