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Toyota Tacoma Flatbed #7160511 05/04/18 10:14 PM
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We couldn't get a CM bed that would fit this truck, so we are taking it on from scratch. Boxes are 60" long, everything else is build as lightweight as possible while keeping the strength that we need for it.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Ramball36] #7160513 05/04/18 10:16 PM
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I drew the entire tailboard up and cut it as one piece. It'll have flush mount cubes as reverse lights and the license plate and taillights are all inset.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Ramball36] #7160514 05/04/18 10:17 PM
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IMG_3068 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

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We tilted the top half of the headache rack 10 degrees to match up to the body lines a little better. I think it turned out pretty good

IMG_3070 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

Until Monday this is how she sits, it was tough to call it a day but we've got a busy weekend!

Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Ramball36] #7160521 05/04/18 10:23 PM
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Impressive.

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Very nice! I have built several flatbeds and welding beds in my time and can appreciate your fabrication skills.

Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Lazyjack] #7160599 05/04/18 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lazyjack
Impressive.

For sure.


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Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Ramball36] #7160608 05/04/18 11:48 PM
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But for the clearance, indestructable. Great work!


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Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Ramball36] #7160974 05/05/18 01:28 PM
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Time for that roll on Bed liner

Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Ramball36] #7161257 05/05/18 08:17 PM
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Looks awesome and cant wait to see the finished product! I love the Quicksand color.

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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Time for that roll on Bed liner


It'll be getting it over the whole thing

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Looking good Mike, keep up the fine work.

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Better beef up those rear shocks

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Ive got a 1 block and some bags on the way for it

Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: LonestarCobra] #7162090 05/06/18 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: LonestarCobra
Looking good Mike, keep up the fine work.


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Looking good Mike, keep up the fine work.


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X3....you adding a 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch in the bed?


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Re: Toyota Tacoma Flatbed [Re: Ramball36] #7162133 05/06/18 11:59 PM
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No, hes got plenty of pickups for that job

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Beefing up the motor at all?


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Originally Posted By: Ramball36
Ive got a 1 block and some bags on the way for it


That's gonna be a sweet rig.

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Beefing up the motor at all?


No, the only reason were lifting the rear is bc of the leveling kit and the loads that may go on it. This flatbed isnt going to weigh very much at all, were using 11 and 14 gauge tubing for everything except the frame runners.

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Impressive, especially for a hobby welder up


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That looks great. I have a 2011 that has turned out to be the best hunting truck I've ever owned. I bought it new, it's a daily driver for my long work commute with 225k on it. Tacomas are light, they don't sink or bury up. Keep the pic's coming.


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Yesterday we got the headache rack finished up, floor and skirts welded on, and added a couple of gussets underneath and a basket at the front. Today we are adding a tailboard, hoop steps, and finishing up the floor then it will be ready to prime before getting lined tomorrow.

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Cant wait to see it finished and mounted.....neat project!


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