1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The “Bullet” Cover (Shark Fin Delete) 2nd Gen only currently

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by Anderson, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:05 AM
    #1
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    A few years back, When my Tacoma was relatively stock, I purchased a custom roof rack. It was designed in such a way that it’s beauty and versatility was in the simplicity of the design. The one unfortunate downside was that one of the crossbars would locate about 1-2mm from the top of the shark fin antenna cover. I was constantly worried about deflection if I had any kind of load resting upon that particular bar.

    Fast forward to the delivery of my Drifter from Vagabond Outdoors. There was more clearance, but only because I still have the factory plastic bedsides. Once replaced for a metal bedrail cap, this lowers the Drifter almost an inch closer. That means I have the same amount of clearance I did before with the old roof rack.

    I followed a great DIY write up here(https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...shark-fin-with-a-oem-satellite-stubby.552228/) and replaced the shark fin with a factory stubby antenna. Unfortunately, the connectors aren’t the same. So, I left the stubby in place just to keep things sealed up and decided it was time to enlist the help of a friend who is a designer. The end result of all that is this:
    52031630-36D8-4C08-82F5-B7168A183B2D.jpg C809B211-A792-40B0-8E98-795D26CC5410.jpg
    2A3C77DC-D866-4F8A-B18D-4CD4F4F75FC4.jpg
    30B60283-68E8-4235-8222-801ED0B89383.jpg
    5461D631-49A8-403D-8A20-44D37BDA21AB.jpg

    I believe we have created something simplistic in nature and design that by its own right is pleasing to the eye as well as retaining the values of OE durability and reliability.

    More information is coming... and it has arrived:

    https://totallyradproducts.com/
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019 at 6:15 PM
  2. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:05 AM
    #2
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    Is this something the Taco owners are interested in? We are thinking about trying to mass produce them.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
  3. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:06 AM
    #3
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  4. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:06 AM
    #4
    BVita

    BVita Mall Cruiser

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Member:
    #133048
    Messages:
    3,306
    Gender:
    Male
    and in just because design.
     
    Anderson [OP] likes this.
  5. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:28 AM
    #5
    Dawdaw808

    Dawdaw808 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Member:
    #237296
    Messages:
    556
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dean
    Oroville, Ca
    Vehicle:
    06 Silver Tacoma
    3" pro comp
    I dont have a fin on my truck but I do see that it is often a problem when people are trying to add a rack to their truck. I would bet there would be some interest in the product you guys have designed.
     
    Anderson [OP] likes this.
  6. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:41 AM
    #6
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    It’s been a pain in the butt for myself. I went without the factory GPS for about half a year when I had the stubby antenna in place. The connectors were different.

    I can’t tell you how happy I was to see that map reappear on my screen.
     
    hotboatrod and Dawdaw808 like this.
  7. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:49 AM
    #7
    notlefty

    notlefty Probably Wrong

    Joined:
    May 10, 2019
    Member:
    #292921
    Messages:
    41
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Dixon
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Sport Access Cab M/T
    So this will this work for 3rd Gen as well ...correct ?
     
  8. Aug 24, 2019 at 10:04 AM
    #8
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    I don’t think so. I think the third gen antenna is a slighter larger mounting profile. I would actually need to get my hands on one to verify. The only third gen guys I know have a Drifter on like mine, so it’s not an easy thing to verify. We have a local mod day coming up here in the Bay Area. I’ll bring the stock 2nd gen shark fin and compare the two with a 3rd gen.
     
    hotboatrod likes this.
  9. Aug 24, 2019 at 10:06 AM
    #9
    JaCado

    JaCado Custom title

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Member:
    #195947
    Messages:
    26,601
    First Name:
    Jay
    I am interested. I am always worried about a low hanging branch taking a whack at it.
     
    RobP62 and Anderson [OP] like this.
  10. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:13 AM
    #10
    hotboatrod

    hotboatrod Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2019
    Member:
    #291183
    Messages:
    558
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rod
    El Cajon
    Vehicle:
    1996 Tacoma 4X4 V6 auto
    2 1/2" front lift and bigger tires and wheels
    Outstanding job Anderson. Pretty limited market but I'm sure some are going to welcome the innovative design.
     
    Anderson [OP] likes this.
  11. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:19 AM
    #11
    Bobcdn

    Bobcdn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2016
    Member:
    #181827
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    WTB; 2nd gen well built Tacoma
    Would be nice for anyone who has to remove snow from their trucks. I hit the shark fin almost every time I brush the snow off the roof! It is in the way when washing the truck and it just looks so dumb!:crazy:
     
    hotboatrod and Anderson [OP] like this.
  12. Aug 27, 2019 at 7:42 AM
    #12
    gibby11

    gibby11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Member:
    #109927
    Messages:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Las Vegas, NV
    Vehicle:
    '15 Blue Ribbon DCSB
    @Anderson interested, any idea about pricing?
     
  13. Aug 27, 2019 at 8:32 AM
    #13
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    Our aim is somewhere in the vicinity of $40. Our initial search with US based companies really made that target unobtainable. We are currently inquiring with other manufacturers at the moment.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2019 at 4:52 PM
    #14
    Gat_

    Gat_ Don’t be shattered.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Member:
    #276236
    Messages:
    400
    First Name:
    Austin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    '19 Cement Tacoma TRD OR M/T
    @Anderson

    Any good write ups/tutorial on how to remove and replace the antenna on a 3rd gen?
     
  15. Aug 27, 2019 at 5:07 PM
    #15
    RyanDCLB

    RyanDCLB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Member:
    #296235
    Messages:
    399
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    19DCLBOR
    I followed @overcast 's post here, but the clips, etc were different for the 2019. Edit: see post #21 for more detail. Here are some pictures:

     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
    Tacomen likes this.
  16. Aug 27, 2019 at 5:12 PM
    #16
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    I’m not familiar with any.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2019 at 5:19 PM
    #17
    Anderson

    Anderson [OP] Move along, nothing to see here...

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Member:
    #130329
    Messages:
    2,530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anderson
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    ProBro
    Stuff
    Also, I was able to take a comparative picture of second gen vs third gen shark fin.

    37831070-B6F4-4B28-9D30-AC2529170BEC.jpg
    6E27C1E1-DBF8-4EE9-839D-16C8DBB4968D.jpg
    Second gen shark fin is the smaller of the two.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
  18. Aug 27, 2019 at 11:07 PM
    #18
    Gat_

    Gat_ Don’t be shattered.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Member:
    #276236
    Messages:
    400
    First Name:
    Austin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    '19 Cement Tacoma TRD OR M/T
    Copy, thank you! My antenna broke the other day and I need to replace it.
     
    RyanDCLB likes this.
  19. Sep 7, 2019 at 3:50 PM
    #19
    Tacomen

    Tacomen Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2019
    Member:
    #298848
    Messages:
    8
    So... basically:
    1. unscrew pilar's screws in the "SRS" tabs.
    2. remove door handles (by pulling or It is there any screw?)
    3. pull the rooftop snaps (Does rooftop has any "hidden" screw?)
    4. ta dah...! we got the antenna!

    Please, clarify me (maybe us) the questions so we can catch the "shark" without any harm.
     
    RyanDCLB likes this.
  20. Sep 7, 2019 at 3:54 PM
    #20
    JaCado

    JaCado Custom title

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Member:
    #195947
    Messages:
    26,601
    First Name:
    Jay
    You also have the oh shit handles in the back on both sides bolts are under the caps and the 2 clothes hooks (not sure if the 19s have them). The clothes hooks I believe get turned counter clockwise to remove.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top