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There’s nothing quite as handy as a truck box for storing that extra stuff you need to carry but don’t want stuffed into the already-tiny cab area. But sometimes the normal front-positioned box gets in the way of, say, a dirt-bike mount — or anything else long enough to require the entire bed length. But fear not: There are other options, like this wheel-well box from Craftsman.

It’s powder-coated steel with stainless hinges, and it mounts behind your truck’s wheel well or in a van’s third-row passenger seat. As you can see, it features drawers that slide out the back. In my mind, that’s not quite as handy as the big-‘ole open box you get with the front-mount type, but it might be perfect for smaller tools that kinda roll around in a bigger space. And despite the fact that it appears to stick up way above the bed in the picture, Craftsman says it’ll fit most pickups with bedliners, tonneau covers, and caps.

The only bad news is that it’s a bit pricey, clocking in at $208 — about the price of a shiny diamond-plate aluminum standard box.

Truck Wheel-Well Box [Craftsman]


6 Responses to Alternate Truck Boxes

  1. JR says:

    Gotta love Sears! (not really) The Diamond plate versions sell for $100-$150 more – they are all the same size (7.625×20.5×20.5), but the picture above is either staged or photoshopped to make the cheaper one look like it extends above the truck-bed sides. The diamond plate versions show the height equal to the siderails.

  2. Old Coot says:

    Doesn’t look like that thing would do a good job of keeping out wind-driven rain.

  3. Shopmonger says:

    Old Coot i would agree unless there is some rubber molding inside the front cover. Aside from that this looks like a great thing ot have for camping, towing and taking some tools for the trailer or boat , and then still being able to fill the bed with from tire to tire with maybe a sheet of ply if you needed to…nice find, I wish i still ahd my truck…


  4. jeff says:

    The problem with these rear boxes is that they cover the tie down hooks that are usually at the bottom corners of the box. It would be tough to tie down my moto or sled with that thing.

  5. Toolhearty says:

    jeff Says:
    The problem with these rear boxes is that they cover the tie down hooks…

    You can always add more wherever you want them. The moto catalogs usually have a full page of various options.

  6. Cameron Watt says:

    With a service body you could still put your motorcycle on the back. 🙂

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