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How do you have your above rail tool book secured?

I'm trying to find a new way to secure my tool box. All I have now is a hole in the rail of my bed and box with a bolt down threw it with no nut on the bottom.

So how do u guys have your attached?


Need ideas for more perminate mounting
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J hook.
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2 bolts per side. I used 2 long extensions and set a box wrench on the top of the bolt and used the rails of the box to hold the wrench while i turned the ratchet. Had no spare hands around but got the job done.
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So u ran them threw the side of the bed rail not the top
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Yep, J bolts. The hook part catches the rail of the truck bed.

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I put 2 or 3 sheet metal screws per side in mine because i have a drop in liner. I cant get bolts in it.
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Those j hooks suck *** might try the. Again......
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Those j hooks suck *** might try the. Again......
I never had a single problem with mine and it was one for 2+ years.
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I used metal roofing screws... course threads, self tapping with 5/16th hexheads. 2 per side. Worked very well, and with a cordless drill and 5/16ths bit it takes no time to back them out for a quick removal of toolbox.

Hope this will be some help to you!
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Mine isn’t in yet, as many things I have to do, but it will be secured to the backrack, not on the sides, (in bed box), it will have a mounting rail added across the backrack.
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I have the edge bed rails, could I mount a tool box over them? And how?
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Well it's J hooked for now see if it stays in place. I keep a lot of stuff in my box and it's a lot of weIght so we will see
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Iv got mine ratchet strapped in.... works for me
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I have enough in my toolbox that I cant pick it up and it's J hooked. If it moves, tighten them up
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I have the edge bed rails, could I mount a tool box over them? And how?
I don't think so. I think I remember a member having to cut them down to fit w/ the box
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I don't think so. I think I remember a member having to cut them down to fit w/ the box
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So u ran them threw the side of the bed rail not the top
negative, went through the top of the bed rail. why would any one go through the side? i drilled holes through the box, and went straight through the top of the bed rail. then bolted it down
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If the top is rusty there might not be a choice....
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i have j hooks in mine with lock nuts. the box still gets loose and moves around. it has rubbed through the paint on the top of the bed rails, if i try and tighten them up too much the hooks start crushing the top rail of the bed
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I have the edge bed rails, could I mount a tool box over them? And how?
Bed rails like these?

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Yea, those would be them. I think the other member had a metal box though.
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Here is a pic of mt over the rail box and bed rails.

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i used j hooks and got the thickest weather stripping i could find and put it on the rails until i get some rail caps to protect my paint.
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http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=416175_0_0_

I used these. They clamp to the bed then you screw threw the tool box into them.
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