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Old 08-13-2008
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Need a toolbox

I need a toolbox for my truck cause i wanna put some hornblasters on it and need a place to mount the compressor, i also wanna carry a few tools. The downside is i haul a dirtbike about every weekend to the track and alot of those tool boxes are way to wide to put a bike in the back. Is there a slim one that will hold my air compressor for my horns and let me haul the bike and gear to the track?
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Most the boxes should work. My box stops just in front of the wheel hump. If you wheel your front wheel in between that hum and the box and then kick the rear of the bike over to the opposite side of the bed It will fit.

Run a strap from each tie down in the front, out from under the box and then another to the rear tie down point. Due to the angle you cant get the bike solid with 2 straps, as you cant compress the suspension at all and keep it from leaning side to sidem unless you use 3 straps. The rear tire will just fit on the tailgate, But it will fit.
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See the other thread titled "Truck Toolbox Styles" for pictures of my thin toolbox. It's a Kobalt, costs around $150, and is available at Lowe's.
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Hmm i like that slim tool box but can i get to my clevis's that are in the front for straps with that box? i guess i can weld something to my headache rack.
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you know your tailgate goes down right? I made these strap extentions for my toolbox. hook hooked to the stock hook at the front of the bed. another hook on the other end of the strap.....makes a nice easy extention. none of this lying on your back to try and hook onto the stock hooks w/ toolbox installed.
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you know your tailgate goes down right? I made these strap extentions for my toolbox. hook hooked to the stock hook at the front of the bed. another hook on the other end of the strap.....makes a nice easy extention. none of this lying on your back to try and hook onto the stock hooks w/ toolbox installed.
I know it goes down, but when you have a 5 thousand dollar motorcycle, a gear bag that prolly has a grand invested in it then tools, gas can, and a ramp i would like to keep the tail gate up. Maybe a bed extender now? lol anyways thats a good idea i will have to do that when i get my box. Thanks.
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Not tryin to jack your thread or anything, but I have a box that I'm taking off my truck tomorrow PM me if youre interested. Its the kobalt one from lowes
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To each his own I suppose. $5,000 bike or a $500 bike, securley straped means the same thing, and when its securely strapped it aint going anywhere. I do understand your issues about the other gear in the bed.

When I strap mine in diagnally like I posted above It blocks off half the bed an I throw in my gear and gas can in between the box an bike and dont worry about it. The ramp slides in under the bed box and I strap my bike down while its resting on the kickstand. The bottom of the kickstand catched in the grooves of the slide in bedliner an helps keep the back from moving around. Anyways my ramp wedges between the rear tire, the kickstand and the tailgate cable. It aint going anywhere either. Course your probly not using a 2x8 for a ramp either.

Only issue I had was when I went 4wheeling with the bike an gear in the bed. The rear tire got to bouncing an moving side to side quite a bit. So I ran a rope from swingarm to the tiedown in that corner. And commenced to wheeling.
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Well i think im going with that skinny one from kobalt that seems to be the ticket for me. Id really like to close my tailgate but i dont think its gonna happen. How about a bed extender?
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dunno how they hook on, but seems like it wouldbe a PITA. I mean wouldnt you have to remove it every time you needed to load or unload the bike?
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dunno how they hook on, but seems like it wouldbe a PITA. I mean wouldnt you have to remove it every time you needed to load or unload the bike?
Nah check this out, http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Car...d_extender.htm

That would be perfect, im getting the skinny kobalt so im not to worried about bed space anymore.
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Thats what I was invisioning. But how does it attatch? as Your still goona have to remove it to load or unload the bike.
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Looks like it just locks and unlocks in its mounts, a guy at the track has one and it doesnt look that hard to take it off to load a bike in.
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