Roof rack thread?

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Boss_Taco77, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    Planning to make my own roof rack soon seeing if any of you know the thread size of the factory roof rack holes so I can get me some bolts to get this thing started IMG_9576.jpg
     
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  3. pondman

    pondman Well-Known Member

    Check out Topgearautos.com
    That'll give you some concepts for your project ! Let me know if that's what your looking for .... Thanks
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Did you find what the thread size for those bolts was?
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    I tried that website but it leads me to some auto sale site haha need to take my trim off and just mess with it been raining here down south so kinda iffy about taking it off now. I will give a update once i figure out the thread
     
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    M6 with standard 1.0 thread pitch the length will determain what you are trying to attach wether it will be 14mm or 35 mm or how ever long you need.
    That will screw into the factory holes.
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    Nice big help right there. Thanks man
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    So the factory holes in the top of your cab are M6. I used all ten holes and 1” of thread on my Allen head stainless steel bolts I’ll get more pictures of my rack for you guys soon IMG_0692.jpg
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Nice. Thanks for the update. That looks great.
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    Here’s some more pics for you guys IMG_0710.jpg IMG_0712.jpg IMG_0713.jpg
     
  11. Stephen Swindell

    Stephen Swindell New Member

    Excellent job!! I'm looking to retrofit a rack to my new (to me) 2016 Tacoma. Did you remove and reinstall the weather stripping that fills the gap? What product did you use to hold it down?
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    I did have to remove it and cut it to fit back in my gaps. The front and back have clips so up front I did not put anything it just sits nice and snug in the seam. In the rear they use double sided tape on the rounded part of the cab. The small pieces I have up top sit snug but freely in the seam. So no I didn’t use anything to stick it to my truck. I’ve been on highway trips and they have stayed in place.
     
  13. Stephen Swindell

    Stephen Swindell New Member

    Can you measure the spacing between the mounting holes? - - - - trying to see if the pairs of crossbars I have will mount, without removing the stripping.
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    You will have to remove the stripping to get to the holes. The front has two holes which I think were 2 7/8” apart the center has a single hole then the rear has two also but I’ll have to double check those measurements for you
     
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  15. Stephen Swindell

    Stephen Swindell New Member

    Thanks!! Just looking to get the measurement before removing the stripping. Have a Thule rack system that I like. Didn't like the feet that they were selling for my F150 at the time, so I bought their tracks and hard mounted them to the roof. Don't feel like going through that again....drilling holes in the roof. If the spacing of the holes in the roof happens to match or be very close to that of the Thule feet I put in the track (but never moved), I'll install those right in the Tacoma factory locations and call it a day.
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    No problem man I can get some better measurements if you need me too. You have about a inch width wise to work with down in the bottom under the stripping. It gets a little tighter towards the back but the clips on the stripping make it easy to remove and check out without poking your holes right away. Good luck man
     
  17. Stephen Swindell

    Stephen Swindell New Member

    I don't care how far apart the bars are. Just interested in the distance between the mounting screws in for the front and rear pairs. Thanks!!
     
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    Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    Front-2 1/4”
    Rear-2 7/8”
     
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