Tool Boxes and Other Accessories for A Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is a fantastic vehicle. Debuting in 1982 in North America and soon taking over the world, it soon won the hearts of Australians, too. Made slightly different from the in-house Ford crew in Australia, the Australian Ford Ranger UTE is running its fourth-generation vehicles.

Everything has improved since the 80s - from the chassis and the engine to the looks of the UTE. The Ford Ranger is a spectacular piece of machinery, with owners always wanting to make additions to improve its looks and functionality.

In this blog post, we share a few ideas if you’re thinking about making some changes to your UTE. Keep reading and see what you can install on the roof, in the rear tray, or under your vehicle and make it even more versatile than it already is.

Classic toolbox

A toolbox is always a great idea. You don’t have to cover the entire bed if you don’t want to, and install a cross-deck toolbox that will also leave enough open space for anything else you may need.

Other solutions are installing a toolbox that will fit the entire rear tray and let you have a more secure storage area in the back. This way, all your tools and items will be protected at all times, and you won’t have to worry about forgetting some of them after a long and tiring day at work.

Toolbox canopy

Many people will opt for the toolbox canopy, which is a more advanced option than the regular toolbox. Canopies can be adjusted and improved with additional items, such as oversized and highly functional van tool boxes, or boxes with lots of drawers and shelves.

The canopy’s greatest advantage is the opening solution that provides easy access inside the toolbox and shelter in case of bad weather. Contractors and campers use these types of tool boxes the most, so if you’re planning to work as a contractor or go camping, this is the solution for you.


A simple solution that will limit the storage area, but provide convenience and simplicity, is the tonneau. The tonneau is a solution that covers the UTE bed and is locked, providing safe storage and protection against sun, rain, snow or hail.

This option is best for people who only use their UTE for storing smaller items. If you’re working as a contractor or planning more extensive trips, you will need something else, but if you’re only using it for trips to the store and casual transport of larger items, the tonneau is perfect.

Roof rack with a tent

If you love a great camping experience, you’ll need a tent to sleep in. Many people avoid sleeping on the ground because of multiple objective reasons, so they’ll want a roof tent. Install a roof rack that will hold the tent in its place, and enjoy a great camping trip.

Some campers will combine the roof rack with a toolbox in the back over which the tent can be set. The size of the vehicle dictates the size of the tent. A Ford Ranger has a wide cabin and roof, but you can add a significantly wider tent if you place it over the toolbox.

Bike, canoe, or kayak rack

What’s camping without a little physical activity? Some people love mountaineering, others prefer a little run, while others are the happiest when they can bike, canoe or kayak. Carrying these items is not simple unless you’re properly equipped.

The Ranger’s size is perfect for mounting items that will hold bikes, canoes or kayaks. Whatever your passion is, there’s a solution for carrying the equipment needed for practising them.

Undertray and slide out drawers

When you handle the bed with all the different toolbox options, canopies, and additional storage items, you should consider looking at the undertray area. This is an excellent place to add some undertray tool boxes and slide-out drawers.

This area is excellent for storing small tools and equipment needed when you need a quick reach for something. Think knives, first aid kits, documents, and similar. These boxes are entirely protected because they are placed under the tray, which makes them weather-resistant.


Every UTE owner’s need and wish can be fulfilled. If you know what you want and what you’re looking for, be sure that there’s someone who can do it for you. We have the best UTE tool boxes for sale in Australia, and you can get them custom-made if you’re looking for something specific.

The list we provided above shows what you can look for. OZY Toolbox is specialized for developing and mounting tool boxes of all kinds. All you need to know is what your wish is, and the rest will be handled by a professional team of skilled and experienced individuals.

Author: Dean Peechiari Date Posted: 18 September 2023