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What's under our beds?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rondog, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Jan 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    I plan on drilling 4 holes to put 2" - 2.5" bolts through it to bolt a box to the bed. I had a quick look under my bed before I left for work and the passenger side looks clear, but the driver side looks like something was directly under it. Anyone know?

    Here is about where I plan to put the bolts.
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  2. Jan 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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  3. Jan 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    no, thats dropped lower..a 2.5" bolt would not touch it
     
  4. Jan 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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  5. Jan 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    IIRC, the bed has like a waffle pattern on the underside. I fished a washer and nut over the fuel tank to put in new D-rings on mine.
     
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    It looks like an electrical box of some sort? IDK. Maybe for the fuel pump or fuel guage??
     
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    yeah it looks like an electrical box..and even that is dropped a good 4 inches from the bed..I may be ok :eek:
     
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    That's what I remember too, but I've never drilled around that spot.
     
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    good to know..it is a waffle pattern..I remember that from cutting my bed for the cage and shocks
     
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    I'm not sure of the exact location you're looking to drill but I reemed out the drain holes in the front of the bed for my extra D-rings. It seems if the bolt is only long enough to get into the waffle part of the bed, you'd be fine (don't quote me on that, it might depend on the location but I doubt anything is tucked up that close to the bed).
     
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    I thought that was further back :notsure: could be it though, good call!
     
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    Just my guess................since I has no second gen.......:eek:
     
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    well the picture I made with the pink spikes is *about* where they are going. I want to try and avoid the waffle part if I can. I plan on putting a washer in the box and under the bed

    Yep! and it is about 6" back from the back of the bed
     
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    Yeah, avoid putting holes in that at all costs........ :p
     
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    haha yes that will be first in my "do not eff this up" list..here is the box I am mounting to the bed

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    I have a monster under my bed!!!! Keeps me from getting a good nights sleep so all i think about is Taco's
     
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    so what is that mystery box with hoses and a gauge under our beds?
     
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    pandoras box I hear..must not disturb
     
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