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Short bed on regular cab?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by horwitzs, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    horwitzs

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    In the small town I live in, the popular thing for all the kids to do is take their older regular cab Toyota pickups, lift them, put stupid big tires on, and chop a foot out of the bed.
    There are dozens of these little things running around everywhere.
    Just got me thinking, has anybody done this to a newer Tacoma? Either chopped the bed or fit the DC short bed onto a regular cab?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    Would be good for offroading.I'd like to see a first gen standard cab with the double cab bed
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Yep. Other than watching our one stop light change colors, their entertainment is wheelin' in the mountains all around us.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    You'd probably have to shorten the frame and modify the body mounts. It would be pretty awesome though.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    Here's an example of what I'm talking about... these things are everywhere around here, but are mostly pre-taco Toyota pickups.
    I want to see a 2nd gen short bed on a regular cab!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    Pugga

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    I'll try searching but I did see a pic of an access cab with a really short bed on it. I believe they used the double cab short box on an access cab and it ended up having the same wheel base as a regular cab. There's a pic somewhere, just gotta find it!
     
  7. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    It was the green sema truck
     
  8. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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  9. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Not the SEMA truck, I forgot about that one... the one I was referring to was a rock crawler (and a pretty well built up one at that).
     
  10. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Reg cab wheelbase is already good, what is needed is to bob the bed behind the wheels to reduce the overhang.

    So a bed swap to a DCSB bed won't have the desired effect.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Yeah, that bed shows highly "customized" wheelwell trimming.
     
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    i want to do that but just cut a little bit off because to short looks funny in my opinion, but its going to be years untili do that
     
  15. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    if the second gen didnt have a composite bed, mine would be chopped by now...

    still thinking of pulling the bed off and making a framework to bolt to the frame and mount shortened bed panels... hmmmm
     
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    id rock one in a heart beat but... my fj is short enough wheel base for me :D
     
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