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Having second thoughts about my toolbox.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by creedler, Oct 12, 2011.

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I'm having second thoughts about my toolbox!

Poll closed Nov 11, 2011.
  1. Sell it and get a low profile box (uws)

    137 vote(s)
    95.1%
  2. Keep it and have it powder coated black

    6 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. keep it exactly how it is.

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:01 PM
    #1
    creedler

    creedler [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if i like the protech tool box i just bought off craigslist. It looks huge in the bed of my truck. Takes up more than half of the back window. Almost wish I went with the low pro style. Let me know what you think. I'm suppose to get it powder coated tomorrow but I'm having second thoughts. Help me decide!

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  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    yeah i would say go with the low profile as well
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Go low profile or chest style
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    scotch

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    low profile
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    I picked this one up down in Aurora off CL for cheap. I'd hold on to it until you can find something lower to the bed sides. Even my box is a little too high for me but I got use to it real quick. I see new ones listed in the PDX area all the time. I'd skip the power coat and just spay it black unless you have a hook up.

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  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    ^that actually doesnt look too bad, OP i would paint it or maybe even plasti dip it and see if that helps, the aluminum look is just weird
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    creedler

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    powder coating would be $100 (just the outside of the box). IMO thats a good deal. haven't really called around much though.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    The box in my pic was $50 and the two cans of black paint were $11 :anonymous:


    Just depends on the quality your looking for. This box is just a BetterBuilt
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    Gincoma

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    it just looks way off....get a DeeZee black low profile box there pretty good
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    creedler

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    yours looks good. did you sand blast it or sand it down before painting? Did you use primer and clear coat?
     
  11. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    I put a green scuff pad on it and cleaned it up really good. Then I cleaned it with some alcohol and applied three coats of flat black. That was it!
     
  12. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    creedler

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    i might try it ^^^. i guess no harm done because I'm pretty sure I'm gonna powder coat it or sell it. so a little diy attempt doesn't hurt.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 4:11 AM
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  14. Oct 13, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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  15. Oct 13, 2011 at 4:31 AM
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    I would try spraying the box black before giving up hope.
     
  16. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    UWS...worth every penny (although there are many pennies involved).
     
  17. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Could always get the low pro, narrow from Lowes. I dig mine
     
  18. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    I couldn't locate a black powdercoated one...did you?
     
  19. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Mine got bed lined. I think you just ask them and they order it...
     
  20. Oct 13, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    That toolbox does not belong on that truck. In fact, I can't think of a truck it would belong on . . . get a black lo-pro box or a chest-style box.
     
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