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Small Toolbox Ideas...

I am searching for a small, aluminum tool box for in the bed of my truck. All I can seem to find are the large, expensive ones. I want one that is lockable, and just large enough for a tow strap, small tools, jack, socket set, etc, so about 15" or so long and thin. I want to bolt it to the back of my cab or on the fender well or something where I don't have to remove it to carry some wood or other large items. I want something similar to the "fenderwell" boxes but those are a bit too big and way to expensive. I don't have access to a welder or i'd make my own.
The only think I can think of is getting a hand-carry box and bolting it to the bed. The problem with that is I don't think the lid will open if it's bolted to something.
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http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...Product%20Page

That's the best one i've found so far, but it's still a bit too big for what I want but it may work.
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You should look at an over-the-wheel-well type box.. thats what I have been looking at.. somethign to stick on the right side of the vehicles wheel well to help compensate for the full tank ranger lean
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i have an old army amo box i have painted up that i plan on mounting in the bed for this reason. just cant decited where i want to mount in in the bed and how
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I actually thought about an ammo box, they come in pretty much the dimensions i'm looking for, and they're sturdy and lockable. I just want something cheap that I can bolt to the bed but still be able to open the lid.
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yea mines all painted and ready to be put in...i just dont know how or where i want to mount it
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Whata we did for our 16' trailer is took two 30MM amo cans I think there deminsions are something like 18"L x 8"W x 14"D they cost me 30.00 dollars for the pair with a can of spray paint to finish up . it has the two open latches one on each end , just tack one in place via weld or some 2 part epoxy and the other end you can lock on the latch would be perfect for your aplication .
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Ammo box it is. I'll pick one up later this week at the local army/navy store. Pics to follow
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That's a good idea and alot cheaper. Post some pics when you get yours in.
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this is what i have, http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...725&lpage=none,

but they make one a little smaller meant for suv, these things are tough
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Well I put this in a while ago and forgot to update this thread...so I got a $15 steel carry tool box, and bolted it in to the bed. I keep a little suitcase lock on it too lol. I usually have a tonneau cover on the bed so it doesn't see any water or snow.

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well, mine aint aluminum, and it aint in the bed. obviosly i have a supercab and this cant be dont with a reg cab. its made from marine -grade plywood, it is bolted down and has a lock. i didnt want to take up bed space and i only need to seat 3. though most times its just me in the truck. Name:  93ranger037.jpg
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Size:  57.9 KB i have a small box of tools, tow strap, jumper cables, safty goggles and ear muffs, "D" cell maglite and a small hydraluic bottle jack in there.
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if you just want to hold some sockets, chain and a strap.. go buy some ammo cans.
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this is what i have, http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...725&lpage=none,

but they make one a little smaller meant for suv, these things are tough
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