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Tool Box Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob541, May 13, 2012.

  1. May 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    rob541

    rob541 [OP] Member

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    I have done a bit of searching for tool boxes on this site. I have found some I like - the UWS low profile for one, but I can't decide if I should go black or white.

    It seems the black looks good on a white truck and the silver looks better on darker trucks. I can't find many black boxes on black trucks.

    Any suggestions?

    Rob
     
  2. May 13, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    What color is your truck now? Here's a black UWS low profile on my black sand pearl tacoma. I like the way it looks.

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  3. May 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    rob541

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    That's exactly the kind of picture I am looking for. I do like the black. Thanks!

    I am seeing them on Amazon for about $300. Does that sound about right?

    Rob
     
  4. May 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    jdtemple

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    Lift & Tires, in cab power outlets, Locking Bed Boxes, K&N
    check my build page for more info. After prep work, I painted mine with bed liner.

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  5. May 13, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    Yes, I believe that's the cost of a new one. Make sure you get free shipping though as it will be expensive if you have to pay for it. Have you checked craigslist? I bought mine used for $150 and picked it up locally. I saw someone in the norcal forum selling one and I met up with him at a mod day meet.
     
  6. May 13, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    rob541

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    But I need a place to wedge an extension ladder. I don't want a ladder rack for the top. On my Colorado, I had a flimsy Kobalt box and it had about 8 inches under to jam the bottom of the ladder.

    As for Amazon, the shipping looks free so far. Unfortunately Buffalo's selection of Craigslist items is not that wide-ranging, believe me I have been checking. Amazon it will be.

    Rob
     
  7. May 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    narwanin

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    is there enough room under the box to fit the top of a ladder?
     
  8. May 22, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    Black Pro-Tech toolbox and headache rack...

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  9. May 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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  10. May 22, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    GeauxTigers

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    love mine.. trailfx is the brand. the place i bought it from said it is a UWS with a different sticker. i paid 380something out the door for it, i wanted the uws on amazon for 306? but they were out of stock :(

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  11. May 24, 2012 at 2:46 AM
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    Thats exactly what I hop mine will look like. It should be here Tuesday. As soon as it is, I will install and get some pictures of it. Thanks for all the replies.

    Rob
     
  12. May 24, 2012 at 4:46 AM
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    I had mine built for me...needed a larger one.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    rob... how about some pictures ?
     
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    How did you mount this to the bed?
     
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    I definitely wouldn't put white on a black truck. Chrome only if you have other chrome. Black on black would be the best in my opinion.
     
  16. Mar 29, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Dropped 4 J bolts through the slots in the tool box and hooked them into the rails on the side of the bed.
     
  17. Mar 29, 2016 at 10:04 PM
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    These are what I used.

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  18. Mar 30, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    I have a radiant red tacoma and trying to decide between black or chrome low profile. What do yall suggest?
     
  19. Mar 30, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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    Black all the way. Check out the weather guard box. It's spendy but worth the extra $ in my book. Has a beefed up lid. Better locks, and the sliding tool tray is really handy
     
  20. Mar 30, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    Me too they work great nice and tight
     
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