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Shortening the Bed on a 99Taco.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by marcchrisv, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    marcchrisv

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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. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    45acp

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  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    I'd say shorten the bed, I think it would look better then a flat bed
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    This is also a decent write-up. The OP is a good guy that knows his stuff.

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  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Same write up.:D
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    google bed bob. I have thought about doing it.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    :laugh:

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

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  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    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. Nov 7, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Better departure angle so you wont scrape it as much on extreme angles.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    Not possible, the wheel well is closer to the cab on DC beds.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    ah bummer, I knew there had to b a reason y I couldn't find it in a search
     
  13. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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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. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Flat bed if its mostly a trail rig.
    Otherwise bobbing it would be sweet.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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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. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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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.
     
  17. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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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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