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Bed storage container ideas

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Metalnut, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM
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  2. Jan 16, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    I need a "Flush Mount Box" or one built into the Cover.

    This could work but not very big and none for the 2016 Tacoma
    http://bakindustries.com/p-8254-bakbox-2-tonneau-toolbox-overview.html

    I like something like this but better fit.

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    I think I'm looking for a "Utility Chest" that would have a nice width in the back next to the cab.
    I see Toyota is showing the inside width of the bed as 56.7"
    Does this mean I can drop and secure a 56" width chest in the back or does it taper in towards the bed floor?
    with a bed depth of 19.1" these should work. If I have a tri fold cover , does it take up any more space?

    I would like to use this box
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  3. Jan 16, 2016 at 12:41 PM
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  4. Jan 16, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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    What tri fold allow you to open the tri fold next to the cab and the tail gate both.

    I would like to be able to just open the trifold near the cab to access the box.

    Also any suggestions on how to bolt the Utility Box the bed floor?
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    Check out the Fold-a-Cover: http://www.foldacoverfactorystore.com/TT6312-G4-Elite-Fold-A-Cover.html
    It looks like it actually has 4 panels, but you can open from either end.

    Also check out the Diamondback SE - they are more expensive, but looks like a much sturdier and more secure cover.
     
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  6. Jan 16, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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  7. Jan 16, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    Anyone have any tips on bolting the box to the floor of the trick bed?
     
  8. Jan 16, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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    I bolted bed rail to the floor.
    The box bolts in with t-slot nuts so I can take the box in and out, no hassle.
    Use the drainage holes as your reference, when checking underneath.

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  9. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:23 PM
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    can you take more pictures of the process, picture of the box bolts in with t-slot nuts please and where you got the extra bed rail?

    I like that setup
     
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  10. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:28 PM
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    I personally like the side mounted boxes, that way u have the full length of the bed and only lose 8-16" of width depending on style. I have seen some that use the cargo management rail for mounting.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:30 PM
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    I got my extra bed rail from the dealership. It isn't listed as a 2016 part but as a 2nd gen Tacoma part. It fits perfect.
    Or you can also find it at a online store.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:34 PM
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  13. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:35 PM
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    I got my extra bed rail from the dealership. It isn't listed as a 2016 part but as a 2nd gen Tacoma part. It fits perfect.
    Or you can also find it at a online store.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:55 PM
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    Are you buying a long bed or short bed?
    It's 42" between the wheel wells.
    I'd imagine 56.7" is the rail-to-rail dimension.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    good point , I 'm getting a short bed., I was thinking the box space was before you get to the wheel well.
    Now that I see it I realize I'll need a 42" box.
    I like the rail you placed
    What height will I need ip I want to keep it below the rails , in case I want a cover later on.

    What box did you get?
    Can you post more info on how you did it.
     
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  16. Jan 17, 2016 at 11:37 AM
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    UWS TBC-42-W-BLK.
    Because of the bed rail it's mounted on, it does stick up passed the top of the bed rail just barely.
    I'm pretty sure if you mounted it directly to the bed it would not; it's 18-1/2 tall.
    Give me a little bit; I'll pull it and post pics.
     
  17. Jan 17, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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    This is some door mat material I cut up to keep down on noise.
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    stainless 3/8" hardware and neoprene washers used throughout
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    Install t-nuts in rail before bed bolts; t-nuts are too tall to clear by sliding over.
    Bed rail sections are 18-1/2"
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    -the bed rail is just a hair too wide to sit flat in the valleys
    -I cut and glued some vinyl wall trim material so it would clear
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    driver-side front(above gas tank; be careful)
    -this was a pain to get to; I used electrical tape to hold my hardware together while I threaded it on 'blind'
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    driver-side rear
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    passenger-side front
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    passenger-side rear
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  18. Jan 17, 2016 at 2:58 PM
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    nice job. Thanks for the schematics , that will help.

    1. do think galvanized or Stainless bolts are needed for under the bed.
    2. the holes in the bed. Did you drill all four for the rail mount or are you using two closest to the cab and then only drilling two extra holes.
    did you have any issues accessing the under side of the bed.
    3. did you use loctite on the rail bolts?
    4. I'm having a hard time finding the rails online. (what did you pay for them?)
    Thanks
     
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  19. Jan 17, 2016 at 3:19 PM
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  20. Jan 17, 2016 at 3:24 PM
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    how about the rails/track?
    about how much should I expect to pay for it?
     

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