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Kobalt tool box

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05tacoSPORT, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    I picked up a slim tool box and didnt like the finish so i got it powder coated black and LOVE IT. But my ? is what is the best way to mount it?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    The easiest way it to install it is with j-hooks. Do a search and you'll find some threads on it.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    senor taco

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    X2 on the J-hooks
    :worthless:
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    :laugh: At least wait until he mounts it!
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    my bad.

    OP}Did you get it at home depot?
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Lowes then to the metal prep shop
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    I was thinking of doing the same, what is the price range on powder coating a tool box?
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    $100 Inside and out looks great and tuff
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    wow, that's cheap, I'll have to get a quote from a local place here.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    I got the same toolbox, mounted with j-hooks into the tracks and its held fine for a couple of months now.
    1 thing though. The Kobalt boxes (or mine at least) has 4 HUGE slots for bolts. Do something to seal them up, otherwise, if you wash your truck, and aim the hose anywhere near your box, it will get water in it. Minimal water, but still.. Don't want them tools to get rusty. I did some rigging, and siliconed it in.. Today come to think of it.. haha
     
  11. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:04 AM
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    you can get the grip mounts and they will fit into your rail system if you flip around the bolts, mine is held that way and hasn't moved an inch.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    I bought that same tool box last week. Can't beat the price of $148 for it. I decided to paint mine myself so I color matched it to my truck. I will be mounting it tomorrow, but haven't decided exactly how I am going to do it. I want to be able to pull it out pretty easily if I want the extra room in my bed. Which way of mounting it is the best for this?
     
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    What part number did you guys get? I can never figure if I need the full size or compact truck box.
     
  16. Mar 10, 2010 at 2:29 AM
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    I have a low profile box (not over rails). I bolted mine with three 1/4" bolts and fender washers. If someone want to try to steal it, it will be more difficult and time consuming. Pic shown is box in 06, now installed in my 09.

    DSC00388.jpg
     
  17. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:39 AM
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    I think I actually have the easiest way to mount the tool box. 4 1" tec screws. :)

    Then I used spray adhesive and carpeted the whole inside of the box. NEVER moved.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    Easy to install, easy to steal. Those screws will rip right out of composite bed with a wonder bar. :(
     
  19. Mar 10, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    touche. :cool:
     
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    Yeah, and if you ever take the tool box off (like I did), get a $2 tube of black roofing caulk and dab it in the holes. Invisible.
     
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