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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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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.

Finished4 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

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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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