1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

My first Mod?!

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Ryan Mc., Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Jun 20, 2016 at 7:13 PM
    #1
    Ryan Mc.

    Ryan Mc. [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Member:
    #2747
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 5.7L
    Hand made bed divider, bed d-rings
    Ok, I would consider this my first mod...however it is more of an addition than a modification.

    First off I have to give credit to "alalmcgrath". I took his idea and ran with it.

    My truck did not come with a deck rail system, at the time I was so excited for the new truck in general I said to myself I would get it soon after, well a year later i have yet to NEED a deck rail system. But I decided I would install something a little cheaper.

    alalmcgrath's idea was to buy d-rings from Amazon, however they seemed a little to expensive, so I checked out McMaster-CARR. I found "tie-down ring" with a load rating of 500 pounds at a cost of $1.05 a piece. So I bought 16 of them, 1 for each deck rail mounting hole. I also bought 6mm-1.0 x 20mm screws with some fender washers, flat washers and internal tooth lock washers. All told it was only $30.

    Oh and I have attached pictures of my hand made, self designed adjustable cargo divider.

    Screenshot_2016-06-20-18-33-27.jpg 20160620_182744.jpg 20160620_182242.jpg 20160620_182114.jpg 20160620_182007.jpg 20160620_182001.jpg 20160620_182037.jpg 20160620_182257.jpg 20160620_182315.jpg 20160620_182001.jpg 20160620_182007.jpg 20160620_182100.jpg
     
  2. Jun 21, 2016 at 5:43 AM
    #2
    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Member:
    #1501
    Messages:
    3,219
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Bentonville, AR
    Vehicle:
    2015 Radiant Red TSS Doublecab 4X4 Off Road
    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Cool beans! Nice job, Ryan.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2016 at 8:28 AM
    #3
    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3081
    Messages:
    2,458
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Law
    Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2012 4.6 L MGM DC
    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    Nice one! I'd definitely invest in a spray liner! Since I got my tundra with the factory, I'll never get a truck without one again!
     
  4. Jun 21, 2016 at 8:33 AM
    #4
    Ryan Mc.

    Ryan Mc. [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Member:
    #2747
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 5.7L
    Hand made bed divider, bed d-rings
    Ya I've been eye-ing to do that for some time. But I wanted to get the tie-down situation done first, due to the fact of masking purposes for the line-x. I wasn't sure if I wanted to fork out for a deck-rail or d-rings, that was the determining factor when it came to line-x. Also, I was contemplating on getting the UV protected line-x, the kind that doesn't fade over time. However that's a little extra.

    But now I have the d-rings so I can line-x the entire bed up to the bottom of the plastic bed caps on the top sides.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM
    #5
    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3081
    Messages:
    2,458
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Law
    Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2012 4.6 L MGM DC
    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    Good call. You probably saved a good chunk of cash going the D ring route. Might be useful if you decide towards the UV protected liner! I like the D rings better than the deck rail IMO, probably can handle more weight and gives it more of a rugged look.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2016 at 10:01 AM
    #6
    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Member:
    #1501
    Messages:
    3,219
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Bentonville, AR
    Vehicle:
    2015 Radiant Red TSS Doublecab 4X4 Off Road
    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    I've got the Toyota deck rail system in my truck and the rail cleats are only rated to 220lbs each so you not only saved a bunch of bucks but more than doubled your load rating for each hook. Nice job!
     
    Law323 likes this.
  7. Jun 21, 2016 at 10:53 AM
    #7
    Ryan Mc.

    Ryan Mc. [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Member:
    #2747
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 5.7L
    Hand made bed divider, bed d-rings
    True, however the weak link now may be the threaded inserts/weldnuts. I wont trust that the inserts can handle 500 pounds each. That's some serious weight. I almost was thinking of creating a threaded bar, 1"x 1/2" x (length) and tie in all of the threaded inserts together while at the same time giving me d-rings. Now that could handle 500 pounds per d-ring.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2016 at 4:59 PM
    #8
    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Member:
    #1501
    Messages:
    3,219
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Bentonville, AR
    Vehicle:
    2015 Radiant Red TSS Doublecab 4X4 Off Road
    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Hey, you might check out this mod done by @csuviper https://www.tundras.com/threads/diy-unistrut-bed-rails.1906/
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
    Ryan Mc. likes this.
To Top