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Making bed storage boxes weatherproof?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MattN03, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    MattN03

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    After taking my truck through a touchless car wash to clean the undercarriage and then hand washing it yesterday, I found gloves & rachet straps in my bed storage boxes were soaked. Is there anything I can do to make these boxes more weather/wash resistant?
     
  2. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    well... put them in plastic baggies inside the boxes? ooh! or that foam you can buy for the doors... line the panels with that and see if it helps?
     
  3. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    SaltySteve

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    Could you line the storage box lids with some sort of weather stipping?
     
  4. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    The problem is that the doors are anything but waterproof. You'll get seepage from the slotted part and the knobs. I've been tempted for a while to make replacements that are deeper, lockable and water proof. But it's not a mod high on my list.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    I've wondered that too-maybe a bulb type. I figured others had a similar problem, so I thought I'd ask what others had done...
     
  6. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    I bought a tool box...
     
  7. Jun 7, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    I'm kinda torn on the toolbox as I'm not sure if I want to give up all that bed space. Does anyone have or know of any smaller toolboxes? I've seen silverback's, but I think that still takes up alot of bed space. Maybe something that bolts to the inside, just thinner?
     
  8. Jun 7, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    A toolbox for me is not an option when the bed is only 5' long to begin with. :(
     
  9. Jun 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    There is a locking box that replaces the larger cubby hole (it's deeper too). But it's like 2 bills, do a search and it should come up. Also, these boxes have fairly large holes in the bottom where the faceplate goes into, so water can come gushing in there like there's no tomorrow. I can't even get the stupid doors to stay on, let alone worrying about water lol...
     
  10. Jun 7, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    if you want the storage boxes to be weather proof. You will have to do alot of work

    1) the locks and doors let abunch of water in
    2) the drainage and hinge slots let water in (My boxes were full of mud when I went trailing)


    So what I would do is get some weather proof box that will fit inside of the bed box.
     
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