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MCSquaredEqually's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by MCSquaredEqually, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:19 PM
    #1
    MCSquaredEqually

    MCSquaredEqually [OP] Member

    Joined:
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    Windsor ON
    Vehicle:
    09 Toyota SR5
    Upgraded 4 wire Trailer Plug to 7 Wire, Front box Rack,
    Here is the first major mod to my truck.
    I built a rack for the front of the box that:
    - moved the tie down rail down so it doesn't interfere with the tonneau cover
    - added 2 D-rings to the floor of the box
    - storage for 2 ball hitches
    - CB antenna mount

    Step 1.
    Remove rail and 2 front bolts from floor of bed.
    [​IMG]

    Step 2.
    Get materials. I used:
    1 x 2"x3/8" Flat Bar 52"
    1 x 1"x1" Angle 53"
    2 x 1" x 1/4" Flat Bar 4 1/2"
    2 x 2" x 1/4" Flat Bar 2 1/2"
    4 x 1" x 3/8" Channel ~16"
    2 x D-Rings
    2 x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" Angle ~6" (to hold hitches)
    Most of these materials were picked by what was handy. "~" indicates that it was sized to fit, not necessarily an exact measurement.

    Here are most of the parts laid out:
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    Step 3.
    Weld everything together and paint
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    Step 4.
    Install.
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    Here is a close up the drivers side. The D-ring is half-way between the bolt and the front of the box. The angle iron sticks up to hold the hitch.
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    Here is the CB Antenna mount that just fits under the tonneau roll.
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    I will have to take some pictures with the rail installed and the hitches in place.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:31 PM
    #2
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
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    looks good
     
  3. Feb 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM
    #3
    MCSquaredEqually

    MCSquaredEqually [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Member:
    #11797
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    Windsor ON
    Vehicle:
    09 Toyota SR5
    Upgraded 4 wire Trailer Plug to 7 Wire, Front box Rack,
    Finally took a picture with the rail installed and hitch in place.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Feb 27, 2011 at 1:35 PM
    #4
    705 Taco

    705 Taco Zombie Killer!

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    Barrie ON / St. Petersburg FL
    Vehicle:
    11 4x4 SR5
    6 inch ProComp lift, Eibach coils on 5100 Bilsteins at zero, 1/4 inch Toytec spacer on drivers side, rear TSB, 1.5 inch Deaver AAL, ProComp blocks and rear shocks, 8000 lb Warn winch on a Trans4mer grill guard, 33 inch BFG AT's, 18x9 XD Monsters, PIAA headlights, PIAA driving lights, Pyro's blue LED gauges, LED strip below tailgate, Armor Lid hard tonno, Hidden Hitch, Dee Zee bed mat, Tint, XM, Garmin GPS, Ultra Gauge
    Good job
     
  5. Feb 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM
    #5
    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    Kendrick, Idaho
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    3'' Tuff Counrty Lift, Moromoto Mini H1 Projectors 5000K 35W, BHLM, 30'' LED Light Bar, Black TOYOTA Emblem, Excelon Touch Screen Deck, Hertz Speakers,Excelon AMP, 2 10'' JL Audio Subs, Wet Okle seat covers, Weather Tech Floor Mats.
    Good job. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Feb 27, 2011 at 2:04 PM
    #6
    MCSquaredEqually

    MCSquaredEqually [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Member:
    #11797
    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Windsor ON
    Vehicle:
    09 Toyota SR5
    Upgraded 4 wire Trailer Plug to 7 Wire, Front box Rack,
    Here is how I mounted the CB Radio:
    Removed cover from behind center console (a bit of prying with a screwdriver and it pops off)

    Mounted bracket (note, I ended up moving the bracket up in order for the antenna plug too fit)

    Ran power cable through vent holes.

    Mount radio

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  7. Feb 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    MCSquaredEqually

    MCSquaredEqually [OP] Member

    Joined:
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    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    Windsor ON
    Vehicle:
    09 Toyota SR5
    Upgraded 4 wire Trailer Plug to 7 Wire, Front box Rack,
    I was tired of digging through my console for keys and pens so I mounted some hooks on the inside of the lid.

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