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Under Bed Storage

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Arty, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Arty

    Arty Member

    I hate having stuff laying around the cab, and since the cab of these Mini Trucks is so small, I decided to add some under-bed storage.
    I found some 50cal. ammo boxes that were about the right size and shape, so that's what I used.
    I was originally going to paint them white to match the truck, but after installing them, now I'm not so sure.
    What do you guys think?
     

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  2. SAITCHO

    SAITCHO Active Member

    Nice job, I might copy that. I would leave them like that.
     
  3. Casey M Pinch

    Casey M Pinch Member

    I like that too. Creative. I may copy as well. I have a smaller ammo can that I may try to configure into a center console of sorts. I'll post photos if I do
     
  4. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Arty,
    I'm with you! I can't stand having stuff all about. With that being said, a friend of mine, as a favor, made a custom diamond plate aluminum, box, per my measurements, and all I have to do is install it, in the same place that you put yours! Did I mention that its on my list of things to do?
    Limestone
     
  5. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX Member

    They don't seem to be the metal .50 caliber ammo boxes. Are they the composite (not sure the material) versions? Our local Harbor Freight even started selling "ammo boxes", not sure I trust those though. Either way, solid idea because other than the bed, there's zero storage.
     
  6. Arty

    Arty Member

    You're right. - They're composite. - I kind of like them, because they won't rust.
     
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  7. Arty

    Arty Member

    I might have to copy your idea about the console!
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
  8. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    They do look nice, and seem very practical! There's also an advantage to two separate compartments!
    Limestone
     
  9. Koffer

    Koffer Active Member

    Leave unpainted , blends in better and less of a “ look at me” for unwanted removal of said items in them by the local “winners”
     
  10. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Yeah as much as I like the Shiny Chrome looking diamond plate look. When I do install mine, I'll probably, use some white vinegar and prep it for a Camo style paint job for Hunting Camp! Different strokes!
    Limestone
     
  11. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I think they look fine, I wouldn't paint them.
     
  12. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    I might even go with a plain dark color like yours are, to work for me!
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2021
  13. emorgan451

    emorgan451 New Member

    I like the idea. When I finally get my truck I'll probably copy it too. Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. Double M Farm

    Double M Farm New Member

    I like it!! I also agree with the others, I wouldn't paint. My Suzuki Carry has the factory "tool box" on the left side beside the battery box and I keep ratchet straps and hitch ball in it. I may steal your idea for the right side of the truck. Ya can never have to much storage space.
     
  15. Ringo67

    Ringo67 New Member

    I really like it nice and clean!
     

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