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How do quickfists mount to bed rails?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoManTaco, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Dec 25, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    TacoManTaco

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    Picked up a pack of quickfists to mount my shovel to the bed rails, not sure how it works. What parts do I need? Don't need anything fancy, just need to get the job done securely.
     
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    Just get a bolt to fasten to them and a washer on the bolt to rest in the bed channel. As you tight the washer pulls to the inside edges of the rail
     
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    Thanks, what size bolt/washers do I need to buy?
     
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    Get T Nuts that slide into the rail. 59083C86-A2F0-4EB4-B3D0-341ED0767F1A.jpg
     
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    I think they are 3/8-16 T-nuts but if you type Tacoma bedrail t-nuts into Amazon you will find them.

    You will have to drill out the quick fists for the bolt. I think I used a 3/4” long bolt.
     
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    Where did you buy those brackets?
     
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    The company that makes those dash mounts, has some really nice T-nuts. Can't recall the name at the moment.
     
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    No idea. Measure your channel for the washer, bring your clamps to the hardware store/HD
     
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    A #10 screw won’t thread into a 3/8” nut. You will need to get a 3/8-16 screw of the appropriate length and drill out your quickfist to fit it.
     
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    OK, now I'm confused. The packaging on quickfist says to use a #10 screw. But all the T-slot nuts I see on Amazon are 3/8"-16. I don't know how to use a drill. Are there t-slot nuts that will fit a #10 screw, or if not, is there an easy solution? Just need it to be secured when driving at 80mph.
     
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    There are not T slot nuts for the bed rails with a #10. #10 is a puny bolt. Everyone drills them out. It is easy and fast.

    Here is info about drilling them out: https://www.quickfist.com/index.php/quick-fist-installation-instructions
     
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    Thanks -

    Do I have to get the T-slots? Or can I just go to home depot and get a washer that will fit in the bed rails, and a nut that will take a #10 screw? Or will that not be secure?
     
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    That might work but wouldn’t be as stout. You’d also have to figure out how to tighten it without the nut spinning.
     
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    Just bought some steel stock from the hardware store and cut to length. I added rubber bottle stoppers at the bottom. Make sure you prime and paint the straps with good paint or they will rust (unless you find stainless steel stock).
     
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    The ones I used we're the smallest my local hardware store had. I'll have to check Lowe's or home Depot for some I don't have to grind down
     

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