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Bed bolt length + toolbox questions

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Icon5 Bed bolt length + toolbox questions

Two part question:

1: Are the bed bolts on newer rangers long enough to accommodate bolting a tool box to the floor of the bed?

2: I'm selling my step side '01 for a regular side '11. I have a UWS tool box that was made to mount over the rails on a step side bed. Anyone know if this will fit down and in between the bed rails of a regular side bed?

Getting the '11 on Thursday
 
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dont use the bed bolt to secure your box
 
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Originally Posted by 04RangerDave View Post
dont use the bed bolt to secure your box
Why not?
 
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Just use J bolts between the toolbox and top bed rail
 
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Originally Posted by rolsmojave3 View Post
Just use J bolts between the toolbox and top bed rail
Read the first post, it is going to be too narrow to do that.
 
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You know 2010+ beds have extra bed bolts?
 
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You know 2010+ beds have extra bed bolts?
Yes, why?
 
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Originally Posted by TheBob View Post
Yes, why?
I dont know if it will boltup to your 01



 
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I was thinking it still may reach the rails, but not the case? I imagine it would work to use the bed bolts if you wish
 
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The bed bolts on my 03 are only ¾” or so longer than the nut location under the truck so I for one do not think it would work out well.
Maybe a bracket to replace the washers under the head of the bed bolts near the cab and will allow you to bolt the box to the brackets.
 
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Originally Posted by silverfox View Post
I dont know if it will boltup to your 01
it's going on his new '11 not the '01
 
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Originally Posted by SteelDirigible View Post
it's going on his new '11 not the '01

lol I read it wrong for some reason i though he was swaping the bed off his 2001 for a bed off a 2011.
 
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