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Working on larger cubbies

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Talk' started by PirateMica, Jan 11, 2024.

  1. Jan 11, 2024 at 6:53 PM
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    PirateMica

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    This may take awhile, I'm just getting started, but it's been on my mind awhile. My 2nd gen SR5 has cubbies on both sides of the bed, but they give me barely enough room for straps and bungies before they're cram packed.

    I haven't decided exactly how I'm going to make them deeper (height wise, downward into the fender) yet, so I don't mind seeing your suggestions. I'll likely be using sheet aluminum since it's light, doesn't rust, and is easy to work with. I don't have the ability to weld, so it'll be riveted.

    I'm thinking I'll go 6" further down into the opening, so I can still reach to the bottoms of the cubbies, although I may be limited by how I have to physically maneuver them into the openings.

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  3. Jan 12, 2024 at 7:46 PM
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    Thanks, that's worth looking into. I wonder how bendable it is.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2024 at 8:00 PM
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    wilcam47

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    Id cut out the bottom, make a box to what size you need fit it to inside of the cubby, drill it to the original piece. Put the box you make in then put the oem cubby in and attach with screws. If that makes sense.
     
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    I mean if there’s room there’s room.

    Dodge Ram offers fender compartments

    saw a guy put on an old ram an opening bedside so it’s basically a door that opens up with struts.

    then there’s body panels that can be changed to come off quickly. Like quick release pins to take a bumper off on a track car. But that’s more work to remove.

    could get in the way of things like MOLLE panels
     
  6. Jan 12, 2024 at 8:20 PM
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    Have you made any progress?
     

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