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Show us your truck bed sleeping platform/drawer/storage systems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1patriot4life, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Mar 3, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    ETAV8R

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    You're right. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. Takes less than a minute to put back up and no drilling into the shell. I've moved my set from my Flippac, to my FWC, and now in my current shell.
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    My girlfriend and I worked on our platform over the weekend. I wanted something heavy duty to support our weight without any supports underneath and be able to store a folding table or larger items underneath. I used one 4×8 and instead of buying another piece I bought wooden fence piece to fill in the remaining gap.20190227_172543.jpg 20190302_173724.jpg 20190303_102500.jpg 20190303_105005.jpg 20190303_111934.jpg 20190303_153518.jpg 20190303_154248.jpg IMG_20190303_155732_529.jpg IMG_20190303_155732_528.jpg
     
  3. Mar 3, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Moving blanket is a great idea...
     
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  4. Mar 4, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    @Alfred Looks great. How are you going to get to that small object that went all the way forward????
     
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  5. Mar 4, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    I think it would have been better to mount the panels directly to the tracks instead of using a crossbar. Much less drag and overall height.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    I tried and you can't do it with the tilt mounts I have. At 35 deg tilt you don't have enough clearance to make the angle. The edge of the panel at the pivot end won't allow it unless you have the panels mounted way off to the side (not centered). I have thought about adding a Thule 873XT 52" fairing, but sio far I've not noticed wind drag on MPG or noise.
     
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  7. Mar 4, 2019 at 11:14 PM
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    I'll worry about that when I get there haha. Nah I'll figure something out like keep everything in small totes or crates.
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    Installed my 6gal water tank today. Next is the pump for it.

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  9. Mar 8, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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  11. Mar 8, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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  12. Mar 8, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    Can you decscribe what part of that system failed? I dont like the quick fittings of that system.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    Yea the fittings rusted immediately and were replaced with stainless ones but the pump failed 3x, and I didn't buy that system you can make your own for 1/3 the cost I just used that same pump in that cubby.
     
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    Ah, cool, good to know. Thanks
     
  15. Mar 8, 2019 at 5:33 PM
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    Here we go again!
    Alfred, did you use 1” square tubing? Love the Los Pollos sign!
     
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  16. Mar 9, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    Love your crossbars Alfred.
    Did you make those or are they repurposed from something else?
     
  17. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    Love the simplicity.

    5/8 ply?
     
  18. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    I did something similar as Alfred for my 1st set-up. I used (5) individual cross supports of 1.5" OD square / .125" thick AL tubing with (3) 23/32" birch platdorm pieces on top. Held over 500lbs with virtually no sag and complete openness underneath.
     
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  19. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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    Do you have pictures? Ive been wanting to do something different in my first gen
     
  20. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    brilliant!
     
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