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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by because_wumbo-truck, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Dec 9, 2019 at 5:04 AM
    sebooher95

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    I thought about using carabiners or something similar but the galvanized shackles matched the chain and look cool imo plus they unscrew in a couple seconds
     
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  2. Dec 9, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    Awesome idea. You could use a ratchet strap between two shackles to get that tailgate height perfect.
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    Yeah, I google the rack. Price is really nice ;-)
     
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  4. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    Installed the factory bed divider. Really liking this thing. If you mount the brackets like I have in the pics below and have a locking tailgate, it can't be removed/stolen. Will work this way until my DB cover comes in.

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  5. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    That’s factory? I’ve never seen that. About how much are they?
     
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  6. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    Got it on a black Friday deal for $180 shipped.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Also bought some brackets at Homedepot for $1 each (total of $8) and used them to mount some maxtrax I bought recently to the victory 4x4 roof rack. Definitely a cheaper (and still very sturdy) option over buying rack mounting plates from $50-$100 each.

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  8. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:36 AM
    Pablo8

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    Very nice. What part exactly did you buy from HD?
     
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  9. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    This is the exact item I bought. I stacked 2 of them per corner to add a little more rigidity. The bigger holes in the middle are the perfect size for the maxtrax mounts. The smaller holes had to be drilled out a bit to accommodate the t-slot bolts.

    I was going to paint them, but they are galvanized.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson...20-Gauge-Galvanized-Strap-Tie-LSTA9/202255804
     
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  10. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    The T bolts came from MaxTrax?
     
  11. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:51 AM
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    The mounting hardware that's on the brackets is a maxtrax product.

    The @victory4x4 roof rack uses 80/20 t-slot aluminum rails (I believe) for the cross sections. They provide a few mounting bolts, but I purchased this pack of bolts and T nuts to mount the plates from HD. I'll be using them to mount other things to the rack as well. Only issue is, they are a little long and will bottom out in the channel of the rail. Had to add washers (rubber in my case) to back them off a bit.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FDSEOWY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  12. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    Check Out My Build Thread :)
    parts list/write up by any chance?
     
  13. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    Thanks, something for me to keep in mind for any future improvisation.

    Ever successfully painted over galvanizing before?
     
  14. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    On my fence at the house. Self etching primer and then a coat of black paint. In this case, I'm just going to leave it alone.
     
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  15. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Thanks for all the information above. I have some knock off tracks and I am stewing on mount ideas.
     
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  16. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    I should just forget about reading anything before the sun is nice and warm. I saw "I was going to paint them..." as "I'm going to paint them...". :facepalm:

    Anyway, I recently picked up a can of "cold galvanizing" spray and on the label they recommended a latex primer before any topcoat.

    Made sense. When I did my gutters and downspouts at home, the brush-on primer I found for galvanizing was a somewhat gooey translucent blue liquid, most likely a latex (water soluble, as I recall).
     
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  17. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    spent 7hrs installing just the rear portion of my lift. Working with just basic hand tools by yourself in a driveway sucks.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    lol, all good. I'll have to remember the latex primer in the future. I hate painting anything to be honest. But I'll have my hands full (hopefully this weekend) when my bumper and sliders get here. Opted for the bare metal option and plan on doing the spray on bed liner my self to coat them. Did it before on some jeep bumpers and it came out great and held up even better. Was also a hell of a lot cheaper then the powder coating.
     
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  19. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    Installed my TRD Pro Grill Friday night.
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    And then went with my dad to go cut Christmas trees on Saturday.
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  20. Dec 9, 2019 at 8:06 AM
    sebooher95

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    I had the same thought and considered turnbuckles at first but the chain was cheaper and easier for the handful of times I’ll actually need to use it. A ratchet strap over the top and one around the back of whatever I’m hauling should provide enough downward pressure to keep the tailgate pressed down
     

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