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Replaced my old rusty d-rings with new ones

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mynameisbs, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Mar 13, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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    mynameisbs

    mynameisbs [OP] Member

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    I have seen my fair share of people adding d-rings to the front of the bed, and at some point I will be doing that. I wanted to replace the old rusting d-rings in the bed of the truck before I did that though, and after much searching, I couldn't find anything on here where someone had done that, so I wanted to put this here for the lurkers like myself who want to hear someone else's experience with mods and replacements.

    The whole process took less than 5 minutes, and the d-rings were like $25 on Amazon. The old ones literally just unscrew from the bed with the proper size torx bit (sorry I don't know the exact size, but it's smaller than the T55 the bed bolts use) and the new ones screw right in. I didn't have a torque spec but I didn't want them going anywhere, so I made them tight enough to make me comfortable that they'd be able to stay in place and not rattle loose.

    Before:
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    And after:

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    Here's what the old ones look like after removal:

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    Since the pieces are meant to be installed on the side of the wheel wells, they come with these plates that are welded to bolts. I didn't use them, so I can keep them around for another project.

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  2. Mar 13, 2017 at 5:55 PM
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    big_jarv

    big_jarv Well-Known Member

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    Looks good.
    Now you gotta replace those rusty bed bolts! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 13, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    mynameisbs

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    Thanks! Feels good to have rings that don't look older than I do.

    That is on the list, but I pulled one of them up a while ago and the rust was mostly superficial on top. That was years ago though so that may no longer be the case. Time to find a part number I guess...
     
  4. Mar 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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    Bocsy44

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    This that and the other thing.
    scratch my post in the other thread haha found this one
     

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