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Bed storage with a light bar/kickers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Seventh, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Dec 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    Seventh

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    I wasn't sure where to put this thread, but this forum's the one that I hang out in so hopefully it's the right spot.

    I have an 01, but this applies to any truck really. I'm trying to find a waterproof, lockable, somewhat secure bed box that I can keep in my truck bed for extra storage. The thing is, I have a light bar w/kickers, so a standard over-the-rail bed box doesn't work for me.

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    I found this guy on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Molding...398735&sr=8-2&keywords=waterproof+storage+box

    And for $50 it looks like a cheap version of a Pelican case. The dimensions work (I have basically 39W x 16D to work with, and I'd like to keep it under 16" high), and I think that I should have no problem drilling through the bed and securing it there with some carriage bolts.

    I'm obviously not looking for something to secure anything expensive in - just a spot to chuck my jack, compressor, a couple jugs of water, etc etc for when I'm on the trail. I have a regular cab, so storage in the cab is a wee tight.

    Does anyone have any good suggestions like this that'd work? I'd like something I can lock, and won't fill up with water when it rains. My budget is ~$200 or under.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Search Craig's list for some pelican or skb cases. That cheapo box is..well cheap.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    Yeah, I wasn't planning on that exact case, just something like it.

    However, I've been hunting around and I think an aluminum trailer tongue box might be the solution here. With a little extra weatherproofing it should do the job.

    Something like this:

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...-1-_-202202214-_-100592788-_-N#specifications

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    It even has a lip on the back that's lower, so it _might_ fit perfectly under the bed rail - or if it's a little lower, at least be a perfect spot to drill the mounting bolts. Going to check the local HD to see if they're in stock and if they'll let me yank one out into the parking lot to test fit it, heh.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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