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Finally started my bed light mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hookedontronics, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i finally started working on my bed light mods. Been looking at different alternatives for a while and i've read a lot of write ups but i haven't liked any of them. I decided to come up with my own. I found a carling bedlight switch on carlings website and after about a month of searching for it on-line Mud-UK was able to get one for me in red like i had wanted. So then it was on to bed lights...I looked around for about a week straight and finally found some flush mount 12v reverse/back-up lights that i thought would work perfect.

    Next i took a hard piece of plastic about 1/8" tick and jut it up with the jigsaw to fit the side bed pockets. I tried using 1/4" wood but it just kept breaking as the one end had to be very thin for the way i wanted them mounted. I used lock-tite 5min epoxy to glue the plastic pieces in place.

    So then i sanded it all down and dropped them off at line-x and that is where they sit until tomorrow evening. I also mounted a carling 3 switch blank in my center console that i will use for bed lights, off road lights, and a cb radio. I dropped the center console off at line-x as well to get sprayed. I think it will give it a nice look for the rest of the cab, too much silver in there for me.

    Here is a teaser pic, finished pics on page 2:
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    Here's some pics:

    The light, gromet and wiring plug
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    Here they are for part numbers and brand
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    My bed pockets modded, before line-x. You can see that i angled the lights both back and down to illuminate the entire bed.
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    The best part of these lights was the total. Everywhere i found these lights on-line they were 30 bucks a piece + the plug and + shipping
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    My carling bed light switch
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    Here is the 3 switch panel i installed in my center console as well
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    So, the center console and bed pockets are at line-x right now and i'll have them back tomorrow. I'll take pics when i get them back and install them.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    viperstd

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    Looks great so far. Props on the originality. I'm not sure I dig line-xing the center console though. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    I wasn't origionally going to but i nicked the right of the 3 gauge panel with the dremel and i love line-x so it just works out that way. It'll drive me crazy if i see that little black dot there
     
  4. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    MY50cal

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    interesting :popcorn:
     
  7. Nov 4, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    lembowski

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    Like the idea, but the Line-X doesn't sit on me well. It is sharp and not elbow/clothing friendly

    But

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  8. Nov 4, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Idk when you've seen line-x but it's not sharp at all. I actually use ONYX, which is the same thing but ha the uv protectant for free. It's very smooth and kind of bubly. PLus, it's going in the bed and my shift surround. Not parts i ever touch anyways
     
  9. Nov 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    :popcorn: can't wait to see finished pics
     
  12. Nov 4, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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  13. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    Looks better already
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  14. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    that looks badass my man
     
  15. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Looks good :thumbsup:
     
  17. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    THAT LOOKS AWESOME!! NICE JOB!!
     
  18. Nov 6, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    I like that a lot more than I thought I would! Nice
     
  19. Nov 6, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    Bed lights look great! Lets see 'em lit up... :popcorn:
     
  20. Nov 6, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    looks great man good job.
     
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