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Score! Finally found a Bestop on Craiglist!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by The Traveler, May 21, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    The Traveler

    The Traveler [OP] Desert Chief

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    After weeks of searching, I came across an ad for an 07 Prerunner short bed with a Bestop Supertop in LA. E-mailed the guy who posted the ad, and offered him $250 for the Bestop if he was willing to part it out off the truck...he agreed! :eek:

    Picking it up this Saturday! Finally beginning my zombie response unit build :D

    Pics to come after the install. PS Anybody know how to mount a CB with a Bestop? Currently using Desert Guy's bedrail mount, but I don't think they will work with the topper.
     
  2. May 21, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Well-Known Member

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    Hellz yeah man. lucky you, wish i was in the same position. glad your happy:D
     
  3. May 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    Thanks!

    Can anybody shed some light on the CB antenna mount question? Best place to mount?
     
  4. May 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    TacoDanny

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    I am getting a soft topper and I had that same question. I looked around and it looks like the door jamb mount from Firestik would work well on the rear tailgate side support. There was a picture but I don't feel like googling and looking for it.
     
  5. May 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    I have a soft topper and decided to go with a relentless fab hood mount.

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  6. May 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    Congrats on the purchase! I also have a Bestop (get those pics up soon!) and rather than fight with mounting the antenna from the bed rails, I run the K40 antenna with mag mount on my roof. Works like a champ and the antenna is just awesome. Very easy to pull off and store, too.

    I bought a boat-load of w8n4mud's brackets that he was selling a while ago. They worked great for mounting the antenna with the regular mount, but tons of interference caused by the hoops in the Bestop, unless I folded it down.

    Don't have any awesome, close-up pics of the mag mount, but . . .

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  7. May 22, 2012 at 2:33 AM
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    Good to know! Thanks for the heads up...unfortunately, I have the 5' Firestik antenna, and I'm already hitting all kinds of stuff with it being 4' above the cab. I'll either have to buy a short one, or live with the constant mounting and removing of the antenna.

    I'm looking into a rear bumper mount right now.
     
  8. May 22, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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  9. May 22, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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    there is also this you can do


     
  10. May 22, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    I've had much higher offers on mine but didn't want to take it apart and ship. Great price OP. Enjoy it. I've camped out a lot in mine :)
     
  11. May 22, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    Great suggestions...I'm trying to stay away from cutting into the bumper, so I may go with the door jamb mount. May even custom fab something to work with the Bestop. Keep the ideas coming :)
     
  12. May 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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    I put mine between the bedside and tailgate
     
  13. May 22, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    apierce7565 I eat terrorism and crap freedom!

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    yea im thinking about mounting mine to my rear bumper on the side
     
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