Chief, The file system you are useing takes way to long to open for me because I'm still on dial up but it sure sounds like a great setup! Mike
Looks good! :tu:THis is my first post, but I wanted to offer some other Tacoma ideas for those out there who run double cabs.
I am a Deputy Fire Chief in NY State and use my truck for this purpose and for work. The truck is set up to work.
80/20 Inc. - The Industrial Erector Set®I like the idea of the slideout drawer in the back. 80/20 products?
What I have done currently is used the unistrut tracks on the side with strut nuts, bolted T6061 aluminum 4" angle under the cases to attach them laterally, then run 6061 down the back corners to the steel frame at the rear of the bed. The two boxes are tied together with an aluminum structural frame, across the front of them. The main big box is through bolted into the wheel wells--the composite bed made me a bit uneasy, but utilizing extra large HD fender washers spread the load okay.
Sorry for the PDF pics, the photos I had were just too large otherwise. Thanks to the reformatter!
Plus in a lot of countries they use Toyotas for various work. I think in the US its just one of those things that stuck in the minds that only the Big 3 provide "work" trucks. You rarely see a Ford, Chevy or a Dodge overseas, usually when you do its because someone had their personal vehicle transported over there due to them being in the military or whatever. Toyota, Land Rover and other similar rigs are the majority.It is funny, in the fire service, the majority buy Fords or Chevys or Dodges--every few years because they keep developing issues.
For the most part, I have found the Toys to be pretty bullet proof. I started with them in 89 with a pickup, then a 95 Taco, then a 95 4Runner, and a 94 x-cab pickup, then the new Tacoma.