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Swing Case install on 2006 Tundra

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by markshoreline, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Nov 27, 2018 at 2:29 PM
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    markshoreline

    markshoreline [OP] New Member

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    i posted a while back about Swing Case not listing an application for 1st gen Tundras. I called the company and they offered no help with choosing one that would fit my truck. So after comparing my truck’s bed with that of a 2012, I decided to go ahead and order the model that fits gens 3 & 2.
    Installation was a breeze using the 6 supplied self drilling/tapping screws. You need a drill and socket driver for the screws. You’ll also need a size 40 Torx to remove the rear tie down bracket.
    The mounting bracket rests on the bed making it very easy to position with 4 screws. The horizontal bracket extension requires two screws to secure it’s forward end and that’s where the misfit happens. Apparently the screws would mount onto the raised area on a Gen 2-3, but the raised area on my Gen 1 was an inch or so further toward the cab. I bought some nylon and SS washers to shim the bracket out to the same height as the raised bulges on the side wall. However, after mounting the box I saw that the forward end protruded a bit toward the inside of the bed so I removed the shims and the alignment was better.
    The only thing I would change is the swing box could be longer because the wheel well is way forward of the box- this truck could accommodate a much longer box. I’ll call the company tomorrow and see if they have longer ones available.

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  2. Nov 27, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Nice job, I’m glad it works!! I’m interested to see if a longer box will fit.
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Definitely looks like it would.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Trying not to miss out on anything

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Also standing by for this info. Thank you for reporting out!
     

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