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Old 03-26-2009
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I Made My Own ToolBox

Take me about 2 day to have the final product And I think he look kiss *** for a homemade toolbox



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Small Rack

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Painted


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Got The Diamond Plate

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Finished

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And Now on the Truck....


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Good Job. That came out nice. Hope you polyurethaned the box first. You could probably get lifts for the box so you don't have to use the piece of wood.

What did that end up running ya?
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Looks awesome for DIY. Hope no water gets behind the diamond plate though.
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Looks really good, but damn it's almost half your bed!
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yea thats acutally not too shabby...IMO whenever you get a free day. take of the diamondplate and use a resin or vanrish to water seal the wood.
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Surprisingly that turned out better than I thought it would, when I first saw it was wooden I was like wow this is gonna be redneck lol, then I saw the diamond plate and I thought you'd still be able to tell it was wood really easy. But after I saw the finished pictures I must say it looks good, you can't even tell it's wood until you open it.
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Surprisingly that turned out better than I thought it would, when I first saw it was wooden I was like wow this is gonna be redneck lol, then I saw the diamond plate and I thought you'd still be able to tell it was wood really easy. But after I saw the finished pictures I must say it looks good, you can't even tell it's wood until you open it.
I was thinking the same thing at first


I think it looks great but idk how long its guna hold up
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Nice, but how is it held down? Just the weight of it?
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yea thats acutally not too shabby...IMO whenever you get a free day. take of the diamondplate and use a resin or vanrish to water seal the wood.
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I was thinking the same thing at first


I think it looks great but idk how long its guna hold up

We didn't see on the picture but before I put the box in the truck I stripped rubber to put under the diamond plate on the three other face of the box so water can't not see the wood.And the the floor did not touch the bed.My Father got the same toolbox(homemade) and he have it since 5 or 6 year and his is in top shape.
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looks good! in the first pics i thought that was it, just black wood. i was like....

but then i saw the diamond plate! looks pretty good man!
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Nice, but how is it held down? Just the weight of it?


Bolted right on the side of the truck bed.
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looks great!
how much $ to build it?
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looks great!
how much $ to build it?

The only thing i have to buy was the diamond plate and it cost me 200 buck
the other thing a take to build it was in my garage in stanby lol...
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Not bad man. Came out pretty nice. 200 bucks for the diamond plate huh? Seems pretty steep. I woulda taken that 200 bucks and bought an actual box. But like I said, you did a good job too
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yea, $200 for diamond plate, but hey, you made it the way you want it.
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Not bad man. Came out pretty nice. 200 bucks for the diamond plate huh? Seems pretty steep. I woulda taken that 200 bucks and bought an actual box. But like I said, you did a good job too

Pretty steep you said?? maybe because it canadian money I don't know!!??...
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that would be nice in some of you guys camper shells...
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I had doubts, but man did it turn out well!
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Because some of you said that have a doubt on my toolbox I decided to took off and did lil upgrade.Like I said before it's not 100% waterproof but I think a did a good job today....

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Bolted right there...

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That looks great. Impressive.
Only thing I would have done different is made it so it sat below the bed line.
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Yeah, box came out really well from start to finish. Later on I'd put a little gas shock so you don't need the piece of wood then it'll look just like an actual box.

By the way how much did the diamond plate cost you?
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i was thinking run the inside with like herculinear...it would prolly make it a bit more durable. Other than that i really like it
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Pretty steep you said?? maybe because it canadian money I don't know!!??...
200$ maybe more if got nothing but i had all the stock in the garage , paint , wood , rubber , lock...
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I REALLY like your tool box. If I had that for my Dodge, I would have the ULTIMATE in tool storage.
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