Make the most of the cramped extra cab space in your ute by building a custom storage box to keep your tools secure and organised.
Utes are great at handling tools and gear, but you either need to install a truck box, which wastes bed space and can be broken into, or you can just store your tools in the extra cab space and watch as they pile up and shift around.
If you aren't carrying passengers, a great solution is to build a custom tool storage box to fit into the extra cab space behind your front seats. First remove the small jump seats in the back and get your measurements from door to door and the floor to the top of the back of the seat. Use these dimensions to cut out a box of 3/4" plywood.
When you sell your ute, just remove the storage box and reinstall the back seats and you'll have the truck back to it's original condition. Watch the video at the link below for a closer look at how to build and secure the tool box.
Convenient Tool Storage in Extra Cab Pickup Truck [Fine Homebuilding]