Alright, so I want to eventually get a toolbox for my truck. One of it's most important functions will be to transport my tools from work to my house, or wherever I am going to be using them. I want a box that will protect my expensive tools, look and function excellent for a very long time, and be able to be removed without too much hassle when I want to. I'm pretty set on getting a steel weatherguard box because from what it sounds like they are the best around and have proven themselves for decades, steel will be the safest and strongest, and I hate the look of diamond plate boxes. I have a white 1st gen extracab with the factory plastic drop in bedliner. I am trying to decide between these 2 boxes, both in black.
What I like about this one is that it does not involve drilling any holes into the bed to mount. It also would be the easiest to unbolt to remove when I want to. At 114lbs, the weight by itself isn't a problem, but I'm not sure when combined with something that's bulky and awkward to grab.. What I don't like is that I won't be able to use it when I have a canopy on. (I live in WA where it's always raining, so I really want one eventually). It's also more expensive than the other design at around $670 new. It's a weatherguard 130-5-01
What I like about this one is that I could use a canopy with it. I think how it stays below the top of the bed looks quite a bit better than any other design. I like how it costs significantly less at around $432 new. It's also only 67lbs so it's much lighter. What I don't like is the issue of mounting the thing. I really don't want to drill holes in my bed or the bedliner, which I think is going to be a deal breaker unless i figure out some genius way to mount it. The width is a few inches narrower than between the distance between the wheel wells. This one is a weatherguard 645-5-01, could only find a white picture.
Does anyone have any ideas about how to mount the second box? Any input is greatly appreciated.