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DIY Truck Bed Slide

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by BlackRiverGuy, May 12, 2019.

  1. May 12, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    BlackRiverGuy

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    Thought I would post a few photos of an awesome DIY truck bed slide. Now CargoGlide and BedSlide make some really nice products, however I wasn't interested in dropping $1,500 to $2,000 for a good quality bed slide.

    So basically a weekend of design, layout, fabrication, assembly, and a total material cost of $170 achieved the end result in the pics.

    The unit itself is fairly low profile, 3" high, so theres not a lot of wasted space where a bed slide frame would normally take up room, especially ones I've seen that are fabricated from wood. This is more like a hybrid, the only wood used is the bottom bearing panel (3/8" plywood), and the actual sliding deck (1/2" pre-finished plywood) the rest of the material is T6061 aluminum bar (for support), "U" channel (side frame) and "L" angle (bed slide perimeter edge rail). The aluminum really gives this assembly some robustness and stability.

    This slide incorporates a total of 26 surface mounted roller bearings (16 on bottom panel) and (10 on upper rails of aluminum channel), sort of encapsulating the sliding deck, each bearing is rated at 75 lbs. load.

    Also no drilling into the truck bed, the unit is secured using the Toyota factory tie downs in the bed.

    It was a fun project, however going with the metal does offer some challenges, tools and machinery for fabrication vs. a total wood assembly, however just the weight and space savings was well worth it!!!

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  2. May 12, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Very nice job! :thumbsup:

    I would love to make this. Do you have anymore pictures?
     
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  3. May 12, 2019 at 5:33 PM
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    BlackRiverGuy

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    Why yes I do! Enjoy! It was a really fun me and the wife project, she is pretty handy!!

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  4. May 12, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    That's nice! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. May 12, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Just amazing, I want to try this when it warms up.
    THANKS! For sharing.
     
  6. May 12, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    Midnite72

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    Very nice build !!
     
  7. May 12, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    NICE handy work! Great job
     
  9. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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    denali302

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    @BlackRiverGuy did you use flat bar on the underside of the top/sliding piece so that contacted the rollers on the base?
     
  10. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Great work! I may have to give this a go...
     
  11. Sep 16, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    Dude so cool
     
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    Beautiful mod OP:thumbsup:
     
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    How's the slide holding up and have you done any modifications?
     
  15. Dec 24, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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    AzureNightmare

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    I feel like a handy man when I change the TP roll, and then there are guys like you doing this stuff!? o_O

    This is really awesome.
     
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  16. May 29, 2020 at 4:01 PM
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    Not to revive an old thread, but I would love to hear how this has held up over the past year! OP, could you please update us on how it has done? Thanks!
     
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  17. May 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    TXTundra2722

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    Probably not going to get a response from the OP, they haven't been on in 10 months
    :(
     
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  18. May 29, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    You’re probably right - anyone else done this slide or something similar want to share?
     
  19. May 29, 2020 at 9:55 PM
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    My diy...plywood slide with hardboard sheet under neath so it can slide easier. Picked up a tin of mistint $9.00 at Homedepot to treat the wood. ideal for lighter items groceries, sports gear. Added the handle with a leather belt as a strap but it's not as study as I'd like so I added the 1x2 at the edge and works great.
    Not my idea I found a youtube video and copied.

    Would like to hear if others have done similar or provide feedback for simple improvements.
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  20. Jun 2, 2020 at 2:32 AM
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    A good thing you can do its add couple more rollers on top and bottom at the very front,so when you slide it out it has more support when you fully extended
     

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