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Old 05-13-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Tool box for truck bed

Hello Folks,

I am currently saving money to purchase a Tacoma (double cab, V6). I have never owned a truck before. I would like to know if there is a tool box available for this truck that does not sit over the edge of the bed, in otherwords one that is flush with the height of the bed.

I may decide to use a Tonneau cover later on & would not want the box to hinder the cover. BTW, can the box be secured to the bed & is rust an issue? Any good brands I should know of? Any recommendations or suggestions will be appreciated.
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most of the toolboxes will come out a little on each side and rest on the top of the bed but ive seen some guys get smaller ones that sit inside but i think the ones that come out are pretty cool looking rather than ones inside the bed just my opinion
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most of the toolboxes will come out a little on each side and rest on the top of the bed but ive seen some guys get smaller ones that sit inside but i think the ones that come out are pretty cool looking rather than ones inside the bed just my opinion
The OP wants to get a tonneau cover
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The OP wants to get a tonneau cover
OHH! sorry i didnt read the whole thing, my bad welcome to TW OP!
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Do you mean something like this? They sell these at Joes for about $200, my neighbor has one in his ranger and its about the same height as the bed rails.
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mine sits on the bed sides, but they also make tool chests. UWS is the company. uwsta.com
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I just bought this box

http://www.uwsta.com/products/produc...5326.0.0?pp=12&

I got it for $250, and it fits perfectly between the wheel wells and a couple inches below the side rails. I will try to get a picture for you tomorrow. It almost looks like it was made for a tacoma, but I actually think it was made for a stepside ranger... I too plan on getting a tonneau cover and wanted a box that would fit under it.

Edit: I found another poster who has the same (I think) box as me... Here is the link to his thread:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...rfect-fit.html

Edit Again: Here are the pictures of the box so you don't have to click on the link above... Not my truck, but the same box. I hope HAYNSTYLE808 doesn't mind me posting a picture of his truck...



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Here is one from Tractor Supply Store. It was $99. Just bolted it thru the bed. I like it alot and plenty of room in it.
NICE. Exactly what I've been looking for.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:47 PM   #10
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VERY NICE! All of you have been very helpful. I especially like the link that DizzyZ posted. Thats what I am looking for.
I do have 4 questions though.

Does it sit all the way towards the back or did you have to leave a gap large enough for the lid to open & not touch the back window when its opened 90 degrees?

What are the dimensions of the box?

Do you happen to have a part # for it?

Does it keep water out?

Thanks to ALL OF YOU for your help.
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Here's another option for you. Some surplus boxes should fit pretty well and you can still use the length of the bed.

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Does it sit all the way towards the back or did you have to leave a gap large enough for the lid to open & not touch the back window when its opened 90 degrees?
You will probably have to set it forward an inch or so... I know I have to, but I modified mine so it doesn't sit all the way down on the bed. I rigged mine up on a track system so I can pull it to the back of the bed to load and unload tools... I plan on posting a write up on this after this weekend.


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What are the dimensions of the box?



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Do you happen to have a part # for it?
UWS box #TBS-54-SPLA


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Does it keep water out?
I just mounted mine, so I don't know for sure, but I doubt water will be an issue. It is a very well built box.
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as you can see from the pic how i did it
. it keeps water out well. i love this box. keeps the sporty look of the truck. you wont be dissappointed
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as you can see from the pic how i did it
. it keeps water out well. i love this box. keeps the sporty look of the truck. you wont be dissappointed
I'm glad to see you in this thread. I hope you didn't mind me using your pictures
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as you can see from the pic how i did it
. it keeps water out well. i love this box. keeps the sporty look of the truck. you wont be dissappointed
Thank you for doing the homework on this then having the balls to order it. I would also like to purchase this box BUT I want the gullwing version. Is there enough room on the sides of the box for me to get to the latches (moved to the side for the gw version)?
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You will probably have to set it forward an inch or so... I know I have to, but I modified mine so it doesn't sit all the way down on the bed. I rigged mine up on a track system so I can pull it to the back of the bed to load and unload tools... I plan on posting a write up on this after this weekend.








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I just mounted mine, so I don't know for sure, but I doubt water will be an issue. It is a very well built box.
Did you by any change get around to mounting your tool box on a track system? I am considering a similar set up!
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Just curious about the actual dimensions of this box, Toyota says that between the fenders they are 41.5 inches wide
http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/specs.html

UWS says this box is 42 inches wide, it is a great looking box and I will probably get this one I am just trying to figure out who can't use a ruler.
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Did you by any change get around to mounting your tool box on a track system? I am considering a similar set up!

I did mount it on a track system, and it was GREAT! Any time I needed to get in the box, I just pulled a dog leash I had attached to it, and it came to the back of the bed. This made it EASY to get stuff in and out of it. I made it so it could be locked into position at the front or back of the bed also.

However, I ended up taking it down because I have it loaded up with a lot of stuff, and need to modify my design a little... I will try to take some pictures and start a thread about it later this week (I am working these next few, and don't get home until after dark). I will try to take a lot of pictures and let you know what did and did not work... I will send you a PM when I post the thread.
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Just curious about the actual dimensions of this box, Toyota says that between the fenders they are 41.5 inches wide
http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/specs.html

UWS says this box is 42 inches wide, it is a great looking box and I will probably get this one I am just trying to figure out who can't use a ruler.

I don't have my truck or the box, so I can't tell you for sure, but I remember when I was ordering it I ordered it based on the dimentions of the box on the website, and then I measured my bed with a tape measure, and determined it would fit... The bed measures 42" between wheel wells at the bottom if I remember correctly.
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