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tool box that sits down in bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by twk62390, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    I am on the search for a tool box for a short bed that sits down flush with, or slightly lower than the sides of the bed, but also is built around the wheel wells. I seen a guy on cardomain that built one before, but i cant find it right now if my life depended on it. Ive spent all day searching. If anyone has one or knows who i am talking about please help me out.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    I believe that style is referred to as a chest-style toolbox . I think UWS makes one , I'll have a look around . :cool:
     
  3. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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  4. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    thanks. yea. i found that one. the one i am looking at would be more of a truck specific box. ill see if i can try to kinda draw something out because im bad at explaining
     
  5. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    ok. I know this is kind of humorous, but its the only way i can explain it. just ignore the tool box on this truck (not mine). and the one i want would be the orange outline.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    Maybe it is a cross box for a narrower bed truck ?
     
  7. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    I am looking for the exact same thing. Found one on here, but it was too far away.

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  9. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    i may try that idea to see if i can maybe find one to work
     
  10. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    haha yea. i couldnt have done it without the picture. but the link you sent me was pretty much exact. I still wish i could find the guy on cardomain that makes them
     
  11. Nov 25, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Did you contact him for a price ?
     
  13. Nov 26, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    Yea I did. He didn't get back to me yet. If he does I may see if he could cut a deal if more of us wanted them
     
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    That box is sweet!
     
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    It's called a flush mount tool box
     
  16. Nov 27, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    It's called a flush mount tool box
     
  17. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Im still waiting on a reply from this guy, hopefully i'll get one
     
  18. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    I thought about going that route but need a simple chest to fit a hi lift jack on the bed side since I have a short bed. A Weatherguard chest will fit under a tonneau cover, even when on top of a bed mat.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    do you have a link to the weatherguard chest. Thats mainly what i am looking for is something that will go under a cover, but this guys looked really good. i plan on eventually getting a bakflip cover.
     
  20. Nov 28, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    No link but be warned they are the most expensive and toughest chests made. I stopped a guy on a traffic stop once and gave him a warning and we were joking and laughing. I asked him abou the the waetherguard chest I saw in his bed and he stopped laughing and got this real serious and stern look on his face all of a sudden. In a real dead pan voice he said, "It is by far the finest tool box I have ever used." I left it at that and let him go casue he kind of freaked me out. They are almost twice the price of many cheaper brands and the only low pro that fits under the rails is a straight box, chest type. Weatherguard does not list it as Tacoma compatible becasue it must be bolted to the bed and Toyota does not recomend drilling holes in the bed.

    They come in silver or black and everyone with the black says its the only black finish they have ever used on a box that didnt peel, scratch, or discolor in the sun.

    UWS has a trapezoidal box thats larger but slightly taller, the black finish is not as tough, and the locking mechanism is not as good. Do some research on Weatherguard before you write em off as too expensive.

    Just remember that anything that goes over the wheel well will make the bed space too short to bolt a hilift on the side so you have to decide if its worth it to mount it elsewhere. I am going to put a Truxedo Lo Pro QT over everything to protect the box and hilift. A similar idea to yours.
     
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