Truck bed ammo can project

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Truck bed ammo can project

Post by zeropresence » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:13 pm

Did this about 3 years ago but just did a new paint coat and though I would post it.

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Bolted through bed.

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Cable with welded bolt "T" for loop on ammo can.

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Weather sealed, no issues in 3 years.

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Bolt "T" on other end, lock on this end.

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Post by wguy00 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:10 pm

How did you mount it to the bed of your Taco?
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Re: Truck bed ammo can project

Post by Rugger » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:17 pm

I had something similar in my old truck. I welded some angle iron along the sides of the can and welded those to the truck bed, which wasn't lined. Welded a couple of shackles onto the can and locked them up with a combo lock. Great water proof storage in the back of the truck.
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Post by zeropresence » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:39 pm

wguy00 wrote:How did you mount it to the bed of your Taco?
6 bolts through the bed.

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Post by beast1210 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:35 am

do you have a pic of the T locked, not sure I follow how it locks the other end
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Post by 88sport » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:09 am

I really like this idea, and have been looking for a way to get some storage space and mainly organization for the gambit of crap I carry behind the seat of my truck. The only thing holding me back is trying to get the funds...gonna be broke after this summer...
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Post by SksScout » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:52 am

Nice! This is something I can do to my '92 Ranger. Ah projects... :)

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Re: Truck bed ammo can project

Post by zeropresence » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:22 pm

beast1210 wrote:do you have a pic of the T locked, not sure I follow how it locks the other end
Sorry for the delay, here is the other side of the box:

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Post by Prepared American » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:19 pm

Did you replace the o-rings in the box, and how well does it keep everything dry? Also did you bolt the can directly down or is their some kind of QR system I am overlooking. I really like this idea.
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Post by zeropresence » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:29 pm

Prepared American wrote:Did you replace the o-rings in the box, and how well does it keep everything dry? Also did you bolt the can directly down or is their some kind of QR system I am overlooking. I really like this idea.
Yes the o-rings were replaced. Once sealed it keeps everything very dry. It's bolted directly down to the bed, no QR system.

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Post by Prepared American » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:18 pm

zeropresence wrote:
Prepared American wrote:Did you replace the o-rings in the box, and how well does it keep everything dry? Also did you bolt the can directly down or is their some kind of QR system I am overlooking. I really like this idea.
Yes the o-rings were replaced. Once sealed it keeps everything very dry. It's bolted directly down to the bed, no QR system.
Thanks. I like the idea.
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:11 pm

i do have a quick question. i didnt see it posted or talked about, nor shown in the pictures, from what I recall, but..

did you mount it metal to metal on the bed? just curious due to metal to metal contact or did you put in a small spacer or isolator if you will...

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Post by Prepared American » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:51 pm

Don't hold me to this, but I am sue I read some where that the bed of the taco is actually plastic of some type. However I am not sure as to the model years that this is true for. Might just be the newer ones.
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Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:54 pm

Prepared American wrote:Don't hold me to this, but I am sue I read some where that the bed of the taco is actually plastic of some type. However I am not sure as to the model years that this is true for. Might just be the newer ones.
i think that is the exterior bed sides, not the actual bed.

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Post by Prepared American » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:26 am

That may be true, I just remember reading about it on The Toyota website and thinking a plastic bed, really. But then again plastics are always getting better.
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Truck bed ammo can project

Post by zeropresence » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:09 pm

It's a plastic composite bed.

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