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Any have any opinions on the uws tool boxes? I'm in need of a good tool box but am having trouble locating one for my flareside, heres a link to there site http://www.unitedweldingservices.com/company.html
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The uws boxes are pretty nice. Deflectashield also makes a box that will fit your flareside. Or you could alwasys just go to a tractor supply and buy a box that fits in your bed. I will get some pics up for you of my old Deflectashield box.
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I don't know why the picture is coming up so small now. I am linking from cardomain and they have never been small like that before.
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I was considering a chest type box, but now I'm trying to to locate a crossover type box, in black dyamin plate(sp?), If all else fails im going to go with a chest then. But I'm hoping to find someone who has one of the uws brand boxes to get some opinions
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personally i like the REALLY slim one's on the rail part so it doesnt block the rear window at all. i dont know the brands i just know there out there.
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The lo profile model is one I'm considering, the company i linked to in my first post carries it.
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Shadyluke which UWS model do you have?
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I have a UWS box that I bought on ebay for $50. It's the best $50 that I ever spent....LOL

I love the box. I have had no problem with it at all. Even holds a nice seal at the powerwash station.

I have a couple of buddies with the deflectashield box's, and I think that UWS makes a better reliable box.




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Well you got a helluva deal, the one I'm thinking about getting is about 350. Luckily its a late graduation present along with a spray in bedliner
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Check out tractor supply company..
They sell a nice one that fits...
its something like 315$ in anadized(sp? black) aluminum diamond plate.
The lock mechanism is pretty good. double insulated.. etc.

I forget the brand but they have about 4 models..
anadized .. and standard alum diamond plate.
Deep.. and regular
http://www.mytscstore.com/default.asp
They normally offer 10% off if you get their credit card..
thats what I did.. paid if off same month then shredded the card :)

Call the store.. they dont list it on the website.

EDIT: I think Lowe's also has one that fits..
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personally i like the REALLY slim one's on the rail part so it doesnt block the rear window at all. i dont know the brands i just know there out there.
Those are called low profile, btw, and then flush is the kind that actually sits IN your bed. The toolbox i have now is a regular sit delta, it has some miles on it but the seal is still PERFECT! not a single drop of moisture has touched the inside since i bought it from my friend. However, i'm not sure about the application to what you're looking for but Delta is a great brand name to go with!

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While on the subject of tool boxes, has anyone seen a gullwing box for a stepside??
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I remember the brand name now its "Dee-Zee"
and i believe its the competition series.
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I have a low profile box by Delta I got at Lowes. Its not for a flareside but I am sure they make them. I love mine because it doesnt block any view from the rear.
Be careful though. I have beat mine to death by hauling suff in the bed. The seal is shot because of the large dents and I get dust in the summer and snow in the winter in the box.

Remember you get what you pay for.
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I did a little searching and found that the boxes with -SPLA in their part number are for the Ranger Splash which is a flareside. I'm going to look into the Delta and DeeZee boxes tonite.
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Here are some pictures of my low pro UWS. I would get low pro again if I need another one.

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Thats funny, your cardomain actually took me to UWS website, nice to know you like it, now im positive ill get a UWS, how well does it lock and all? Does it seal nice, like no water leaks and such? sorry for all the questions just want to make a educated purschase since I may have to order it off the net.
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It locks great as far as I can tell. I have never had any problems. Seals Great..I actualy wash my truck once a week and there is never any leaks. Oh yeah. My friend has the same toolbox I do...He can open my toolbox and I can open his. We have the same keys. I don't know if it works that way with all UWS boxes. Maybe just same model numbers have the same keys.
Hope this helps.
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Thanks that all i wanted to know, Ill go with the UWS then.

Tbarcya The UWS company carries a gullwing for the stepside, one of the few ive found, theres alot out for a styleside but not any that fit good and look nice for the stepside. Alot of the ones I've been finding all hang over the edge way too much
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