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Plastic Bed??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CAdiveTaco, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Feb 7, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    CAdiveTaco

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    What's the deal with the plastic bed in the 2nd gen Taco's? When did they stop making them out of stamped steel?
    I was putting a cable lock on my spare and took a few minutes to look at the bottom side of the bed.
    All plastic, makes me think twice about putting any thing of significant weight in there.
    I wanted to install some extra tie points but I have to re-think their location or provide some sort of steel backing to them for mounting strength.
    Doesn't make sense to use a bedliner, plastic on plastic?
    Can someone shed some light on this for me?
    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 7, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    It's actually a composite bed and is stronger than steel... :thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 7, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    x2 on bed mat -- it's amazing... :D
     
  4. Feb 7, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    JimBeam

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    did you not notice this when you bought the truck? :confused:
     
  5. Feb 7, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    HighPlains

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    LOL, when I read your many many posts, in my own mind I can hear Dwight's voice saying the words you've written.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    CAdiveTaco

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    Yeah I did notice it but I thought it was a type of liner, I dropped in a bed mat to keep things from sliding around.
    I've seen many members here bolting things to it so I guess it is much stronger than I thought.:D
     
  7. Feb 7, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Ya know, it blows my mind how many people don't read/notice/understand the "composite bed" part of the vehicle description before or even after dropping $20 grand or more for these trucks. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Feb 7, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    L8Rmike

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    Just hauled 30 treated 2"x10"x8' in the bed of my truck and all was good.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    Somewhere a Japanese Engineer is being fanned and given a glass of water to revive him after someone just said "PLASTIC BED"......
     
  10. Feb 7, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    I am right there with you brother. I sit back :popcorn: and read posts asking about this switch or that lever and try to figure out what the poster is thinking.


    Maybe I am the odd one that did a little research before pulling the trigger or spending sometime looking at the gigits and gadgits.

    Oh well, takes all types to make the world.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The bed is plenty strong. I tried to power a large screw thru the bed to mount something, and halfway thru, the head broke off. I tried everything I could (well almost) to get that broken screw out, but, to this day, its still in there. :(
     
  12. Feb 7, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    hahahahahahahaha:D

    ya those japanese sure put a lot of thought into these trucks. They are awesome and imo we get what we pay for.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    lol Yeah, I wanted this truck 6 years ago, but the cab was too small, it leaned too much in corners for me, and I didn't think I could afford it. Then I saw the 05's come out and get reviewed in various truck and off road mags so I read up on all the new features. Key on my list were the composite bed and 6spd manual (after the 01-04's being only auto). Even then I read every article and website I could find as well as spent hours on Toyota's website building different versions and reading info before buying. I knew more than the sales guys when I walked in. But then, I was gonna be dropping $27k on this truck (most I've ever paid for a vehicle, maybe the most in my family too) and I wasn't about to NOT know wtf I was buying. :D
     
  14. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    I gotta say guys I didn't give the bed much thought when looking into the truck, my primary concern was cab safety as this was going to be the main vehicle used to carry my son.
    I did notice the bed when I went to a few dealers and just chaulked it up as something to look into but never gave it a lot of thought. Glad to hear that it is a composite material with structural integrity.
    Thanks :eek:
     
  15. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    I just thought they looked cool
     
  16. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    The box on my F-150 had a spray in liner and it was simply awesome. No dents, no rust to worry about, etc. After I got it done, I thought to myself "why don't these come standard on trucks?"

    Fast foward to when I first saw the new Taco's with the composite bed and I thought "FINALLY!". Needless to say, it's one of the features that I love about the truck and it was definitely a selling point for me.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    I like the composite bed.... My last pickup - a 1990 Nissan SE-V6 had a very RUSTY, holey bed. I treated the rust many times and it kept coming back. In my taco, I'll never have to worry about rust (in the bed at least)
     
  18. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    i think nissans sell trucks with liners from the factory.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    I had a liner and I think that added to the problem - the stuff would get under it - there were holes in the corners so you could access the tie down points. With leaves that stayed wet and/or moisture that never dried out.
     
  20. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    i actually sold toyotas when the o5 came out but in the o5 tacoma class we went to they did some crazy shit to the bed to show us its strong lets as ull have a turn with a 3 lb maul about 100 of us and no cracks
     
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