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f*** you bed bolt

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrGrimm, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    MrGrimm

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    Yea so one of my bed bolts just didn't want to play nice today. Dremeled the head and stuck a socket on it to get it off.

    [​IMG]

    To the guys with the newer trucks (2009+), are your bed bolts rusting? I believe it was the 2009 and newer beds with the lighter colored bed bolts.

    Anyways, anybody have the part number for the newer bed bolts (not the older ones that were dark colored).
     
  2. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    Sublime

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    Same thing happened to me. That thing was locked down! I finally had to cut it the way you did! Got a new one at the stealership for $12!
     
  3. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    AsianAnts

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    hey dean,

    this is what i have.. havent rusted (yet, i hope not) then again.....truck is still new :p

    [​IMG]

    2011-09-02 17.42.55.jpg
     
  4. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    ^That is exactly what I need! Also, I need some new d-rings, where did you get yours?
     
  5. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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  6. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    Poke Tako

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    Did your d-rings rust as well that you did a write up on adding to the bed bolts? Or are you looking for some better d-rings than you had before?
     
  7. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    Shit. I've been trying to take the 2 in the front part of the bed off with no luck. I might have to do this. Thanks for the idea.

    What a pain... :censored:
     
  8. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    They were rusted. I also want to replace the ones I put in a few years ago. They don't really swivel anymore and are getting rusty as well. I like what AsianAnts has going on. I have also been on the hunt for some stainless ones but can't find exactly what I am looking for.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    I have an 06' and luckily, I was able to get mine off but they werent easy. The extra D-rings rock though!! Especially if you pack around a bike or quad!!
     
  10. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Would it be possible to heat them before removal? I would think that there would be some type of thread locker on these bolts. Just a thought. Might save someone a little change in the future.
     
  11. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    ^^ i think so... my friend is a mechanic and he had some powerful cordless torque drill thing.. impact wrench??

    cant you also spray some clear coat to help prevent some rust in the future as well?
     
  12. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    Not sure if the clear coat would last very long especially if you are constantly packing stuff around in the bed from all the rubbing and friction. Not to mention what kind of weather you live in.:eek:
     
  13. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Yeah my bed bolts are rusting as well (2010) :mad:
     
  14. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    plasti-dip..................:laughing:
     
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    Worth a shot!! :poking:
     
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    Almost did :rofl: i know it's minor and doesn't make a difference but I see it almost everyday!
     
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    lol. that should work perfect.
     
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  20. Sep 28, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    And Plasti-Dip will allow you to remove them by hand once applied. :stirthepot:
     
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