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Old 07 Mar 2010, 02:01 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have an '03, full bed, minimal cab; I plan to replace it with a
new one as much like it as I can, except for bucket seats and automatic
transmission.

The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer -- especially
if you have a bed cap on it. So I made a false floor, out of a sheet of
heavy plywood, cut to fit and given several coats of paint, then linoleum.

Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 12:43 pm   #2 (permalink)
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BeartoothHOS <beartooth@comcast.net> found these unused words:

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> I have an '03, full bed, minimal cab; I plan to replace it with a
>new one as much like it as I can, except for bucket seats and automatic
>transmission.
>
> The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer -- especially
>if you have a bed cap on it. So I made a false floor, out of a sheet of
>heavy plywood, cut to fit and given several coats of paint, then linoleum.
>
> Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
>or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?


I'd leave it [width is different] and buy a BedRug. Put one into my 02'
Tacoma [short bed] and it's a godsend.

<http://www.bedrug.com/>

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 05:04 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Mar 7, 3:01*pm, BeartoothHOS <bearto...@comcast.net> wrote:
> * * * * I have an '03, full bed, minimal cab; I plan to replace it with a
> new one as much like it as I can, except for bucket seats and automatic
> transmission.
>
> * * * * The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer -- especially
> if you have a bed cap on it. So I made a false floor, out of a sheet of
> heavy plywood, cut to fit and given several coats of paint, then linoleum..
>
> * * * * Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
> or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?


Is it going to be a perfect fit? No.
But it will fit, simply because what you built is probably slightly
smaller than what is currently made.

You didn't say how you connected the liner you made, to the liner of
the truck...if you did at all (?).
If you measure some screws just right, you could screw it down to the
new bed liner. This is what I did with an under-the-rail (and cover)
tool box. So you don't have to drill through the metal bed itself.
And then maybe put some stiff foam around the edges of the liner you
made.
Or just extend the edges of what you made to fit the new one if
possible.
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 07:13 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Sir F. A. Rien <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:

>BeartoothHOS <beartooth@comcast.net> found these unused words:
>
>>
>> I have an '03, full bed, minimal cab; I plan to replace it with a
>>new one as much like it as I can, except for bucket seats and automatic
>>transmission.
>>
>> The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer -- especially
>>if you have a bed cap on it. So I made a false floor, out of a sheet of
>>heavy plywood, cut to fit and given several coats of paint, then linoleum.
>>
>> Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
>>or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?

>
>I'd leave it [width is different] and buy a BedRug. Put one into my 02'
>Tacoma [short bed] and it's a godsend.
>
><http://www.bedrug.com/>


It's got a liner.

Why the need for anything?
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 09:59 am   #5 (permalink)
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SnoBrdr <SnoBrdr@killington.com> found these unused words:

>Sir F. A. Rien <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:
>
>>BeartoothHOS <beartooth@comcast.net> found these unused words:
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>>>
>>> I have an '03, full bed, minimal cab; I plan to replace it with a
>>>new one as much like it as I can, except for bucket seats and automatic
>>>transmission.
>>>
>>> The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer -- especially
>>>if you have a bed cap on it. So I made a false floor, out of a sheet of
>>>heavy plywood, cut to fit and given several coats of paint, then linoleum.
>>>
>>> Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
>>>or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?

>>
>>I'd leave it [width is different] and buy a BedRug. Put one into my 02'
>>Tacoma [short bed] and it's a godsend.
>>
>><http://www.bedrug.com/>

>
>It's got a liner.
>
>Why the need for anything?


Perhaps because the OP said;
>"The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer
> -- especially if you have a bed cap on it."


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Old 09 Mar 2010, 10:05 am   #6 (permalink)
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Sir F. A. Rien <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:

>SnoBrdr <SnoBrdr@killington.com> found these unused words:
>
>>Sir F. A. Rien <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:
>>
>>>BeartoothHOS <beartooth@comcast.net> found these unused words:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have an '03, full bed, minimal cab; I plan to replace it with a
>>>>new one as much like it as I can, except for bucket seats and automatic
>>>>transmission.
>>>>
>>>> The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer -- especially
>>>>if you have a bed cap on it. So I made a false floor, out of a sheet of
>>>>heavy plywood, cut to fit and given several coats of paint, then linoleum.
>>>>
>>>> Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
>>>>or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?
>>>
>>>I'd leave it [width is different] and buy a BedRug. Put one into my 02'
>>>Tacoma [short bed] and it's a godsend.
>>>
>>><http://www.bedrug.com/>

>>
>>It's got a liner.
>>
>>Why the need for anything?

