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Mounting a shovel to the side of the bed?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by fallon, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    fallon

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    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.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    Mikehole

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    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.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Quickfists
     
  4. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    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 .

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  5. Apr 3, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    Wouldnt someone steal that in like a minute?
    Or use it to break your window and take stuff?
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    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.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    All you need is an E-Tool :)
     
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