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Truck bed plastic or metal??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nc12vpower, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Sep 6, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    Nc12vpower

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    Is the inside of the bed of a 2011 tacoma all metal or like a plastic insert? Looking information so I'll know what kind of weight I can haul back there.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2015 at 7:44 PM
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    the whole bed is fiberglass
     
  3. Sep 6, 2015 at 7:44 PM
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    Composite
     
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  4. Sep 6, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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    If I drill holes in the bottom of the bed to hold something down and from moving side to side would the bolts end up pulling threw sinceit's fiberglass
     
  5. Sep 6, 2015 at 7:48 PM
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    Put D rings on the existing bed bolts , there's a thread
     
  6. Sep 6, 2015 at 7:50 PM
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    What's the thread?
     
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    That ones even better ^
     
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    I know these are D-rings, but these are put out by Toyota with the backing plate for use on the Tacoma composite bed. PT278-35054

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    If you use any bolt, be sure to use some type of backing plate to distribute the load.
     
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    Looks like I missed some fun by some of the posts quoted here that are now deleted
     
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    Depending on what you want to tie down you can also put tie downs in the side using the bolts that hold your little storage compartments on.
     
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    but seriously , D rings on the bed bolts is the strongest solution
     
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    Composite and D rings is what you need.
     
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    Is this solution still holding up? I need to add another anchor in the center of my bed. I need it to tie down (2) sportbikes. The way I would tie them down is using both D-rings up front and using this center d-ring to tie down both bikes in the middle.

    My concern is the composite bed...

    Thanks,
     
  17. Feb 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM
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    There is no center bed bolt is there? Didn't these replace bed bolts, meaning they are frame mounted, with no load on the composite.
     
  18. Feb 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM
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    Thank you,

    Sorry for your loss
     
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    I added the d-Rings to the bed bolts that secure to the frame. That setup is good for (1) motorcycle secured to the centerline of the bed.

    Yesterday I had to haul (2) motorcycles and I had no other choice but to strap them to the front rail cleats. It was a short trip, but I want to avoid using the cleats again for the motorcycles.
     
  20. Feb 29, 2016 at 12:59 PM
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    Gotcha. Dimensions of plates?
     

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