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Overhead storage area

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CollegeKevin, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    CollegeKevin

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    I can see all that stuff flying out as soon as you hit the accelerator..
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    I wouldnt put loose stuff up there, but mounting a cb, gps, ultragauge, ect.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    Looks like a great spot to bolt junk into like you said but one, I definitely wouldn't put a bunch of loose junk like binos and CDs up there and two I hope you're short like me and it doesn't ruin your view. I suppose the real question would be how much it would cost ya
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Exactly.. $79.99 from JCWhittney but I think I could fabricate something out of aluminum or wood much cheaper.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    You can never have too many extra places to store things, but i think it would get in the way. If you get it let us know how it goes
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    I think it would be handy in a full size tuck, but not so much in a tacoma because of the smallness of the cab and all.
     
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    Well, did you ever try it and what was the outcome? Had one in a previous vehicle, so am somewhat interested in another for my current truck.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    I already feel like the top edge of the windshield is quite low. I would feel very uncomfortable with a shelf up there.

    If you're thinking about metal or wood, check carefully to see where your head could possibly go during a crash.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    ^^ It doesn't really hang down all that much. The area closest to your head only hangs down about 2 to 2 1/2 inches from the headliner and is smoothly curved to reduce the possibility of injury. The shelf is just large enough for small items, radios, and similar. Of course, any indents in the headliner for the sun visors add a bit more space above.

    The area closest to the windshield sits nearly flush with the sun visor bolt holes (the front of the sun visors are nearly in the same position as before), so does little to interfere with visibility. Ultimately, a taller person might be distracted by the shelf, while others would likely hardly notice it while driving.

    Of course, all of this is based on my past experience with this same shelf installed in a Ford Explorer. I have not installed it in the Tacoma (not listed as compatible, which is likely why the OP was talking about fabricating his own).
     
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