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Icon6 Hmmmmmmm.............

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Or you can have both, a toolbox and a tonneau cover.
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That looks familiar...........you been snoopin in my garage window?????
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Curious........is that a Sport Trac Tonneau also?
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Love my tool box! I say get one or put it on if you have one already
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if you think it would be useful go for it! can always take it out ya know. i just have a small toolbox laying in my bed, which solves the cluttered cab and bed space problem but it doesnt store a whole lot, and keeping it organized goes out the door haha
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Nice box!

It was originally mine.
hahaha yeah, thanks to both of you :P
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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

Thats what I want for the 150. Doesn't take up a ton of bed space and I can still use my tonneau.
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I honestly live by mine - it holds ALL the stuff that used to go behind teh seats, and enabled me to take my two nieces out on long roadtrips without having one sitting in between where my manual shifter is. I can fit all kinds of tools there, and I got a "shallow" one that lets you fit plenty of long stuff underneath the back.. plus with my tailgate style, and my spare being there - it works really well in keeping the back of the truck with enough room for camping or a daytrip fishing.


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You know it doesn't sit on the bed floor, so there is still room under it. It doesn't take up that much room, and you will be glad you have one. Time to ***** my install.

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Plastic truck box

Black plastic over the rail Delta box here. Kmart closeout price was 35.00.
These cheap ones eventually sag a little in the middle from heat.
Great place to store oil, tools, washer fluid, returnable bottles, tie downs, etc.
Seals leaked water into box so i drilled some small holes in bottom. Dry now.
There is space under it that allows full use of bed length.
Removable, no holes were drilled on truck. Have had it over 10 years.
Would be worth spending extra money for the better ones like powerranger262, others have.
In winter, snow does pile on it but that's no big deal to clear off to use rear slide window.
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I just have one of those black Rubbermaid boxes with the gray top and red handles. Gets some of the stuff out of the cab but I really wish I had a fleetside bed with a toolbox so I could clear my cab completely out
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I have one and love it. I use it all the time.

I have a low profile box and its the only way I would go. It looks so much better in my opinion.
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I just have one of those black Rubbermaid boxes with the gray top and red handles. Gets some of the stuff out of the cab but I really wish I had a fleetside bed with a toolbox so I could clear my cab completely out
yup the good ol rubbermaid box

That is the first one i had too
still have it in the yard
Needed a bigger one
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I have an alum box that sits in the bed between the rail, on the floor, and doen’t go over the bed rail, it is onlt 16” frt to back but in a 6’ bed it does take up space but it is good storage space.
Tow Stapes, Tools, Extra things that can’t fit a std cab and would roll around in the bed fit in the box without any problem.
I would do the in-bed or the low profile box, i did and do it again.
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love my toolbox, carries all the straps, cables, gloves, tools to get you out of a big mess!
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I also love my toolbox but then again, it has everything in there that I would need if/when somethin happened, plus a few odd and end things as well. (best pic I could find)

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Love my box, I have tons of tools in it.
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It's not stupid if you need it, it simply comes down to individual needs and preferences.

I had a cheap Deflecta Shield diamond plate over the rail box on my old Ranger. The big mistake I made was going cheap. The latches needed to be adjusted frequently to work properly, and because of that it became kind of a pain in the *** to use. I kept tow straps, jumper cables, and all kinds of stuff in it, but I ended up getting fed up with the latches and selling it for much less than I paid. The box ate up a lot of space, but it was good for dry storage and keeping junk out of the cab.

Since I got a Super Cab, I really have no use for a box anymore. The bed space is much more valuable to me. I can fit my Craftsman Rally toolbox behind the seats, along with anything else I want to keep out of the elements and locked up.

If you think you will use and need a box, get one, just get one that's not going to be a headache every time you use it.
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