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Truck box..need ideas

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by rondog, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    rondog

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    So I have this metal box. Its 30" long, 16" wide and about 12" deep.

    I want it mounted flush against the back of bed (closest to the cab).

    Problem is my bed cage. It fits right under it and that is awesome, except I wouldn't be able to open the lid.

    My idea is to find some drawer sliders (or something similar) that I can potentially lock. So first, I unlock the sliders which will allow me to slide the box forward 8 inches or so and then I unlock the locks on the box itself.

    Originally I was going to just put two bolts through the bottom of the box straight into the bed. Should I just mount the box 8 inches forward and say eff it to the gap I'll have between the box and back of the bed?

    It fits right under and between this
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  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Bolt a plate to the bed then bolt the sliders to that then weld a tab on the front of the box and attached one of these http://www.mcmaster.com/#90222a548/=fc46r7

    Bam! Every time you need to get some thing outta the box just pull the handle up and the box forward
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    damn I didnt even think of putting a plate between the box and the bed. What kind of sliders should I go for? All I can think of are drawer sliders. I'm assuming ill need something thats maybe more weather proof?
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    dang those are expensive..looking on ebay, I could probably find some cheap used ones..or something similar..thanks for the ideas
     
  6. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    progress?
     
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