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Old 05-08-2018, 06:48 PM   #51
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Got some steps on the back fabbed up along with a drop in tailgate. Got her all painted up just now in flat black, she's going to the liner shop tomorrow morning to get bedlined!

5811 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

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5813 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

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Old 05-08-2018, 06:50 PM   #52
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Sweet build.

How much extra weight is that putting on the chassis... the taco doesn't carry a lot as is. I can't imagine the factory bed being nearly as heavy and well built as yours. You beefing up suspension?
We've got it right at 1,000 lbs. That's a considerable amount of weight, but the long bed tacomas can take some weight. We've got air bags going on the truck before installing and I have a 1" block and new shocks on standby if needed.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:17 PM   #53
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Looks really good!
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:19 AM   #54
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I overshot the weight a bit, it ended up being 820 lbs. That's only about 500 more than the factory bed, with the air bags that will be no issue at all.

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Old 05-09-2018, 09:35 AM   #55
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Nice build .


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Old 05-10-2018, 07:28 AM   #56
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That's very close to the design I have had in mind for a dually bed for a long time! Thanks for putting it in view for me. I have always liked the idea of inset, bed length tool boxes. To me, they make more sense for what I would do with the truck.

So did you say you had someone build those boxes for you?
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:51 AM   #57
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coolest thing I have seen in a while.
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:55 AM   #58
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Awesome build!good work
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:21 PM   #59
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Rhino lining came out great, it's sitting on the truck now ready to wire up in the morning and go get it cleaned up. The truck squatted about 1.5" when we sat it on there.

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Old 05-10-2018, 06:10 PM   #60
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Turned out great. Awesome work
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:20 PM   #61
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I like that a lot!
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:18 PM   #62
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All finished up! The flush mount lights are on the reverse, and the headache rack cubes are on a dash switch.

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Old 05-11-2018, 05:32 PM   #63
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Pretty dang slick looking.
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:34 PM   #64
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Really cool man
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:19 PM   #65
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I wish I had one just like it (with the addition of a 50 gallon fuel tank up front) for my F 350. Y'all do good work !
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:35 AM   #66
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By far the nicest Taco flatbed I've ever seen. Incredible job!!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:12 AM   #67
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Very well done!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:46 PM   #68
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That is awesome! I'd love to have something like that on my 04 Taco
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:24 PM   #69
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Does it still have the factory back up camera? If so how does the image look being mounted presumably lower.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:04 AM   #70
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Does it still have the factory back up camera? If so how does the image look being mounted presumably lower.
Yes you can see it mounted directly above the license plate cutout. It still works plenty fine, but the lines for the trajectory are tilted up a little bit. It's the same case with any flatbed install on the newer trucks with backup cams.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:10 AM   #71
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Sweet!
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:17 AM   #72
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DAng, nice work!
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:04 PM   #73
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That looks awesome!
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:04 PM   #74
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I always enjoy your posts, the extra you did with the headache rack is really nice. It puts the build over the top.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:27 PM   #75
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What’s the unloaded distance between tire and bottom of box? No rubbing issue?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:09 AM   #76
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What’s the unloaded distance between tire and bottom of box? No rubbing issue?
Off the top of my head I believe it was 5”-6”. The truck got a set of bags for good measure and isn’t used for hauling much more than some tools. In the pics there’s 0psi in them
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:08 PM   #77
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great work
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:26 PM   #78
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Looks great nice work.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:04 PM   #79
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Would you and if so how much would it cost you to build one of these for someone looking?

Looks awesome very impressive sir.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:02 PM   #80
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That makes me want a Taco with that flat bed in it. Very good work!
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:16 PM   #81
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Fantastic design and build. Would love to know more about the tool boxes.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:05 PM   #82
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Nasty! I need one!
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:08 AM   #83
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I've never wanted a flat bed until I saw this...outstanding work!
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:22 AM   #84
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What gauge steel did y’all use? And where did you get the boxes from?
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:41 AM   #85
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Man that looks nice!
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:49 PM   #86
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Very nice!
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:17 AM   #87
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awesome work, very nice!
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:47 AM   #88
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Sweet setup!
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:20 AM   #89
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Awesome Build!
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:31 AM   #90
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Sexiest thing on line today!
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:56 AM   #91
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Sharp
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:01 PM   #92
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Makes me want a career that requires a flatbed! Dang nice work!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:12 PM   #93
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Nice!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:28 PM   #94
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That’s awesome!
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:15 PM   #95
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Dam nice work. I drive a 2012 LB Taco....let's talk!
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