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My new bed cargo basket

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dud122, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Oct 2, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    dud122

    dud122 [OP] rabble rabble rabble

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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    So I've been working on this project for quite a while now and it's almost done. This is how its gone....

    I got a Surco Safari Basket for fairly cheap on Craigslist a while ago. It was in pretty rough shape and I planned on refinishing it. I completely disassembled it, sanded it, and put about 4-5 coats of rustoleum paint on it. A lot of the rivets had come out so I drilled extra holes and put in 48 bolts for added strength (adds a nice look too). I got new end caps and mounting hardware.

    I decided to mount it over my bed since it was pretty big. I got a set of Thule roof tracks and mounted them on my bed rails. Set up a standard Yakima rack on the tracks that goes over my tonneau cover and the basket mounts to that.

    On to the pics. This is what the basket was like when I got it...

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    And this is how it sits tonight....



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    Still need to put a few more bolts in when I can cut them shorter and get longer load bars for the yakima rack... the current ones are barely long enough.

    Future plans include: LED lights on the side for surround lighting, hi-lift mount, shovel mount, and spare tire mount.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    hard2kill

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    ...315's,2in bora wheel spacers,safari snorkel,wheel spacers,bruteforcefab rear bumper and sliders,afe filter,hi-lift jack,5100 with OME 886 & 1/2in spacer,allpro expo's,icon 10in rear shox,flip kit,ss brake lines,cobra cb,fog light mod,yellow fogs,weathertech mats,fullsize spare tire and extra sport rim,tinted windows,aeroturbine 2525 muffler dumped over axle...rear diff breather mod...removed factory spare...removed 2nd air filter...THULE roof rack and fairing....bud builts front to back,allpoo front bumper,BAMF lca skids,overland Offroad roof and bed racks,
    nice job man....looks very badass...i have the thule feet,cross bars,and wind fairing on my roof.....love roofracks...
     
  3. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    acidfly

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    Looks great, I just picked up a Yakima Loadwarrior rack today in fact for the same concept. What mounts and bars did you use? I was thinking of having some welded out of aluminum, but buying the setup my be easier.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    what do you mean "mounts"? how its mounted to the truck? the towers? or how the basket is mounted to the bars?

    the bars are yakima 58" load bars... they are barely long enough. i'm going to get a set of 68" bars and cut them down to about 63".
     
  5. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    acidfly

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    Yea, towers and bars... after looking at prices ill prolly stick to the original idea and weld up an aluminum frame
     
  6. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    dud122

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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    i am using a set of yakima rail riders... the older version of the control towers.

    i have an extra set if your looking for some.
     
  7. May 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    beef tube

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    Out of curiosity, what brand tonneau cover allows for the Yakima/Thule mounts to attach to it like that?

    Or do I just have a fundamental misunderstanding of how those mounts work and they'll actually work on anything?
     
  8. May 8, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    I love this. You got a truck bed for your truck bed.
     
  9. May 8, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    I like that!!! Nice....
     
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