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RTOffroad bed rack / light bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by Chachie, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Mar 6, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Chachie

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    Hey all. I have redesigned my bed rack. It follows the cab lines and sits at roof level. It will have a light bar up top as an option. There will also be a paired set option for those wanting a full rack. It bolts to the bed rail system using 3 1/2" bolts on each side. The weight is transferred to the bed sides. The tubing is all 2x3, .120 wall rectangle tube. Let me know what y'all think. I will have more images later this week.

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    UPDATE 3/8/2011

    Light bar installed and capped ends. The corners on the light bar tabs will be ground off at an angle for those who are wondering.

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    I will get some better pictures on thursday in the light.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:16 AM
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  3. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:32 AM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Looks good. I'm going to make myself one this summer when I get back home from school. Got the plans all drawn up and material list down.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    like the idea, gonna subscribe to see how this goes :D
     
  5. Mar 7, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    Just to answer some already brewing questions, yes the ends will be fully capped.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    Bump for updated first post with more pics!
     
  7. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    I think two vertical bars would look good. Looks good as is though.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    Explain this please. It's always customizable. :thumbsup: but I'm also trying to keep the weight down a bit.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Edit: Image shack sucks:
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    I was thinking something like this. More of a headache rack I guess. I think it rounds out the look personally but as your product, certainly go with what you feel.

    Also it's much more work but a thought might be to notch your tube at the top and plate it so that the third brake light is visible. Again, just a thought.

    -Max
     
  10. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    I was actually thinking about notching and plating for the brake light but one of the main purposes of this would be to be able to run a roof top tent if I wanted to. So I want it to support as much weight as possible.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    bumpo
     
  12. Mar 11, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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  13. Mar 26, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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  14. Mar 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Sure is!! I'll get some better pics soon!
     
  15. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    Sweet, I wonder if you made two, if you could make it work like non-adjustable a thule xsporter rack?
     
  16. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    I dont see why not.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    get them pics yet? :D
     
  18. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Please excuse the messy wiring. Lol
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  19. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    holy freaking lights!

    looking good btw!

    did you ever think about making the top bar be able to fold back? or put a rack around the lights. like the demello prototype?
     
  20. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    How much, how much?? haha but seriously, I'm interested.
     
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