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Interior Overhead Molle Rack

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by MESO, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. May 29, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    These do not fit in the hole btw :(
     
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  3. May 29, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    Yes those are about the same specs Jack nuts I use. I purchase mine from Mcmaster part number 90186A313
     
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    Do you have a recommended ar mount for it?
     
  5. May 31, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Finally got this up! I went through some hell but once I "fixed" the jack nut tool it was easy.

    So the issue I ran into was the tool itself, as well as my inexperience. The initial inserting of the jack nut into the threads was fine, but I didn't realize it wasn't really going passed the 3rd or 4th thread because it threaded to the end of the tool before the 'initial crushing'. Afterwards the tool wouldn't bite back into the jack nut to allow me to crush it further.

    After ruining 2 of the 4 jack nuts supplied, Meso posted the exact make/model/manufacturer where he gets them in this thread. I put an in order them due to my impatience (and they were only a few hours away) -- they shipped it the same day and luckily I received them the next day.

    Moral of the story -- check your jack nut tool and make sure you can thread the bolt all the way.

    You can test it by inserting the jack nut backwards to on to tool and just handing tightening a bit to check the threads. To "fix" my threads I threw some grease on it and put a jack nut on backwards and then used a wrench to go through the threads and "clean" them up lol -- as you can see it worked!

    I'd also like to give @Built2Ride a shoutout for some awesome moral support and anyone else I PM'd/pestered about this.

    I have a box of jack nuts and I believe Meso sent some as well -- so if anyone needs some extras let me know!

    Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 8.41.18 PM.jpg

    Really loving the black MOLLE pouches + rack + head liner combo.. got some para cords on order and some black trim as well for the rack.

    Thanks to @MESO for once again providing excellent products and customer support!
     
  6. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    Another option for that type of nut are called "nutserts". Very similar, and possibly more readily available. We use them a lot in the door/lock industry.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Although nutserts are superior to the jacknut, they don't work as-well in this application.
    The nutsert crushes uniformly the entire circumference. This is really good for round holes. The issue we are dealing with is that the hole in the roof is rectangle in shape(THANKS TOYOTA). So with a jacknut...even though you only have 4 sides of contact once crushed, if you align it like "X" in the square hole it has more to bite on. Also..The legs on a jacknut extend out further than the lip of a nutsert once seated so that helps too.


    P.S More are getting laser cut right now:D
     
  8. Jun 4, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    That's why you get paid the big bucks. ;)
     
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    "Might that include the much anticipated sunroof model?" he asked, moving towards the edge of his seat to be able to access his wallet quicker.
     
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    What I meant to ask is do you have a good AR mount for the Molle rack?
     
  12. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Finally installed the OEM handles.. love it!

    Anyone else with them on.. do they not close all the way after you pull it down? Seems like I have to give both sides a little push to completely return.. not a big deal, just curious.. maybe it's the angle they're at on the rack.. not sure.

    Regardless they look awesome. I got some 2 inch bolts and basically just screwed the bolt in and it took the washer down with it haha.

    Screen Shot 2019-06-07 at 11.01.25 PM.jpg
     
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    Did you have to shave down the back end?
    To install them into the rack?
     
  14. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Yea.. I bought my first dremel lol -- it was easy. Cutting the little plastic pieces lets the piece sit flush on the rack. It took on a couple of minutes to cut the excess plastic. I saw someone said they used pliers and a razor blade.. I tried it at first but eh.. the dremel made it so easy lol.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:27 PM
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    You need to get out of this ‘Rack-Hole’ that you have fallen into. Your becoming obsessed with this mod lol
    Looking good bro!
     
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  16. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Haha! It's done now :(

    On to the next mod...

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    Please make these for the sunroof model.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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    Hi all...did anyone figure out a way to make this work with a 2nd gen access cab?
     
  19. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    This new batch going to be the same designs as before? Or did you update to a hex design?
     
  20. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    Same as before. Don’t think hex will be until the next update when I do the sunroof models too
     
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