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    beautiful disaster

    ok well last week we had a bad storm and it knocked a limb out of the tree. it landed in my bed and put a hole in my soft tonneau towards the tail. i was bummed.

    well as i was driving to work today and thought of this. turn the frame of it around. put the back to the front and cut the hole big enough for a toolbox.

    ive been wanting a toolbox for the truck but i didnt want to get rid of the tonneau. now with the idea of a beautiful disaster. when i get a toolbox for it ill post pics.

    anyone know of good quality, low cost diamond plate toolboxs and where to get them?

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    Honestly? First place I'd look is garage sales..but that's just me, I guess. They seem to be common enough, though finding one that would fit might be a bit tougher.

    Bummer bout the tonneau. = (

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    Not to be a stickler, but your green font is really hard to read on the Light Theme.

    For the tool boxes, I would suggest looking on craigslist. They're a dime a dozen here, usually for around $50-$75. So when you turn it around though, does that mean it will open up backwards too? If so, I would be sure to have a very secure latching system so it doesn't lift up when driving. I've seen that happen to another guy, was not very pretty at all.
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    no just the soft tonneau will be backwards. the hole is by the tailgate. so ill put the hole by the cab. cut the rest out to fit a toolbox. the toolbox will sit normal on top of the tonneau rails. ill use threaded stock cut it to size, locking nuts, metal washers, and foam washers so i dont hear it clanking around when i get on a rough road.

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    blindeyed did you have to cut into your grill to put your bumper lights on.

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    Oh ok, I see now. Looked at your album, looks like you have one of those button down style tonneau covers, am I correct? I don't see you having any issues if that's the case, should look pretty cool too. I was thinking you had a solid style cover like mine that lifts open.

    For the grill yeah, I used a dremel to cut bowl shaped recessions into the grill so the fog lights sit flush inside it.
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    Try theses guys. They are always sending me there catalog.
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...es+truck-boxes
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    man that sucks but not a bad idea on killing 2 birds with one stone...if you were closer i could have you one made for a great price. i work at a marina and we have a guy who does all the canvas' on the boats..he does conv. tops on cars, tonneaus', anything.....hes a beast.....im going to get him to make me one for my max after i build me a frame for the top...using all boat accessories..

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    well my idea didnt work out and i just scrapped that frame. i thought about building a cage for a canvas topper idea i had like you see on some scout pickups.

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