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Where to find a toolbox? Mid size or compact?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Taco95, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Nov 14, 2007 at 6:21 PM
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    Taco95

    Taco95 [OP] Active Member

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    I went up to Tractor Supply tonight and looked around and a black diamond plate low-profile crossover toolbox for my truck is about 280$. Personally i thought this was just a little high but when i get on the internet to see if its cheaper to buy online, no way! anywhere from 380$ to 500$ for the compact-midsize pick up toolboxes. Thats ridiculous!

    I was hoping to find a little bit of a better deal on one, i thought i'd ask the owners of the Tacoma's where to buy, and who to buy from. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Nov 14, 2007 at 6:52 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    i got mine from lowes. it was $269.........its polished diamond plate though. you may be able to get them to order a black one.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2007 at 7:28 PM
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    wormhole7

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    Sounds like a decent deal to me. You may be able to find a lower price if you look long and hard, but as you said, most are in the 300 to 500 range on the internet. I went through the same thing, finally giving up and paying about 400 for a small black one.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2007 at 7:43 PM
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    CornDog

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    12000 lb Milemarker Winch Warn Trans4mer Grille Guard Gear Motorsports Wheels, Pioneer Head Unit w Ipod Interface, 2 Diamond D3 10's in custom box, UWS black tool box. N-fab stepbars, 15% tint, bug deflector,ventvisors, K&N Series 77 Cold air Intake, Hi lift jack mounted, 4D-LED maglite mounted, Lund Grill Screen
    yeah for black thats a good deal. as a gen. rule of thumb u gonna pay at least 50$$ more for black that chrome on toolboxes. i heard that from a UWS toolbox dealer. thats the toolbox ive used on the past 3 tacomas ive owned. my new 07 DC has one also. i wont ever bolt nething else to the bed of one.
    UWS is top of the line as far as i know and i paid 349.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2007 at 6:01 PM
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    2003greenbean

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    i have j hook holding mine in 2 nuts not hevey empty but big and akuward i have a blak uws and love it around $350
     
  6. Nov 18, 2007 at 6:17 PM
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    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    since you put it that way about that - but its big and hard to get your arms around to move
     
  7. Nov 18, 2007 at 6:50 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    phantom.....you should definitely be in the carolina alliance!! and i will say that the empty weight of an alum toolbox is probably somewhere around 35 to 40 lbs(just my guess though). the hard foam type boxes probably weigh a good bit more, just from how they are made.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2007 at 6:25 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Have you looked on craigslist, I just bought winter tires and rims; used but in great condition for cheap. I see alot of new stuff on there all the time, also maybe Amazon, good luck !:thumbsup:
     
  9. Nov 29, 2007 at 3:57 PM
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    tacotoe

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    Ok, call me cheap,but I bought a Rubbermaid box from Wallmart for around $75.Took the rubber plugs out of the bed and secured through there using a 1/4"x1"x4" piece of aluminum with a hole drilled in it for the bottom,two bolts with fender washers,and bought a paddlock for it.Fits perfect between the wheelwells on my DBL cab.Works for me.
     
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