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 Diamond plate truck tool boxes, which are the best?
Snowolf  [Member]
9/24/2011 2:47:39 PM EST
There are so many manufactures and they all look the same?

Challenger, Delta, Deezee, Kobalt, etc...

Which ones are the best?
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myfathersson  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 2:53:33 PM EST
I like weatherguard.
BuckHammer  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 2:57:20 PM EST
This thread is relevant to my interests.
SGocka  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:00:57 PM EST
Mine is 'Tractor supply' branded. But I think Delta makes them.

Mine has been good. Trouble free.
cybrscream  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:20:05 PM EST
Weatherguard is supposedly the most difficult to break into, but they are also some of the most expensive.

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SD307  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:21:50 PM EST
I had a Marlin but the far side lock hook disconnected (the bracket broke) after about 4 years and would stick locked.
RIA45ACP  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:24:30 PM EST
I love my Delta, I'd buy another one. It repelled 3 attempts from ghetto shitheads to pry it open when I lived in Dallas. I just hammered the bent up part of the lid down every time, lock mechanism and latches are still 100%.
Seansworth  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:25:10 PM EST
My last one was Tractor Supply brand. Good box. Wrecked the truck, the box now serves as storage in dad's garage until I find a new place for it.

My current one came with the truck and was made by United Welding Services out of Florida. Even more solid than the Tractor Supply box.
redfish86  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:29:35 PM EST
UWS
25Chuck  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:44:08 PM EST
I have a Lo-Pro UWS on my Tacoma. I really like it, especially for the price. Unfortunately, the locks aren't very secure and I think someone could probably rip it open with their hands if they really wanted to. I don't keep anything expensive in it so I don't really care but if you do you may want to look into a something more secure like a cam-locker.
Whamo  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:45:31 PM EST
Weatherguard is the high end of truck boxes.
downtime  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:46:32 PM EST
i like my UWS
Leeland111  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 3:50:36 PM EST
I have ordered two Delta toolboxes (same model) in the last two months. Both were damaged during shipping. Why would your wrap a piece of cardboard around a metal object, secure it with plastic straps and send it across the country? No bubble wrap. No styrofaom. Nothing. I think I might just go buy a Lowes brand.
BozemanMT  [Member]
9/24/2011 3:51:28 PM EST
Delta is fucking junk
CASS1776  [Member]
9/24/2011 3:57:04 PM EST
I love my weatherguard.
nchapa  [Member]
9/24/2011 3:58:02 PM EST
I hate tool boxes, just get a dodge truck.
zegermanznew  [Member]
9/24/2011 4:07:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By cybrscream:
Weatherguard is supposedly the most difficult to break into, but they are also some of the most expensive.

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You get what you pay for.

Weather Guard is where its at.

zegermanznew  [Member]
9/24/2011 4:11:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Leeland111:
I have ordered two Delta toolboxes (same model) in the last two months. Both were damaged during shipping. Why would your wrap a piece of cardboard around a metal object, secure it with plastic straps and send it across the country? No bubble wrap. No styrofaom. Nothing. I think I might just go buy a Lowes brand.


To be fair, if you use a tool box and your truck correctly, its going to get beat to shit. Unless your one of those guys that wears a suit and tie and drives it to the office.

Mine wasn't installed on my truck more than a week before it looked like it was 2 years old. It would not make sense to put it in a box big enough to add packaging to. If it cant survive shipping, its not gonna survive what Im going to throw at it.
MountainMan  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 4:15:26 PM EST
Ive have a cheapie Kobalt , had it for 5 years or so and it lasted through oil patch work , ive got no complaints
NathanL  [Member]
9/24/2011 4:16:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By redfish86:
UWS


+1
pedaler  [Member]
9/24/2011 4:24:50 PM EST
Adrian Steel
Leeland111  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 4:35:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Originally Posted By Leeland111:
I have ordered two Delta toolboxes (same model) in the last two months. Both were damaged during shipping. Why would your wrap a piece of cardboard around a metal object, secure it with plastic straps and send it across the country? No bubble wrap. No styrofaom. Nothing. I think I might just go buy a Lowes brand.


To be fair, if you use a tool box and your truck correctly, its going to get beat to shit. Unless your one of those guys that wears a suit and tie and drives it to the office.

Mine wasn't installed on my truck more than a week before it looked like it was 2 years old. It would not make sense to put it in a box big enough to add packaging to. If it cant survive shipping, its not gonna survive what Im going to throw at it.


I didn't buy something new to have someone else beat the shit out of it for me first.
MP0117  [Member]
9/24/2011 4:38:59 PM EST
I got the Husky brand from Home Depot.

My two other local choices were Tractor Supply and Kobalt (Lowes.) The welds on the Husky were FAR SUPERIOR to the other two.

The Husky was MADE IN THE USA for the same price.

The other were made in Mexico.

It's my first tool box. So far it's holding up very well.
pd59  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 4:45:27 PM EST
Also love my UWS.
catrepair  [Member]
9/24/2011 5:25:58 PM EST
Highway products, nice and thick. check the shipping weights. an added plus is they will double the value of Dodge trucks, same as a full tank of fuel.
GENESMITH  [Life Member]
9/24/2011 5:27:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By redfish86:
UWS


Green95LX  [Member]
9/24/2011 5:33:30 PM EST
UWS
XJ01-08  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 5:44:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Mine is 'Tractor supply' branded. But I think Delta makes them.

Mine has been good. Trouble free.


My dad has one of them on his truck, its pretty nice except for the dent we somehow put in it
66Stang  [Team Member]
9/24/2011 5:46:28 PM EST
Weathergaurd bought my current box in 99 still looks good and no leaks.
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