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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LIazard, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Dec 3, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    LIazard

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    Other than mounting a tonneau cover, what is the purpose of the tracks on either side of my 2017 Access Cab bed.

    I'm thinking of removing the tracks and installing a D-ring at each screw.

    Can I mount a shell without the tracks? Is there metal under them and on top of the bed sides?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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    You can mount almost anything to those rails.
    D-rings, tool mounts, bike mounts, storage boxes, crossbars, racks, etc.
    Just about anything you can bolt to T-nuts.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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    Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    They provide adjustable tie down locations.
     
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    So you can tie things down in the bed that you don't want to fall out.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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    T-nuts? Where and what size? The t-nuts I'm familiar with have spikes on one side to dig into wood.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    Look under your back seats. I have an AC, but I bet your DCSB has under the seat storage. Sorry I just noticed that U don't actually own a Tacoma yet.
     
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  8. Dec 3, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    Do you have the tie down cleats? If your salesguy forgot to show you they are probably under the rear seats. A toneau can be mounted with the track system in place. Most companies have designed specifically for the tacoma.
    Same with shells.
     
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    Oops, I have those. Forgot about 'em! Even so, I'm curious about making custom attachments. What size and type of T-nuts are we talking?
     
  11. Dec 3, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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  12. Dec 3, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    You can also use brass toilet bolts and a wingnut for moving around with whatever accesory you add ... d rings etc.

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  13. Dec 3, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    Its one of the more useful features on the truck IMO. Pretty much a blank slate for whatever you want or need. Tie down, tool holders, cargo divider, cargo nets. The list can go on and on.
     
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    I've got a triple fishing rod holder mounted to mine.
     
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  18. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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    Where’d you get that? I Like it.
     
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    What mount are you using? Thanks, very clean by the way.
     
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