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Old 01-15-2014, 02:00 AM
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Hey guys, thought I would share a little project I made my self.

Originally I had a diamond plate tool box on the rails of my truck but I didn't like the look or how high it was to get into it. So I thought I'd make something near the tail gate.

I picked my self up a tonneau cover and build a box that sits between the tail gate and the wheel wells. It was built similar to a trapezoid to optimize space but have the angle on the wheel wells to centre it in the box. I left enough room in between the box and the truck to put rubber in so it doesn't rub as much. I used 2x10s for the frame and 3/4" ply wood for the base. I'm planning on putting some rope on the sides to act as handles. Hope you guys enjoy this project

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Looks good. You could paint it or cover it with some material to bring it to another level
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Looks good!

You could always do it up like a sub box, and use fabric spray glue and felt or light carpet as a cover/liner.

What about friction if you plan to pull it to the end of the tailgate? You could buy some inexpensive teflon cutting boards, and screw those to the bottom for an easier slide. Going to get heavy once you load it with your tools.
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I have a job that sort of makes carrying tools necessary

my toolbox is bolted thru the bed & into the frame
it is powder coated



the front toolbox is also a 30 gallon fuel tank
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the front toolbox is also a 30 gallon fuel tank
Nice fuel tank. *edit* I initially didn't see your comment on the tank. 30 gallon. Great for long hauls!


OP, when you get the $$ you might consider a bed slider system. You can always fab up the upper portion the way you like it, but things will stay hidden and be able to slide right out to you when you need something.

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I also have 3 boat fuel canisters, 6 gallons each
yesterday i filled all the tanks, it cost me $240. to just top them off, 82 US gallons !!

I was in Arizona & gas is close to 30 cents a gallon cheaper over there
I have already used close to 30 gallons of it
I do have to drive a lot, 656 miles in 2 days
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OP, when you get the $$ you might consider a bed slider system. You can always fab up the upper portion the way you like it, but things will stay hidden and be able to slide right out to you when you need
I thought about that but I feel like it would be a pain to take in and out when I want to put my dirt bike in there. They're handy but almost seem like to much for what I will be doing with it. Thanks for your advice though !
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Looks good!

You could always do it up like a sub box, and use fabric spray glue and felt or light carpet as a cover/liner.
I would like to put something down inside that is durable as I'm not to worried about the looks of it, but if I do smaller Boxes inside of it I may put down some nicer material
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What about friction if you plan to pull it to the end of the tailgate? You could buy some inexpensive teflon cutting boards, and screw those to the bottom for an easier slide. Going to get heavy once you load it with your tools.
So far it seems alright, but I will definitely keep that in mind !
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There is always one of these for loading the bike. I picked up my KTM 500 EXC last winter in the snow and so I grabbed one of these at the shop. Not hugely brutish, but the bike is light and this keeps my box clear. Plus it was pretty inexpensive.

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they do make smaller boxes that fit near the tailgate

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...eel-well-boxes
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