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Need some help with getting the right truck tool box

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GREENMACHINE, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:29 AM
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    GREENMACHINE

    GREENMACHINE [OP] Active Member

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    Im looking for a crossover type truck tool box that is a low profile and is slim (meaning the width is around 12"). I dont want to take up too much room from my bed.

    I was looking at this UWS box: but i dont think that a total of 9" deep is that much storage room, and was thinking that something of the same demensions but deeper, would be pretty awesome.
    http://www.uwsta.com/products/produ...-63-SL/5405.0.1.1.67260.84944.84948.0.0?pp=12&

    Also I am not a big fan of the "V" shape boxes. And would rather have the maximum storage.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:18 AM
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    JLink

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    UWS slim line black series. I like it but now that I want to get a soft shell I wish I had gotten one that doesn't sit on the bed sideds.
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  3. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:14 AM
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    o5iiawah

    o5iiawah Well-Known Member

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    There's a few pics of my taco in my gallery and in there, I've got the Kobalt slim box. you can get it at most Lowes stores for $150 + < $10 in hardware.

    You cant fit the world inside it but I keep extension cords, fish tape, a plastic crate with spray bottles and a roll of towels, an electrical connector kit, bolt cutters and some other things in it. Pack it well and logically and a lot will fit.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    toyoda

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    What's the point of the V-boxes? They don't give you more room in the bed, and they have less space inside. Not to mention they're ugly.

    Step 1: Go to Lowe's, Home Depot or Tractor Supply, or any of the dozens of stores like that. Or a truck accessory store.

    Step 2: Tell them you have a Toyota Tacoma, and ask to see what they have that fits it.

    Step 3: Buy what you like.

    Step 4: Put tools in it.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    KBToyota

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    Check craigslist, people put them up all the time after they get a bed cover or camper shell.
     
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