Originally Posted by yellow_edge
ok, i want a toolbox in my bed. the question i have is-will i still be able to put my bike back there? its a 250 and its about 7ft tire to tire. it only fits straight with the gate down and diagonally with the gate up. im thinking it shud go diagonally with the gate down. that it the only thing that will keep me from getting it. also any feedback on these would be great. i would pry fill it with my racing gear and pry like a 7gal air tank or so.
2nd question-i have an edge therefore it has that massive bed rail thing, shud i just cut out a swatch for it to fit in nice and snug? if i cut that then i will have to sell the truck with the box in it.
Well....take a look at the specs of the toolbox you want to use. I've seen 'thin' boxes that don't go back as far as regular boxes. Generally...i think it's about 24" length. So imagine your bike being 24" back more. Honestly, i think you are over thinking it. It's no bigger to rest the front tire against the box, strap the bike up and rock the tailgate down.
IMO...remove those ungodly huge caps, and either leave it as-is or get aftermarket caps. I replaced my huge caps with Bushwacker plastic direct fit caps. Fit great...but if you like the stock caps..rock 'em. Christian, the site owner, ran a toolbox and the stock caps....cut a notch in the caps and ran 'em. I think LordofWar did the same thing?