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Removing seats/storage in '06 Access Cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Arjay70, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Dec 14, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    Arjay70

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    Hi. Does anyone have any ideas about removing the hokey seats/storage setup in an '06 Tacoma Access Cab? I could use the space a lot more productively for locking tooboxes that actually have some capacity, with a level deck covering them and any remaining space behind the seats.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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    BSP4x4

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    i agree, we got screwed in the 09's and 10's...i hope you are reading toyota!
     
  3. Dec 15, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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  4. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    Everything just screws in place. What issue are you having?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    dktaco

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    +1. Pretty simple removal. ;)
     
  6. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    I haven't pulled it all apart to see, but I believe there's a steel framing bulkhead in the front of the seat/storage area thingie. Maybe the solution is to remove the seat and the storage bucket, mount tool boxes directly to the floor forward of that, and then build a deck with flip-up sections on top so you have a level area back there with easy access to the present under-seat storage area and to the toolboxes.

    Not sure what the other year's versions of this whole setup are, but I think the version in the '06 Tacoma Access Cab could have been better thought out.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    They changed the rear of the Access cab? :confused:
     
  8. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    OH! I thought you were talking about just pulling the plastic and cushions. Makes more sense now. :)

    Yes, there's metal. Rip stuff out and get to cutting. Here's my '06 access cab early on in my build:

    [​IMG]

    Piece of cake to get rid of. It's just sheet metal.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Arjay70

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    As long as the sheet metal has no structural value, sounds like the way to go. Thanks for the picture!
     
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