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    Default DIY - Bed Storage system for my truck

    Been scheming a way to build this for awhile, trying to decide how tall/wide/deep...etc I wanted to build it. Then, trying to decide how exactly I'd attach it to the truck, which rollers to use, materials, etc.

    This is what I came up with The "roller-base" does not attach, per-se... the sides are beveled slightly so that it wedges in between the wheel-wells. You cannot slide it out, it must be lifted, then removed. It's made out of 5/8" plywood, then coated with bedliner. The rollers are "ball-bearing rollers"... I've been trying to find them for awhile, and finally found them at Harbor Freight (gotta love that store!) for around $1/ea.

    The tailgate piece was made (with that lip/raised area) to fit securely against the tray, overlapping the edges, and forming a tight seal. It's attached to the tailgate with industrial strength velcro. It's covered in bedliner spray. It also acts to protect the tailgate/paint...

    The tray is made out of 3/4" plywood... built using heavy-duty screws, and of course covered with bedliner. It's 48" wide X 65" long X 9" deep (interior). I was able to find a cheap piece of carpet to line the bottom. It has divider/inserts that can be used when desired, as well as a middle support divider in case I need to load anything heavy on the top cover pieces.

    The cover is 3-pieces of 3/4" plywood (bedliner spray), and each piece is 60" wide X 21.5" deep. The pieces have "guides" on the bottom so they sit perfectly centered on the tray. The 1st piece has a metal-tab that secures it to the rear of the tray. Then, each piece has metal tabs that secure them to eachother, so that none can be lifted off without first rolling out the tray & removing the 3rd cover piece first, then the 2nd, then the last. Each has 2 cargo-hooks bolted in. When the tray is rolled in, the pieces cannot be opened or removed due to the guide-wheels on top (you'll see them on each side of the bed-opening). These have 2 functions: 1) to lock down the covers, 2) so that when you roll-out the tray, the wheels keep it from tipping down.

    The unit is heavy... I'd say that the total added weight is around 200-250 lbs, maybe more. It's rugged, sturdy, and most of all, functional! What do ya think?


























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    Neat!! I like it!!
    One question. Do you have a mechanical stop on it to keep it from rolling out too far??
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    i like. now, whats your total $$ invested in it?
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    what barney said sounds reasonable



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    Default Re: DIY - Bed Storage system for my truck

    I like it... good job. This will definitely solve the "bed bounce" problem people are complaining about! LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mendonsy View Post
    Neat!! I like it!!
    One question. Do you have a mechanical stop on it to keep it from rolling out too far??
    Well, currently I have a "rope" attached to the rear, but that's just temporary until I make a permanent fix. It works, but isn't the answer... The best part of this system is that it just "sits" in there, and can be removed in just a few minutes with no tools.... whatever I come up with for the stop, it has to follow that rule. And thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Barney_Fife View Post
    i like. now, whats your total $$ invested in it?
    Hmm... about $100 in wood, $35 for the rollers, hooks & wheels, $20 for the carpet, $100 for the bedliner spray & paint... So, roughly $250 total.
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    That's pretty crafty... I like it!!!
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    very creative design, i like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matrix77 View Post
    I like it... good job. This will definitely solve the "bed bounce" problem people are complaining about! LOL.
    LOL - I was thinking the same thing when I was putting it in. There's only 1 stretch of road around here that I've noticed BB on, so I'll have to wait until I drive over it again to see if this changes it or not


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    Now I just need to do the "auto-tailgate lock" mod, since this acts as lockable storage when the tailgate is locked. I'm planning on doing that pretty soon - that along with the auto-locks on the Leer top will be really convenient
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    i forgot to ask, any extra rattles/squeaking, etc. ?
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    I just want to know what it says under the black square... ha!

    Looks good... and functional!
    My truck squeaks. I want a new one. I mean... I know it's made from mass produced parts... I know things move... I know I want a new one... that's all. I won't take the 2 hours to investigate and resolve the solution... I want the dealer to fix it... no... I want a new truck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toy Collector View Post
    I just want to know what it says under the black square... ha!
    Department logo & Squad/Team --- didn't want any issues, just in case... never know these dayse

    Quote Originally Posted by tjs011 View Post
    i forgot to ask, any extra rattles/squeaking, etc. ?
    Tonight will be my first time driving it, so I'll let u know I'm hoping there won't be, since I designed it to be VERY snug when you close the tailgate.
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    That's slick! I wish I could do something like that, but I always have to keep my bed ready for the ATV :/.
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    Well, drove it finally. Man, I love the way having weight in the bed softens up the ride with these trucks. However, cornering showed that I need to get the TRD sway bar if I have this much weight in the bed for regular driving.

    No rattles... Didn't hear it at all. And actually, I think it made the truck more quiet since it softened up the ride and didn't cause so much jarring over bumps.
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    did it level your truck out? i'd imagine having the cap and that huge gun case, er, bed storage system, would probally bring the back down a tad so it sits level now....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steppy View Post
    what barney said sounds reasonable
    Quote Originally Posted by JMSinMD View Post
    what barney said sounds reasonable



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    what barney said sounds reasonable
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