Time to talk tool boxes

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Deori, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    Another question. I used self-tapping screws to secure my current toolbox into my old truck. Is there any good way of securing a toolbox without drilling into the sides? I read on another forum where one guy said that he uses double sided 3m tape and that it holds it so securely that he needs to use a floor jack to remove it. The idea of taping it makes me a little nervous though.
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  2. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wouldnt do it. A guy that i know. He taped his and were riding around the woods and hit a bump and we had the tailgate down. Needless to say his toobox about hit the ground.
     
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,542

    They make toolbox mounting kits and they make a bolt that is the shape of a "J" that works well..

    If I was gonna buy a toolbox for my personal truck it'd be a Cam-locker. Very quality tool box. Price tag is to high to work out of though, in my opinion.

    UWS makes a quality box with out the large price tag. I've got three.

    And the only way I'll buy a weatherguard toolbox is if I need some kind of specialty box (underbody boxes, etc) They are just to overpriced to beat up and throw things at.
     
  4. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Weather guard and delta pro make good toolboxes. The j hooks work well for installation. My current box is attached into the stake front stake pockets using the hardware from my cab guard. It makes for a very solid mount.
     
  5. smitty's lawncare

    smitty's lawncare LawnSite Member
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    kobalt is junk. mine has been broken into numerous times because the latches are so light duty. my keys have twisted off and its just a p.o.s stay away from kobalt. weatherguard is the way to go
     
  6. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    weather guard spend the money once it will last a long time
     
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    No clue what brand my tool box is, it came with my transfer tank when i bought it on craigslist. Tool box works great, fits over the l portion of my tank. I would love to get a Jobox to put in bed my truck and one on my gooseneck trailer.

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