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Show Me Your Toolbox!

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundra Marketplace (2014+)' started by Backslider, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Sep 9, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    Backslider

    Backslider [OP] Thirsty...

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    I'm wondering what people may have installed as tool boxes in their Tundras. I am in the market for a way to cart my tools around, but would like the option to quickly remove the box when needed to maximize on the already sparse real estate in my 5.5' short bed CM.

    I looked at some poly Husky, Rigid, and DeWalt cases while perusing the Home Depot yesterday, and while I feel those would work there is no good way to secure them in the bed of the truck so they don't slide around. If I do go that route I'll probably secure them with a hardened bike chain and a disk lock + tie downs to keep it from sliding around.

    I need to be able to carry a large floor jack, emergency items (jumper cables, tow straps, tie downs), and a basic set of standard tools.

    Anyone out there have some suggestions? If you have something installed do you have pics? What are the pros and cons with your toolbox?

    My budget is probably around $250 (this is what I want to spend - can go up or down depending on how much I like it).
     
  2. Sep 9, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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    I was in the same boat looking for a toolbox. Specifically one that didn't take up half the bed space, was low profile and secure. This was the best I could come up with. So far, so good.
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/truck-box-security.5644/
    The end of the first page shows the locks I went with and the end of the 2nd shows the box installed.
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2016 at 10:48 AM
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    Backslider [OP] Thirsty...

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    So I was looking at this same box - I don't want to drill any holes though. I might end up getting a low profile traditional bed box and using the DeeZee bed rail mounts. =\
     
  4. Sep 9, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    20160907_142433.jpg Bought a usw low profile box this week. Came from a local scratch and dent sale. $200 with keys and slotted holes for J hooks that hook under the bed rails....no holes to drill.
     
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  5. Sep 9, 2016 at 12:09 PM
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    Nice find!
     
  6. Sep 9, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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    Wonder if you could hit up some scrap yards or pull a part locations, maybe you'd get lucky!!

    If you know any collision center owners, or even some auto repair places that fix up salvaged titles, you just may find one on the cheap!!
    even of its Not the prettiest box in the bunch, a little sanding and painting, you'd be able to get that sucker looking like gold!
     
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  7. Sep 9, 2016 at 2:17 PM
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  8. Sep 9, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    I was the same way. Took me months of looking at them before I decided to do it. In the end, I decided 4 holes was better than getting my tools stolen. Thieves can get in anything, but I wanted it to be as inconvenient as I could make it.
     
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  9. Sep 10, 2016 at 7:56 AM
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    Nothing on my Tundra but I got this gem on my old Chevy![​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 11, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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    http://m.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-69-in-...oat-Aluminum-Full-Size-Truck-Tool-Box/1164365

    This is what I got on mine. It is low profile and looks great. It is not too deep so I am able to slide stuff underneath the tool box. They sell deeper ones if needed. I installed mine to the bedrails. Got two brackets, drilled one hole in each through the bedrails and it is secure as can be. Minimal work, easy to install and easy to remove. I take mine off and on all the time. I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it. I also take my truck off-road with it. No rattling or issues.
     
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  11. Sep 12, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    Here are some pictures.

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  12. Sep 12, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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    Backslider [OP] Thirsty...

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    Thanks @Achuop - I'm pretty sure I'm going to go this route too. I've found that on a local classifieds group these black Kobalt lopro boxes sell for about $100, but all the ones that were listed are sold.. I'm just keeping my eye open until one pops up then I'll snag it.

    Thanks everyone who replied, really helped me make up my mind.
     
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  13. Dec 28, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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    Got it for free from neighbor when he installed a tanoe cover.
    Low profile. Added a 1/2" rubber gasket on the sides and it fits great. It is s 69"x19"x18"
    Having it powder coated black for 50.00!
     
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