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I am in desperate need of a tool box but i still have to be able to put my dirt bike in there so i was thinkin about those side fenderwell (porkchop) ones or the small flushmount chest type but i cant seem to find one to fit rangers. or my other option is to get one of those low pro type but i still need some tie down points.
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A 4 foot side mount found at Lowe's or Home Depot will fit in a Ranger.

I have a Huskey low profile tool box that I bought at Home Depot (obviously if any of you are tool guru's). If you want those tow points, you can set the tool box back a couple of inches, still have room in the bed of your truck for the bike, and have the tow points.

Also, I'm not sure about your truck, but my truck has side holes where the stake pockets are, so even with my box in, I can still reach the holes. I've had to strap all kinds of stuff in my truck when I had the box in, and they are just as helpful as the stake pockets, just a little more inconvenient when it comes to reaching them.
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im not talkin about the top side mount boxxes im talkin about the little box that sits in the corner one end sits flat on the bed floor and the other sits on the fender well but the top is still flush
and could you also post a pic of your set up that would be great
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Alright, I went ahead and took the topper off my truck (wanted to anyway) and put the tool box in and snapped these pictures:

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What I said about putting the box back? Yeah, don't do that. It's a little father then I thought from the cab side of the bed if you were to do that, so you woudn't have a ton of room for your bike.

I have this box:

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It's a great box for stuff like a tow strap, tie downs, and hand tools, but terrible if you use it for actual work. It's not deep enough for anything in a box. But hey, for the price, it ain't bad ($250).
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all i want it for is to put a few tools in straps bungees cargo net and maybe my dirt bike helmet
thanks for the pics
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i also like the one zabeard has in the first pic here https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=59195 any one know the measurements on this one and where i could get it
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i also like the one zabeard has in the first pic here https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=59195 any one know the measurements on this one and where i could get it
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any one else got pics of their set up
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have you considered a bed extender?
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you should just custom fab one to your specs...it wouldnt be that hard and you would have what you want
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have you considered a bed extender?
why would i need a bed extender my dirt bike aint gonna be slidin around or fall out

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you should just custom fab one to your specs...it wouldnt be that hard and you would have what you want
how could i build it just take some plate and connect it in the corners and build a hinged lid
i might do that i just need some way to connect it all together with out a welder
any suggestions and dont tell me to use jb weld
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Take it to a shop and get them to weld it for you?
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alright thats gonna take alot of time and cost almst as much as a premade toolbox
has anyone ver used this truxedo toolbox/tonneau http://www.truxedo.com/plus/features.html
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alright i made up my mind im gonna get a 37" chest like this one http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/...stingPage=true
and mount two jerrycans on either side and maybe a highlift jack
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I got mine from Atwoods for 169 bucks. Sits down inside the bed,41in long.
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hmmm ill have to look at that but then i wouldnt have room for the jerrycans
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if you want to go cheaper go to lowes and get one of the plastic ones they have...i have one and its flush with the bed and there is room on the side for jerry cans and its only like 50 or 60 bucks
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same as the one u had in mind, but ya
just another place to look at
i might get this one
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...goryCode=3439A
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im still gonna get the aluminum one i mentioned above because i dont like the plastic ones because its gonna be in the sun all the time and my other plastic one is real brittle now because of that
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i got the dee zee deep box. it sits on top the bed rails and runs all the way to the floor. alot of room for tools and chains, but not wide enough to lock a cooler up in it. i think it was $350 but the biggest box i could get for a step side.

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