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Old 09-15-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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Question toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

Howdy folks.

I was just wondering what types of things ya'll use or have used in the back of your 60-66 trucks for tool boxes or other storage containers.

Things you bought, built or converted... I'm interested in them all.

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

I've seen a couple of trucks in my area with customized early auto trunks (20s-30s era). There are a few guys with larger budget rigs running really nice Snap-on and Mac top chests in the bed.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

For about 10 years I ran a Gaylord hard cover, allowing use of a variety of different tool boxes depending on what I was doing. In the early days my commute was almost 200 miles a week, so I carried enough tools to rebuild an engine. I strapped these to the forward end of the bed. When the commute dropped to about 12 miles a week, I reduced the load to a simple rubber box about the size of a shoe box with a hinged lid and handle. It carried enough essentials to get me out of trouble. Now that the truck and I are both retired, it doesn't travel far from home so the bed is completely empty. I only carry a can of inflata-spare in the glovebox and a AAA card just in case.

Another note - I did once have a 1983 Chevy fleetside longbed as our daily car, and installed one of those poly/rubber tool boxes that go across the front of the bed rails. What a waste of money. Within a year it sagged so bad I couldn't get either lid open without adding steel reinforcement along the bottom. If you have interest in that style of box, make sure to buy a steel or aluminum model.

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

I've seen some army surplus boxes converted for storage. Generally heavy duty and pretty cool lookin' IMO.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:16 PM   #5
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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

Here is my box. It is 1/8" aluminum reinforced and makes a very good seat in the back of the truck. It holds all kinds of tools, tire chains, floor jack, air pump, rigging gear etc.

It is a HIGHWAY PRODUCTS 18 wheeler box, very heavy duty.

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Old 09-16-2010, 01:11 AM   #6
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Here is my box. It is 1/8" aluminum reinforced and makes a very good seat in the back of the truck. It holds all kinds of tools, tire chains, floor jack, air pump, rigging gear etc.

It is a HIGHWAY PRODUCTS 18 wheeler box, very heavy duty.

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That looks great. I wouldn't mind somethings like that in the bed of my truck. Thanks for the picture.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:08 PM   #7
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*bump*

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Old 08-31-2011, 06:30 PM   #8
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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

entertained the thought of a 50s metal coca cola cooler that belonged to my grand father but was afraid of a snatch and grab so dismissed that thought they go for about $300.00 now in good shape
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:04 PM   #9
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found mine for $40 on craigs list. works good for me.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:34 PM   #10
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$50 plastic tote at Walmart....I can stand on it too and it supports my weight. My buddy kept one in his truck and used it as a cooler for tailgating.

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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

Years ago, I traded a flimsy mini-truck cross-bed toolbox for this beaut. Vintage heavy-duty and galvanized inside and out. I've never seen another like it before or since.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:47 AM   #12
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oem4me = that is awesome... got anymore pics? that's different for sure.

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:43 AM   #13
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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

Here's one I was referring to earlier...

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here's mine
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Re: toolboxes or other storage containers in your trucks

vin63 - that looks pretty good there.

sixbangr - that's different!

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Old 09-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #16
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Check this one out!

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found mine for $40 on craigs list. works good for me.
Looks pretty cool too!! My problem has been solved!! Thanks for the picture!!
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #18
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Another note - I did once have a 1983 Chevy fleetside longbed as our daily car, and installed one of those poly/rubber tool boxes that go across the front of the bed rails. What a waste of money. Within a year it sagged so bad I couldn't get either lid open without adding steel reinforcement along the bottom. If you have interest in that style of box, make sure to buy a steel or aluminum model.
I can vouch for that one. I had an '80 SWB and had one of those black plastic POS's. Never again. Within a year both lids had to be held down with bungies and the sliding tray was permanently stuck in the middle due to the sag.

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entertained the thought of a 50s metal coca cola cooler that belonged to my grand father but was afraid of a snatch and grab so dismissed that thought they go for about $300.00 now in good shape
I found a vietnam era army metal ice chest that I want to put in the back of my truck. I don't really need it but it just seems like it would belong in the the bed of a '66

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Here's one I was referring to earlier...

Wow! I wish I could afford to go that route. I can't even afford to put one of those in my garage!
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[/QUOTE]Wow! I wish I could afford to go that route. I can't even afford to put one of those in my garage! [/QUOTE]

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I have an ammo crate in mine with some spare air ride stuff, a cheap tool set and some cleaning supplies. The cooler next to it is actually my battery box.
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I like the battery box.. all low-profile.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:22 PM   #22
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Don't bash me for posting here,Here's the tool box in my 70' blazer. Carries everything i need. $20 box,$5 paint, extra emblem.
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I have the two boxes in the back, and i love them.
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Good idea for a thread. I'd like to see more. I'm kind of diggin the one under the hood!
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:29 AM   #25
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Deryl - I've seen a few under the hood ones here and there... but I think they were a aftermarket deal.

Blue Heeler - those are nice!

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