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post #1 of 64 Old 01-16-2011, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Toolbox?

So I have been thinking about getting a toolbox for the bed of my truck. I was talking with a guy at the local truck accessories store and he said I should think twice about getting a box because it will be hard to get in and out of. I can see what he was saying but wasn't sure what to think about it. He personally drives a lifted truck so that might make a difference.

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I am using this box for storing my 2-stroke oil and an extra qt of oil for the engine. I will also put some tools in there but I am not someone that works out of my truck so it's more like a place to securely put all the crap I do not want to have inside the cab. What do you think? Will it be too hard to get in and out of? I am 6'3".

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I'm about your same height and I think it would be a little tough to get some of the stuff out of the middle of box for sure. I bought a couple boxes with slide out drawers that go behind the wheel well in the bed, but they won't work in mine because of the way the tonneau cover sits.

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I'm the same height as you. I have a weather guard tool box and it's the deep one. It's pretty hard to get to the bottom. But it can be done lol. I bought my box used off a buddy. If I were you I'd get the normal size and not a deep box. Hope this helps little



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I prefer, and have, one with just one lids and hinges along the front of the box. That way if you need to, you can get something bigger in there. That type of lid you picture limits the size of something you can place down into the box.
If you can't reach the bottom, just climb into the bed and get it.

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I prefer, and have, one with just one lids and hinges along the front of the box. That way if you need to, you can get something bigger in there. That type of lid you picture limits the size of something you can place down into the box.
If you can't reach the bottom, just climb into the bed and get it.
I forgot to mention that the guy I was talking to also said the same thing about the larger items. I am not all that worried about that but it would be nice. My bigger concern is getting in and out of it from the side of the bed.

What do you think about something like this. I realize it will not hold much.

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Tool box

I'm only 5'9, my tuck is leveled, with 35's, and I have a deep box with a tonneau cover, its not too hard to reach what I need in the bottom of my toolbox, if I cant reach it I just get up on the tire and no problems.

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Having a truck without a box is silly to me. Unless you have a tiny *** bed like a F150 CC.

All of the things I want to keep where I can reach go into a bucket that is tied down to one side of my box. I reach in (cetane booster/funnel/rags) and get what I need. If there is something else, then my butt is not lazy enough that i can't just hop on the tire and ninja jump into the bed to get whatever I need.

Get the box IMO. I personally hate the gullwing style you have pictured in your first post, but any box is better than no box.
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I have a tool chest. It sits inside the bed. I have my viair compressors and tank in there as well as some oil, air hose, jumper cables. I rarely get in there and I have to climb in the bed to access it.

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I have a single lid box. I keep an air tank in it, log chains, tow rope, my fuel additives/funnel, and a ratchet set in it. I also think there is miscellaneous stuff in it like shot gun shells, sledge hammer, bolt cutters, etc. Stuff that you might need sometime. I would never own a truck with out a tool box. The stuff I access regularly like my additive/funnel and chains I keep on the side of the box so I can access them without getting in the bed of the truck.

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I thought about getting one for awhile but I don't like that it limits the useable space in the box so I got a large weather proof tot with lockable lid that sits in my back seat unless I need room for passengers then I put it in the back of the truck.

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