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who's got a toolbox and a quad? pic request

So I found an AWESOME deal on a like new delta low profile crossover but I'm trying to wrap my head around loading the quads. Issue is 2 of my quads don't fit between the wheel wells. No big deal normally I just lift the quad up and over. But with a tool box the space I have up front would obviously be gone.

I know I can stand the quad up but imo its kinda sketchy. The road I take to the dunes is full of potholes and blind corners haha. I'm thinking maybe along the lines of building a small platform to rest the front tires on so I'm not beating the box up too bad(since its black powdercoat)

Anywhoo please post pics of how you're setup looks when loaded up to go ride! Thanks
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Pick Up Tool Box

This is the box I found
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great deal on the box, maybe HD tailgate cables and a bed extender? or like you said fill the gap between the box and wheel well, then maybe back the quad in to get more weight further back?
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damnit, i just had a polaris 700 with the front tires on top of my toolbox a few days ago but i didn't take a pic. strap it down and set the parking brake, you'll be fine. just make sure the toolbox cover is strong enough for it. Mine didn't even bend with the quad on the top, its a weatherguard.
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I already have the extender and hd cables. I know PHYSICALLY it will fit.
But yeah it seems like the best route would be a platform of sime kind otherwise the tires would sit right on top of the wheel wells which makes tying it down correctly a challenge lol. Oh the joys of extended a-arms! Its just too good of a deal to pass up on so I'm trying to come up with a good plan.
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damnit, i just had a polaris 700 with the front tires on top of my toolbox a few days ago but i didn't take a pic. strap it down and set the parking brake, you'll be fine. just make sure the toolbox cover is strong enough for it. Mine didn't even bend with the quad on the top, its a weatherguard.
Issue is I may...or may not...have all the parking brakes blocked off on the quads lol. That's where I'm alittle unseasy about just putting them up on the box itself. If I built a platform about halfway up right in front of the box I could use the box to my advantage to butt the quad against and secure it right.
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Not worried about weight being an issue. The main quads are an ltz453(400 no more!) And a trx450r. About 400lbs a piece. The trx250 and the stock 400 ltz fit between the wheel wells so I'm good to go with those
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Sounds like you got it sorted out! pick that baby up!
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Just waiting for a reply back!! Hopin he's not a flake lol.
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Mother effer!!! I go to look at the ad again and its been deleted. Then he sends me an email that said he decided to keep it. Wtf! I even offered him $200 and he said no!
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you could do what this guy did and add the storage between the framerails.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f42/ra...de-bed-111640/
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Too much work lol. And I use the truck for hauling other stuff like tires for work and what not.

Soooooo pissed at this guy right now.
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That sucks CL is a love hate thing for me lol
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I usually have good luck but there are too many flakes for sure!
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how bout a trailer?
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Have a 14' enclosed already lol. Which works awesome but for day trips out in the hills its not exactly practical.
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I take my toolbox out to haul the dirtbike or 4x4 quad
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I've seen people put the front tires on the roof of the cab and another one behind it. putting a single one with the front tires on top of the toolbox will be nothing.



sort of like that but that guy is a moron and doesn't have the tires on the roof because hes scared lol
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lol thats my issue i baby my stuff too much!! i've seen 3 stood up on the grab bar before at the dunes. thats being dumb buy a trailer!!
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if your truck has a hitch couldnt you use the area where the tow chains hook up to strap in the back?

mine doesnt fit in the back of my truck with the tailgate up, but i dont want the ramps to fall out so i run a strap and have it pull the tailgate up kinda haha



edit: im actually gonna have to take the gate off in a few weeks, i have to tow my dads jeep with my quad in the back and i dont want to have to worry about the strap failing and the gate falling on the damn towbar ... or maybe ill just use 2 straps!
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with a tool box the gate would have to be all the way down. with no box it's cake i just run the two straps off the pegs to the anchor points at the front of the bed

i hear ya on the ramps!! at least you have room UNDER the quad to slide them in lmao!. I've got 2 of mine lowered/widened/and extended :D
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this is the one that's gonna give me issues no matter what toolbox or not. this was bone stock and it had about 2" between the closed tailgate. now it's got a +2 swingarm and fox shox which hunkered her down about 1 1/2" and i just got some extended houser a-arms...needless to say lots of $$$ which is why im wanting a legit way to strap it in. thinkin i'll just fork the money out for a new box and go from there. luckily it JUST fits width wise still

I went to load up my 453 ltz in the ranger to check fitment there and its a complete no go lol. WAYYYY too wide now after the overhaul after i blew the top/bottom end last summer

so it'll have to go in the silverado
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heres an idea

utility trailer

$200!!!
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lol as stated i already have a 14' enclosed. But for some of the places i go riding up by washougal a trailer is out of the equation! let alone the fullsize lol
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yea i was just thinking that ones smaller and the tounge dont look too long, ive towed mine which is made out of a 75 dodge fullsize thru some dicey ****.
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