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Is there a tool box that fits inside a shell?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ERdept, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Aug 31, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    ERdept

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    I see all the tool boxes need the ledge of the side of the truck, but I want to secure stuff inside the shell for even more security.

    It's easy to get into a shell, but a locked tool box in the shell is another hurdle.

    Are there any tool boxes that will fit into a bed with a shell already?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    there are lots of companies that make boxes that fit in the bed with a shell on it. try lowes and home depot, and also northern tool and equipment and tractor supply.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    Was just at Home Depot, all they had were truck bed boxes that don't fit with a shell.

    Tried Northern tool's website and it's not navigable. Just for catalog orders.

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. Aug 31, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    those last two would probably be good.
    otherwise, in many cases i think fit wouldn't be the problem, but OPENING would be.

    can't say i've ever seen a toolbox in a covered bed, but i don't crawl in many,
    and most folks with a covered bed and a locking gate don't think they need a box.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2008 at 8:43 PM
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    Most of the people I know that have a tool box and a shell, keep the tool box in the rear of the bed, so they can easilly access the box.
     
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    heh- everyone i know with a topper just throws everything in the back.
    a thieves dream, i'm sure, if they don't get impaled by all the loose equipment in there.
    ;)
     
  9. Aug 31, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    Well, I was only speaking of the ones with a topper ANd a tool box. But, Yeah, most that have just a topper throw stuff in the back with no regard. :)
     
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    Yes, my goodness, YES!

    Exactly what i was looking for. Thanks fellers. How do these secure to the bed? Are they chained, or strapped, or ?
     
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    I have always bolted mine from the bottom.
     
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    Most people I know with a shell does the same as well. But some of those easily had the plastic window broken or a door pried open.

    I park mine outside and keep cables, tow straps, misc. food, and tools in it, so I must add that extra layer of protection.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:27 AM
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    Mods? What's a mod? Bone stock, baby. Well, okay. Maybe a few smallish mods. If you count a locking gas cap, coin holder and a behind-the-seat trash bag.
    That's pretty cool. They don't list the Tacoma in the pop down menu, just the Tundra. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to which model of pickup truck that they do list would be a close match to the Tacoma?
     
  15. Sep 1, 2008 at 6:34 AM
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    the pic's that chris4x4 posted is the one I had in my Tacoma for a few years and never had any issues.
    When I put my Undercover on the lid did not go high enough, so the box lid (when open) hit the cover.
    I picked mine up at Lowes. work great.
     
  16. Sep 1, 2008 at 10:57 PM
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    Lowes has this one and a plastic lockable too...... http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=209649-76354-62014000&lpage=none http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=91573-000000230-3725&lpage=none The black one looks like you can lock it on the two places(enlarge to 200%) on the front left-right as well as a key pop lock. I am sure it could be bolted from the bottom. Good deal for $55....Rich one more..................... http://www.thepartsbin.com/catalog/...5+11782+4294966835&y=2007&mk=Toyota&md=Tacoma
     
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