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tool box install with a bedliner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2KTacoPr3runn3r, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    2KTacoPr3runn3r

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    Just bought a tool box off my coworker and was wonderin if you guys know how to install it with a bedliner in. Its got 4 holes, 2 on each side of the box to attach to the bedrails. Any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Go to BetterBuilt.com. They make an adapter for installing toolboxes using the bed rail system. Costs like $10.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    not the bedrails built into the 2nd gens but the actual bedrails like the top of the bed sides
     
  4. Apr 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    I used j hooks, no drilling into the side of the bed, but it does bend the rim a bit if you really crank it down, or the grip clamps sold at Lowe's work good, I don't have one near me though.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    ill have to check that out
     
  6. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    J hooks ftw. 5 bucks max and no holes in your bed rail
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    how exactly do they work? do i need to cut a hole in the bedliner?
     
  8. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    I just strap mine in with the ratcheting straps. Really tight and easy to pull out when you need to.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    i was thinkin about using my tie down to loop it around the front and tighten it down but i want somethin a little more secure
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    I use the j-hooks, which I recommend to you, but I also have a factory drop-in bedliner that goes under the bed rails. I drilled holes in the toolbox to accommodate the hooks them used nuts and washers. My box is fairly light though so it doesn't take much to keep it in place.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    got pictures of it installed with the j hooks?
     
  12. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    are you guys talking about j bolts? or j hooks? cus theres a big difference
     
  13. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    Sorry. j-bolts. Actually they're i-bolts that I bent into j because the store didn't have the right j ones. :D

    I'll take a picture today.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    also my bedliner goes over the top of the bedrails so i think i have to cut out a slot anyway i install the tool box correct?
     
  15. Apr 19, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    I have J Bolts in mine that are pretty slick. I wish I would've used bigger washers though as I cranked the nuts down too tight and they split right through the plastic box. It's still secure but it pisses me off.
     
  16. Apr 19, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    Look at build!
    here is how mine is mounted but i have spray in bed liner. but should be similar as long as you cut a notch in the drop in liner as you were talking about.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Apr 19, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    ^thats what i was imagining it would look like
     
  18. Apr 19, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    Yup and only one for each side, and it holds in place just fine!
     
  19. Apr 19, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    i was thinkin i was only goin to do one on each side also. it holds pretty well?
     
  20. Apr 19, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Look at build!
    I havent had any problems with mine moving around.
     
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