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Securing Bedmat

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sac130e, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    sac130e

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    Installed bed mat and next week will add anchor hooks to the bed bolts at front and middle.
    Like to know if anyone has installed the new anchors thru a drilled hole in the bed mat, wedding it at each point. Wondering if I do this, will there we enough bolt thread left to ensure bed is still secure to frame.

    I have seen people cut out a square in the bedmat and install anchor this way.
    But haven't seen any securing the bed mat this way. I guess I could get longer bolts too.

    Thx
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    you should be fine under 80mph
     
  3. May 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    I made a 1/4" hole in the top corners. Ran a black zip tie through and around each tie down point.
     
  4. May 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    Under 80..because?
    You think the bed would actually come off? I would hope not with the aft bolts still sitting untouched. Securing the bedmat under the anchors would add less than an inch. Could probably find a bolt thats about an inch longer to replace them..I think.

    Scott
     
  5. May 10, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Sounds like an idea, but that wouldnt stop anyone from taking it.
    Goal is to make it secure from stealing it.

    Scott
     
  6. May 10, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    ummm yeah
    unless you think it might get stolen....

    you should be good on the bolts.....what bedmat?
     
  7. May 10, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Toyotas Bedmat.

    Scott
     
  8. May 10, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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  9. May 11, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    I never gave it a though, bedmat being stolen. Read this post last night. I went fishing today and parked next to another Tacoma. I looked in the back of his truck, no bedmat. All I could think of while fishing is he is going to steal my mat! Glad he didn't!! I am definately going to secure it somehow.

    fishing truck 001.jpg
     
  10. May 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    got a bed mat on my 5 ft' bed and it's not held down. Hasn't moved even by sliding stuff over it. If ya want to put a screw in the middle drain hole .
     
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