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Double Cab Short Box Bed storage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boks, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Jun 6, 2008 at 4:32 AM
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    boks

    boks [OP] From Michigan!!

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    For those that don't have a tonneau cover for their truck but is looking for a great way to haul gear protected, check this out. These bins fit in the back of a short box like they were made for it. Fit's two 48 gal rubbermaid bins and two 24 gal rubbermaid bins. You can also see my rear bed rack built right off the cleats with yakima and a custom bracket.

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    Boks
     
  2. Jun 6, 2008 at 4:57 AM
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    Burns

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    Very good idea man! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jun 6, 2008 at 4:59 AM
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    missileman125fw

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    That's sharp! I may have to try that.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2008 at 5:37 AM
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    neontrail

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    sweet!! Thanks for sharing!!


    +1
     
  5. Jun 6, 2008 at 5:45 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Looks good. Nice in winter & long rainy trips.

    Much better than the 30 and 20 gallon storage tubs I use once and while.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2008 at 5:46 AM
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    klown

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    That looks sweet dude, but those containers have gotta be pretty expensive. Wouldn't it be cheaper to just get a cover?
     
  7. Jun 6, 2008 at 6:59 AM
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    flavalk

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    Where did you get those bad-boys?
     
  8. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:06 AM
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    Khaos

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    A cover is heavy and harder to remove.

    Nice idea.

    Personally, if I was going to do some bed storage like that, I'd attempt at building my own.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:11 AM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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    Must have saved you a few hundred bucks doing that! I use one 18 gal rubbermaid tubgot at target and tie it to my d-rings when I go to costco.

    Great Idea using 3!!
     
  10. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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    marvin02

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  11. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    mjp2

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    Damn functional. Nice job boks!
     
  12. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:54 AM
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    If my calculations are correct, the Rubbermade box is 20.5 inches high and the truck bed is 18 inches deep, so the boxes stick out about 2.5 inches above the top of the bed. Is that correct?

    I'm not sure if the 18 in bed depth is to the top of the bed rails or to the bottom of the bed rails.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    Welcome to TW, textoytaco!
     
  14. Jun 6, 2008 at 8:14 AM
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    boks [OP] From Michigan!!

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    They aren't the cheapest bins but they are very durable and lockable (pad lock through the red handle). They are the rubbermaid "ActionPackers". The lids are strong enough to stand on. They are actually almost flush with the top of the gate. They don't stick out at all. While heading up to a ski house this past winter for the holidays, we had them all packed with gifts, food and winter gear. The skis rack holder still fits on the cross bars for all the downhill skis, snowboards, and cross country skis. It's also great if you plan on any truck camping.

    Boks
     
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  15. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I like them, great mod! Do you have them secured to the bed at all or to the rail system or do they sit nice & tight? I'm thinking of using one of them as a box under my soft tonneau.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    mws4ua

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    I don't know the answer to your question about the top vs. bottom of the bed rails...

    BUT, if you look closely at the picture, it appears that the top of the boxes closest to the cab are flush against the track for the tie-downs. I'm guessing they won't stick out at all, but obviously I will defer to the guy who did it!

    Nice job!
     
  17. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:42 AM
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    Nise idea, thanks.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2008 at 10:28 AM
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    boks [OP] From Michigan!!

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    Yeah, there's still access to the rails. There's about 1/2" of clearance from the top of the bin to the underside of the cleat bracket. The bins don't slide around at all and aren't tight. There's a bit of room on either side of the 48gal that sits between the wheel wells but the 24's the the back fit perfect. When non Tacoma owners look at it, they think the truck comes with them.

    Boks
     
  19. Jun 6, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    Coreyjon

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    any more pictures of how you bed rack is set up? Thinking about copying it once I build my new bike gonna need a way to transport it in style!
     
  20. Jun 6, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    boks [OP] From Michigan!!

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    I'll get better pictures of the bed rack soon. The bed rack isn't on the truck all the time. I only have it for extra gear carrying ability. I also have the toyota bike fork mounts up on the front rail. I think you can make them out in the picture. Typically, that's where I mount the bike if I'm just heading to the trails.

    I am however thinking of getting a cargo rack to put on top of the bed rack. This would allow me to haul even more gear. :D

    Boks
     
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