>
>Perhaps because the OP said;
>>"The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer
>> -- especially if you have a bed cap on it."


Must have very soft knees, as it has never bothered me.

But to each their own.
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 11:04 am   #7 (permalink)
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"SnoBrdr" <SnoBrdr@killington.com> wrote in message
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>>Perhaps because the OP said;
>>>"The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer
>>> -- especially if you have a bed cap on it."

>
> Must have very soft knees, as it has never bothered me.
>
> But to each their own.


I can understand his pain. I don't have a Tocoma, but I had a Frontier
with a factory bed liner. The liner had very tall / hard ridges. It
was OK to walk on, but not good to crawl on. I never had a cap on the
truck, so this was never a problem for me. What was a problem was now
slippery the bed was. Loose items in the rear moved around under the
slightest change in speed or direction. This was a farm truck, so I
was constantly throwing stuff in the back to move short distances (a
few miles at most). Tying things down was a real pain. For my current
truck, I stayed away from a bed liner and use a rubber mat instead.
All around this is a better solution - for me. Stuff mostly stays put
for short trips. The ridges in the Frontiers bed liner did have one
nice advantage - they kept things out of small amounts of water that
sometimes accumulated in the bed.

Ed


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Old 09 Mar 2010, 02:21 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Mar 9, 12:04*pm, "C. E. White" <cewhi...@mindspring.com> wrote:
> "SnoBrdr" <SnoB...@killington.com> wrote in message
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> news:4escp51dicpdt7dk02nt7qq6bnliqbl51h@4ax.com...
>
> >>Perhaps because the OP said;
> >>>"The bed, even with a liner. is a real knee-killer
> >>> -- especially if you have a bed cap on it."

>
> > Must have very soft knees, as it has never bothered me.

>
> > But to each their own.

>
> I can understand his pain. I don't have a Tocoma, but I had a Frontier
> with a factory bed liner. The liner had very tall / hard ridges. It
> was OK to walk on, but not good to crawl on.


Exactly. I knew exactly what he was talking about.
With precisely measured screws, you can screw down things into those
ridges instead of drilling and screwing or bolting through the metal
bed itself.
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 11:54 am   #9 (permalink)
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On Mon, 08 Mar 2010 10:43:41 -0800, Sir F. A. Rien wrote:

> BeartoothHOS <beartooth@comcast.net> found these unused words:

[....]
>> Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
>>or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?

>
> I'd leave it [width is different] and buy a BedRug. Put one into my 02'
> Tacoma [short bed] and it's a godsend.
>
> <http://www.bedrug.com/>


Looks good online -- and there seems to be a dealer thirty miles
from here. What did it cost, who installed it, and how long have you had
it??



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Old 11 Mar 2010, 06:05 pm   #10 (permalink)
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BeartoothHOS <beartooth@comcast.net> found these unused words:

>On Mon, 08 Mar 2010 10:43:41 -0800, Sir F. A. Rien wrote:
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>> BeartoothHOS <beartooth@comcast.net> found these unused words:

> [....]
>>> Is it likely the false floor will fit what Toyota is selling now,
>>>or might I just as well include it with the '03 when I find a buyer?

>>
>> I'd leave it [width is different] and buy a BedRug. Put one into my 02'
>> Tacoma [short bed] and it's a godsend.
>>
>> <http://www.bedrug.com/>

>
> Looks good online -- and there seems to be a dealer thirty miles
>from here. What did it cost, who installed it, and how long have you had
>it??


I bought mail order from a dealer in Georgia, "Total Appearance'. In 2002,
it cost $339 including shipping.

Easy install if you simply read the instructions, use a tape measure to
place the velcro tabs and unroll carefully, only peeling each set's 'top' as
you come to them.

Hardly any damage after 7 years, one small cut/tear - my fault with a sharp
piece of metal. Scrub with same soap as you use on the car and flush out,
let dry.

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