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Can my bed be fixed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TundraDan723, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Jul 12, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    Today I got that sinking feeling in my stomach when I was looking at the bed of my truck. I hoped to put a Bak-Flip or some other cover on it. Now I am very concerned that, due to the bow, I won't be able to install one.

    The PO had a camper that he used quite a bit. I wonder if, some how, he thew out the anchor causing the camper to push the front of the bed into the cab.

    After looking at two buddies Tundras at work it appears to be pushed forward at least an inch.

    Check out the picture and tell me what you think?

    20170712_162007.jpg
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    Agree, as is I wouldn't attempt to do it. I wonder how easily it would be to bring the top rail back to the proper place therefore allowing the installation of a cover. Even if the lower part of the bed is still pushed forward I would be OK with that.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    I'm pretty sure a body shop can straighten that out for you. It's amazing what they can do.
     
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  4. Jul 12, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    @coosbaybaker

    Body shop can fix that with ease.

    Slide in Campers or ATV/MX bikes raise hell on truck beds. I started putting 4x4 blocks in the front of the bed to help with this ( I carried all three).
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    A tree and a come along will fix that in a couple minutes
     
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    I would replace the panel....that back panel is not going to straighten out even enough to install your rails for the Bakflip to be installed correctly....Bed needs removed and new panel welded on....A little spendy !! :oops:
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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    You took the words out of my mouth...or letters from my fingers. Whatever. You get the idea...i was thinking the same thing
     
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  8. Jul 12, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    That's not what I wanted to hear! :frusty:
     
  9. Jul 12, 2017 at 9:36 PM
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    I was thinking of using a piece of angle iron the length of the bow and then pulling it back into place. I hoped to get it close enough to successfully install a cover....

    I guess it can't hurt to try.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    Sorry brother....its your only option if you want it right
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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    I trust you...just not what I wanted to hear. :(

    When you say "spendy" are you talking 00's or 000's?
     
  13. Jul 12, 2017 at 10:10 PM
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    000's :eek::oops::( Around $1,400
     
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    If it were me and I planned on keeping the truck, I would spend the money and get it fixed by a professional body shop and done right. Get a couple quotes and see what it will cost...Old school here..I just think if it's worth fixing/doing, it's worth doing right.

    If I attempted the tree and a come along "fix" it would probably look just like I did the repair myself with a tree and a come along.. :rofl:no no...not happening.
     
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  15. Jul 13, 2017 at 5:55 AM
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    My luck with a tree and come-a-long, I would pull the biggest tree right over on my cab.

    Huh, I just had an idea. So what is your deductible OP?:D

    Just kidding, I would pay out the money to have it done right.

    @coosbaybaker , is there something you can do to help prevent this in the future from your end (professional body man)? Some bracing of some sort maybe? Like I stated earlier in the thread, I would use a 4x4 block of wood the width of the bed and that worked out great.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    Before paying to fix it, I'd at least take a whack at it. Would try come along first. If that doesn't work, I'd remove the bed and hit it with a BFRM. (Rubber mallet)
     
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    Not really...i mean if you really wanted to go as far as drilling holes and bolt a half inch steele plate in front of the back panel.....but then your just loosing more space
     
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  18. Jul 13, 2017 at 9:42 PM
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    So in other words, don't smash into it. Lol
     
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    EXACTLY !!!!...LOL...but what can you do ???..its a truck...either pamper it like i do mine...or use it for what its intended for and dont worry bout it...except OP wants a Bakflip....which in that case ...REPLACE THE BACK PANEL....And dont attempt any HILLBILLY BACKYARD REPAIR
     
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    Sorry Tundradan....i know you were hoping for a cheaper way out....but it needs replaced in order for that Bakflip to fit right.
     
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    And the Left and Right bedsides are welded to that back panel
     
  22. Jul 13, 2017 at 9:56 PM
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    :D No problem. I would rather do it RIGHT than Redneck*!

    *No offense to my redneck brothers and sisters!
     
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    The inner bedsides that is.....Bedsides have an inner and outer panel
     
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    How serious are you about putting the tonneau cover on ?
     
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    Definitely rethinking it now...or deciding if I don't care about waterproofing. ??
     
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    I use the shit out of my trucks, but doing what I did with the 4x4 worked pretty good. After my 99 Tacoma bed and tailgate were so messed up from ATVs and MX bikes, I had to do something different. The bed touching the cab was no Bueno
     
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    It is always nice to have system experts on a forum that one can rely on. No BS, just straight answers. Thanks @coosbaybaker for helping a guy out. Hope you don't mind me singling you out for questioning when it comes to bodywork/repair.
     
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    Pisses me off that the auto manufactures make the sheet metal so DAMN THIN these days !!!!....replace panels these days in the collision industry....we use to be able to REPAIR body panels back in the day...todays sheet metal is paper thin.....ALL TO LIGHTEN the vehicles for better MPG'S.....The tailgates on our Tundras ARE WEAK !!!.....ITS A TRUCK !!!!! TOYOTA NEEDS TO BEEF UP THIS SHIT !!!!...
     
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    Anytime BRUTHA !!!...Started a new job 3 weeks ago managing a larger shop...more pay....more work !!!...lol...cleaning up the mess the previous manager there who left behind ...so havent had much xtra time for ANYTHING...
     
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    I was thinking about that to. If the panel isn't kinked and the spot welds aren't pulled loose, with some finese and the right positioning of the pull. Maybe pull from multiple spots, you could get close to straight. And if it doesn't work you can always get a new panel put on.
     

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