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Does it have to be a custom job?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by alexdelarge, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Aug 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    alexdelarge

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    Hi, i've been reading these threads and doing a lot of searches and i've gleaned a lot of great info from you guys. thanks.

    I'm looking for a storage box for my 1st gen Double-Cab. I've seen so many different kinds on this website, and learned the terminology to describe a few of the different styles by reading this site, which has been very helpful. But i still can't find exactly what i want--which is odd because i think its such a great idea that i can't believe its not being mass-produced.

    As any of you who have 1st-gen Double-Cabs know, the wheel wells run right up into the back of the cab--there is zero space between the back of the cab and the front of the wheel wells.

    I want a chest-type box that will sit on the floor of the bed, but i want it to follow the contour of the wheel wells, so that the edges of the box conform to the walls of the bed. very much like this:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...s-got-my-stealth-dc-tool-box-perfect-fit.html

    the effect is a box that LOOKS LIKE a saddle-box/crossover-box, but doesn't go up over the rails of the bed at all.

    i'm open to a custom job, but don't want to pay an arm and a leg for something that seems like it should be a commonly pursued product...

    i've attached a pic (pdf) of a crude drawing which illustrates the dimensions i need. i'd love to hear feedback from any of you well-meaning enthusiasts :)
     
  2. Aug 23, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    alexdelarge

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    this shows the dimensions i'm looking for
     

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  3. Aug 23, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    here's a jpg if that's easier for everyone :)

    Picture 3.jpg
     
  4. Aug 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Suspension: -Bilistien 5100's all around -Add a leaf -Firestone ride rite air bags Performance: -K&N cold air -Borla cat back Stereo: -Pioneer AVH-X2500BT head unit -Kenwood 1400 shallow mount 12'' sub in custom box -Alpine 1100 amp -Alpine 400 4 channel -4 energy component 6.5's Wheels/tires: -17x9 with 4.5 backspacing XD hoss rims with 33'' bfTreadwright gaurd dogs and spidertrax spacers Looks: -Satoshi grille made by myself -Hood, front bumper, grille, roof, tailgate and rear bumper plasti-dipped. -BHLM -eyelids -matted out tailights -Tacoma bed mat Small mods : -Trailer 7 pin replaced and moved into bumper beside licence plate -Removed mud flaps -Repainted frame/lower a-arms, skid and rear diff/housing with por15 -Led bulbs -Interior lights replaced with blue led's -Beep on lock added
    I made one out of aluminum diamond plate exactly like that, I'll try to find a pic
     
  5. Aug 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    i would love to see how it looks, thanks! did you use a high-frequency welder? how much did the sheets cost you?
     
  6. Aug 23, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    do you have a build thread?? i wanna see this turbo :D
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    I have a picture but its not exactly appropriate for this :p ill post it anyways.

    I do not have a build thread, sorry! never got around to making one, and now shes gone :(

    [​IMG]

    edit: oh and those indents in the back corners were for a custom headache rack.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Damn...woulda liked to see that..

    sorry for the highjack!
     
  9. Aug 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    thanks for the pic. it looks great! sure would've loved to see a build thread. can you divulge a little about how you did it? materials, tools, resources, time involved, costs, etc?
     
  10. Aug 23, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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    x2 :D
     

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