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bolting storage chest to bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TAC1, May 24, 2011.

  1. May 24, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    TAC1

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    Hello Forum,

    I have a couple of question for those of you (like taco084gb) who decided to bolt a storage chest in your bed.
    How did you do it?
    Did you just drill screws from the top down through the bed or did you run bolts?
    Do you need one in each corner of the chest or are two accross from each other enough?
    Thanks:D
     
  2. May 28, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    I have not done this myself, but with the bed being a composite, I'd use some kind of plate or huge fender washers on both sides of the bolt holes to help reinforce things a bit.
     
  3. May 28, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    What he said. Nut and bolt in each corner
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    THANKS GUYS, WILL DO!:)
     
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