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Unique tool box/bed storage solution

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACTICA, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    TACTICA

    TACTICA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for a bed storage solution for some time now. I have a roll up tonneau cover, and wanted something that would fit in the bed under the cover, and provide some measure of security (lockable). I looked at several heavy duty plastic possibilities, but nothing was quite right. I happened to check out a company in Michigan that makes high quality stuff out of aluminum, and found something I thought might work. I looked at their spec sheet for "regular" over the side bed tool boxes and found something interesting......

    Well -- I just received my new aluminum, locking bed tool box today. It fits better that I could have hoped. It is from Owens Products in Michigan (owensproducts.com), and is actually made for a step-side Ford Ranger - but fits perfectly under my tonneau cover and between my wheel wells!!
    They come in bright or power coated black like mine. Mind you they are not cheap, but this is a very high quality tool box. I plan to secure it in the bed using the supplied "J" hooks to the tie down loops on the side.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:25 PM
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    Nice and clean!
     
  3. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    I don't see pre-drilled holes on the toolbox. Are there any?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:45 PM
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    TACTICA

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    There are two holes in the bottom - I suspect for drainage. The owner drills holes for installing the "J" hooks. Normally they go down and under the side rail on the truck. I will be going to the side to hook to the tie down.
     
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  5. Mar 23, 2016 at 11:21 AM
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    Liking this tool box, do you know what's the part number for it?
     
  6. Mar 23, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    41101B maybe? see pic in first post

    great solution OP, looks good :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Mar 23, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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  8. Mar 23, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    Oh yea, I over looked it haha thanks.
     
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  9. May 27, 2016 at 1:25 AM
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  10. May 27, 2016 at 2:39 AM
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    If you buy the toolbox, does the dog come with it? :)
     
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  11. May 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM
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    Sorry - no dog included. She is my buddy and is a keeper for sure!!
     
  12. Jun 22, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    New truck, mods to come! On the to-do list: 110V interior outlet, BHLM, LED conversion, OR tires, levelling kit, bed rack (for my bikes), roof rack (for my boats), De-Chrome!
    Anyone know of anything comparable that might be available for Tacomas? It's an AeroBox http://www.ecoological.com/aerobox.html, however they do not make them for Tacomas and do not have plans to do so. Trying to find some sort of secure storage solution without using a tonneau or a shell. Would love a bed vault, but can't swallow the prices they go for.
    Capture.jpg
     
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    I am about to pull the trigger on buying one from this Amazon link, would you agree that the one pictured on Amazon is not the one actually being sold? It appears much wider, and given that the 90s Rangers are all that model 41011 is supposed to fit, the truck it is pictured on is not even a ranger.... I'm assuming they're just substituting the longer Owens box as a generic picture.

    Great discovery btw - I prefer the lower profile of this box and no need to drill the truck.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    That must be old stock... Ford splash: from the 90s?
     
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  15. Sep 14, 2016 at 5:53 PM
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    Agreed - this just must be a file folder photo. The part number listed in the original post is the correct fit. I absolutely love mine.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Awesome idea super clean man
     
  17. Sep 26, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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    Mine arrived today! It didn't come with the J hooks, so I was thinking of picking up some U bolts to secure it. Can you post a pic of your final
    solution? Did it work as expected?
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  18. Oct 1, 2016 at 7:37 PM
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    Sweet - it looks great!

    I did not use the J-hook myself either. I went to Tractor Supply and got U - bolts. I drilled two holes in each side for the U- bolts and simply installed them finger tight.

    I'll try to get a couple pics tomorrow and post them up.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    By the way - I love mine and it works perfectly. I can easily install or remove the tool box in a couple of minutes by myself using the U-bolts through the side tie downs.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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