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Mine (United Welding Services): great visibility, pretty good size, insulated,

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that's cute! haha. i see what you mean with the 6' ladder though, very nice.


Here's a shot of mine in my old flareside. I still can't get rid of that damn tool box!
Cute? LOL.
It holds everything I need it to hold, all my power tools, all my hand tools, and my toolbelt, a flat tire kit, mini air compressor, and a few other things. If i go riding, I take the tools out, put my riding gear in the box and go.

Nice FX4 by the way.
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Hey l2en how do you have that secured?
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Hey l2en how do you have that secured?
I dont know how he secured his, but I used slotted rivet nuts or "blind fasteners" on mine. If i wanted to remove my box, all i gotta do is take out 4 bolts. The rivet nuts give you a tapped hole in your bed. It would take no more than 5 minutes to remove and put the box back in.
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Yeah thats how I want to do mine, I tent to pull mine out a good amount and need something that will be quick.
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Hey l2en how do you have that secured?
Clevis Bolts and Cotter pins, it holds snug to the bed. Flat Clevis Bolt heads with a rubber washer(reduce vibration noise) through the box, through the bed and spring cotters through the clevis holes. I sprayed the bolts and pins with flat black under the bed so they didn't stand out. You could put locks instead of pins if you were really worried about it.

I could lift that baby out the bed in 30 seconds flat, from secured to the bed to laying on the ground.





I said cute cuz I never seen one that small! lol
I was complenting you on thinking ahead and keeping room for your 6' ladder. I know I had that problem after I put my box in. I'd have to gumby strap mine to the tie offs as it was angled and sticking out of the back of the tailgate...haha
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Thats exactly how I plan on doing mine, some just quick release rig-up.
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Old 04-21-2008
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that's cute! haha. i see what you mean with the 6' ladder though, very nice.


Here's a shot of mine in my old flareside. I still can't get rid of that damn tool box!
To bad your not closer I could use it.
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I used two J bolts, fast and no holes in the bed.
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On my over-the-rail boxes...

4- 5/16" Jbolts/Jhooks on the low pro.

4- 3/8" x 1 1/2" Stainless Allen head bolts on the new box. Also secures the headache rack.

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I have a toolbox too but can't get the pic to upload on here for some reason, stupid computers, but mine is a chest design that is diamond plate that sits down in my bed. Me and my dad screwed it to a 2x4 and the 2x4 is screwed to my bed because of the clearance need for the bedliner from Ford. Go to my profile maybe u can see it there.
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Mine (United Welding Services): great visibility, pretty good size, insulated,


UWS told me they didnt make any boxes to fit a stepside those lying f**ks, thats the exact box i wanted
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i re-did my in-cab box a few days ago, wanted the drivers seat to recline some and also wanted the factory cargo cover to be useable. cant fit the floor jack in there anymore, but everything else i want to have with me fits. took 3" off the top and 4" off the front. Name:  Picture411006.jpg
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I'm also a fan of the ones that dont sit on the bed rails. trouble is that i cant find any used for a mid sized truck. not willing to pay the big bucks for a new one.
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I am waiting for mine to show up from Home Depot....PSST by the way they have a sale going on right now with their toolboxes...You can only get them online though :(
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picked this up for $40 not the right size but it does me fine... tied down with bungie cords until i find a way to secure it better

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Anybody ever used one of the DeeZee brands?

Saw one yeserday. bout $60 more than deta. But seemed alil more rigid an sturdy as well as finished cleaner.
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I have a Deezee that I am trying to get rid of because I want a gull wing box and I got my DeeZee for $68 or so when the Sportsman's Warehouse closed up here in Feb. They are decent
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I ordered a Taylor Wings brand box today. diamond plate low profile. The thing is built like a tank. Was lookin at the weatherguard boxes but didnt wanna drop $500. Got this one for $300 sould be in next week.
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^^^Where did you get it?
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Hardcastles

It is mainly a trailer dealer but the stock a crapload of RV stuff an towing stuff as well as a few boxes an racks.

heres a link for the box itself. only difference is mine will be the low profile. I dunno whats up with the MSRP on the site as its way off
http://www.taylorwings.com/viewProdu...e_code=RVTRUCK

Only thing is I cant remember if its all diamond plate or if its got some brushed aluminum as well. Guess it will be like christmas next week lol

Pics to follow when it arrives.
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Well here is my toolbox I got today from Home Depot. It is a "tradesmans" toolbox. Gullwing in black looks really nice on my truck I think. I am going to get my tonneu cut down to fit behind the toolbox to the tailgate. Finally got a toolbox I like and its black....

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I like diamond plate better. I'm gonna have to get a low-pro I wouldn't be able to stand not being able to use the back window.
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The company in town got me one in about two days no problem, sorry Dangaranger99
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