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My first Mod?!

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

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

    Ryan Mc. [OP] New Member

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    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.

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  2. Jun 21, 2016 at 8:28 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    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!
     
  3. Jun 21, 2016 at 8:33 AM
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    Ryan Mc.

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    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.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    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.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2016 at 10:53 AM
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    Ryan Mc.

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    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.
     

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