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SUBLMNL
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I noticed that looking from the rear down the driver side my bed lines up with the edge of the cab as it should, then looking down the back on the passenger side the cab sticks out about 1/4-1/2 inch. I have an access cab, I have looked at 2 double cabs and 1 other access cab and they do the same thing. Has anybody else noticed this or can check and see if theirs does it too? Its not super noticable you have to look for it.
 

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Theatre Nerd Person...yea
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Mine lines up fine but other people have noticed that their beds were slightly crooked. If I remember right, all of them were fixed by simply unbolting the 6 bed bolts and lining it up so it's even on both sides then torquing the bolts back down.
 

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Mine doesnt line up but its too cold for me to try to loosen the bolts and line it up.
 

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SUBLMNL
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What I was looking at when I noticed this was that one of my rear wheels is even with the rear flare and one side is tucked under a bit, I figured that I could un-bolt the bed and move it around, too cold today, but I thought it was strange how I saw other trucks like that and that it is even on one side and out on the other so moving it will make it uneven on both sides. Thought it was weird too that the other 3 trucks were off in the same direction.
 

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You do not need to move the entire bed. These trucks have seperate 1/4 panels. The bed only fits on 1 way . It has cones that sit in holes in the frame. Wht you need to do is look between the cab and the bed and you will see a row of bolts that hold the fender to the bed. loosen up the bolts and pull the edge of the fender on the side that is in a bit and pull untill it is flush with the cab. While still pulling tighten up the bolts. Now both side will look even looking down the side of the truck. Might be a bit easier with 2 people. Have one pull the fender out while you retighten the bolts.
 

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I noticed mine not lining up after I had my Snugtop Supersport installed. As I pulled out of the shop, I noticed the shell stuck out a lot more on the driver's side than on the passenger's side. Back into the shop and we discovered the bed to be about 1/4" offset to the driver's side and the cap an additional 1/4" off to the driver's side. We repositioned the cap and moved it about 1/8" offset to the passenger's side and now it is barely noticable. I think I will just live with it the way it is.
 

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X-Cowboy
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I have to stop reading this forum, as once I read this thread, i too discovered things don't line up on my "little red wagon". Back to the dealer I go! So much for quality control. I wonder if the dealer charges Toyota for these adjustments?
 

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SUBLMNL
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and I thought everyone was going to say that I am seeing things.
Maybe I shoud not have pointed this out.
The other thing I noticed is one wheel is even with the edge of the fender flare and one is under a bit. Once I noticed both of these things it bugs the heck out of me. Once it warms up I am going totry to fix it myself unless I can get the dealer to before then.
 

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Happy to report mine fits OK! :thumbup: Actually the bed edge is slightly inside the cab edge, but by an equal amount on each side.
 

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SUBLMNL
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I went and bought a number 55 torque socket, sprayed wd-40 on the bolts loosened them up pushed the bed over and lined it up all by myself. took about 15 minutes. I looked at trying to adjust the bed sides as suggested but they looked like they were set the same on both sides, there is like a groove on the bed that both fenders were lined up with.So I did not attempt to try that route. The bed is slightly narrower than the cab.
 

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va beach taco said:
I went and bought a number 55 torque socket, sprayed wd-40 on the bolts loosened them up pushed the bed over and lined it up all by myself. took about 15 minutes. I looked at trying to adjust the bed sides as suggested but they looked like they were set the same on both sides, there is like a groove on the bed that both fenders were lined up with.So I did not attempt to try that route. The bed is slightly narrower than the cab.

did you take any pictures of what you did, where the bolts are that you loosened, before and after, etc?
 

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SUBLMNL
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eyedoc said:
did you take any pictures of what you did, where the bolts are that you loosened, before and after, etc?
They were the 6 torque bolts in the bed of the truck 2 at the front 2 right behind the wheel well and 2 at the rear. They are inside the bed they are threaded through the mounts so you do not need to go underneath and hold a bolt or anything.
To cold to take pics.
 
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