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Tuffy Box install with pics

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cmurder, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2014 at 6:26 AM
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    NorthernSnow

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    I have this in my long box and it fits the same. It works great for me in the summer when out camping i can lock up my valuables in it and go hiking and only bring one small key with me. use it lots because it locks and is not very noticeable
     
  2. Jun 25, 2014 at 12:01 AM
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    Pics, price, etc...??
     
  3. Jun 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM
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    I am currently working with a sheet metal shop, and they should be sending me CAD drawings and pricing within the next two weeks or so. Once I have that info, and decide it is a worthwhile endeavor, I will post pics and pricing.
    Just to give you an idea: It will hold five 1lb propane canisters...

    One thing I have found out: not very cheap to manufacture. Even the Tuffy probably has a mfg. cost of at least $130.... material and mostly labor. Then add in the cost of the lock, powder coating, and then the packaging. Which is why the Tuffy retails for about $200.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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    2 yr update on the Tuffy Box. There's maybe a little rust on the hinge if you really look hard. It's never leaked water even using a power washer. I spray WD40 in the key slot every year. It's been working great. The main thing I use it for now is if my truck is going to be parked for long time (at the airport, sports games, etc.) i'll place my expensive stuff in there. I'm not saying it's more safe than inside the cab. It's just what I do so I feel like I actually needed to buy this thing.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2014 at 4:23 PM
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    I guess I've got to start this very soon....
    Still waiting on my tuffy box, it's on back order...
     
  7. Jul 3, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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    Unless your box design is final assembled while already in place (or something), you may want to check twice about not having the sloped top... It seems to me that its there on the Tuffy simply so the box can be installed thru the opening in the bed box. I have two of the Tuffy boxes and I can say for certain that they would not have gone in without that slope being there.

    Pic #5 in the OP is just about as far as the inside of the fender allows you to insert the box. From there is it tilted into place, and even with the slope it was a close shave on the passenger side for me.

    That said, I'd love to see another option out there for a solid locking box. Right on for doing it!
     
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  8. Jul 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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    I think you get the idea of what I did..... Again, I have made several working proto-types that are in both my 2005 and 2012 Tacomas.... without the sloped top.

    I will post pics once I get pricing from my sheet metal shop.

    Jesse
     
  9. Jul 5, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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    Nice. Looking forward to it.
    You should also look into a better locking console idea. Console vaults are nice, but they take away too much space. :D
     
  10. Jul 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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    Also on my " To Do" list.

    Jesse
     
  11. Jul 5, 2014 at 11:24 PM
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    Awesome. Keep us posted. Really wanting to lock the console, but don't want to sacrifice all that space. I'm on the brink of just ordering a console vault, but if there is potentially another option, I'll wait.
     
  12. Jul 6, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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    I definitely need to buy that Tuffy Box!! Does it keep everything inside dry?
     
  13. Jul 6, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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    Dry as a bone man. Going on 2 yrs and it's never leaked water one time. I check it after each car wash too (just out of curiosity) and it's dry.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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    So here are some pics of prototypes I have made; It is a modular design where the locking door is separate. Use / buy just the locking door to lock factory plastic toyota boxes, or buy both the locking door and large capacity storage boxes for the ultimate locking capacity. And you can install one on the passenger side.... and install your power outlet behind the locked door. There are also "cover plates" if you do not have the power outlet.... on both ends. These can be used to mount quick-connect air fittings, 12v power outlets... what ever you might want. These boxes would also make a great place to mount a VIAIR type of air compressor, inside or on top of the box (my plan when I have time).
    Again, these are prototypes..... Locking doors and hinge will be stainless steel.
    Any feedback / interest in purchase is welcome.

    Jesse


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    I like!! What are you looking at charging for the compartment and locking door?
     
  16. Jul 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    Still waiting to see what the metal fab shop comes up with....

    Jesse
     
  17. Jul 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM
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    I put mine in several years ago when the truck was new. Great improvement. So much more secure than the plastic doors with no lock. Never regretted it. I also removed the key locks and put in combination locks. The combination can be set to any 3 digits. They were about $15 ea at the time. These are great boxes.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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    Nice, subd
     
  19. Jul 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM
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    Impressive man. 5 propane bottles worth of storage? Wow!

     
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