Bed bolt length

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Joisey, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Gentlemen, and everyone else.

    Can anyone tell me how much of the bolt that holds the bed in place stick thru the nut? I'm looking to put a bed mat in my truck, and locally they are stolen almost as fast as you can buy them. I'm looking to hold the bed mat in place with the bed bolts if possible, to prevent theft.

    I'd look for myself, but my back is out and I'm riding the recliner for the next week or so. Thank you all for your help.

    Roy
     
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  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Personally, if you want it bolted down, I would drill 2 new holes and pick up some bolts, lock nuts, fender washers and something to take up the space between the mat and bottom of the bed floor from the hardware to put in the front of the bed. That way you can still flip it up to clean underneath and don't have to worry about your bed bolts getting loose and rattling.
     
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    Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Good point. I had considered that as an easier option. Thank you.
     
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  5. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Or reuse the drain holes
     
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Just don’t puncture the fuel line.
     
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    Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    You take all of the fun out of it.
     
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  8. sjoh527

    sjoh527 Well-Known Member

    Where are the drain holes out of curiosity?
     
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    Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Right and left, front of of bed.
     
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  10. sjoh527

    sjoh527 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Anything fragile under them? Im probably going to need to expand them for the drain tubes for my new Cover. Also I would look myself but I'm still waiting for my truck
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Someone who I won’t say... said he drilled them out and hit the fuel line.
     
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  12. sjoh527

    sjoh527 Well-Known Member

    Okay.... A friend?
     
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  13. sjoh527

    sjoh527 Well-Known Member

    Also how far did this person let the drill go through?
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    @box1186 might be able to tell you.
     
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  16. sjoh527

    sjoh527 Well-Known Member

    @box1186 I would appreciate it if you would!
     
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  17. box1186

    box1186 Active Member

    There is plenty of clearance on the passanger side of my 19 on the drivers side, there is only about 3" before you hit the fuel tank filler neck. And BTW, a hole will cost you $465.....
     
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Ouch :(
     
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  19. sjoh527

    sjoh527 Well-Known Member

    Ehhhh sorry to hear that. I will make sure to use a very short bit on my 19. Thank you for the info.
     
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  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s why everyone is here. Live and learn. It takes a big person to say they messed up and share that info so others can learn.
     
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  21. box1186

    box1186 Active Member

    Its okay, I like wasting my money on holes in things I already have instead of ordering a new brush guard. They are overrated.....
     
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