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Truck bed sagging by tailgate, trouble closing tailgate

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Smythe, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Jun 10, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    Smythe

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    I haul & cut firewood w/ my '02 Tacoma 4 door short bed. My bed is sagging near the tailgate which bows the quarter panels closer or towards each other. This has caused problems closing my tailgate. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    MCRANEY

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    do you have pics?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    Mcraney, do not have pics right now. I may be able to get some later today.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Sounds like the floor is buckling at the tailgate pulling the the bed sides inwards. Post pictures.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    fletch aka, you are correct. I will try to post some pics later today.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Maybe you could put some rienforcements under the bed back there, so it doesnt bow?
     
  7. Jun 10, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Evertaco, that's what I would think as well. I thought I might find someone on here w/ the same issue and direct me to the correct way to do it. I'll be looking into it. Thanks
     
  8. Jun 10, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    How's the frame?
     
  9. Jun 10, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Janster, the frame is OK.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    Consider buying leafsprings?



    I really have no idea what I am talking about, its just a guess
     
  11. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    Leaf springs are fine
     
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