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OK, searched and came up with a blank page (literally) so I'll ask. Are there bed boxes that can be used in conjunction with a Can-Back top? If not, what are those of your with toppers/camper shells using to safely store your gear in the bed (as opposed to on a rack on top)? I can't do custom/permanent because I'm an idiot and I need to use the truck bed.

I have a 2001 double cab Tacoma.

Thanks for your advice.

TJK
 

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I have a toolbox that is mounted in the bed up by the rear window. Doesn't interefer at all with the CanBack - You'll have to get one that does not sit over the rails. If you want some pics or more info send me a PM.
 

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4xClover said:
I have a toolbox that is mounted in the bed up by the rear window. Doesn't interefer at all with the CanBack - You'll have to get one that does not sit over the rails. If you want some pics or more info send me a PM.

Mine goes over the rail and I have a softopper. ;)
 

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I have the Delta Hopper. It's a chest style box. I just strap it in with a ratchet strap. Obviously, if someone wanted to take it they could, but it does allow me to take it out easily if I need to use the bed.
 

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Ol' Scott said:
Well mine goes over the rail and I have a Can-Back. :D
Do you have pics of your setup? I have an over-the-rail bed box that I use only when I go wheeling. Would like to get a Can-back one of these days if they ever start making them again and would hate to have to get rid of my bed box if it doesn't fit.
 

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Found a few pics of mine. It's an older style box. Jerry rigged with painters plank / orchard angle steel / grade 8 bolts lol.

I had the softopper off for this trip, but I can easily but the softopper over it. Also opens up just fine with the softopper on.





I'll take more pics later.....i'm starting to feel drunk :D
 

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TJK said:
Does it remain in place when you wheel? Or do you have trouble with it getting loose?

Thanks,

TJK
If anything it slides from side to side a little bit. I've never had a problem with it though. I have a spray in liner with a rubber mat on top which keeps things in place pretty good.

The Double Cab bed is so small that I couldn't really afford to permanently mount something. Right now I've been taking the box out on a weekly basis so I can fit my ice shack and tow sled in the back.
 

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If anything it slides from side to side a little bit. I've never had a problem with it though. I have a spray in liner with a rubber mat on top which keeps things in place pretty good.

The Double Cab bed is so small that I couldn't really afford to permanently mount something. Right now I've been taking the box out on a weekly basis so I can fit my ice shack and tow sled in the back.
Having the box mobile would be a plus for me.

OK -- I have to ask -- what is an ice shack? Ice fishing digs?

TJK
 

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Thanks for the pics, CYI5. Nice truck. Kind of hard to see from the pics, but it looks like you can barely fit an over-the-rail bed box in the space between the front and 2nd support pillars.

Still hoping to see pics of Ol' Scott's setup. Then again, it might all be a moot point if the can-back never sees production again, and from the sounds of things, looks like that might be the case.
 

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you can fit it in between the front and middle support but u will have to leave the sides rolled up all the time because they probably wont snap to the frame
 

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Here are some pictures from my camera phone, sorry, my digital camera is having battery problems. But yea, if you just mount the tool box on top of the Can-Back rails it works pretty well, just mount it like you'd normally mount a tool box. Like trdtacostand said, you can't snap the FRONT snaps at all, but the back 3 will snap. If you take advantage of the velcro flaps on your Can-Back you don't really miss the front snaps. It's a little harder on the drivers side due to my CB antenna mounted on the box.

I've slept in the back with this set-up when it rained and not much rain got in, about as much as normally got in before I mounted the tool box.

I'd say the biggest downside to this is that you can't open the lid entirely. It opens enough for me to reach in and get whatever I need though (it's easier if you're in the bed, but managable to do from the sides). But I imagine if you got one of those low profile boxes or maybe a smaller one like they fit onto double cabs it would be even better.
 

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Thanks a bunch for the pics, Ol' Scott. That's a cool setup you have. My bed box looks exactly like yours as does the CB antenna mount (mine's on the driver side bed box, too). I didn't even think about that til I saw your pics. Also didn't think about the sides not snapping in place like you and trdtacostand said, nor did I think about the box lid probably not opening all the way up, either. All good points to consider if I can ever get my hands on a can-back.
 
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