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Old 03-06-2021, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Bobbed bed tips?

Getting ready to finish my TF2 LWB 4 door and want to bob the end of the bed. Seems pretty straight forward. Any tips?

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Old 03-07-2021, 02:43 AM   #2
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Here's how i do mine in a few pics.

Started by marking the cut with masking tape then screwing the bed to a piece of wood and clamping it in the vice. I then us a hacksaw with a fine (32tpi) blade and carefully go across the bed to get a even cut. This then makes the re-joining cleaner.



Here's the result after about 15 minutes of slow cutting:



I then used a bottle on MEKK to rejoin the bed using the piece i cut out. This give a bond the same strength as the original plastic. However, it's a slow process as I let each joint dry over night to get to full strength.











I'm sure there are other methods but that's how I do mine. Hope this helps you a little.
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:28 AM   #3
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Great! Thanks for the reply. I really like screwing the bed to wood and taking your time. Looks awesome! Thanks for the tip. Iím ready to give it a try.
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Great! Thanks for the reply. I really like screwing the bed to wood and taking your time. Looks awesome! Thanks for the tip. Iím ready to give it a try.
You're welcome. Just take your time and all will be good.
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Here's how i do mine in a few pics.
Very nice work! Great tips!

I've been thinking about doing the bob and wasn't sure where to start. Thanks for sharing the info!
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Old 03-17-2021, 06:22 AM   #6
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I know it's going to take the fun and creativity out of the mix, but the Marlin bed is already bobbed and it's priced fairly reasonable. Save a bunch of time.

https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-Mojave...ed_p_7061.html

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Old 03-24-2021, 06:09 PM   #7
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I know it's going to take the fun and creativity out of the mix, but the Marlin bed is already bobbed and it's priced fairly reasonable. Save a bunch of time.

https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-Mojave...ed_p_7061.html

That bed looks longer in front of the wheel opening compared to my LWB 4 door. Is that right? Your right, that is a good price!
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I considered the Marlin bed myself, until I realized the same. The wheelbase doesn't match up with the LWB chassis.
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:16 PM   #9
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I just bought the Toyota Xtra Cab, just to find out that it is for the LWB. I only have the normal Trailfinder 2.
Will the Marlin bed fit the Xtra Cab and fit my wheelbase at 287mm?
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I just bought the Toyota Xtra Cab, just to find out that it is for the LWB. I only have the normal Trailfinder 2.
Will the Marlin bed fit the Xtra Cab and fit my wheelbase at 287mm?
Sorry but no it won't. The only way to get the body to fit is convert your truck to LWB. I think all that is needed are LWB rails and a longer driveshaft but I have never do the swap personally so I may be mistaken. on what is required.
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