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Toolbox Suggestions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BoostingMS6, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    I posted a thread about two months ago asking about alternatives to crossover toolboxes. I found this one that I'm thinking about getting, and was wondering if anyone has used it.

    http://www.autoanything.com/truck-toolboxes/65A3285A0A0.aspx

    I'd get the "compact" size in black.

    If anyone hasn't used this, but has other options, let me know. I need to be able to run it with my camper.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    I want to get one like this but can't find one to fit.
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    looks like a good toolbox to me,delta is a good name plus ya cant go wrong with autoanything.com. as long as all the measurements are good then i say go for it,when going with a camper your options for toolboxes are more limited.
     
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    I looked at that box and really liked it. The only thing I dont care for is that it sits on the bed floor, which isnt a really big deal but I sometimes like to slide longer items under the toolbox. So I went with a crossover.
     
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    I agree with you. But as I said, I use a camper for snowboard season and can't fit that with a crossover box. I'm going with the compact because its only bed height (height doesn't matter as long as it doesn't stick out past the sides of the bed) and does NOT extend to the sides of the bed. That way I'll have a few inches on both sides of the toolbox (not much though) for longer poles, wood, snowboards, etc.

    Anyone know of any reasons NOT to use an aluminum box?
     
  6. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Almost went for the plunge today as AutoAnything has a deal for 15% off. I decided to double check my measurements and realized that the width of the toolbox is 17.125 inches. The distance between the back of the bed and the wheel wells appears to be about 14.5 inches. Might not be perfect measurement as its dark and snowing out. Definitely not 17 inches, though. No way it should fit.
     
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    I've been looking for a chest type to replace my crossover box. Done a lot of searching and couldn't find anything narrow enough to fit all the way across and still clear the wheel wells.

    A 37" length is about the best fit I could find and one advantage to the shorter length is it would make it easier to slide the box off by myself when I need to use the full bed for hauling.

    Another thing that would probably work OK would be to get a box that is 17" wide at the bottom (about the narrowest I've seen) and elevate it somehow until it clears the wheel wells, I don't think you would have to raise it very high to accomplish that. Take a measurement from the back of the truck to the point where it's 17" to the wheel well and see how high you would need to elevate it.

    I also like the idea of a single handle because I think that the ones with two handles would require having to walk around the truck to get them both open, I like to be able to open from the driver's side. With a single handle in the middle you could open from either side unless you have a hell of a lift or a short person.
     
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