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Hondo Garage's New Thing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wileydavis, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    smelly621

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    It's DLX son!
    I have had a bedrug "Impact Mat" for about 6 months now in my open bed and it's been great. It covers the tailgate too, and provides padding for the knees but the top surface is more rubbery like a bed mat and keeps stuff from flying around back there on the slippery bed.

    Nice thing is that it's all non-absorbent material, so I can hose it off while washing the truck or leave it exposed to rain without any concerns of it getting funky or staying wet for very long. It's proving to be quite durable so far.

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  2. Aug 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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  3. Aug 8, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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  4. Aug 8, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    I finalized my order yesterday and they kindly answered all my questions. I asked about color matching and was quoted $500 to do panels and $1200 to do frame and panels.
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    Thanks again for the visual aids, decided to go with the black. Asked if it was possible to change up the color of the graphics, thought graphics in bronze would look sweet on the black panels and tie in with the wheels. Maybe GFC would look into doing that, couldn't be that much of an added cost.
     
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  6. Aug 8, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    Hawkeye99

    Hawkeye99 Explorer, prospector, history enthusiast.

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    I couldn't find an answer on GFC's website nor anywhere on TW, but can the three side panels (or at least the rear one) be locked and opened from the inside - not just the outside?

    I think the concept that Go Fast Campers has is friggin' awesome, but I'd feel a lot safer out in the wilderness (between humans and animals) if all three panels could be shut, secured/locked, and opened from inside the box as well as the outside.
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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    Hawkeye99

    Hawkeye99 Explorer, prospector, history enthusiast.

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    Thank you for the clarification on that, inv3ctiv3. That's kind of what I figured, but just wanted to be sure. It's a little bit of a drawback in my opinion, but there is sort of an alternative way around it as you pointed out.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    ace7196

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    If you're handy, you can do a diy approach.
     
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  9. Aug 9, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    Anyone else add the striker plates to the GFC? Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but it takes a bit of effort to close now (yes, bolt was removed). I assume the GFC-haves with the striker plates noticed that as well? Not impossible, just a bit tougher.

    @Evanike ?
     
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  10. Aug 9, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    I added mine, and removed the head scalping "adjuster bolts". A little tighter than before yes, but not that bad. It gets a bit easier after a few days.
     
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  11. Aug 9, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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    It is def tougher. But nothing one hand cant manage. Time for some curls :p
     
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  12. Aug 9, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    I would be happy with just a very solid locking mechanism on the inside of the side panels and no external locks. The GFC could then be locked with a super secure rear panel lock that could be locked/ unlocked from either the inside or outside. The costs savings from the lack of side locks could be applied to a first rate keyless rear panel lock.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2018 at 11:40 AM
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    I like the side access but don't see a need for external locks. Most of the time, if I want access to the interior, I'll have the rear panel and tailgate open and it would be simple to just reach in and unlock the side panels. Also it makes the GFC more secure and look like the side panels are non opening.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    Ah... I understand now. With the swingout I see what you mean.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    Seriously, I have a dual swing out and the external access the the sides have made my life SO MUCH easier.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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    The side access is my favorite feature so far. The ability to reach things in the front of the bed without crawling in the tailgate is awesome.

    The quick shade the panel provides is just enough to stand out of the sun and put on sunscreen before hiking.

    I do wish the rear hatch could be a power lock hooked up to the truck doors. My tailgate has a Pop & Lock.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    I have not received the striker plates yet. When did people get theirs in the mail?
     
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  18. Aug 9, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    got mine on Friday, but just installed two days ago.
     
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  19. Aug 9, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    Did you guys who have received the striker plates have to request them or did they just mail them to you?
     
  20. Aug 9, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    hey guys that have already tried out Go Fast Campers... how do you like climbing up into the bed and then up through the floor? when you need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and have to find the panel then climb down and out sounds like it could be annoying. I also have my wife and 2 dogs that would sleep in there with me, and i could just see a dog curled up on the panel i need to move, then try to move the dog and hope they don't fall down through the hole when they try to go back to their spot lol.

    has anyone tried using a ladder to access it like a hard shell rtt? I'm also looking at the Alu Cab Expedition 3 tent (because they both can hold weight on the roof.. would like to bring kayaks or a canoe camping).

    I'm currently using a CVT Mt Bachelor and had it on a low bed rack for a few years but got sick of the hard to use bed space. Just swapped it up to the roof of the cab and after 1 weekend camping trip I'm hating it. I have my awning mounted on the side of it and it makes it so hard to pull the cover and zip it shut.
     

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