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Old Man's rack on a budget

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by DignTRDoffRoadnbama, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Jan 22, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    DignTRDoffRoadnbama

    DignTRDoffRoadnbama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK there are some really nice custom racks on here that will make your eyes pop from the vendors. This does not look near as good as those, but right now I cannot afford the cost, and they're worth the $$ if it meets your needs, the craftsmanship are superb, but when your on a budget and your a diy'er this might be of interest to you. I bought this on Amazon it's adjustable and had to modify it a bit, says it good for 1000lbs but I'll never max it, width wise it works good, length wise you'll have to shorten the pipe and add some extra bolts ( see pics ) also had to buy some 3in flat bar 3/16 thick I think, and add it to the mounts so it would fit the bed rail system, ( see pics ). They didn't have the exact length allen screws for the bed rail system so I had to add a nut to tighten, going to paint them black to match everything as soon as it warms up again turned cold before I finished it.

    Tacoma Ladder rack 4.jpg Tacoma Ladder rack 2.jpg Tacoma Ladder rack 3.jpg
     
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  2. Jan 22, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    markmizzou

    markmizzou Well-Known Member

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    A back step for when I get older, N-fab step bars , Carhartt seatcovers, 4Runner wheels, Topper, and "tats all folks"! --for now!!
    nuttin wrong with that!! --whatever works for you and fills your needs!
     
  3. Jan 22, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty Sinner; saved by grace

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    Pretty good, IMO!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2018 at 9:32 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

    OnHartung'sRoad -So glad I didn't take the other...

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    Somewhere in the Mojave Desert...
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    Looks great, and if you were thinking of outfitting your truck for camping, you could easily have a canvas shop use it as a frame to make a soft top for it...

    Curious, do you have a link for the frame on Amazon?
     
  5. Jan 23, 2018 at 2:53 AM
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    DignTRDoffRoadnbama

    DignTRDoffRoadnbama [OP] Well-Known Member

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  6. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    DignTRDoffRoadnbama

    DignTRDoffRoadnbama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I like the quote under your user name, I'm with you Brother
     
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