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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 18, 2018 at 8:20 AM
    wat0023

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    Good point!
     
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  2. Jun 18, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    How much room do you need?

    I bought one of these Lund ATV boxes for my roof rack when the price dropped to $129. I keep my recovery gear in it. I might get another one. It's $145 now.

    Lund 288272 Challenger Series Brite ATV Front Storage Box https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001VLQPQU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_sq9jBb3PPX3KA

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  3. Jun 18, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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  4. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Smittybilt makes a Defender roof rack for 1st gen Xtra cabs, I have it on my truck. You have to drill the roof to mount it, not sure about the Prinsu.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    It's just a Yakima rack.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Prinsu makes a sweet cab rack but you have to drill as well, my bro did it to his 3rd gen...Anyone with thoughts on drilling into your baby???
     
  7. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    I did it with the Smittybilt rack I have. To be honest, I half regret it and half don't....I think the rack looks great and it serves it's purpose, but after 2 years with it on I find myself sometimes wanting to remove it, and I can't (not without a lot of restorative work). Had to drill 8 half inch holes in the roof to mount it, so it's pretty permanent.

    The first time you drill a hole into your truck is a "special" experience to say the least. Afterward, you know there's no turning back so the rest were pretty easy and straightforward lol.

    Measure twice and drill once. And have a steady hand when you do.
     
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  8. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:31 AM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    I think @BYJOSHCOOK has a Prinsu rack on his.
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    Well I drilled into the door well for my roof light mounts. I'm on edge with it. If I can find a box that opens on the side I'll just mount it under my RTT on the rack.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    eon_blue , your setup looks beast! Thanks for the input. I feel like it would be hard to drill into the truck. Might try to find an over the camper shell/cab rack. I can't seem to find one pre made so it looks like I will have to have one fabbed. any ideas welcome. pictures worth a thousand words.
     
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  11. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    Thanks :fistbump:

    I know I've seen guys on here with bed racks that go over their Softoppers so I'm sure there's something out there that would work for you. They may have had them custom fabricated though, but there are several members on here that can do that for you (and probably others in your area that aren't on here).

    I really like my Avid bed rack but I wanted it to be low-profile so that my RTT would sit at the same height as my cab.
     
  12. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:47 AM
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    Looks good man. Keep Shinin' and keep up the good work.
     
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  13. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    Teke Soft-Roader :)

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    I had to drill a 6 inch hole into the trunk panel on my dad's 2012 Mustang, now that was scary... Not his car in this pic but the same process
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  14. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    yeah that looks like the same tool used to drill the hole for a snorkel on our trucks....I've always thought that would be terrifying as well, but at least it's not that hard to replace a fender if you need to. Replacing the roof....not so easy (or possible really, lol).
     
  15. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM
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    Look at @Blackdawg he had a nice bedrack with a roof rack style shelf awhile ago.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    I'll be doing that on my fiberglass fenders for a snorkel. Wish I knew someone who does sheet metal I'd have him modify my fenders lol
     
  17. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:56 AM
    Teke

    Teke Soft-Roader :)

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    That's true much like the snorkel, but roof skins can be replaced (part number 6311104050) $350 from Camelback lol
     
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  18. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    oh shit, I had no idea that was possible...good to know!
     
  19. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    I have a Prinsu and had to drill into the cab. Just filled it with silicon and haven't had an issue. It's been about 2 years or so now.



     
  20. Jun 18, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    Awesome find Teke I'll have to archive that lol
     

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