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Mounting a back rack??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MMazz365, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Im making something similar to a headache rack and i dont wanna mount it to the side rails. im looking to mount it on the plastic sides of the bed. any suggestions?
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    I suggest you don't do that .

    Why are you opposed to mounting to the rails ?
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    I have a tonnahu cover. I wanna fabricate something similar to how backracks mount on dodges. They have a hole in the rails with like a metal cup in them that a bolt bolts onto
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    There's nothing but sheet metal under the plastic bed caps

    I will find you a link with pictures

    Half a sec
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Can't find the thread I was looking for , i think I have some pics on my computer , I'll have a look
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Alright um how would you suggest how to mount it? Ill see if I can draw up something that'll itll look like
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    This is what is under the plastic cap

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    this is what i was looking into doing

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  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Mount it through the top of the Tonneau , or does yours sit below the bed caps ?
     
  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Below. Its a truxedo low pro
     
  11. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    Are you gonna use it as a lumber rack or light bar ?
     
  12. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Just a light bar
     
  13. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    That's awesome. I needed that for my CB antenna project this weekend.

    So, it looks like you don't need to remove the bedrails to remove the caps?
     
  14. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    So, just a stupid thought here - but have you considered mounting a roof rack and using it as a light bar?
     
  15. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Yeahh I just probably have its done welded and maybe mounted next week. Ill pose some pics up. I plan on mounting a CB antenna and scanner atenna to it. Maybe reverse/bed lights and offroading lights. Maybe even ems and fire dept lights too lol
     
  16. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    No , but you have to be careful with the tabs that hold the cap to the metal sides .

    Bullwinkle check out this thread for a bit more info

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1209712
     
  17. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    Based on your diagram, I'd think about mounting to the front stake holes and trimming the bedrail covers to just skirt around the new rack.

    EDIT: and if you're going to mount an antenna to it, make sure it's got a good electrical conducting ground connection to both the bedsides.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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  19. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    Yeah that's what Im hoping to try to do
     
  20. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    You will need as wide a base plate as you can fit on the underside of the rail cap otherwise the headache rack will lever back and forth and eventually cause a failure at the mounting location
     
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