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Mounting Rocky Mounts bike rack to toolbox...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dira1987, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    dira1987

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    I just got an OEM toolbox that i picked up on craigslist. I really want to mount my 2 rocky mounts clutch sd fork mounts to the top of the tool box so i can still have them and the tool box. How do you guys recommend attaching them to the top without it leaking? Tapered screws? Caulking? Let me know what you think!
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    Did you ever attached the bike mounts to the tool box? I was thinking of doing the same thing and am curious if you have any tips
     
  3. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:02 AM
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    I don't know the design of your tool box, but I would have a good look at how close the mounts will be to the rear glass if the top hinges forward.

    For mounting hardware, use stainless steel bolts with stainless locknuts.

    As for sealing, if you normally wax the tool box and mount, then apply sealant between the mount and toolbox. Install and secure, wipe away excess sealant with an ISO alocohol wetted rag, it should look decent.

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  4. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:57 AM
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    Considering you probably have a spare laying around somewhere if you ride bikes, I'd just cut up an inner tube the same size as the bike mount, and put it between the mount and the tool box. I'd probably just put a rubber washer on the back side between the tool box and the washer. I have a whole box of popped inner tubes and I use them for all kinds of stuff.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:34 AM
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    I was guessing the box is diamond plate, and the texture may not seal with a thin tube. Tube is a good idea though.

    PK
     
  6. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:48 AM
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    fat o rings or as was stated, bike inner tube cutouts....and silicone around the actual holes.
     
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