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Tool Box Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Flatsman2, May 1, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    Flatsman2

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    Ordered a UWS Black Slimline toolbox for my truck today. Any opinions on these? Also, any tips on mounting these with the fiberglass bed?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 2, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    I drilled a single hole in the bottom of the metal rail system on each side for the J bolt. I found that was the easiest for me.
     
  3. May 2, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    The rail system for the tiedown sliders?
     
  4. May 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    The bed is not made of fiber glass.
     
  5. May 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Cape Codder

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  6. May 3, 2011 at 5:12 AM
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    Yep.

    Search the forum.... there's pics of installs.
     
  7. May 3, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    Somewhere i saw cleats that went into the rail system, looked really clean and secure.. I don't remember where I saw those though
     
  8. May 3, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    One method- http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/79508-kobalt-toolbox-install-w-grip-rites.html

    Pros- Looks very clean. OP says it is very secure.

    Cons- Must buy 30 dollar mounting hardware. Give up 2 bed cleats.

    If 30 bucks is no issue and you don't mind using the bed cleats, go with this ^ one.

    Another method (mine :D)- http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...write-up-tool-box-mounting-using-j-hooks.html

    Pros- Cheap. 4 j-hooks, 4 washers. Stays VERY secure.

    Cons- My guess is that the j-hooks will need to be re-torqued every so often(hasnt been needed yet). Your box would require four holes to be drilled instead of the two used in the above build. If you need more detailed explaination, PM me.
     
  9. May 3, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Thanks yall. Really appreciate the help....should have it this week, ill let you know how it goes.
     
  10. May 4, 2011 at 2:11 AM
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    maxamillion2345

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    I used the stock cleats to bolt mine in. 2 of them and then 2 j bolts. Didn't drill anything, just used a cut off wheel to cut off a bit of plastic on the cleats.
     
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