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T-Track for 1st Gen bed?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RangeRick, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    RangeRick

    RangeRick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting a used camper shell that comes with clamps that fit the 2nd and 3rd Gen T-Track system. Rather than revert to old school c-clamps I've heard that I can get a T-Track system installed in my 1st Gen bed. Does anyone have any info/links about this?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2021 at 5:46 PM
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    Stock for now.. maybe

    I Have no clue about the t-tracks for 1st gen but I own both a 1st and second gen and both have camper shells. I can see how it might be nice to install the rails for fist gen but personally I'd stick with the tried and true c-clamps myself (for the 1st gen/yours). I guess you can find or make proper mounting points. I did a quick looksy and it seems you will probably have to take out/cut out some of the plastic bed lining part. The c-clamps work great

    For your reference

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  5. Jan 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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    Id personally stick with the C-clamps for the first gen. I have camper shells on my 1st and 2nd gen. I'm sure you can modify and put the rails on yours. The c-clamps work great... I guess having added tie down spots with rails might be useful but?! I'm sure you'll have to cut and modify plastic bed liner to make sure the rails will be attached to something secure

    For your reference

    20210125_201204.jpg 20210125_201250.jpg

    For your reference full disclosure the shell on my first gen wasn't made for it but works fine and stays dry
     
  6. Jan 25, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    You would have to drill through the bed rails yes. I do not have experience with the oem kit for 2nd gens installed on 1st gens. I have installed the front runner kit on my truck with much success.
     
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