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Old 09-03-2006
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ok guys.. im in the market for a tool box for the truck. preferably diamond plate in aluminum. ive never shopped for one before and i have no idea how to search for the right size or any of that. where do you guys find em that fit our trucks? ebay?
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uws makes great boxes. there are lots of options when it comes to pickin a box.
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i have a delta aluminum tool chest in the back of my truck. By far the best purchase for my truck. Mine does not go over the rails so if you have a tonneau cover it won't get in the way. I'm in Canada so the place I bought mine from is Canadian Tire. My only bit of advice is to consider getting a black coated one. Mine has begun to pit and is a chore to polish. Here's a pic that shows the tool chest:
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Here is a pic of mine. It is a Delta Low profile box. I would not get black, the black will chip and flake and will look worse than a chrome box. I have had mine for 2 years and it still looks pretty good.
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ooo... yours looks really good. what kinds of measurments do i need to take? but i really like the way yours looks.
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When you go to a truck accessory store they will be able to tell you what will fit in your truck. Request some info from Delta and UWS I went with Delta over UWS for a couple of reasons the quality looked a little better and it is 1 inch deeper the the UWS. If you get a box off of eBAy they will tell you that the box is made for a Ranger, You just need to decide which brand and model box you want.
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Lowe's! Kobalt! Best $200 I ever spent!
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I like those tool chests b/c I'm going for a street look but I need some room for my tools...how do yall bolt them in? they make them any taller?
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The chest comes up to the bed rails. I drilled through the bottom of the box and the bed. I used a clevis pin through the holes and clipped it with a cotter pin. Depending on how much junk you through into the box you can clip it from the inside. Mine was always loaded so I clipped it underneath the bed. I hit the pins with primer black spray paint and you wouldn't even have known they were there. You could always just bolt it to the bed but I wanted something that'd quick release.
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I like those tool chests b/c I'm going for a street look but I need some room for my tools...how do yall bolt them in? they make them any taller?

They do amke the tool boxes teller(covers up more of the back window) & they make them deeper(will go about 1" from the bed floor) I have 1 screw on each side of the tool box that goes into the bed rail.
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discounttoolboxes.com is where i got mine at it was a pretty decent price for a black one.
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i got mine used from a friend for $75
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uws box, costed me 250 from a local dealer

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I found one on craigs list yesterday, picked it up after work, installed it last night.
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gotta love craigs list
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FYI I think mine was just a hair over $200.
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how are the boxes secured in the bed? Especially yours, black02edge.

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Old 09-09-2006
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yeah there are alot of tool bos out there here are some web sites for some tools boxes...i have a CDI tool box its one of the ones that goes to the bottom of the bed...here are some websites.


http://www.aztrucks.com/

http://www.truckaddons.com/

http://www.mytscstore.com/

let me know if you need anymore!
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let me know if you need anymore!
So how do the boxes hold themselves to the truck?

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My tool chest is bolted through the box and body. Run the bolt up and put the nut inside the box (they have 4 pre-determined mounting points) and then it can't get stolen. The box itself is very light, so if it's not bolted down it will move all over.
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Cool thanks, I really like the delta boxes that are below the rails. I'm in need of some sort of storage.

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i have mine bolt from the inside of my toolbox........give u some advice make sure u lock your toolbox even if u dont have anything in it....my friend got his toolbox stolen that way it was funny but not! ( b/c) u can unbolt the toolbox from the inside if u dont lock it)
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i bought mine for $5 at dollar General, its a rubber maid knock off with a snap on cover, works EXTREMELY well for my reg tools, as far as my other box for my jack, and basic hand tools and stuff if i break down, i got a slightly smaller box for that but the top never wants to stay on.... its got this lil clips that like slide and lock onto the tub, its a crappy design... bungy cord holds it together tho. and it fits under my tonnau cover.
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Mine is held on with J-Bolts. It goes under and up the bottom of the bed rails. The bolt is inside the box and as long as it's locked, there is no doubt everything is secure.
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