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Anyone build side walls on their bed?

I wanted to build some side walls on my long bed using the stake pockets and some long boards all around the bed to basicly make a box to haul more stuff.I wanted to build it as high as the roof line. I'm hoping the higher walls will flow more aerodynamics to a trailer I pull that is taller then the bed.

I had a carpentry buddy come over and he thinks that you can't build anything too substantial because anything leaned against the walls will damage and dent the sheetmetal quarter panels of the bed because the stake pockets will stress the panels.

Anyone have any input or opinion on damage, or pics of something that works fine they built, bought or a possible aftermarket solution to look into?

I have a junk removal business and normally just use my trailer to haul, but I would like to use just the Tundra sometimes on small jobs and would like the 4 foot tall bed just in case I need more volume on jobs. I would run some boards across the back window to protect the rear window and probably make a gate above the tailgate too.
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No one has the Sanford & Son look going on?
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No one has the Sanford & Son look going on?
heh heh! I think you may be looking for the F150forum mang. Those guys like to adorn their trucks with fenceposts and dingle bearies and probably play banjo in the truck bed Deliverence style. We on the other hand drive classy trucks. I personally think wood sides on pickups (any brand) look cheap and unprofessional. Kind of like those utility trailers people make out of old truck beds....

j/k just bustin your balls.

I've honestly neveer seen a Tundra with said "mod" but like they say anything is possible.


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heh heh! I think you may be looking for the F150forum mang. Those guys like to adorn their trucks with fenceposts and dingle bearies and probably play banjo in the truck bed Deliverence style. We on the other hand drive classy trucks. I personally think wood sides on pickups (any brand) look cheap and unprofessional. Kind of like those utility trailers people make out of old truck beds....

j/k just bustin your balls.

I've honestly neveer seen a Tundra with said "mod" but like they say anything is possible.
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No real work truck tundras round here aye?
I'll have to post up pics of my redneck bed mod job when I get around to doing it
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Have you thought about putting a cross brace from side to side to keep them straight. I think it can be done, just need to do is give it a try.

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heh heh! I think you may be looking for the F150forum mang. Those guys like to adorn their trucks with fenceposts and dingle bearies and probably play banjo in the truck bed Deliverence style. We on the other hand drive classy trucks. I personally think wood sides on pickups (any brand) look cheap and unprofessional. Kind of like those utility trailers people make out of old truck beds....
Yeah, but it works. I see it done all the time and quite honestly it's a cost effective solution... what would you rather build it out of? Carbon fiber?

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Yeah, but it works. I see it done all the time and quite honestly it's a cost effective solution... what would you rather build it out of? Carbon fiber?
Nope. Dump bed.


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Nope. Dump bed.
Those dump bed insert things are like $2,500! You can make the stake pocket fence with about $40 worth of wood.

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heh heh! I think you may be looking for the F150forum mang. Those guys like to adorn their trucks with fenceposts and dingle bearies and probably play banjo in the truck bed Deliverence style. We on the other hand drive classy trucks. I personally think wood sides on pickups (any brand) look cheap and unprofessional. Kind of like those utility trailers people make out of old truck beds....

j/k just bustin your balls.

I've honestly neveer seen a Tundra with said "mod" but like they say anything is possible.
What if it was a tundra bed trailer?

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Never cool.


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No real work truck tundras round here aye?
not true. I've got a "real work truck", its just that we tundra owners actually take pride in what our vehicles look like. It does make a difference with my customers to have a clean nice looking truck, because in their mind, it correlates with the quality of work that I do.

I use my truck daily for work, carrying ladders and tools, traveling a hundred miles a day... i keep it clean, and in fact just got it detailed yesterday. It makes a good first impression when driving into someones driveway.

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You could look into getting a high rise cap for your tundra, it'd be a good aerodynamic transition for your trailer. Also would allow 4' of clearance inside the bed. It'd be pricey, but IMO worth it.

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It makes a good first impression when driving into someones driveway.
The impression it would give me is that you charge too much if you drive a clean new work truck.


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I've never seen a tundra modified like that but the pockets are there so why not use them? I would if I needed to. I might X brace behind the rear window and each side and maybe put a tension member or two across the top unless I was going to load it with a boom truck. A couple of big hinges and a barn door hasp on the rear door would open up the back for easy unloading.
As a retired engineer I can tell you that engineering is nothing more than jury rigging done with some finesse.
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I would think as long as it's braced along the front of the bed that it likely wouldn't move enough to damage the rear quarters...but it means Rocker would have to build it right, which I'm sure he would do.
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