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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. Jun 25, 2020 at 12:19 PM
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    jImmegart

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    textured black with gloss white TRD pls!
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2020 at 12:54 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
    6. CodyP, textured black with gloss white TRD
    7. RR60, textured black with gloss white TRD
    8. jImmegart, textured black with gloss white T
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    JUST 2 MORE!!!!!
     
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  4. Jun 26, 2020 at 9:59 PM
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    @Coupe
    Put me down for an aluminum brushed finish with no engraving.

    I also have a suggestion. What about one that is engraved "Tundras.com" that isn't "custom" and it would apply, and be an option to all members here.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2020 at 4:38 AM
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    0. Coupe, textured black with gloss white TRD.
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    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
    8. jImmegart, textured black with gloss white TRD
    9. Tundra2, satin aluminum with NO TRD
     
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  6. Jun 27, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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    The problem with custom engraving is it is not as easy as typing a different word or phrase. The text on any of these has to be drawn (i.e. there is no standard font available. Usually you are trying to match a logo). Then the text has to be programmed to a machine language. To make this financially feasible you need at least ten (10) people that want the option.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    Oh, wow.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2020 at 8:02 AM
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    What kind of program and machines are using? Typically at my job we use Corel and we can type it up convert it to curves save it as an EPS or DXF and that works on all of our lasers, water jets, routers etc.

    If you need help with this which I'm not sure that you do but if you wanna send me the cut file I can try to manipulate new fonts and things like that to make it work if that's easier.

     
  9. Jun 28, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    I run a cad service. We would typically model these in Solidworks. It could also be done in Autocad.

    The models are sent to the machine shop. We have a few different shops that we work with.

    The machine shop will program in a code that is compatible with what machine they are using. These are usually machined on a 5 axis milling machine.

    I have people in house that can handle the drawing/modeling.

    The problem is whose is going to buy them. I need at least ten (10) people that are willing to spend the money. Technically, I do not have ten (10) people that want the ones with TRD.
     
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  10. Jun 28, 2020 at 8:34 AM
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    @Tundra2 just get the bare and if you really wanted it, you can pay someone to laser etch or engrave whatever you want on it
     
  11. Jul 11, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    Just one more! Send a link to someone who might be interested.
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    I should have a prototype to show next week.
     
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  13. Jul 28, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    waiting....
     
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  14. Jul 28, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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  15. Jul 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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  16. Jul 31, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    The machinist was running late this week.

    Below pics compare to stock.

    It will look better when powdercoated.


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  17. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    Flyfisher is going to help me with a test fit. I am going to send the prototype to him for a test fit. Once we get happy with the fit I will make a small run.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    Great news! Thank you for taking the time...
     
  19. Aug 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Tundra 2012. BLK and red TRD.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    PM sent.
     
  21. Aug 4, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    I would like everyone that is on the list to post a pic of their current battery hold down and what year their truck is. Seem that late in the run of 1st gen there is a different battery hold down design.

    It looks like most of then are straight to the front attachment at the radiator core support. The 2006 double cab is not straight. It is bent upward to make the attachment at the radiator support.
     
  22. Aug 4, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    I don't have the stock tie down but pic below20200804_184214.jpg
     
  23. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    If you look at it from the side, does the top of the battery look flush with the attachment point on the radiator support, or does it look lower?
     
  24. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    I'll go double check but almost positive it's lower

     
  25. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    2002 OEM bracket.

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  26. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    I think we are going to end up with two (2) different styles.
     
  27. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    This is what I was expecting.
     
  28. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    I believe the Optima battery is shorter than stock, so yours maybe be lower because of the battery height.
     
  29. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    That's actually a great point. It comes with a "tray" but since I'm not using a stock mount, I didn't use the tray piece.

     
  30. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    I ordered a stock 2006 double cab down to use for dimensions. For yours we will compare the battery height difference of the Optima compared to the upswept model on the 2006.

    This is a pic from @flyfisher.

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