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Im looking to get some kind of tool box for my truck, that way i can get the tools out from in between my seats. Not like the Delta ones that sit on the bed sides, but like just a simple metal box that i can bolt down up by the cab. I wanna see your guys' different ideas youve come up with.
 

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i have a kobalt (Better Built Brand) low profile toolbox in my truck. it fits it very well. it only is 12 inches long but fits all my tools and my jack just fine and barely sticks up two inches.

 

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ammo cans.


you wouldnt believe the amount of tools and crap i have in these 2 boxes. this is just the stuff i can remember right now, i know there is more.
tools in box:
3 metric socket sets 8mm-24mm (1/2 ''3/8'' and 1/4'' drive)
metric combo wrenches 10mm-19mm
ratcheting boxed wrenches
1 med. crescent wrenches
vice grips
hammer

Emergency and Repair:
1 gallon of water/antifreeze
folding shovel
extra fuses
various light bulbs
tow straps
jumper cables
lots of zip ties
2 spare plug wires
electrical tape
folding razor blade/knife
3 different sized hose clamps
various nuts and bolt
ratchet strap
2 green glow sticks
tire plug kit
1 qt. of oil
small bottle of brake fluid
JB weld Stick
spare belts
bag-O-rags

other stuff in the truck:
2 flashlights
first aid kit
screwdriver set
allen/hex/torx bits and driver
pliers
needle nose pliers
channel locks
wire cutters
 

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unless you really use your bed, i've seen people put the diamondplate toolboxes that don't stick up at all right against their tailgate
 

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unless you really use your bed, i've seen people put the diamondplate toolboxes that don't stick up at all right against their tailgate
Yeahh when the ammo can idea came up i was thinking to put them at the corners of the bed against the tail gate, but I still have to load the quad in there and they wouldn't fit at all.
 

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ammo cans.


you wouldnt believe the amount of tools and crap i have in these 2 boxes. this is just the stuff i can remember right now, i know there is more.
tools in box:
3 metric socket sets 8mm-24mm (1/2 ''3/8'' and 1/4'' drive)
metric combo wrenches 10mm-19mm
ratcheting boxed wrenches
1 med. crescent wrenches
vice grips
hammer

Emergency and Repair:
1 gallon of water/antifreeze
folding shovel
extra fuses
various light bulbs
tow straps
jumper cables
lots of zip ties
2 spare plug wires
electrical tape
folding razor blade/knife
3 different sized hose clamps
various nuts and bolt
ratchet strap
2 green glow sticks
tire plug kit
1 qt. of oil
small bottle of brake fluid
JB weld Stick
spare belts
bag-O-rags

other stuff in the truck:
2 flashlights
first aid kit
screwdriver set
allen/hex/torx bits and driver
pliers
needle nose pliers
channel locks
wire cutters
ummm great list! but where is the ammo!
Never leave home without it ha.
 

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they dont have a lock or the latch? if they have the latch i can show you how to make them lockable for about $10 per box including the price of the lock.
 

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they dont have a lock or the latch? if they have the latch i can show you how to make them lockable for about $10 per box including the price of the lock.
Bolt a circle ended bolt through the front of the box and notch the latch so it fits through?
 

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pretty close, basically i used a 1/2'' carriage bolt and nut, some 3/4'' washers, a small 3/8'' U-bolt and a lock. i got everything at home depot for like $15 for two boxes. it wasnt hard to figure out once i started looking at it. besides drilling the holes the only mod i had to do was bend the top lip down on the carriage bold side which you can see in the first pic. i recently put some velcro on the back of the locks to keep them from bouncing because the noise was driving me crazy.





 

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Velcro is a good idea cuz just the one that's in there right now was killing me on my way up to the college last night.

Your cans are a little different than mine, mine have hinges on one side so i only had to do one side. I just used and eye bolt and had to notch the latch because there was only a circular hole. Here's some pictures of the finished and not finished.

Random picture of the truck.




The cut out on the latch is kinda sloppy I'm gunna clean it up with the dremel but when I pull the top and paint it again it wont be as noticeable.
 

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list of stuff i put in them

passenger side:

1 liter of coolant
1 quart of oil
Japanese nut and bolt kit
bailing wire
ratchet strap
two tie downs
1/4" drive socket set
ton of rags and gloves to pack in the empty spots.

drivers side:

fix a flat
plug kit
plug in air compressor
wrenches 8-14mm
10" cresent wrench
pipe wrench
first aid kit
screwdrivers
flair
channel locks
*****
razor
electrical tape
cheap pliers
more rags and gloves

in the truck:

jack
3/8" socket set.
folding T wrench
pretty much no empty space.


I can fit a little more in the cans if i get more creative but thats all that fit just setting stuff in real quick. I'm sure theres a lot of stuff i still need to put in there. I'm considering getting a third can.
 
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