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fallon 04-03-2013 05:10 PM

Mounting a shovel to the side of the bed?
 
Anybody have any good products or tricks for mounting a shovel to the side of the bed?

I was thinking about some beefy broom or lawn tool type brackets with a spring loaded clamp or something, but haven't been able to find any.

My current thought is to mount 2 hooks then screw 1 end of a bungee cord or strap above the hook & put a anchor or eye hook below & attach a hook on the end of the bungee/strap to keep it bouncing out. The front of the bed is looking the easiest as I can access the other side between the cab & bed to mess with bolts.

Mikehole 04-03-2013 05:12 PM

There's a product that is called "quick fists"
I think.
Everyone and their mother has some on TW. they use it to mount a maglight next to the drivers seat, mount shovels and axes...

Edit: (I think?) I've read that Lowe's carries them.

OZ-T 04-03-2013 05:14 PM

Quickfists

Gelo760 04-03-2013 05:14 PM

Here's what I recently did . It's a harbor freight full size painted black . I used 3 strong zip ties in two spots on the rail system then backed it up with these wire wraps from lowes @ $7.00 through the stock tied owns . It sits kind low . Feels pretty safe and doesn't rattle but I'll keep an eye on it .

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...DAA72B4CCF.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...DC288D46D0.jpg

fallon 04-03-2013 07:40 PM

That's pretty much what I was thinking of, thanks for the name. Photo #3 on http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fist-100...dp/B000CQPANY/ is exactly what I was planning on (doing already have that same sized shovel).

Good chance I'll go the kit though, those look handy http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fist-900...dp/B006YU8IX6/

NorCalTRD 04-07-2013 12:37 AM

Wouldnt someone steal that in like a minute?
Or use it to break your window and take stuff?

fallon 04-07-2013 08:10 AM

I've had a Harbor Freight bed bar in the back to keep stuff from sliding around for a couple of years now, no issues with it getting stolen, about the same value as a shovel.

It would be just as easy to use a rock to knock out a window as a shovel. If somebody is going to break in, they are going to break in, a shovel in the back isn't going to make any significant difference.

anamorphic 04-07-2013 08:13 AM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...l-axe-etc.html

iJDub 04-07-2013 11:03 AM

All you need is an E-Tool :)


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