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Custom Battery Hold Down Brackets for 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundra Parts Marketplace (2000-2006)' started by Coupe, May 12, 2020.

  1. May 12, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Coupe

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    I am judging interest for a custom aluminum battery hold downs for 1st Gen Tundras.

    I currently have made a few for 2nd & 3rd Gen Tundras.

    I have made similar units for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Gen Tacomas.

    Here are a few examples:
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    The 1st Gen Tundra has a unique mounting that bolts to the radiator core support. This will require special machining.

    A few years ago, one of the members at TW asked me to make one to fit 1st Gen Tacomas. This is a similar but not identical mounting arrangement. These are some pics of what I came up with.

    For a 1st Gen Tacoma:

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    IMG_1381_zpslgkwd2af_027ce78fdea0e7e340424051b45b397049d31db5.jpg

    To justify the expense of developing this I started a group buy on TW. When we received enough players that had money, we started the design process. I plan to make this with adjustable width jaws.

    If there is enough interest, I will start with some drawings to show you what the battery hold downs would look like. After I have shown you a drawing, I will start a list for people that actually want to part with a little cash to own one.

    When I am ready for deposits. I will send everyone a PM requesting a deposit of $30. This is to be paid via paypal. If you are someone that needs to send me a check or a kidney, PM me and we will work something out. When I get ready to ship, I will send you a PM for the balance.

    When you send your paypal payments, do me a favor and put your screen name on paypal in the notes section.

    These are the prices (shipping to the lower 48 states included):

    To make a unit with all of the hardware and domestic shipping (lower 48 states) in raw aluminum - no coatings, figure $75. Group buy price $65.

    To make a unit with all of the hardware and domestic shipping (lower 48 states) in powdercoat with a contrasting TRD letters figure $95. Group buy price is $85.

    If we can get at least ten (10) people that want to play, I will do $65 for the raw aluminum and $85 for the powdercoat. These prices will only be good for the initial group buy. After the initial group buy the $75/$95 prices will apply.

    It will take about six (6) weeks from the end of the collection of deposit money, to the ship date.

    For powdercoated finishes, this is what I have used in the past:

    1. Textured black (matches TRD blower)

    2. Gloss white

    3. Gloss red

    4. Gloss black

    5. Textured red

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    I have also made the aluminum in a satin/brushed finish and painted the TRD red or black and then clear coated. This is the same price as powdercoated.

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    If you prefer one without the TRD engraved on the top, I can accommodate that request, but I am not doing any custom engraving.

    Right now, we are just looking for people that are interested. If we get ten (10) people on the list, then I will ask for deposits of $30.


    0. Coupe , powdercoated textured black with gloss white TRD.
    1.
     
  2. May 12, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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    Put me down for 1... textured black with red TRD letters please...
     
  3. May 12, 2020 at 2:34 PM
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    0. Coupe, textured black with gloss white TRD.
    1. delz05, textured black with gloss red TRD
     
  4. May 12, 2020 at 4:45 PM
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    Put me down for aluminum satin/brushed with black TRD.

    Thanks for pursuing this!
     
  5. May 12, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    Satin/brushed with red TRD for me....thanks! :thumbsup:
     
  6. May 12, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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    0. Coupe, textured black with gloss white TRD.
    1. delz05, textured black with gloss red TRD
    2. speedtre, satin/brushed aluminum with gloss red TRD
     
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  7. May 13, 2020 at 1:14 AM
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    Put me down for a Textured black with a gloss red trd

    You’ll probably hear from me for the taco too when it’s running.
     
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  8. May 13, 2020 at 3:57 AM
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    Textured black white lettering
     
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  9. May 13, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    0. Coupe, textured black with gloss white TRD.
    1. delz05, textured black with gloss red TRD
    2. speedtre, satin/brushed aluminum with gloss red TRD
    3. empty_lord, textured black with gloss red TRD
    4. imDementedD, textured black with gloss white TRD
     
  10. May 13, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    Don't forget my order!

    Also, this might get more visibility in the Group Buy section.
     
  11. May 13, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    0. Coupe, textured black with gloss white TRD.
    1. delz05, textured black with gloss red TRD
    2. speedtre, satin/brushed aluminum with gloss red TRD
    3. empty_lord, textured black with gloss red TRD
    4. imDementedD, textured black with gloss white TRD
    5. flyfisher, satin/brushed aluminum with black TRD
     
  12. May 14, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    I really like this and that price isn't bad, but I just drilled another hole so I could use a standard bracket between the radiator support and battery.
     
  13. May 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    That works too.
     
  14. May 17, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    Can someone remove their bolt to the radiator core support and tell me what size this bolt is?
     
  15. May 17, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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    I believe it’s a 8mm thread. I’ll double check in an hour or so.
     
  16. May 17, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    Yup, 8 x 1.25 thread. The head is a 12mm. Same as a 1st gen taco
     
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  17. May 17, 2020 at 10:19 AM
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    Thanks
     
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  18. May 19, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    Coupe - I'd be interested in purchasing 1 for my 2012 Tundra TRD R/W. Put me down for a Textured black with a gloss red trd.IMG_1734.jpg
     
  19. May 19, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    PM sent.
     
  20. May 22, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    A sneak peak to get interest up.

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  21. May 22, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    Brilliant work! Can't believe we don't have our list already.
     
  22. May 27, 2020 at 10:00 PM
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    Ok I’ll bite.
    textured black with gloss white TRD Please
     
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  23. May 28, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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    0. Coupe, textured black with gloss white TRD.
    1. delz05, textured black with gloss red TRD
    2. speedtre, satin/brushed aluminum with gloss red TRD
    3. empty_lord, textured black with gloss red TRD
    4. imDementedD, textured black with gloss white TRD
    5. flyfisher, satin/brushed aluminum with black TRD
    6. CodyP, textured black with gloss white TRD
     
  24. May 29, 2020 at 1:11 AM
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    maybe this will drum up some interest. The bracket for my 1st gen taco came in and it is perfection!
    [​IMG]
     
  25. May 29, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    looks very nice
     
  26. Jun 3, 2020 at 10:37 PM
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    Bump for a high quality item.
     
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  27. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    O.K.

    We are a little short of the ten people I wanted. I will make a prototype and do a test fit and we will go from there.
     
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  28. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    Thanks for pushing through with this!
     
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  29. Jun 22, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    Why not
    textured black with gloss white TRD for me
     
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  30. Jun 23, 2020 at 4:47 AM
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    0. Coupe, textured black with gloss white TRD.
    1. delz05, textured black with gloss red TRD
    2. speedtre, satin/brushed aluminum with gloss red TRD
    3. empty_lord, textured black with gloss red TRD
    4. imDementedD, textured black with gloss white TRD
    5. flyfisher, satin/brushed aluminum with black TRD
    6. CodyP, textured black with gloss white TRD
    7. RR60, textured black with gloss white TRD
     
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