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Old 06-04-2010
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Ford Ranger+tool box=stupid?

How does everyone here feel about Ford Ranger with bed mounted toolboxes? I'm debating getting one. I seem to always need a ton of straps, chains, and tools, and gets to be too much to keep in the cab without getting cluttered.

But having a toolbox seems like it would just take up the entire bed of the truck. So I'm torn.
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It does take up a bit of bed space, But it does become useful storage.
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i like mine!
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if you want a trunk do it... if you enjoy all of your bed space and want a trunk do this :P

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i'm confused, you own the truck or you're thinking about getting one? there are a number of members that have them on here. personally, i don't need one but i don't think they take up that much room and you can still put longer things underneath.
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i'm confused, you own the truck or you're thinking about getting one? there are a number of members that have them on here. personally, i don't need one but i don't think they take up that much room and you can still put longer things underneath.
I own one haha. Sorry, my first post was rushed.
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I like them especially if you have a regular cab. Mines a plastic one though under the tonneau so if I need them room I just take it out.
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I couldn't live without mine.

You'll lose some cargo room, but if you need to haul big stuff you can always get a small utility trailer.
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i got one too.. mine's an older one but its metal and it fits 2 hpi savage RC car's perfect!!! i took mine off because i had to haul a buddy's quad then i just didnt put it back in and now i have the canopy on the truck. i had mine held in with a ratchet strap because i couldnt find the time to bolt that s.o.b down. wish i had a picture of it when it was on the truck but i can get a pic of it sitting on the shop floor!!

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eventually when the canopy comes off again i'll put my axe and pellet gun in the toolbox just to get them out of the backseat. . i might carpet the inside of mine not sure yet. got mine for free so i aint complaining!!

yes my pellet gun lives in my truck!!!

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i hated mine. ya it was nice for a while but id rather have my tri fold tonneau anyday.
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I love mine, it keeps all my tools and crap out of my back seat and not only that I think it actually doesn't look to bad. And it only takes up a foot of the bed.

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i like my box alot!
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I have a low profile black one i got from someone locally that is part of these forums. Its nice i like it alot. Cleaned out my backseat haha. I use to use it as if it was storage or something haha.
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i hated mine. ya it was nice for a while but id rather have my tri fold tonneau anyday.
x2 for me. I traded mine for a tonneau cover.
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I use mine all the time, if I dont' need it, I undo 2 bolts and take it out.
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i got a small ghetto one for somethin smaller then a ranger in my bed. the top is flush with bed rails, and it just sits on the bottom of bed. have a ratchet strap on there holding it in. i love it. keep my fishing supplies (also have two more poles in a gun rack in my back window) and some misc things in there.
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ill sell ya mine...i hate it and i need it gone
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I just actually built one for my truck. It was my senior project. Anyways, the coolest part is that it doesnt bolt down, it just has stakes welded to the sides so they drop right into the stake hole pockets on the bed rails. somebody could lift it out, but its not as pretty as a professional one and its got maybe $75 worth of stuff in it. Easy to remove to haul big loads and keeps my backseat clean:)
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I used to have a ****ty black plastic one that didn't go over the rails and then got rid of it for a tonneau and like the tonneau much better. I don't carry tools with me or anything since I could have whatever I want brought to me with a phone call or two anyway, plus my dads got AAA so I can just have him show up and get my truck towed for free. So much more room with the tonneau and then if I need all my bed space I can just roll it up in a second.
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I just actually built one for my truck. It was my senior project. Anyways, the coolest part is that it doesnt bolt down, it just has stakes welded to the sides so they drop right into the stake hole pockets on the bed rails. somebody could lift it out, but its not as pretty as a professional one and its got maybe $75 worth of stuff in it. Easy to remove to haul big loads and keeps my backseat clean:)
PM me the address of where you park your truck at night..
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Or you can have both, a toolbox and a tonneau cover.

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I don't have a toolbox but I would think it's a good idea since the Ranger doesn't have very much room for storage inside the cab, if I ever got one I'd use a roll up tonneau cover with one that goes under the bed.
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lately ive toyed with the idea of one just to get all my straps and such out of the cab, but when i go camping i generally use the entire bed so id like to get something like this

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I have a low profile black one i got from someone locally that is part of these forums. Its nice i like it alot. Cleaned out my backseat haha. I use to use it as if it was storage or something haha.
Nice box!

It was originally mine.
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haha your springs are going under my truck in 2 weeks, dads buddy is gonna help me out with it cause i wanna do the brakes at the same time
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