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Hondo Garage's New Thing

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

  1. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    SJaYx2P

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    Example... I’m in full size bed mode. The lip side of the big panel is facing the rear as it should to support the rear panels. If I remove the small panels and slide the middle panel towards the back I need to make sure I turn it around first. I forgot to do this one time and climbed up to close the rear tent window. The un-channeled side flexed a lot under load. It will probably hold a lot of weight before breaking but it sure didn’t feel good.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    Gotcha. If I'm reading it right, you can actually install the full removeable section, plus the small squares, even if the channel is facing the wrong way? I don't think I can do that on mine. In any event the original removeable large panel only has 1 lip, so you have the same problem regardless.

    This is from memory, so it's probably wrong...red = fixed front panel, white = large moveable one, green = 2 smaller ones. If you slid the white one all the way to the back, I don't think you could fit the green one back in its place UNLESS you rotate the white one 180 deg, as I think the lip would it the frame.

    Maybe it can slide under it...?

    upload_2019-1-18_11-26-29.jpg
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    It's DLX son!
    I understand now!

    I think I've sat on mine with it like that, but wasn't paying attention to flexing. Good one to ask someone at GFC about perhaps.

    If I were a camper my wet weight would only be ~160lbs, so not the best test case for heavy panel loading.
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Picture example.

    If I sat on this right now it would flex like crazy. Original panel had a c-channel that would have supported it.
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  5. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    The GFC has been great for our family and its great that my wife and kids love it as well. Here's a pic of the cake they made for me this week. Pretty stoked.

    My wife also supported me getting an awning for the camper for my birthday. Thanks to @YOTA 4X4 for some good awning advice.

    Back to the cake, I know my truck is still stock, but some slightly bigger tires would have been nice! no?

    IMG_2552.jpg
     
  6. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    OH!
    Gotcha :) How much is crazy? Like 1/8"? 1/2"?
    To be fair, I don't think it's meant to be in that orientation, but I get that it's a lost "feature" for the new panel design (even if the feature wasn't really intended before).
     
  7. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Thanks, now I want cake. :annoyed:
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Hey @YOTA 4X4 (or other people with a Decked system or DIY). I'm in the process of designing a halfy system to hide my diesel heater/water tank/battery, and I don't want to drill any holes into the bed to hold the stuff down (if I don't have to). Will probably frame out of 80/20. Does the decked system really only use the tie down holes (+1) and the cubby hole (+1) to hold the whole thing in? I was reading the install (quickly), and it doesn't seem like a lot is holding it in: https://decked.com/pages/instruction-sets

    If that's really all that they're using, I may follow suit and reuse those existing holes.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    It's DLX son!
    I've been slacking on finishing my half-ish width 80/20 bench - but- I attached my prototype only to the accessory rail with some very basic angle iron and flat bar brackets.

    I am going to add a tab to one of the lower corners near the tailgate to one of the bed bolts shared with my bedside stiffeners, but that's just for overkill sake. If your 80/20 creation is rigid enough on it's own you just need to keep it from moving around while underway.

    Poor quality picture of what I tested so far:
    [​IMG]

    I sized things so I could sleep downstairs with the long cushion and a small panel (~25x75 space), or use cushions on top of the bench and against the tube frame as a couch.
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    Picture isn't showing up :(
    I'm in the same boat. At this point it's going to be a couple of brackets bolted with existing bolts. Just buy the thickest metal I can bend with a vice and use as required.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    I'm planning a 1/2 system myself. My current plan for tie down is:

    Use the bolts that hold the bed down and the bolt that holds the 'tie down'. I'm planning to head to the hardware store today or tomorrow to get bolts that are 1/2" or so longer to account for the plywood. My idea is to put 'flanges' on the plywood base that reach the bolts ahead and behind the wheel well.

    I just installed the 'bed rail' on the forward part of the bed. I will put 2 bolts through the cabinet and anchor them to this forward bed rail.

    I'm pretty sure this will be sufficient to hold everything down.

    You've got things pretty well dialed in and probably don't need my dos centavos. But, as much as I've 'borrowed' from your posts I thought I should chime in. :) IMG_1496.jpg
     
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  12. Jan 18, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    I bought some of these which worked great for securing my deck to the bed mounting bolts:

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/USP-2-in-x-5-1875-in-Steel-Concrete-Angle/3692046

     
  13. Jan 18, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    Awesome, thanks to both of you!

    Here's what I'm thinking so far. It'd be an 80/20 frame (10 series), and I'd use the rear tie down (you can see the bracket in back). I'd also use the front most cubby holes. Red = diesel heater, yellow = 5L diesel tank, blue = 5 gal fresh water tank, and purple = battery pack. Not shown is the water pump and hold downs for the stuff inside.

    My dad's bed mat has openings for those big bed bolts, so I might swap him if I think I'll need more vertical restraint

    I might replace that with a normal deep cycle battery, but I like the reduced weight and simplicity [I can remove it and use it somewhere else if wanted].

    upload_2019-1-18_13-17-12.jpg


     
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  14. Jan 18, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Decked systems requires a few holds to be drilled into the bed of the Taco. I believe on full sized truck they only use the tie downs.

    Drilling into the Taco bed isn’t too bad though because it’s composite so rust isn’t an issue. If i remember right I drilled 6 holes, 3 on each side with a backer plate on each side.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=594&v=wCAP1UdV5kE

    Looks like there no drilling in the horizontal part of the bed. 1 hole on each side towards the back on the vertical wall, and 1 hole on each side towards the front (on the cubby wall).
    Good enough for me!
     
  16. Jan 18, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    127 campers finished now. It looks like they have got back up to speed after the holidays.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    Yeah... these were the 3 on each side I was referring too.

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  19. Jan 18, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    I think they were at 120 this time last week.
     
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    @Quadabaum anxiously awaiting more on that awning. Those brackets look AMAZING!!!!!
     
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