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Need idea for mounting box in bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by evile, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    evile

    evile [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bug shield vent visors Westin Chrome bull bar K&N Airfilter Pioneer CD/MP3/Ipod/DVD head unit KC Daylighters, LED map and dome lights, secondary airfilter removed. Black tube steps, 110v outlet in cab
    So I bought this big rubber maid type trunk to store luggage or what ever else in for my up coming vacation, and I am trying to think of a way to secure it to my truck. Obviously the easiest way is to drill into the bed, but I really want to mount it into the bed rails but I need some ideas on how to do it
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    larryde09

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  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    evile

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    I like your idea probably the easiest thing to do
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    Shove a bolt through it while it's tight against back wall. Pass bolt through the center drain hole in the truck bed. Hope this makes sense.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    evile

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    so here is what I did. Went to home Depot got 4 bed tie down with a d ring in the middle used self tappers put 2 on the front of the bed and 2 on the box and used some chain and pad locks to secure it. I need to tidy up the chains a but pics tonight when I get home
     
  6. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Bah had to work late now its dark but I did get some master locks on it so its as secure as I can make it obviously if some one really wants it they are gonna get it know mater what I do but I think I am set now. Pics as soon as I can I promise
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    damn dude. your bed is so clean!!!!
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Here is how I did mine.

    The box I used is manufactured by Contico, it's called the Tuff Bin. I added two D-rings to each side of the box to attach the box to the truck.

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    I have extra D-rings installed under the bed-bolts in the front and middle of the bed, a padlock was passed through the D-ring in the corners of the box and the front of the bed, this is all that was needed to hold the box to the bed.

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    With the box loaded and sitting on the bed mat it does not move. When I went trailing I attached two tie-downs to the other D-ring mounted on the box and attached these to the extra D-rings mounted under the bed-bolts in the middle of the bed.

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    I have no use for a box in my truck all of the time. When I go trailing or camping this works perfect. It holds my tools, floor jack and a small compressor. On vacation I also had all my carwash stuff in there along with all the tie-downs and bed-net I used to secure my load. Takes about two minutes to put the box in or take it out.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    I couldnt find Drings like that at Home Depot so I had to go with a different set up but I should be able to get some pictures up tonight. Its locked down good though with chain and 3 magnum masterlocks hehe
     
  10. Sep 21, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    I use (L angle bracket) to bolt the box to the back rail.
    use T nut that was made to fit.

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    Who can say that you can bolt to the rail, Use T-bolt or Car bolt.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Looks great!
     
  12. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    vvvv FTW vvvv

     
  13. Sep 21, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    lembowski

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    Easiest thing to do is to drill a hole in the bottom of your rubber maid and fish a carriage bolt through the existing drainage holes and twist a wingnut on it from under the truck. Put a nice big washer in the rubbermaid to distribute the pressure......wham bam.
     
  14. Sep 21, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    How about an old ammo box? I know this has been done before. I've seen the thread, but all the pics were obsolete.

    I am going to take 2 50cal ammo boxes, drill some holes in the side of them, and mount them on the rail. (going to use some t-nuts to attach to the rail.

    I plan to carry most of my tie-downs & jumper cables in them.
     
  15. Sep 21, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    evile

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    YAY pictures. one of the things I wanted with this box was the ability to remove if easily if I had to only have a 5 foot bed some times I need all the bed space I can get. This box is primarily going to be used to keep my luggage in when I go on vacation.

    Sorry about the sunlight it was bright outside hehe
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  16. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    I thank you:wave:

    I now need to repaint (L angle bracket), The sray can say it is black but came out dark gray.
    I will take apart by unbolt from rail use Hex wench and wing nut in side the chest tool box

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