i have been thinking about a good storage and mounting systems in my 2004 double cab for a while. the issues im trying to work around is that i have a shell right now but take it off in the summer so i can put the dirt bike in the back and i want something that will work with or without the shell. this is what i have come up with. (yes i know i can't draw if my life depended on it!)
two tubes that come up from the bed about even with the side of the bed and just inside the wheel well up front. two tool boxes that will sit on the top of the tubes (the center space is for the dirt bike wheel so it will still fit). the tool boxes will be held up by the tubing and connected to the support bar behind. with 2 gas mounts either in the front of the bed or near the tailgate. the tubing will be used to mount a shovel, hi lift, axe, and whatever else.
just looking for tips/suggestions on
the general idea?
whether or not the tool box mount will hold up with weight in it?
modify used tool box or build my own?
or anything other advice you can give.....