I've meant to add this for a while but keep forgetting. I'll try to get some better photos too.
A while back I built a platform for the rear seat area. For longer trips when I don't need the rear seat, I pull the seat and the platform installs using factory holes. There are several different tie downs on the passenger side. I usually just have lightweight items or snacks, or camera gear that I don't want in the bed. Also allow some storage underneath the platform for some recovery gear and tools.
Kinda hard to see in this photo but the driver side is my ARB fridge that is mounted on a FrontRunner slide. The hinge for the fridge lid is toward the door so that the fridge is easily accessible inside the truck without having to slide it out. But can be accessed from the outside by opening the driverside rear door and pulling out the slide. Gotta say it's easy to get spoiled on longer trips when you have a fridge. No more dripping wet items inside a cooler of ice.
Just picked up a Snugtop XTR top on Saturday and got it on the truck. Overall it is in great shape. I found it used on a local classifieds website. I've been watching for a good deal on a used top for the past year. I have liked the XTR because of the clean lines and some the other features, but the cheapest I had ever seen one used was ~$750. Even then it was always the wrong color. Not many Mystic Gold Doublecab Tacomas out there I guess, so I'd be looking and a few hundred to have it repainted too which would put it over $1000 all said and done. Well, a couple weeks ago one showed up in local classifieds (but was still 3 hours away). Was the right color too. The price had me scratching my head a little. Was listed at $300. I thought it's either a peice of junk or a misprint. Called on it and talked the guy down to $270. A friend of mine does a bit of work in the area where it was located and he was kind enough to pick it up for me when he went up there last week. Overall it's is very good shape. A few dings but nothing unexpected from a nearly 10 year old used top. Really pleased with the deal. Color is almost dead on.
No signs of leaks. It has the third brake light, interior dome light, fold down front window. So most if not all the options available for it.
Sorry. All I have is crappy phone pics for now.
What kind of wieght will those bars support? I am kicking around the idea of runnign a topper but I will be using a RTT on it.
Missing the outdoors : (
Wow, I have never seen that design before. It looks very nice.
This one on Hoist's truck (pretty sure he sold the top)
And RMP&O's awesome truck.
so what are your plans for the topper?
2006 Tacoma Extended Cab 4x4 Four Banger