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Custom Locking Mounted Bed Storage Box

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by netmagi, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    netmagi

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    I've been meaning to take vid/pics of this for a while.

    This is a "Smart-Bin" from Wal-Mart. I paid ~$60.00 (maybe less). I just looked on their website, and I don't see it, but it is listed on the Sam's Club website:

    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=142937

    I made a "C" shaped bracket that slips under the c-channel at the top of the bed behind the cab. I also cut some rubber strips to place under the c-channel for the rest of the width to make up for the thickness of the aluminum bracket.

    There's 1 hole drilled through the bed on the lower left of the bracket. I threaded a plate and taped it up so it didn't dig into the other side of the bed and this holds everything tight. There's a pic showing it in there.


    More Pics:

    http://gallery.netmagi.com/v/projects/truck_storage/

    Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDvFHS90JX8


    -Rich
     
  2. Mar 5, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    Yuma Taco

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    Nice!


    Yuma Taco,
     
  3. Mar 5, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Very nice. I like that better than my actual toolbox
     
  4. Mar 5, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    nevermind, working now
     
  5. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    Thanks guys! I'm really happy with it.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    does it leak through the holes where the aluminum pipes go into?
     
  7. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    THAT IS A GREAT IDEA!! I LIKE THE ALUMINUM MOUNT!!
     
  8. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    I was thinking about getting a box just like that for exactly that purpose. Now I know I will. The barstock through the side of the box is a great idea; I'd been wondering how I was going to "lock" it in the bed.

    Awesome! Rep'd!
     
  9. Mar 6, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    I had the same concern originally, but not a drop.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    Thanks for the rep!
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    netmagi

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    They still have this at my local wal-mart:



    $45

    IMG_0254.jpg
     
  12. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    You should make those brackets to sell.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2015 at 7:57 PM
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    Picked mine up today love it... Wow tons of room!!
     
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