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Old 01-13-2006
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Mounting toolbox

I search high and low and couldnt find away to mount my toolbox without drilling holes in my help. Anyone know how and where to get the parts? Thanks Steven
 
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They had u bolts that clap to the bed rail...

If you want it on the bed rails...

And you can find the u bolt AT a hardware store...
 

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They have whats called "J-Bolts"
they only work if you have over the rail toolbox style though.
they look like a J and the J part fits under the edge of the bed and pulls
the toolbox down to it.

If its not over the rail style.. they make 2-3 drill less mounting kits..
depends on what box you have and I have no idea how well they work.

Rand
 
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Old 01-16-2006
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I mounted a chest type box with out drilling hole. Fabricated some brackets and used my tie down hole, pics would help but my truck is in the body shop at the moment
 
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ive always used J hooks, but autozone sells a nice plastic clamp kit for like $25, that would work too
 
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i went to home depot and got j hooks tha the sell with there toolboxes and installed it ill get pics as soon as i get a chance
 
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I've always just used self-tapping screws because they've never been my vehicle...
 
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I used this kit from Deflecta-Shield
http://www.deflectashield.com/deflec...it__truck.aspx
Drilled a 2" hole in my over the rail bed liner, stuck the J clamp into the hole, drilled a small 1/2 hole down through the bottom of your toolbox to line up with the J clamp. Stick the 4-5" bolt they give you up through the J clamp into the toolbox and nut it inside the toolbox. Works great and you dont have to drill into your bed rail.

Make sure you have at least a 1/2" between the toolbox and bedrail for your bolt to fit up through. Mine was a tight fit with a Contico Tuffbox.

You can buy this kit at Advance Auto or Autozone for $10. I found mine at Advance.
 
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