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Old 06-23-2004
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Im looking to get a box that sits in the bed lower than the top so a tonneau can still work (incase I want to add it later) but since mines a regular cab i need the box for tool storage so any ideas.... also prices taht you paid. Since im lookin for a tonneau also it dont need to be fancy just needs to hold stuff Thnx in advance
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I searched high and low for a toolbox to fit my flareside before I bought my tonneau. After all the searching I just got a Rubbermade tub with lid and attached with bungees at the back of the bed. There a ton of sizes that are low enough to fit under the cover. It's not pretty but it's under the cover so I don't care. There is plenty of room I have a ton of tools and crap in there and still have room. It was like 5 bucks verses the couple of hundred I was looking at for a "real" tool box. Wal Mart also has those black plastic tool box looking trunks in the auto department that should fit under the tonneau it is like $15-18. But I figured I would get a better size for less money since neither would be metal and store my tools safely.
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I got a black plastic tool chest at MallWart for $18.98 and I hold it against the front of the bed with two bungee cords. Not the prettiest, but it works great.
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Old 06-25-2004
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thnx guys appriciate the help
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heres a quick crappy cellphone camera pic of mine:

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Old 06-26-2004
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theres a company that makes flush mounting bed boxes. the problem being i cant remember where i saw them. but that made them specificly for use with bed covers.

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heres a quick crappy cellphone camera pic of mine:



You should try to get some type of brackets that'll make it more stable. Something that could bolt to each side of the bed and also bolt to the toolbox.

Just my two cents.....I am looking for a toolbox soon too. Great post idea.
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Old 07-31-2004
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here is my UWS box...

the low profile kind...



i added the extra lock... never can be too cautious... specially with the stuff i keep in there...
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About how much are you guys paying for toolboxes because I need something bigger that the action packer by rubbermaid. But I'd also like to have a tonneau cover if possible
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Old 08-01-2004
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I bought a Rubbermaid box. I think it's called Actionpacker or something. It sits nicely underneath the tonneau. I'd drill holes in it, and mount it on the bed using the bolts already there, but my Bedrug makes that option non-existant. Besides, I haul enough things that require me to move it. But, I've got two locks on it, so it's relatively secure, and it works well. Out of sight out of mind.
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I have a tool chest that is bolted to the bed but is just a little bit below the top of the bedsides so your cover should still fit fine. Its made by deezee and I bought it at 4wp, my buddy actually has the exact same box in his toyota which is where I got the idea. I dont remember how much it was cuase iv had it fora while but I think around $150.
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