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over-wheel-well toolbox?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PVT Clark, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Aug 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    PVT Clark

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    iv been looking for a toolbox that will essentially be shaped like a digital font "w" so that it fits along the side of the bed and goes over the top of the wheel well, making a shallow middle and 2 deep ends for storage. i thought dual toolboxes in a tacoma bed would look pretty cool and still retain the bulk of the bed space. has anyone seen something like this?
     
  2. Aug 13, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Sorta, I had a couple of the Delta in another truck I owned before. Mine were white powder-coated steel and worked fine. Mounted two on the left side inner bed wall to create what I believe is almost like what you are describing. Liked them allot as I could easily get my KLR in the bed without the rear wheel hanging off the back as is the case with most chest type bed boxes and motorcycles. Found mine at what was a local truck and trailer supply place at the time.

    Another thought are the Swingcase boxes as the idea of having them hinged is interesting for the fact that you wouldn't have to climb up into the bed to get to the contents on a truck without a lift however I'm certain that I could destroy a plastic box faster than the manufacturer expects. Your mileage may vary.

    Regardless of what you choose hit us up back here as I'm certain that once you search you may find exactly what you are looking for and others here would be interested in knowing about them.

    Pre-post edit: This Dee-Zee model might work if they offer it in the length that would fit your bed.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    that deezee box is perfect...but its width and functionality are questionable...im not sure thats big enough to really put anything in it... but thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
     
  4. Aug 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    I have a Swingcase in my truck, find it quite handy. The issue for me, is security. Its a plastic box, so I dont really count that as secure.


    I use it for storing tie downs, and what not, but it super handy for that.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    Possiblely put 1 in front and back of wheel well

    titan_wheel_well_toolbox.jpg
    vdp_wheel_well_storage_standard.jpg
     
  6. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Just looked at your name and the service shield avatar. You have a MWR hobby shop on post? Most hobby shops I've been in usually have a sheet metal brake (huge freakin' tool used to bend sheet metal) and someone there who can walk you through how to use it and offer tips on how to make the bends you desire. Honestly believe that if you brought a battle buddy along you two could easily bend one up using the measurements that you come up with. Make the box two pieces with one being flat with the bottom sections bent up on it with flanges and the other the side with the front and back sides bent into the ends of it. Or, if time is your enemy I'm certain that you could find a dozen shops in your area that would be able to bang something like that out in a day or less. Of course now would probably be a good time to mention that it would be ideal to be in good standing with some of the folks in the maintenance shops who probably have everything needed on hand already and would be willing to trade for a portion of their favorite beverage.

    Regardless, I hope you sort out something that does exactly what you want it to.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    not a bad idea. i also thought of having a diamond plate box custom made but i havent gotten any quotes or estimates yet...as for the swing case, is it fairly sturdy? are the hinges fairly strong? and on another note, i just realized iv been researching a box for a full sized tacoma bed. and i have a short bed >.< so i guess what im really looking for is a l__l--! type box...minus the exclamation point. so a swing case with an extended arm on it...not sure if that is going to prove any easier to find but i will give updates on my findings.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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