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Roof basket security

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by smuook, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    smuook

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    Installed a Rola roof basket today. Everything went well. I'm looking for suggestions on how to make the mounting more secure so someone would have a hard time trying to steal it. The hand nuts can be unscrewed in a few minutes and the whole thing can be easily removed. I have an SUV and I want to be able to swap the basket between the two trucks but I don't want it to be too easy. I was thinking about nylon locking nuts... but any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    if it bolts through the lid. use a flat top carriage bolt so you can only unbolt it from the inside.

    It's hard to say though, can't really see your whole set up. I'd like to see what other people come up with as well.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    I wanted the bolts on the inside... but the way the mount is, it just didn't work. Here's what it looks like underneath:

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  4. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    I like the carriage bolt idea, it has potential. Any other ideas? Thanks again.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    tac weld, or some sort of lock through one of the screw nuts so you can't turn it.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    I'd search for some sort of security fastener, something along this line and replace the thumb nuts
    You may need to install a washer of some sorts to seal against leaks

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    http://www.brycefastener.com/pentanut.htm
     
  7. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    Yep, +1
     
  8. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    thats a great idea i wish i thought about it:mad:
     
  9. Dec 10, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    Thanks for the great suggestions. The pentanut looks pretty friggin cool... but knowing me I'd loose the socket. :p I think I'm gonna go with a carriage bolt type setup on top and a nylon locking nut inside. Somebody will have to work to get at it. That's enough to discourage most common thieves. I figure if they want it bad enough, they'll be able to get it no matter what I do. Thanks for the help. :)
     
  10. Dec 10, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    can we get a pic of the whole truck with the rack on
     
  11. Dec 10, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Sure... It's a pretty sturdy basket but the only thing I don't like about it is that it's two pieces that are fitted together then fastened with screws. It would be nicer if it came one piece.

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  12. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    lift the truck higher so they need a ladder to reach lol
     
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    ah. I thought it was on your roof.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Ha.... maybe someday. Only doing little bits at a time.
     
  15. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    How do you like your grill? I'm thinking about doing that as well.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    I like it on the 2nd gens much better. I have a grill guard over it now so its not sticking out the so much. I like it better than the stock the. I mostly like the change from chrome to metalic grey. (i painted it)
     
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    Cool, thanks. The vertical bars always seemed weird to me.
     
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    Any wind noise from the rack when you drive?
    I'd love to do this to mine but I think it'd have to be a Thule setup because all of our attachments are Thule.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    vertical bars?
     
  20. Dec 11, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    Sorry, yeah... the black grill bars that you removed for the mesh (the things you cut out)... the ones that make it look like a jeep. I'm probably not describing it very well.
     
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