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What size plank fits in the bed slots?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JackedTaco, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    JackedTaco

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    Just curious if anyone knew off the top of their head what size piece of wood fits into the slots in the tacoma bed (2nd generation).
    I thought it was 8 inches ( 2x8) but am too lazy to go out in this rain storm to check.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    2x6 I think....
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    1X8 if you want it flat.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    kmann6905

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    2x8 - cut them just the other day. If I recall, they were 57" long.
     
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  5. Jul 23, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    Woah, you're supposed to put something in those slots in the bed sides? I thought they were just wierd storage pockets? Anyone got a pic of this with a plank?
     
  6. Jul 23, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    No the planks don't go in the pockets. There are rectangle cutout in the sides of the bed that allow you to put a 1 or 2 by 6 in them, which allows you to create 2 levels in the bed.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    Negatetime

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    I am using 2x4 cut to 57".

    IMG_3647.jpg
     
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    A 2X6 is a bit too narrow to completely fill the width of the pocket. Mine slide around on my '13. FWIW, I also added a secondary tailgate cable attachment point that holds the top of the tailgate at the same height as the top of the boards. Use 2 fender washers to sandwich the bed side and hold in place with two nuts. Works great when hauling sheet goods.
    image.jpg image.jpg
     
  9. Jan 26, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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    That my friend..... is fucking genius.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    Thanks. "I is a rocket engineer..."
     
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    Indeed, great idea. I'm running 2 2x4's also at 57".
     
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    I use a scrap 2x6 cut to length. I use it in the slot near the tail gate. Holds 5 gallon gas tanks in place perfectly.
     
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    The secondary tailgate cable attachment is genius.
     
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    I've had 8' sheets of drywall in my bed a few times and I'm embarrassed to show off the contraption I made to support the last few feet. The secondary cable idea is brilliant. :bowdown:
     
  15. Jan 26, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    Now That's a great Sig!
     
  17. Jan 27, 2017 at 7:52 AM
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    Thanks for posting
     
  18. Jan 27, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    @totalchaos should incorporate this into their bed stiffening brackets (I am about to buy a set) and give full credit to vssman for being brilliant!
     
  19. Jan 27, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    This. Is truly, a smart fn idea. Well done sir.
     
  20. Jan 27, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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    @Bentrodder - this is a good idea
     
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