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Thread: Storage box for my Toyota Tacoma truck bed

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    Default Storage box for my Toyota Tacoma truck bed

    The secret to happiness is lots of storage space!

    Last May, my brother in law and I made a storage box for the back of my truck. I have not been able to figure how to post pictures here. I hope that I can show the photos with this link to my Facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...9&l=abfb4887d4

    I am VERY pleased with the results. Tons of storage, the whole length of the truck bed. The very clever solution to drawer sliders, is that we made the whole base of the box (and the dividers) out of "puck board". There are no moving parts to break or jam. The whole thing can be removed in five pieces, if necessary.

    Please let me know if the link doesn't work...and maybe someone can help me upload the images?

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    the link works. looks good to
    if you cant beat them do it yourself



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    Are the handles cut out to be dog bones? Now that is attention to detail.
    I agree you can never have enough storage. Very nicely done.

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    Hi Mary! Very nice. No chance of getting to the field and finding out you forgot something with a set up like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by brent mccoy View Post
    Are the handles cut out to be dog bones? Now that is attention to detail.
    I agree you can never have enough storage. Very nicely done.
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    Nice set up!! I may have to build something like that when I get my truck.

    How do you like your Toyota?

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    Very nice... I need to get on the stick and make something like that!
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    Yes, the cut outs are in the shape of dog bones. The shape of "Vitabones" to be exact! My b-i-l said we would not use handles, as he priced them out and they were too expenses...$4.00 each! Plus one less thing to loosen or break.

    Jean - I still manage to forget something!

    At Hunt Tests, when guys see this, they mention how the right hand drawer could have a lock on it and be used for guns.

    Cheers,
    Mary

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    I been looking at Toyota trucks all weekend.
    I cant decide between the Ridgeline, Tacoma, F1-150 or the Avalanche.

    Had a 4runner with 178,000 and it was still going strong, I put it through hell and back twice.

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    Mary, your set up looks great...the only time my truck/suburban looks that neat is at the start of a trip..at the end its even hard to find the dog let alone the equipment
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    I am very happy with my Toyota. Biggest complaint is that the paint chips easily. Could just be the red colour that has that issue?

    BonMallari...I know the look you are referring to. Sometimes the back of the vehicle can look like a goat exploded!

    The other feature of my set up that makes life much easier, is the vented wind doors on both sides, and the shape of the "Viewliner" canopy.

    Does anyone have a solution for the locks on the canopy that freeze or seize up? I have to have one replaced. Unfortunately, I live in the city, so I have to lock and unlock my canopy. De-icer is a necessity, but now one of the locks has seized due to dirt/salt. There are plastic covers, but that is not helpful in the cold.

    Mary

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