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Bed Storage Bin Locks

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by sabre170, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Apr 23, 2018 at 2:29 PM
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    sabre170

    sabre170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I searched the forums here, but found nothing.

    Curious if anyone has ever tried to retro fit something like the below in the pre-existing storage bins in the truck bed. I'm thinking an individual could pop out one of the manual turn knobs and replace with a lock like this and have a locking bin. Sure, still plastic, so someone could snap it if so inclined, but would at a minimum keep some kid from stealing tiedown straps.


    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AHP2NWU/

    Yes, I am aware there are replacement doors to be purchased that do this, but they are more than I'm wanting to spend on this. I figured this has the potential to be an $8 solution.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    Yup, takes a little work to enlarge the hole but very easy. I bought all three keyed alike from my local Ace Hardware.
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    Excellent. Thanks.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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  5. Apr 23, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    Hogpauls

    Hogpauls Hmmmmmm.

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    Best cheap mod I’ve done. As you stated the door could still be pried but locks are a little piece of mind and keep the curious honest people honest.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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  7. Apr 23, 2018 at 7:56 PM
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    You'll find that most of the good threads are in the 2nd gen section. :D
     
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  8. Apr 24, 2018 at 4:56 AM
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    Ooo burn.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    I installed a set of these, http://mobtownoffroad.com/product/storage-door/. They worked great, had to do a little work to the driver side because the hole wasn’t long enough for the lock to fully rotate, but nothing that a file or dremel couldn’t fix.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    Yeah. I had seen those, but they cost more than anything I would ever store in there. Just looking for a cheap solution. I’ll do some hunting for some diy locks. I’ll post back with my findings.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    I got mine here: https://padlocks4less.com/black-cabinet-lock/

    The arms weren’t long enough to reach the hole but some scrap metal, a little filing and a bit of bending solved the problem. Also as stated above get the locks keyed alike and non-retaining so you can pull the key out once unlocked.
     

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