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Headache Rack?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by archerytarget, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Nov 20, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    archerytarget

    archerytarget [OP] BTHOB

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    Does anybody else here have a headache rack on their taco?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
  3. Dec 1, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    archerytarget

    archerytarget [OP] BTHOB

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    awesome :cool: looks great. wasnt sure if i was the only one. don't see too many tacos with headache racks...where did you get yours
     
  4. Dec 1, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    yeah i know of a few Tacomas around with headache racks. my rack is custom built:)
     
  5. Dec 1, 2008 at 10:08 PM
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    archerytarget

    archerytarget [OP] BTHOB

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    mine too :D..i built it myself. just got done putting lights on it too
     
  6. Dec 2, 2008 at 12:22 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Adding some rear facing back up/ reverse lights are next on my agenda.:D
     
  7. Dec 2, 2008 at 12:39 AM
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    OK, I have to ask, why is it called a headache rack?
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 at 3:59 AM
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    So when you stop or stop suddenly, whatever cargo you have in the bed hits the rack and not the back of your head giving you a "headache".
     
  9. Dec 2, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    and so you dont have a headache from having to pay to get a new back window put in.
     
  10. May 5, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Hey!! I need to see some pictures of how you mounted your headache racks, I am just not sure how to deal with the bed rail plastic capping. :confused: If i can go under it or what. It needs to be pretty damn sturdy too, lemme know whatcha got thanks!! :D
     
  11. May 5, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Gotta go under it! Rip of the plastic rails(some clips under them and a clip/bolt or two to the bed or through the tiedown rail, do the latter first) and then do rail caps like I did and simply make the inside bend come maybe 1.25" inside the bed and use the 4 tiedown rail bolts on each side to hold everything nice and solid.
     
  12. May 5, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    ive got a 1st gen. so i dunno but relentless sounds like he knows what he's doing :D
     
  13. May 5, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    Thank you!! That was the exact answer i needed! I'll post pictures when i get the rack on, it's going to be powder-coated black as well, it is also going to be pretty beefy. I am hoping it does not look like it's made for a full size! Anyway thanks for the info and i'll show how in a couple weeks!
     
  14. May 6, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    No problem. Mine is pretty beefy too. I've had a fair amount of lumber on it on occasion, as well as a few sticks of steel and aluminum tubing for various projects(currently a set of extra beefy rock sliders) and it had held up great so far.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    I know this thread is like a year and a half old but I've been looking around for these and Relentless, your truck looks amazing. Have you thought about integrated bed rails and mesh on the window uprights?

    What would be the cost of building one along those lines?
     
  16. Jul 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    Cobra cb and 3' cb antennas, headache rack, bed rails, blacked out logos. Goodyear wrangler tires. Second gen Tailgate badge. Hella 500 series black magic lights and 500 series lights on top, led brake and turn lights on my headache rack. Custom Bumpers i built myself.
    Yes ive got a headache rack too, mines also custom built, has 4 hella 500 driving lights and two led brake and turn signal lights. I have two cb antennas on here too. :D

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