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Headache rack install?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drewsky, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Can anyone tell me the best way to install rack and rails? Want it to be solid, and really don't know what the best method is?
    Thanx!!!
     
  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    How much weight do you intend to carry ?
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    Aluminum boat, and most likely to tie gear using rails!
     
  4. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    I have an aluminum headache rack that mounts to feet that sit on the top of the bedsides and secures with T-bolts into the bedrail system , I have carried lots of lumber and timbers up to 20'

    I'll post up a pic

    Do you have a rack already ?
     
  5. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    Yes, just got one today! Rails need to be modified though. Pics would be great.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    Here's mine , what kind did you get ?


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  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 4:26 AM
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    Similar, only it sits flat on the top rail. No side flange for utilizing tie down rails? Don't know if drilling into the top of the box rail is an option?
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    You may need to weld a bracket on or use API clamps...
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 7, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    You would be better off improving the feet to wrap around and mount like mine rather than rely on a top bolt into the sheet metal and plastic that is the bedside top
     
  10. Sep 7, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    I think you're right! I'll get it fabbed and installed properly. Appreciate the info!
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    No problem .

    Just so you are aware , this is what the bed tops look like with the cap removed , not much to attach to there .


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