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Ladder Rack/Expedition Tent

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JayARRGHH, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    JayARRGHH

    JayARRGHH [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I just installed my ladder rack (I use this for my Plumbing work truck too) and I have some big ideas for this baby, just need some guard rails.
    I plan on making a tent out of this thing. Im going to have sides that roll up and down and snap onto the bedrails, also some kind of pop up contraption for the top. Any ideas for what kind of materials to use? I was thinking something like what they already use for the soft top shells for truck beds, but I have no idea what its called. Since I have a tool box in there too, I'm trying to figure out some kind of contraption to go on top so we have some where to sleep. Or maybe, i just thought, feet under the tool box and heads by the tail gate? Any input? Also any suggested mods you guys think i should do. A lot of plans this summer. thanks guys.
    -Jay

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  2. Apr 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    MowTaco

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    I've slept in my bed before with a toolbox... I just put the tailgate down and put my feet there. I'm about 6'1" and fit very comfortably with my... friend :cool:
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    JayARRGHH

    JayARRGHH [OP] Well-Known Member

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    oh nice! thats good to know, im only about 5' 10" and my gf is deff shorter than that so, thanks!
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    bigdaddytaco

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    i hope you ment girl friend
     
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