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Old 12-23-2010, 12:27 PM
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Default Stepside toolboxes

I found out what dimensions are needed for a stepside toolbox 54" across the rails and 42" inside the bed.

I would Like a Low profile Tool box and would prefer black.

However Im trying to figure out a couple things I cant seem to find A deeper version of the Box that is still low profile and The Black version is like $75 more and Im trying to figure out how I can justify 75 bucks to have Black box

How does paint hold up on the polished aluminum boxes?

^^^ Hope what is said above make since Im trying to watch TV listen to a conversation and Type at the same time. Multi-tasking FTL


Where are some places online with decent prices

Im gonna go check with the local Line-x dealer to see how much they want for the UWS box

Here is what Ive found so far

http://www.etrailer.com/Toolbox/UWS/UWS00372.html

http://www.etrailer.com/Toolbox/UWS/...2.html?feed=pn
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:28 PM
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You can try Tractor supply, Harbor freight... They have ok prices
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: Stepside toolboxes

You can paint polished aluminum. A good metal primer is going to be a must.

I can check to see if there are other options available. Year, trim level and bed configuration for your Ranger? We have some pretty handy fit guides available here in the office.

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Forum's not letting me edit post. Sorry for the redundancy.

Keep in mind, the black box is the same as the aluminum with the extra time and cost of a powder coating. They all start with polished aluminum diamond sheet and get welded into the various box sizes.

There are a lot more options out there for boxes for full size trucks and trucks with fleet side beds. There are less flare/steps than fleet and less Rangers than F-Series.

Boxes are almost always designed to have space between the box and the bed. What good is an 8 foot bed if your tool box prevents you from loading 8 foot pieces of drywall or board? That's probably part of the reason where their isn't much available that's deeper.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Stepside toolboxes

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You can paint polished aluminum. A good metal primer is going to be a must.

I can check to see if there are other options available. Year, trim level and bed configuration for your Ranger? We have some pretty handy fit guides available here in the office.

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Forum's not letting me edit post. Sorry for the redundancy.

Keep in mind, the black box is the same as the aluminum with the extra time and cost of a powder coating. They all start with polished aluminum diamond sheet and get welded into the various box sizes.

There are a lot more options out there for boxes for full size trucks and trucks with fleet side beds. There are less flare/steps than fleet and less Rangers than F-Series.

Boxes are almost always designed to have space between the box and the bed. What good is an 8 foot bed if your tool box prevents you from loading 8 foot pieces of drywall or board? That's probably part of the reason where their isn't much available that's deeper.
How about a free promo for the kid?
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Stepside toolboxes

I bought mine off amazon it was a UWS box but not low profile it was 280.00

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Old 12-23-2010, 01:57 PM
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You can try Tractor supply
Thats where I got mine back in the day.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:08 PM
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I have a 2004 Super Cab with a stepside bed

the 11 3/4" dimension looks like it can go as deep as 14" I know 2 1/4" inches dont sound like much but it can make all the difference when stuffing stuff in it
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: Stepside toolboxes

Will a regular bed tool box for a ranger fit in a stepside?
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:11 PM
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: Stepside toolboxes

i have 46" between my bed rails.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:58 AM
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Gotcha, thanks!
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:17 PM
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Default Re: Stepside toolboxes

There seem a lot of variations in bed dimensions.

My 94 Splash stepside has a Pendaliner and the internal dimensions are 39", to the tops of the side is 51" - just to complicate things the handrails sprout just 12.5" from the cab back end, so any box has to fit within those constraints - I haven't found one so far...

I may have to consider an "in-bed" box which will probably be cheaper (since I only want it as a "trunk")
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