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Mounting in the bed :)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by myth01, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    myth01

    myth01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok what I'm looking to do is mount a dive tank rack to the inside side of my bed. I'd like to use a poke thru type fitting to bolt to. That way I can work everything from the inside instead of reaching up from the outside. Has anyone done something similar and what kind of fitting did you use?. Ie. Like a toggle bolt
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    you can pop out the side cubby and reach in behind there to install what ever you like
    but i do recomend using like rubber froom a bike tube to put between the composite bed and what ur mounting hardware will be
    g/l
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I'd also recommend putting a metal plate behind the bed to spread out the force from the bolt.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    How much does a dive tank way?
    How many tanks?
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    What kind of rack? You can always just add extra "D" rings to the bed bolts and secure it that way - no drilling involved.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    Tanks are about 30-40 pounds each. Ok I can pop out the cubbies but are the nuts holding them in gonna fall when I unbolt them or are they affixed to the bed?
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    A dive rank rack?... Dang. I got my hopes up when I clicked on this thread. :rofl:
     
  8. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    No bolts, the little pockets snap out. If those bottles weigh 40# then you should through bolt them with large area washers.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    I just use the factory tie downs and run a strap across the top of the tanks, I added some tie downs below on the bed sides and ratchet down a strap across the bottom. I have strapped 4 Alum 80's this way with no problems.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    For singles, or stage bottles I too use the D-rings on the bed.

    For doubles, or lots of bottles, I placed the adjustable clamps along the bed behind the cab.

    Then I got a 400-lb "ratcheting" system. Hooked one end to each clamp and can get about 3 sets of doubles in there (approx 80-110 pounds each)

    it is scratching up the metal a bit though so I need to put a soft buffer of some kind in there.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    if your looking to hold lots of bottles at one time and do it consistently id look into a steel fabbed rack that bolts in using the bed bolts
     
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