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Tonneau Cover + Tool Box

I was curious what a ranger would look like with a Tonneau Cover and a tool box in as well...if it's even possible...if you have one please post pictures!
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You can buy tonneau's that work with toolboxes for our trucks.
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only way this could work and look not obama'd is if you got one of the tool boxes that sits inside the bed and put a tonneau over it.
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I've seen a few and they look fine.
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maurice had one and it looked fine
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Honestly, with the small bed size as it is with our trucks, it's one or the other, to me. The whole point of a tonneau is to keep out water and hide things in the bed and lockable right? How water tight do you think you're gonna get it with a toolbox in the bed that gets opened frequently, not to mention having to open your tonneau to lock and unlock the toolbox. Just some things to think about.

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Get over your little hatred for Maurice, its stupid. I think the tonneau would be most useful with a standard toolbox that has the locks above the tonneau itself. I agree that with a low-pro where the locks would be below the tonneau it would be pointless to have one.
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I want to do this also. Just want to cover the box, but I want instant access to the toolbox
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What's keeping the water from leaking into the bed though? Nothing. Either in front of the box or behind the box. You're still gonna have a leak.

I'd say just pick one that you think you're going to use more and go with that. If you decide different down the road, take it off and put on the other one you didn't got with from the start.

To me a 6' bed is short enough, throw in a toolbox and you're now at 4'. At least with just the box you still have height on your side to stack stuff in the bed and on top of the box. Throw a tonneau on it with a box and you're looking at a space no bigger than the trunk of an accord for storage man. But that's just my .02.

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Truxedo makes a roll up soft cover with a small toolbox that blends in with the cover, it's pretty nice but a little pricey. Theres another company that makes a BADASS toolbox/hard roll up cover but it's like two grand. The toolbox even has LED's in it that come on when you open it.
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Truxedo makes a roll up soft cover with a small toolbox that blends in with the cover, it's pretty nice but a little pricey. Theres another company that makes a BADASS toolbox/hard roll up cover but it's like two grand. The toolbox even has LED's in it that come on when you open it.
Pressure sensitive switches work too for a tool box. My LED's are on a push button in the toolbox on the trays that lay on the bed rails (inside the box itself). Its cake to do.
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I have also seen a thinner version of the toolbox, it was only like 12" wide. Not for me, I want the standard width box, and a hinged fiberglass tonneau
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most of the one that work with a tool box have a gasket that goes against the tool box to keep water out.
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Ahh I see. I still stand at you lose all valuable bed space with both. My last post in this thread.
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Lol when the tonneau is rolled up it only takes up like 4", so you'd still have a ton of room. If you need all that room, then don't buy one.
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wow...wasn't expecting a controversy lol...does neone have pics?
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^^ x2 anyone have pics?
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yeah a little upset because someone proved him wrong
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Actually I'm not, I just don't have much else to say. I put my .02 out there. I can admit when I'm wrong, people make mistakes.
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No theres no right or wrong in this, everyone has they're own opinions.
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only way this could work and look not obama'd...
LMFAO! Thats my new slogan for mods that look ghetto!
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I use the term "Obama'd" daily lol
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i gotta agree with trevor here ... i dont even have a toolbox even though it would be nice cause it would make my shortbed even more useless

as for the original question, someone on here actually made a tonneau cover that works with their toolbox.
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I've got a toolbox & tonneau... been using this setup for several years.

When the weather clears up, I'll get some pics.
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I've got a toolbox & tonneau... been using this setup for several years.

When the weather clears up, I'll get some pics.
screw the weather...im anxious...PICTURES ONCE THE SUN SHINES! lol
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