Inspired by his commercial fishing days in Alaska, Tyler Thompson embarked on a very daring, do-it-yourself project of remodeling a Toyota Tacoma truck for the purpose of climbing and adventuring. What does that mean? He added a full bed and storage system! The results are absolutely impressive -- even more so given that he has very little professional experience in this field.

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Tyler told SF Globe: "My background in building is relatively limited. I took one quarter of wood shop and a few quarters of welding in high school, but other than that I have just been tinkering and building things all my life. I am going to school for industrial design, and have always had a knack for designing and inventing."

Keep reading to see how he did this.

Tyler first began by setting up the base frame for the bed and storage system.

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Ball bearings were installed on the sides for the drawer system while an angle iron was used to secure the frame together.

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Tyler chose to use old skateboard bearings. They were not only cheap, but also could support a lot of weight.

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1x1 square tubing was used for the drawers to slide back and forth.

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Here's a shot of the truck in progress:

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A small hatch compartment exists to hold an additional battery. 

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Another secret compartment for storage - e.g. camping gear!

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Additional locks and latches were added to make sure everything was secured. Pictured below is a standard household strike plate. This was used to make the truck latch close more smoothly. 

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A few coats of water seal were painted before the product was finalized.

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Watch the frame boards dry.

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Here's what the battery looks like:

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Tyler also installed some lights on the canopy door.

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Of course, you can't forget the speakers!

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An easy switch for them was mounted right next to the steering wheel. 

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Almost ready - Time to pack up. Cool Tip: The drawers also can be used as a table when the center hatch cover is removed. 

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Alas, the finished product! 

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Tyler's advice for those interested in pursuing a similar project is to plan in advance and not rush. He told us he spent several weeks working 12 hour days to get all the details in and to finish everything just the way he wanted. 

What are your thoughts on this adventure truck? Out of all the do-it-yourself projects we cover, this one definitely is a stand out. Bravo Tyler on a job well done!