Been a while so I decided to just do some thing I have been wanting to do. Ammo Can install. Will be nice to get some of the straps out of the truck and in to the ammo cans.
Typical 50 Cal ammo can $12 from the local surplus.
Marking where I want the holes to be for mounting to the bed rail.
Two holes drilled
And one on the end. This can mounts at the front of the bed so I had it mount to both the side rail and the front rail for better support and less movement on bumpy roads...
I found these bolts at ACE, I should have waited and ordered some of the T Nuts that are list in other threads but I got antsy. These are 1/2" lag bolts. They fit in the bed rail a little tight but a quick sand and they fit right in.
Auto focus failed me here but you get the idea.
I jumped ahead since I had one already mounted. Steps left out where the enlarging the hole on the clamp so it will fit a I bolt thru for locking. And painting with bed liner.
Better look at the Locking set up.
When open it rests on the window frame not the painted truck surface
Here you can see the length of the bolts I choose where a little long and they are a little obtrusive. I plan to get some shorter ones later. But for now this set up is stout. Having the can mounted in two planes really makes it solid. I am not afraid of this getting loose or moving too much.
I can take more pics if people want.