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tool box mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by c2thegreat, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    c2thegreat

    c2thegreat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Readylift sst,31in. mts,TRD sport bilstein rear shocks,new head unit,bedlined tool box,fishing rack,35% tint,fogs
    I bought this box before I found this site so I didn't know about the j hook method of attaching tool boxes. I attached it by using a 1inch washer in the rail with a bolt. Then i put another washer and a nut to hold the bolt in place. I did this on both sides of the rail. Then I lined up the box and drilled holes in the back. I used a washer and a wingnut to secure the box so it can be easily removed if I'm hauling something large.
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    After the box was on for a while i decided I didn't like the chrome look since I'm planning on blacking the truck out. I got some automotive sand paper and sanded the crap out of the box. I bought a couple cans of the spray on bedliner(applied the same way as spray paint)from wal mart. and sprayed the toolbox. I was happy how it turned out. The finish is even and i like the textured look. The toolbox definately looks better black on a black truck.
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    This is a cheap and easy mod if you wished you bought a black toolbox and don't want want to drop the coin on a new one.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Looks nice!
     
  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Niknaq

    Niknaq Phightin Phils 2008 Champs

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    Dumped exhaust, 35 % factory tint, kobalt slim line toolbox, afe pro dry, toyota all weather mats, fog lights soon.
    very nice! I got a quote to powder coat mine for 65 in many different colors, thinking about a dark grey. Do you mind me asking how much you paid for materials in all and how do you think it will hold up?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    c2thegreat

    c2thegreat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The spray cans of bedliner were like 7 bucks each at wal-mart. I bought 3 cans but didn't use all of the third can. I put several coats on the box so I think it should hold up pretty well just make sure you sand the metal first to help adhesion. Its a textured surface and it seems pretty durable. People use it to line their truck beds so I imagine it will last a while. The best part is if i get a gouge or scratch I can just spray over it with the rest of the can I have left over.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    c2thegreat

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    and they only have the black i used at wal-mart but I don't know if you can find other colors online or not
     
  6. Sep 15, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    invisionz111

    invisionz111 Well-Known Member

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    I like that a lot. I think I might try the chrome on my new Black Pearl '10 and if I don't like it then spray it! Something to think about...........hmmmm.........
     
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