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Tool box on a short bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Redtaco77, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Redtaco77

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    I have a 2008 4 door pre-runner with a short bed. I had a tool box on my last truck and miss having one. I am afraid that if I get one there won't be much room left in my bed. I use my bed regulary, but could use a tool box as well. Does anyone have a short bed and have a tool box? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. May 13, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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  3. May 13, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Here is mine!
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  4. May 13, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    I'd like to do the same, but I'm afraid of loosing needed space. White taco's looks pretty good and it looks there's still good room in there.
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Here's mine:
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  6. May 13, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    I appreciate the pictures they help a lot. I feel like I would have enough room, I just wanted to be sure. My other problem is that the took box I am looking to buy is a uws low profile one, but it is silver. I can get a good deal on it thats the reason I am interested in it, but I would much rather black. I have read forums on people painting them and feel like the paint would still fade or chip no matter what. Anyone have axperience with this?
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    I have a uws chest and it eats up the room. If I need the bed I can take it out in under a minute...actually it is just sitting in there now, don't come steal it!
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    I only have to take it out to carry big stuff. Like my Honda rancher
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    I bought mine from a member that had already painted it...it had held up well...probably touch it up every year or so
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Just get a black one from UWS. Here's mine but it's not a short bed. Maybe you could use a narrow box. [​IMG]
     
  11. May 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    I've got that exact same box. I love the versatility of a toolbox.
     
  12. May 13, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    Here's a narrow/short box. Not mine. Too small for my needs. Not sure who makes them. Dealership sells a way overpriced one. [​IMG]
     
  13. May 13, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    Well I found a slightly used UWS silver box like the black one for only 100 bucks. I think I am going to go for it. I am glad you can take it out so easily. I might just keep it silver and see how I like it. I appreciate all the help from everyone, you guys helped with my decision a lot.
     
  14. May 13, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    100 bucks? Buy it now.
     
  15. May 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    $100 is a steal for any tool box. x2 on the buy it now
     
  16. May 13, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    Bite that deal A.S.A.P. That's an amazing price.
     
  17. May 14, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    06redtacoma

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    look at

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_...ck+tool+box&prdNo=11&blockNo=11&blockType=G11

    it is a true tool box not a storage box takes up space in the bed that is not usable really i have had mine for about 2 years and love it. the only problem is that all the weight sits right by the tailgate great because the tailgate acts as a work bench and you can reach all the tools without climbing into the bed but bad for the suspension esp because i have a rear mounted winch to go with it now. with 2 screws removed the box with slide forward out of the bed (they cant be removed without the key to open the door) i am very happy with it.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    nFLtaco

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    whitetaco02, which model of UWS is that?? I'm looking to get one for my truck too. Mag Grey as well :D

    Thanks!
     
  19. Jun 27, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    whitetaco02

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    I will check tomorrow. All I did was order the one for my truck?

    If you were closer I would seriously think about selling you mine. I am kind of wanting a tonneau cover instead but not sure.:confused:
     
  20. Jun 27, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    callahansd

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    what is a good price for that low profile uws? i found one at a 4x4 accessory place near my place for around 450 (black) im thinkin this is too high
     
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