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Interior toolbox? and other questions..

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vegetopia, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Jun 9, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    vegetopia

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    Was just wondering if anyone had seen any interior toolbox or storage solutions for an extended cab. Obviously it would be easy to mount one in the bed, but I don't know how I feel about having gravel and crap dumped all over it all the time, etc.

    also, what about a leather wrapped steering wheel? Is a wheel skins the only semi-nice looking option, or is there some "stock" offering (from a different model Toyota, etc.)

    TIA
     
  2. Jun 9, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    An upgraded 'leather-wrapped' steering wheel was available on S-Runners and Tacos with the Limited Package during the 2001 - 2004 era.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    hmmm, good to know. so should i do a search for "limited steering wheel"?
     
  4. Jun 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Subscribed, I am interested in both.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    I doubt you would locate much using that as a search string. The steering wheel wasn't a 'limited' model in and of itself. It was a variant trim installed on S-Runners and trucks with the Limited Package.

    These upgraded wheels don't feel all that 'leathery' or 'plush' to me, so I can't say they're a major step 'up'. If you want a cushy leathery feel to your steering wheel I'd recommend adding a good-quality add-on / lace-on kit. If nothing else, that would be the cheapest route to take as a first experiment ....
     
  6. Jun 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    I went to a custom interior shop to get a high quality real leather steering wheelcover installed. Cover + install = $125. Yes, expensive as hell, but worth every penny. It is about 6 mos old and finally getting a perfect feel
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Thanks for your suggestions, EnolaGaia. The Wheel Skins don't look half bad, so maybe I'll give that a try. I just can't stand plastic steering wheels. I have been spoiled by leather in my previous 3 vehicles...

    exminnesotaboy, what is the name of that little camper trailer in your sig? I have always loved those things.

    thebigk, maybe I'll have something to show you soon ;)


    Anyone have any ideas on this toolbox? I'm guessing nothing like that is really made... hmmm, business idea? hah...
     
  9. Jun 9, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    thanks, it's called a teardrop camper - click on the link in my sig for build pics
     
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