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Regular Cab Storage Bins (Behind Bench Seat)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trg37, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    trg37

    trg37 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have owned my truck for five years now, and I have always had issues with storing stuff behind my bench seat. It always slides down and comes out underneath my feet and seat. Yesterday I decided to make some storage bins out of some old/used 1" pine lumber I had laying around. I built them so they attach to the threaded sheet metal behind the seat using 12/24 bolts from the hardware store. It would have been better to use 1/2 plywood to gain greater storage volume, but the nominal 1" lumber I used has exact dimensions of 3/4", so it was not that bad. I framed the bins to lay flat against the back of the cab to support them and gain the greatest volume within the bins. Lastly I sprayed them with cheap black spray paint to seal them. Tell me what you guys think. These are nothing fancy, just practical and basically free for me to make.

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  2. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    damn thats pretty awesome for a free mod i like that alot i have the same issue i have all my ish like jumpers,tools, flashlight, things like that in this little gym bag behind my seat i hate it im gonna have to look into doin this!

    awesome job!
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Great ingenuity!
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    Thanks guys. If you do make these, just make sure that you clear the seat back when it is all the way back (duh), and also make sure that the bins are far enough towards the center of the vehicle that the levers that move the seat back forward can be lifted while the seat is all the way back.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    Good job! I really need to do something like this. I'm tired of my stuff sliding under the seat too.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Hey no problem. I hope it helps you out! I wish that I could work with sheet metal. All I have is an aluminum break, and I definitely do not know how to weld. Looks good though!

     
  7. Feb 24, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    came across this thread and got inspired to do something with my reg cab. Being more of a tinkerer than a carpenter, I looked for something I could adapt. Got a couple of plastic waste bins at BJs for $6 and went at them with tin snips. Everything pretty much done freehand - no measuring. The jackstand is shown for scale reference.
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