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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bsb120, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Aug 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    bsb120

    bsb120 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have had a toolbox in my Tacoma since I got it because it came in it but it takes up too much room in the bed, what do you guys think of the tool boxes
     
  2. Aug 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    tacomataco2

    tacomataco2 A dude

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    I like tool boxes, it's nice to be able to lock up tools or whatever. My 5ft bed is too small for one though. It's jut Barely big enough now
     
  3. Aug 18, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    snoope

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    I have a BetterBuilt box back there and could not live without it..:D

    It is low-pro so it does not obstruct my view at all and as you see in 2nd pic and when washing the cab it becomes a step for my short legs ;)

    If you "Search" in here you will find some TW"s have found the smaller,thinner version of these or gone to fender boxes also....

    I could NOT put everything from that box into my cab interior as that SPACE is at a premium also...:cool:

    Tough decision for you OP Good luck making something work either way...

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  4. Aug 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    joelt

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    I've also got a Better Built (w/a Kobalt tag on it, since I got it at Lowe's). It's a low-profile slimline in my DCSB's 5' bed. I converted from an F-150 with a regular-sized toolbox, so I had to leave a few items out...pretty much the extra, unnecessary items. The only reason I'd lose the box is if I threw a shell on the back of the truck. Even then, I'd have a utility box strapped down in the back.

    I'd MUCH rather throw my tools and extras in there, rather than in the cab.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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    Taylor

    Taylor Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Extra badges, painted skidplates, grey wire mod, Kenwood double-DIN headunit, pioneer amp, 12 inch MTX sub, playstation 2 under seat, Uniden CB with 5 foot Wilson 1000 antenna, deckplate mod, 4xinnovations sliders, diff breather mod, bilstein 5100s at all 4 corners, OME Dakar Leaves, BAMF BPV bracket, Wheelers greasable shackles,
    I could not live without my toolbox. It's full of everything that I carry around, especially being in college, having my tools close is a needed thing.

    I don't have any pics right now, since the one in my signature isn't the one I have now, but it's a Husky from Home Depot and I love it.

    Found one picture.

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    That's only half of the stuff I have in there

    Ratchet set with a bazillion sockets
    ratchet straps
    wrenches
    screwdrivers
    pliers
    jumper cables
    jack
    jack stands
    tow strap
    rope
    tarp
    gloves
    fix a flat
    spray paint
    can of tuna
    gallon water
    oil
    throttle body cleaner
    extra clothes
    shoes
    jacket
    first aid kit
    sand paper
    zip ties
    little odds and ends
    tape
    funnel
    washer fluid
    baseball bat
    umbrella
    a million other things
     
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  6. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    yote

    yote Washington State University

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    I wanted something that cold hold all the things I needed in a tool box but didn't go over the bed rails because I like to put the canopy back on in the fall/winter for hunting...
    I ordered this tool box off of Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/UWS-FOOT-LOCK...72191973&sr=1-1&keywords=uws+footlocker+black


    The Tool Box:
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    Still have room to slide something the full length of the bed (wood, rifles, etc.)
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    Side View:
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  7. Aug 19, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    nigglewiggle60

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    I love my tool box that goes from bedside to bed side, it sits under the rail of the bed. But I would like one that sits on the bed rails.

    I have a DC so the bed is very short. I just keep 3 long straps with me to tie down anything else I want.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    TicoTRD

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    dont know whether to get a tool box or not....hopefully this thread helps me. subbed
     
  9. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    TejasYOTA

    TejasYOTA Countinuous improvement

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    Love my custom made tool box.. designed and built by a TTORA member (JFAB).
    Designed to be hard to break into or remove, designed to be below bottom edge of rear window.
    Only wished I had requested it to be a little deeper to house a battery.

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  10. Aug 19, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    bsb120

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    well thanks guys. I got a blanket and a shopvac in mine but it just takes up bed space and I have nothing usefull in it, I have took it out for now, as a trial run, but I never even locked it cause theres nothing important in it, and mine was exactly like snoope's bx but its a kobalt I took the kobalt off and painted the whole box. well thanks for the input guys
     
  11. Aug 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    TotesMagotes

    TotesMagotes Too Drunk To Taste This Chicken

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    There's no way i'll have a toolbox. I have a double cab so the bed is small enough as it is. If anything i'll have a small toolbox in the cab or bolted to the side of the bed somewhere.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    Well I currently don't have a tool box but I am scouring the web as we speak because my cab is filled with shit like first aid, tools, recovery stuff, extra cloths, and welding gear. I want one really bad but havnt found it in my heart to pay $200 for something I can build for $50

    Hey tejasyota could you give me some specs on your box like the handles, metal width, and anything else that might be helpful?
     
  13. Aug 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    TotesMagotes

    TotesMagotes Too Drunk To Taste This Chicken

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    Haha me too. This thread has got me thinking how nice it would be to have less stuff cluttering the cab of my truck.

    I've been looking at some wheel well storage boxes which look like they wouldn't take up much room, and be big enough to hold the things i need it to like a tarp, first aid, a few essential tools, rags etc.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Ya the wheel wells wouldn't cut it for me :eek: too much clutter, plus I actually like the looks of the tool boxes for some reason
     
  15. Aug 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    I've had 6 trucks, all with toolboxes. I'm not gonna have a socket set and tools jingling around in my cab. Rode for a week with all my shit inside the cab when i first got it until i snagged a toolbox. They've all been UWS "over the rail" style. Trucks don't look complete unless they have a toolbox; unless its a double cab with a retardedly small bed.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    NOLA ItsNotOva

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    I would LOVE to have a toolbox. Don't have the money for one. I saw one at Pepboys that was shallow so I could fit stuff underneath if needed for $189. Already have a hand tool box for tools but it sits on the floor behind my seat so if I have passengers, I have nowhere to put it. Plus, I have blankets and tarps to cover things in my bed if it rains for example, but nowhere to store them. So I have to keep them at home until needed.
     

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