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Unread 09-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #41
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Hahaha... Sorry, life has been a little crazy these days...

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My bed Towers are on the way and I pulled the RTT out of the Box this weekend.
Now I need to figure out how mount this thing.



On my truck would be one way Will.
Can't wait to watch your build progress.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #42
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On my truck would be one way Will.
Can't wait to watch your build progress.
I'll sale it to you if you're interested...
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Unread 09-02-2013, 10:09 PM   #43
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I'll sale it to you if you're interested...
I would ask how much you'd sell it for, but I'm short on cash after taking my dogs to the vet this weekend.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #44
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Good looking tent amigo, same one I have with no camo haha
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Unread 09-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #45
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I would ask how much you'd sell it for, but I'm short on cash after taking my dogs to the vet this weekend.
Awe man that sucks... hope the pet(s) get well.

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Good looking tent amigo, same one I have with no camo haha
Alright!!!

My Bed Towers are setting in a distribution center in Fresno... I hope to see them early next week!
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Unread 09-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #46
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35% Tent on the front windows today...

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Unread 09-11-2013, 08:14 PM   #47
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Busy day today...

My Bed Towers arrived so I picked them up from Fastenal.


They got a little damaged in delivery...


Test fit was good so I Prepped and Primed!!!


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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #48
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those look good man I like it, cant wait to see them on there
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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #49
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Just an FYI...
Pop off your bed rails and fill in the plastic voids (underside) with a structural silicone. I'm at the same phase as you, just built some bed bars for a CVT Tent. I purchased Dow Corning 795 to infill the flimsy plastic underside. If you don't, the plastic bed rails will be crushed from the weight while traveling offroad.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 04:53 AM   #50
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Just an FYI...
Pop off your bed rails and fill in the plastic voids (underside) with a structural silicone. I'm at the same phase as you, just built some bed bars for a CVT Tent. I purchased Dow Corning 795 to infill the flimsy plastic underside. If you don't, the plastic bed rails will be crushed from the weight while traveling offroad.
Thanks for the tip I was concerned how well the rails would hold up to the weight. Is it pretty easy to take the rails off?

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those look good man I like it, cant wait to see them on there
Thanks!!!
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Unread 09-13-2013, 07:37 AM   #51
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Thanks for the tip I was concerned how well the rails would hold up to the weight. Is it pretty easy to take the rails off?
Yes T20 star bit IIRC.
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They come off super easy and I think it's a T20 also. Be careful taking the bolts out because If the nut piece dislodges itself from the set up you'll have a hell of a time getting it back on. As me how I know
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Yes T20 star bit IIRC.
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They come off super easy and I think it's a T20 also. Be careful taking the bolts out because If the nut piece dislodges itself from the set up you'll have a hell of a time getting it back on. As me how I know
Ok cool. How do I prevent the nut piece from dislodging?
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Unread 09-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #54
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Guys my 07' only requires the star bit to remove the cargo side rails, not the plastic bed caps.

The caps are removed by popping out the (2) plastic trim clips at each end of the rail cover. Then it just gets slowly lifted up, as it has multiple plastic clips that hols it to the top of the metal bed sides.

Then just clean it well, infill with silicone, liberally wax the top of the metal bed sides, reinstall. Dunzo
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Just to help y'all out...

Star bit is actually called a Torx®



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Guys my 07' only requires the star bit to remove the cargo side rails, not the plastic bed caps.

The caps are removed by popping out the (2) plastic trim clips at each end of the rail cover. Then it just gets slowly lifted up, as it has multiple plastic clips that hols it to the top of the metal bed sides.

Then just clean it well, infill with silicone, liberally wax the top of the metal bed sides, reinstall. Dunzo
I took a stab at removing the rails and shooting silicone in the slots last night and it was utter failure...
...what a mess!!!

Not to mention, the holes in the Bed Towers were drilled in the wrong spot so I'll have to drill two new holes to mount them to the bed racks!!!
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Unread 09-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #57
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You just pop off the rail covers, turn them over and use a caulk gun to fill the voids flush up to the plastic criss-cross grid. Don't fill it higher than the grid or it will not sit flat or snap back in to position. I let mine cure in the sun for about 8 hrs.
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You just pop off the rail covers, turn them over and use a caulk gun to fill the voids flush up to the plastic criss-cross grid. Don't fill it higher than the grid or it will not sit flat or snap back in to position. I let mine cure in the sun for about 8 hrs.
Oh ok that makes a lot more sense doing it that way. I'll have to do that later...

For now I'm getting ready for Pismo!

After delay, I finally have the Bed Towers Mounted!!!

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Unread 09-16-2013, 11:49 AM   #59
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Looking good Will. Too bad I won't be able to see it this weekend at pismo. Hope everything holds up well.
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Looking good Will. Too bad I won't be able to see it this weekend at pismo. Hope everything holds up well.
Thanks Bro, wish you could be there... I'm sure will have some videos/pics of it in action!!!
This will be my first wheeling trip in the Taco, what better way to break it in (hopefully nothing actually breaks though ).
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