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Installed D-Rings in the Bed (Pics)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Neubs, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    I love cheap and easy mods so here is one that I did today. Special Thanks to Mr.Grimm from TN and all of the others who have done this before me. Toyota should have built the Tacoma with these from the factory but oh well. Enjoy: :)

    Step 1: Assemble materials and tools
    -Toyota Part:pT785-35054
    -T-55 Socket
    -Paint
    -Dremel tool
    -Speed Square
    -Tape measure
    -Sharpie
    -Razor Knife

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    Step 2: Locate Bolts (I found a few of them hiding under my bed mat)
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    Step 3: Remove Bed bolts
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    Step4: Use Dremel to grind down rings below washer (this must be done to remove washer)
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    Step 5: Remove washer and prime for paint
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    Step 6: Paint and Apply Anti-Seize
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    Step 7: Assemble
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    Step 8: Re-install
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    Step 9: Measure for bed mat cut
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    Step 10: Measure and Mark
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    Step 11: Cut Bed Mat
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    Step 12: Done
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    Enjoy your new mod:
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  2. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    Snipe

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    Nice write up :thumbsup:

    Excellent pics too :)
     
  3. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    jolayiv

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    I like it!
     
  4. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    Neubs

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    Thank you. :)
     
  5. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Looks great!!! I love that bed mat!!! Where did you pick that up from?:cool:
     
  6. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    Nice job! I've thought about getting one of those bedmats...
     
  7. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    Got it from my dealer. They hooked me up a while back to make up for one of their screw-ups. :)
     
  8. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    I like the layout of d-rings will probably do the middle as well, with the d-rings i got, i cut the washer off with a cut off wheel easy and quick. just an idea i didnt have my dremel at the time.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Oh okay got yah! Hmmm? Maybe I will look for it somewhere.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    sweet! Im doing this soon!
     
  11. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Yeah, the bolts in my bed came out easy, of course I did eat my Wheaties this morning....I saw the cheapo D-Rings you referenced but I wanted something that would look like it came straight from the factory. I also wanted something well made.

    The Toyota rings will allow you to mount the rings in other places because they come with all necessary hardware. To be honest with you I am not trying to re-invent the wheel here, I thought I would post some pics of what I did in the hope that it might help someone else. Thanks for your contribution. :)
     
  12. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    ah awesome. I gotta do this one.. good on ya
     
  13. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Nice job! Did the Star Bit remove the bolts without stripping them at all?
     
  14. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    Thanks :wave:

    Aye, the bit did a dandy job. It left a few minor marks but nothing too bad. :)
     
  15. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Nice writeup. Good idea about putting rings in the middle section too.
     
  16. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Hey thanks a lot for your valuable input and informative post.

    Thanks
     
  17. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    nice work!
     
  18. Feb 28, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    Nice work Dave!
     
  19. Feb 28, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    Neubs

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    Thanks guys. I was able to test out my new bed D-Rigs today and I can surely say that they work great. :thumbsup: (Sorry for the low quality camera phone pictures)

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  20. Feb 28, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Nice work! :cheers:
     
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