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Correct Tool Box Size?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ComaOrBust, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Jun 11, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    ComaOrBust

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    I am in the market for a new toolbox for my 2nd Gen. Tacoma Ex. cab 4x4. Can anyone recommend the best fitting style and size? 60" 61 1/2"? Slim design or deep design?
     
  2. Jun 12, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    I had a black low profile UWS tool box in my 05 Extended cab. 63x22x15.5 They sell on Amazon new for about $400. Sold mine used for $200. Great tool box!
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  3. Jun 12, 2017 at 8:21 AM
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    I also have the UWS Model TBS-63-A (http://www.uwsta.com/p/63-single-lid-angled-crossover), but mine is silver and not the low profile version. My toolbox blocks a good bit of my rear view. I'd recommend the low profile version. I believe this is a 63" toolbox (see dimensions in link), instead of 65".

    Make sure the toolbox you buy is the "wedge cut" type or your wheel wells will interfere.

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  4. Jun 12, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    I believe you're right that the width is 63". I took the specs off of Amazon which were incorrect.
     
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    2007 tacoma, I have a BetterBuilt tool box,
    61 inch width, slimline, the 61 inch fits perfectly, doesnt hang over edges. It is not real wide though, but holds enough. Got a used one that is like new, from Amazon, half price.
     
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    I have the low profile one from Lowe’s.
    It says Kobalt. But I believe some one else makes it for a them.
    At least the number on the stick under the lid is to a different company.
    Had it 11 years. So far so good.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    I have been looking at them also. Is the plastic rugged enough?
     
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    Has been for me. Going on 6+ years now and the only thing weathered is the waterproof stripping on the inside of the lid and rust on the hinges/swing points. The lid really doesn't even need the stripping the way it's shaped as water would never get inside unless your bed flooded. The rust is what it is, I throw in some WD40 from time to time to keep everything loose.

    Honestly though, it's a dream how easy it is to remove this thing in the instance you need that extra space or you're loading up your bed with mulch. For this reason alone it was worth my [at the time] $160.
     
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  11. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    How is that mounted?!
     
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    Three bolts thru the back panel into t-nuts in the tie down rail with a high density foam camper taper to seal the holes and the same tape used between the box and the inner fender wells. At the time of photos box was just sitting there, had not mounted yet.
     

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