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Toolbox help?

A coworker of mine has a plastic locking toolbox in his truck that just straps into the bed, making for easy removal in a hurry...

Does anyone know of a toolbox that I can strap/clip in, that has a lock on it, and is lightweight, so i can remove it in a few minutes?
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both rangererv and I have tool chests made by deezee, they pin into the front of the bed.
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What do you mean pin in?
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pins with clips, unclip it and the pins slide out
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Dang I would have never thought of that, sweet!
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Zach, do you have any pics. of how it clips? I have never heard of this or seen it.
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i might, let me look.

i just took it out tonight took less than 2 minutes.
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I have a plastic box I bought for $50 at Lowes that I have tied into the bed of my "other" truck. I installed it so it would be difficult to remove but you could always fashion an easy removal system. I have rubber coated wire holding it in and wove the wire through the box and to the corner tie downs. Maybe a hook outside the box would allow for easy removal.

The Box does lock
The best way to describe it is a light weight smaller JOB BOX.

This is very similar to what I have
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...725&lpage=none
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I have some cheap Walmart box my grandpa gave me, I just have a ratchet tie down holding it in place. It has a lock on it but I don't have the key so its never locked lol.

Ok should of looked at the above link first, mines like exactly like that. Works great for me.
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I have a Smart Bin(I think that's what it is) from Wal-Mart. I just have it secured with a Bungee cord.
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i cant find them ill have to take more
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Zabeard, if you cant get pics, can you atleast tell me the name of the model? I cant seem to find it on Dee Zee's site.
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....pins...u mean the self tapping screws they came wit?
i can see those coming out pretty quick.
i added a couple minutes time to mine by putting in my inch bolts...
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I had J-hooks holding my old box in...four of them, two per side......box was out in less than 2 minutes.
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....pins...u mean the self tapping screws they came wit?
i can see those coming out pretty quick.
i added a couple minutes time to mine by putting in my inch bolts...
no pins are not screws...

pins have holes in them for clipping them in. pins are not threaded. mine came with no self tapping screws.
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think of a bolt, with a small hole drilled into the opposite end of the 6pt head......and in that hole, is a hitch pin sorta deal. Like that zach??
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no pins are not screws...

pins have holes in them for clipping them in. pins are not threaded. mine came with no self tapping screws.
well then you've just given me another idea...
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^^Zach also gave me an idea as well.....i love this forum.
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I had a plastic tool box then a buddy sat on it and cracked it. I tried filling it back but the weather opened it back up and rain leaked in. I went to Atwoods and bought a real toolbox.
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I use a plastic tool chest I picked up from home depot. fits right under the tonneau cover and I have a cargo bar that I use to secure it to the front of the bed.

Have another cargo bar with cargo net near the tailgate for easy access to tiedowns, cleaning supplies, etc. It allows me to slide my ski bag into the bed of the truck and secure it to the cargo net so it will not roll around the bed, also can strap boots to the bar.
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I use a plastic tool chest I picked up from home depot. fits right under the tonneau cover and I have a cargo bar that I use to secure it to the front of the bed.

Have another cargo bar with cargo net near the tailgate for easy access to tiedowns, cleaning supplies, etc. It allows me to slide my ski bag into the bed of the truck and secure it to the cargo net so it will not roll around the bed, also can strap boots to the bar.

I sure do love those ratcheting cargo bars!! I too hook straps to it occasionally. I highly suggest everyone to get one....you never know when you'll need it. I've got it sitting right behind the toolbox, clamped up on the sides....

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