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how's this for a cheap in bed super low profile tool box?

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c...utm_medium=cse

super perfect width. completely weather tight.

really considering getting rid of my slim kobalt box lol. I HATE hauling my quad with the tailgate down and these are strong enough to easily set the front tires on top

I'm guessing you nay-sayers will point out the locking issue lol.BUT there are a few companies out there that make locking brackets for ammo cans.

tie down would be a moot point with my rubber bed mat. the box weighs 70lbs and I figure I have about 100lbs of equipment.Nobody will want to run off with that hahahaha
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What you going to do with the Kobalt box??
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Probably put it in one of my friends trucks
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It looks like it would be a PITA to use as a truck box.
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I agree it's not the easiest access. But not THAT bad lol.
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omg yes! love this idea
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I think this would be perfect for me if it fit my steppie :(
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how wide are the steppies? the box is only 48''....

btw. ordered it lol. figure even if i don't like it in the truck i'll throw it in the utility trailer haha
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nvm lol. that sucks for ya!
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Not bad for a hundred bucks
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If a steppie the box may not sit flush to the bottom of the bed.

Other than that, “small" is the only word I can think of.

If it fits what you need and the truck then do it.
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fits all my tools, floor jack, snow chains, and still have a fair amount of room left :) thing is ROCK solid lol. i'm gonna use an L bracket off of the bed bolts in the front and bolt the box in



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looks cool..i know you said its heavy, but do you have it mounted in there somehow?
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Thats sick , i want one . be perfect to put my 50cal ammo chain and strap boxes in and come alongs and farm jack , i think imma look into this
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it's not secured as of right now but i'm gonna run L brackets off of the bed bolts and bolt the box in that way.just to be safe lol. not only for theft but on the off chance i gotta lock the brakes up!

honestly for the $140 shipped it WAYYYYY more solid than anything more traditional. i weigh 200 lbs and i jumped on it a bit and it didn't give at all!
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I might have to get me something like this
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forgot to mention best part lol....had a tag inside signed off saying "all explosives have been removed" LMAO!!!!
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it's not secured as of right now but i'm gonna run L brackets off of the bed bolts and bolt the box in that way.just to be safe lol. not only for theft but on the off chance i gotta lock the brakes up!
Great idea, I never thought of that, “Use the Bed Bolts”… thks.

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Looks good, fits flat, nice, different.

Any thoughts of painting ?


Also, off-topic, the bed-extender can you post some pics of the mounting, thks.
Send them to me or post somewhere else if you don’t want to F-up this thread.
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Very nice. Theres one of those on the local CL for $40, just missing the seal.
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Looks pretty good installed.
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About the seal....haha. its not just a strip of foam like a regular tool box would have. The small ammo cans have a skinny rubber gasket to seal it up. This thing has a 1/2" gasket ! Seals up tight enough that there's actually a pressure release valve for altitude changes :D
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Grev I'll get pics of the brackets for the extender sometime today for ya!

And for paint....

I'm at LEAST lining the inside with some spray on liner, maybe the outside as well. Or I might do winter camo just for giggles lol :)

It will be getting paint of some sort though. I'm thinking if I got pulled over having a box with explosives warnings and what not might end up with 4 or 5 more cops and a bomb squad lmao
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About the seal....haha. its not just a strip of foam like a regular tool box would have. The small ammo cans have a skinny rubber gasket to seal it up. This thing has a 1/2" gasket ! Seals up tight enough that there's actually a pressure release valve for altitude changes :D
This thing sounds tight (literally). I wants one haha. I have been thinking about a toolbox or bed box for awhile now.
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This thing sounds tight (literally). I wants one haha. I have been thinking about a toolbox or bed box for awhile now.
me to i just have a rubbermaid coffin looking thing in my bed. last week my floor jack slid into it and cracked it. i need something to fit under my cover... or just loose the cover
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yeah I'm looking into black plastic bed boxes, I don't really like over the rail toolboxes.
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