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Tool Box on 2nd Gen Tacomas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by utrichatx, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Oct 27, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    utrichatx

    utrichatx [OP] Member

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  2. Oct 27, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    deanosaurus

    deanosaurus Caveman

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    UWS makes one like that that fits our trucks perfect. I ran it for a REALLY long time and it held up to very ungentle treatment with zero complaints, I'm very impressed with it and it takes a lot to get me to shill. It clears the wheel wells without sacrificing a lot of box volume (so you can slide it out if you want to be lazy and load/unload it full), and you can still stack lumber under the box if you need to load the bed.

    The mounting hardware that came with was "meh" but it actually worked great for 5-6 years of heavy use and multiple installs/removals. You could beef it up for $5-6 in hardware without having to drill anything. I bought the beefier hardware and threw it in the box with the intent of replacing everything the first time I saw a problem, but I never did.

    You can also get a direct fit lock plate insert that will key to the ignition key, so you don't have to screw with the little filing cabinet style key boxes like this all use.

    Edit: Here's the bed box, I didn't pay nearly $500 for mine in 2016. https://www.amazon.com/UWS-TBS-63-LP-BLK-Aluminum-Insulated/dp/B0017HB3SS/
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    TnShooter

    TnShooter Well-Known Member

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    I have the Kobalt one from Lowe’s.
    Had it about 13 years now.
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  4. Oct 27, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd Stay back 3'

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    I had the one from Lowe's on mine before getting a shell, it was alright for the money :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Oct 27, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    OrangeCrash

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  6. Oct 27, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    07RedTacoDawg

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    Just bought one at Lowes Hardware. Plan to mount my power inverter in there , then mount electrical outlets on the front side so i can run power tools . Also comes in handy when the power goes out.
     
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