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Ammo box storage solution

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by truckstick101, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Apr 4, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    truckstick101

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    was F'in around over the weekend and put this together. Whats the consensus? keep it or not?

    If i keep it i would have to make it water tight at the locations indicated, wouldn't be to difficult.

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    Would seal and cut the bolts
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    1/8 in SS to stiffen the wall.
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  2. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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  3. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    but there is so much history! actual WWII ammo box! :annoyed:
     
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  4. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    How do you figure its from WW2?
     
  5. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    Right. Because they used 5.56 in WWII.
     
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    Check your local Ace or True Value for flat red rubber washers like the ones found inside the female end of a hose. A little silicone on the underside of the washer and a flat SS washer on top should probably give you a good watertight seal at the bolts.
    Think that is a pretty cool idea for a storage box.
    How did you attach it to the rail?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    Used these!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073ZN63BH/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  8. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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  9. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:19 AM
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    2 proxy mine fuse boxes mounted to the rails. Used needed hardware to T-nuts in the rails. 2 different size rubber washers stacked, 1 bonded rubber/metal washer, 1 rubber only washer. The seal of the can is more than adequate to keep water and mud out. These are from the 70's-ish.

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  10. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    I didn't use any spacers between the rail and can. Maybe should've. But they do rattle and it's bothersome.
    So, I happen to work where rubber sheeting in various thicknesses is available and found some unused 1/2" rubber. Cut a chunk and stuffed between the can and bedside. Wouldn't hurt if it was 3/4", but that would've needed taken from inventory and not free :)
     
  11. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    It's not a pretty solution, but honestly, I'm digging it. It would be a great way to store tie downs and whatnot..... easily accessible, out of the way, I might mount it so the weight was on the wheel well and maybe paint it black, but overall, not bad.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    you cant see it in the pic but i got these and no more rattle!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042UA5WC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  13. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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    Even the taller "50" cans aren't tall enough to mount to the rail so the lid can open, AND rest on the wheel well.
     
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    Put some feet on it?
     
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    That could be done as well. But bed flex off road?
     
  19. Apr 4, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    O I work for Amazon lol
     
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    While I personally think it's a neat solution, in light of the recent climate, I'm not sure having visible ammo boxes strapped inside one's truck bed is a wise move.
     
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