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Undercover Toneau Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crazyengineer, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    I have an Undercover classic (the ABS one) and was thinking about putting a cargo rack on it, like a Thule or Yakima or something.

    something i can up a ski rack or bike rack on, maybe even mount a car top carrier on it on long trips (kinda doubt it though)

    here is my question, would the ABS cover be strong enough?

    i have seen it on fiberglass, but i dont recall any on the ABS ones.

    thanks in advanced for everyones help

    PS: if someone has done this, could you post pictures?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    According to Undercover, their ABS covers are stronger than fiberglass.

    If you check out their site - you'll see the pics of several men standing on top of it. In the FAQ's, they say they wouldn't recommend having 10 men stand on it all the time, but it can hold it.

    Using an average weight, that's 1,800lbs. I think you'd be just fine mounting a couple hundred pounds on it.

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  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    cool, any ideas on how i should do it since it isn't fiberglass?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    I've only ever seen one of them in person and from what I can tell, you will probably want to mount some rails to it (bolt it to the cover somehow) and then use the rails for whatever you want.

    As far as actually mounting the rails to the bed, I imagine just bolting it will work. Be sure to use good sized washers to reduce the stress on the ABS.

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  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    ok, cool, The rails are what i meant, woops,
    we have an older Thule in our garage, and i just thought about it when talking to a friend about ski racks, so i will probably try to mount them when i get the chance
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    It shouldn't be too hard as long as you use the right hardware to mount it.

    Post up some pics when you get around to it!

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  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    This thread should interest you.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/63677-bike-rack-top-undercover.html
    Also, some nice pictures here from another member who mounted a rack on his Undercover.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/164546/cat/500
     
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