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FS: Heavy Duty Bed Buddy (motorcycle tie down bar) $200

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by dirtfondler, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    dirtfondler

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    Homemade from 1/8" steel everywhere. I made 3 of these, one is in my truck, one in a buddy's and I have this one for sale. It comes with the T-nuts to mount it too. The first pic is the painted one in my truck to show mounting location. All of the other pics are the one that I am selling. It is not painted or finished in any way. This is much stiffer than any of the commercial designs I have seen so far and this does not require any extra parts, or any drilling into your bed. It mounts entirely to the factory bed rails of a 2nd gen. The vertical stress is distributed to the entire front factory rail instead of relying on the T-nuts to hold everything. The lateral loads are shared by both sides since this goes all the way across instead of just mounting in the corner.

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  2. Apr 2, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    nice fab work. that looks bad ass and seems like it will hold up nice. GLWS
     
  3. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Thanks for the words.

    My friends all give me $hit for overbuilding everything, then they are on my doorstep asking for stuff to be built for them all the time....hahaha
     
  4. Apr 3, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    thats awesome !
    good luck with your sale
    i have to go build one of these now :D
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    BUMP. You know that you don't want your bike tied down to these things!!!!!

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  6. Apr 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    DO you make one for a single bike application?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Do you want a single bike in the middle? If so, I can just add one more wheel chock into the center of this one so it would have 3 total. Same price.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2011 at 12:11 AM
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    Pricey but looks rock solid. You still have? I'd be interested in the (middle) chock addition for carrying one bike.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Yes, still have it. I can weld the 3rd wheel chock for free after this is paid for. It would ship the next day. The center "U" (which was intended for a cable lock) would have to be removed.

    Yes, it is solid AND it requires NO drilling to mount and you can still use your factory rails for a mtn bike rack, or besttop, or whatever.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:58 AM
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    Very solid looking! Id be interested but i already have something similar, good luck with the sale and :thumbsup: on the fab work.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    but since your bike tie down is anchored to the rails, isn't it only as strong as that rail? yes your product may be strong as hell but in the end it's bolted to something not as strong. i'm not bashing, i'm simply asking. :)
     
  12. Apr 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    Not completely true. I think I pointed out above that this is specifically made to rest under the rail thus the vertical load is in shear, not tension. And, since the metal isnt going to flex, the load is shared across more than one mounting point of the rail while the stock tie downs rely on a nut that is less than 1/2" wide. Additionally, the lateral strength is that it is beefy so the lateral load is shared across the whole bar pulling against itself instead of just pulling away from the side of the bed. Even just using the "Hook Ups" is a lot better than just using the stock rails, but this bed bar goes another step, or three further.


    And, Railwayrog, thanks for posting in my for sale thread!!!!!
     
  13. Apr 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    My apologize, I didn't pay attention to the thread I was in, I have no connection to the product I employ.
    It's good to know folks out there are developing products for our trucks.
    Good Luck,
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    PS: As you may have notice I deleted my post.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Reminder, this is still for sale.
     
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    Bump. Pretty soon I am going to cut it up for a different project.
     
  16. May 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    WHOOAAA!! Don't cut that up!! just keep bumping it to the top! Someone will come around to buying it, that is sweeet!!!:cool:
    Bump for u.
     
  17. May 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    Thanks Rob.

    Item is now SOLD and I am not making any more. Feel free to copy.
     
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    aww, thanks anyways
     
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    Are you making more?
     
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