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Ladder Rack that is compatible with Tonneau Cover. Help!!

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by MinnesotaSwan, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Feb 23, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    MinnesotaSwan

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    I recently purchased a 2003 Tundra Access Cab with stepside bed. Love it so far, but I’m a painter and need to have a ladder rack as well as a Tonneau cover to protect tools. Does anyone know of any rack that will work with a cover. Honestly I’ve trued about every shop online. It seems the difficulty cones with it being a stepside. Anyone? Help!
     
  2. Feb 23, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    Uffda. That's a tall order my good sir. I don't know if you'll find a tonneau with ladder rack support. I've never heard such a thing.



    Honestly you might want to just find a topper and put a roof rack on that.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Yah. I just don’t want to ruin the look of my stepside with a topper.
     
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    Any place here in MN you’d recommend for the topper at a reasonable price?
     
  5. Feb 23, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    Does your bed have stake holes on the rails? You could buy a rack and fabricate something to go in the stake hole to hold the rack, then get a Tonneau cover that fits inside the rails. I had a full lumber rack on my "07 Tundra. Didn't want a full rack on my '17 so I bought a 2 piece rack and did a little fabricating to make it work with my tool box. Now I can just install the rear portion as needed but the front stays on with the tool box all the time as a headache rack. I thought about about using the stake holes to make it work then getting a Tonneau cover, I still may in the future. I'm sure it can be done with some creativity.
     
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    sorry, I'm not really sure. I know Radco sells new toppers, and there's some guy on CL that sells truck toppers, but I'm not sure what they'd have for your step side.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    Many KB Voodoo Fabrications accessories!!
    This: https://www.max-modular.com/shop-max-modular/alu-max-22-high-aluminum-truck-bed-rack

    Or this: https://www.max-modular.com/shop-max-modular/utility-rack-for-tonneau-covers

    Or this: http://www.kbvoodoo.com/shop/utility-rack-for-tonneau-covers
     
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    A customized cryptic solution:

    1) Buy a two post ladder rack the ones that mount only on one side.

    2) Buy an aluminum sheet (3/16”) the size of your bed including rails. Screw this on to your rails. You’ll have 2 notches on the ladder rack side for the posts.

    3) Buy a 3/4” sheet of plywood and install in your bed. This is your new sliding storage rack.

    You can fill in the blanks and customize accordingly.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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