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OOPS... (I drilled the wrong holes for bed extender)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cliffhucker, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Feb 14, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    cliffhucker

    cliffhucker [OP] Active Member

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    :( After reading on here about adding bed extender mods I still managed to F- things up. The brackets came with 2 templates which I assumed were right and left after glancing at SOME of the words noted: first mistake. So after carefully lining the templates up adn drilling holes, Put the extender on and realize that 1 side is 2'' higher than the other. FUCK!, How did this happen? I read through like 5 how tos on this... Turns out one template is for big trucks, and one is for small guys like ours.

    I redrilled the proper holes and there are no issues with it working etc. But i have 2 unsightly holes that remind me of the dumbass I am everytime I look back there. Any suggestions and filling them in to hide my shame? Also, do I need to wory about painting behind the holes to prevent rusting? It almost felt like aluminum it was so easy to drill through...:confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. Feb 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Utard

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    You could leave the holes a a reminder to read 10 x's next time?

    Or go to auto parts store/home depot and look for a rubber/plastic plug/gromit to fill the holes.

    or pics of holes for better idea.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    thats what i was thinking
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Just don't look back there. You will then still consider yourself a genius.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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    Which bed extender did you go with?
     
  6. Feb 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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