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Lockable bed storage that’s not a toolbox

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by polloloco81, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    polloloco81

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    I’m putting on a bed rack, so I will no longer be able to use my soft tonneau. I’ve been using a couple of plastic storage bins to store my camping gear and various EDC stuff, but I’m wondering if anything exist that’s more durable that I can chain/shackle to my truck to prevent theft, and also weatherproof. Would love to hear some suggestions!
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    Pelican cases and their like. Or a lockable cooler
     
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  4. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    Those are cool, are they chained down to your bed?
     
  5. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Bolted to the rails on the side, quite a few people have done it. Fits tools and small items.

     
  6. Mar 10, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    I've been using the Tractor Supply box for over a year now works great. I can put a lock on it secure it with a bicycle cable to my bed rack. I also like it because it almost takes up the width between the wheel wells and it does not go above the sides of the truck bed. I put a bead of silicone to make it more weather proof.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/p...-co-heavy-duty-poly-utility-storage-box-44-in

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    This was before i installed my bed rack.20170426_071934.jpg
     
  7. Mar 10, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    This is freaking perfect. Does the bin have some sort of latch that you secure your bicycle cable to? Is it weatherproof?
     
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    I use either pelican 1620 or 1660 depending on how much space I need. 100% waterproof, lockable and indestructible
     
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    No. I attach the cable to one of the locks on it.

    20190310_221959.jpg
     
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    Get some dimensions, get some surplus stainless, weld up a custom fit box. Light, strong, very rust resistant and a fun project.
     
  12. Mar 10, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    I’m all for DIY projects, but honestly just buying a tool box would be much easier and cheaper.

     
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  13. Mar 10, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    Found another old photo so you can have an idea of the height.

    20171122_103638.jpg
     
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    I wonder if it will open with this bed cover? It rolls open but you can also open it from the back.
    https://truxedo.com/deuce/2018/toyota/tacoma
     
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    Mobtown makes lockable metal doors for the cubbies in the bed. I know you are asking about larger options but if you want to lock some smaller stuff as well its a start.
     
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    I bought this box from Walmart for about 30 bucks I think. I added the chains so the top wouldn't flop back when I opened it. I also put a piece of toolbox carpet in the bottom so things wouldn't move around as much. I would run a bike cable through the lock on the box to a tie down in the bed. Worked very well until I got my topper. Always stayed dry inside even during torrential downpours.
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  19. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:40 PM
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    It may. Tractor supply has a good return policy. Stop by one of their stores and try it out.
     
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    If I wanted it Bayteff Salvage has plenty of scrap SS as well as aluminum and mild steel. Just find a scrap metal yard. Lot's of restaurants/food prep around so plenty of SS table tops.
     
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