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Old 04-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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I'd like to replace the sign on my toolbox. (Pics!)(Gas mileage)

Long time creeper, first time poster.

I'd really like to de-badge the toolbox on my truck, and replace it with a custom one. Anyone here have any input????


Here's my taco, Frijoles Negros:





And here's a chart I've been keeping since installing the toolbox, to track my gas mileage... look at those numbers!!


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Old 04-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Hmm, nothin guys?
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Do you have access to a machine, or other device that can carve aluminum?
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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Do you have access to a machine, or other device that can carve aluminum?
No, i was hoping to find a guy on here that i could pay to fabricate and ship one
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:22 PM   #5
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No, i was hoping to find a guy on here that i could pay to fabricate and ship one
Im sure you can find someone. Give them the dimensions of the existing one, and design a new one, plus a couple other options, and see what pops up. Sounds like a good idea.
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PM TW member Coupe, he makes some cool stuff with plexi that might cover that or replace it. He's selling some fuse panel covers now so you can see what the stuff he makes looks like.

Also, JLee (owns BAMF - Bay Area Metal Fabrication) might be able to make something for you.
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I thought the 2.7 was suppose to get better mpg.... i was getting 19 before my tires...
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You can go to a trophy shop and have them engrave you something.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #9
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I thought the 2.7 was suppose to get better mpg.... i was getting 19 before my tires...
I bet the toolbox is giving a fair mileage hit. Messes up the bed bubble, or so the hypothesis would go. If not, then the 4.0 is saving me a few pennies
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fuelly.com to track mileage...
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I thought the 2.7 was suppose to get better mpg.... i was getting 19 before my tires...
Surprisingly, according to Toyota's site, the EPA numbers for both the 2.7L manual & automatic 4x4 access cabs are only 18/20. They're 16/21 for the automatic V6.
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Surprisingly, according to Toyota's site, the EPA numbers for both the 2.7L manual & automatic 4x4 access cabs are only 18/20. They're 16/21 for the automatic V6.
Might aswell get the v6
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Might aswell get the v6
x2, I didn't realize the OP's numbers were for a 4 banger. I'm getting similar numbers with my DCSB V6.
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PM TW member Coupe, he makes some cool stuff with plexi that might cover that or replace it. He's selling some fuse panel covers now so you can see what the stuff he makes looks like.

Also, JLee (owns BAMF - Bay Area Metal Fabrication) might be able to make something for you.
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You can go to a trophy shop and have them engrave you something.
Great suggestions guys, thanks, i appreciate it

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Surprisingly, according to Toyota's site, the EPA numbers for both the 2.7L manual & automatic 4x4 access cabs are only 18/20. They're 16/21 for the automatic V6.
^This. I was getting about 22 before the toolbox, which i thought was AWESOME since it's significantly ABOVE the EPA rating, which never seems to be the case lol
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Might aswell get the v6
Eh assuming you have the extra 5 grand or so

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Reps to all who've helped, feel free to PM me or post up here if you have any other ideas!
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
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Hmm, nothin guys?
Dd you ever follow through with this? I've recently picked up a delta pro toolbox, black, but the tag is yellowed. I'd love to replace it. Maybe ever just a quick coat of flat black to get rid of the yellow.
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