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tacoma16 Flat Bed Build....on 35’s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by tacoma16, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    My issue with the Norweld trey/caonopy setup is the markup the few US dealers are adding.. Ive heard its 1/3 the cost.


    Great build OP!! Subbed for further progress :popcorn:

    Looking to diy a trey/canopy setup in the next few years. Maxed out my current build and just want more function out of it.
    Just had a baby so it'll sit for now..
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    Thanks, appreciate it.

    I have only good things to say about Uteltd. The entire process was super easy, and @1 Bored Clerk build was unbelievably helpful. Now they do offer a canopy for the tray which is awesome and the room it will give you is huge. The tray is also made by A.R.E which allows you to get parts from any A.R.E dealer in case something does get fubared. I was content with my old setup but the broken bed forced me into this route.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    I love when fixing something gives you the opportunity to make it better than it was..


    Question. Living in Ontario have you heard of or run the Swisha loop?
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    yes I have. I think you did it with wheel spinner if IRC. He has given us lots of information when we do it this year.

    I may be doing it on my way back from Newfoundland....One month on the road if the gf lets me have my way.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    Yea yup @Wheelspinner @JLink and I ran it. We plan on doing a return trip at some point as well..
    Would be great to meet up or run a trip with you next time we cross the boarder.

    Safe travels on your trip and good luck convincing the gf
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Im down. When your back down let us know in the Ontario m&g thread.
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    Nice work... I see why you're boxing the frame.

    What do you drive when you're not Yoting? ... or when it's in parts?
     
  8. Apr 15, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    Yeah. Essentially I don’t want the bed to break again.

    As for the vehicle when it’s down, I have been very fortunate to be able to walk to work everyday. Really only drive on the weekends if that. Plus my mother has a vehicle that is only driven on the weekends that I can drive during the week. It’s a fiat though but it’s good on gas.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    I followed your thread on that one, and took a lot of inspiration from your build until my Taco was stolen. Now I own a bus, so Swisha is out for me.


    Hey, Pete, you may wish to brush up on your geography before you head out into the bush.

    Chux is in NJ, therefore he needs to drive 'up' here, not down. :D

    You may become lost. :goingcrazy:
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    This is why my girlfriend is my navigator. I don’t have a very good sense of direction at alll.


    As for those pelican cases the ones at Walmart are $20 for a big one. I already have 3 of them. Those you posted look good though.
     
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    Which Pelican cases are these, if I may ask? Sounds like a great deal.
     
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  13. Apr 17, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    Sorry after trying to look for the link I messed up the name. Plano is the company.

    I have two of these https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/plano-storage-trunk/6000066423343

    And one of these

    https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/plano-191900-sportsmans-trunk/6000194834296

    I used aluminum to sandwhich the plastic so I could put a d ring. This allows me to properly strap them down and still be able to have access to the bin.
    EEC0E40B-FAB3-4ABB-B492-664D6C75DDFA.jpg
     
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    No worries
     
  16. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    Thanks for the idea on strapping them down, I have unlimited number of those d-ring's as they use them at work so I can loot all I want.

    I got 2 of the plano ones from Amazon last year but wanted to strap then down so I could get inside with out unstrapping them.
     
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    Yeah. Just some aluminum or steel or even a thick plastic to sandwhich the bin so you you don’t rip the rings out.

    Nothing worst than haveing to unstrap when you need one thing. This allows you complete access and still be able to remove them if needed (compared to a drawer system that I also looked at doing). For swisha want to move the kitchen away from the sleeping area. Can unstrap and haul the kitchen tote to the cooking area.
     
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    Hmmm... I saw those a while back in the automotive section at Wallyworld. I may look into the big one again, although I prefer hinged.
     
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  19. Apr 18, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    Oh I agree there are way better options out there. Even being able to use the bin as a seat, table or step would be better too but for the price, availability, and weight it will work great for now hopefully.
     
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    Frame boxing and new shackle hangers.

    Today I worked on cleaning the frame, stripping the wire back so they don’t get burned. Started to get rid of the rivets that hold the middle cross member as it will be replaced with 2x4 1/8 tube.

    Bed off

    Wire hanging out on the gas tank

    First four rivets that hold the tire carrier/crossmember are out

    Waiting on the shackle hangers to come back from powder coat.
     
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