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Shortening the Bed on a 99Taco.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by marcchrisv, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. marcchrisv

    marcchrisv [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any one here had any experience with shortening the bed on 99 taco x-tra cab? I'm thinking about doing it, but want to keep the tailgate, etc.. stock.. maybe just cut the rear and move it in.. Don't know if the frame rails will get in the way though.. Maybe i should just go with a flatbed to raise the bumper clearance issue.
     
  2. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Fiolo Senior member

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    I'd say shorten the bed, I think it would look better then a flat bed
     
  4. Fink

    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    This is also a decent write-up. The OP is a good guy that knows his stuff.

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  5. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Same write up.:D
     
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    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    Rebel Taco 22 mall crawler

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    google bed bob. I have thought about doing it.
     
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    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    :laugh:

    Do I even need to say that I didn't click on your link? :eek:

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    TIPICOTACO Well-Known Member

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    few things here n there, check out the build
    just curious, why would you want a shorter bed??

    I'v got a DCSB and would rather have a 6' bed... WANNA TRADE? Is that even possible?
     
  10. Rebel Taco 22

    Rebel Taco 22 mall crawler

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    Better departure angle so you wont scrape it as much on extreme angles.
     
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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Not possible, the wheel well is closer to the cab on DC beds.
     
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    oh gotcha, u can tell mines a 'mall crawler' :eek:
    ah bummer, I knew there had to b a reason y I couldn't find it in a search
     
  13. fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    I have the DCSB and almost dont have room for my recovery gear and spare so make sure you have the space!
     
  14. STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Flat bed if its mostly a trail rig.
    Otherwise bobbing it would be sweet.
     
  15. toycar18

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    Bobbing takes a lot of skill to make it look stock.

    Might wanna consider dove tailing it also for better offroading
     
  16. UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    It's just the filling and sanding portion to make it look stock.

    The actual bob is easy, I been reading up on it and participated in one over the weekend on a 1st gen Pickup.
     
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    It does take a lot of skill. I have seen so many bobs that are terrible.Take the time and make it look BA

    I have a buddy who has worked in a body shop for many years and to make them look perfect it takes skill. I'm talking show room quality.
     
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