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toolbox question

i am looking at buying a used toolbox for my truck here locally and i wanted to know if anyone has a toolbox with the bed rails on the sides of the bed. i want to know if i have to find like a low profile one or will a regular one fit? im lost on this
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what kind of bed rails? tube ones or the plastic ford ones?
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I'm also interested in knowing this as well..

I have the Ford ones
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I don't think the box being regular or a low pro one would matter? I mean they both mount the same...One just sits a little higher in the bed.. I'm lost haha
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i have the stock bed rails the plastic ones. and im confused on this becasue i have never had a toolbox before and no one that i know has one so id like to learn.
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I can't remember who (I think it's Lord of War, and maybe some other users) have their bed rails cut so they can mount the box in it.

And as Kyle said, there is no difference in mounting a tool box in the bed, unless you are talking a Chest vs. a Cross box.
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i think he has bed rails and wants to know if u put the box on top of them or whatever and if anyone has pics.. Well Trent (04Blackedge) has the ford plastic bed rails with a toolbox so u can ask to see some pics of his as for the tube bed rails if u get a taller tool box u can cut the rail then mount it to the box..
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I love it.

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okay i like the way that looks but i dont know if i want to cut the rails... so would i be able to mount the box in there without cutting them or is there another design i would have to find?
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yeah someones done that to.. dunno who though
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So if I want a cross box basically my only option is to cut the bed rails like you did?
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Have to do a little cutting I believe.. no biggie Man I love lordofwar's truck..
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So if I want a cross box basically my only option is to cut the bed rails like you did?
You can mount the box on top of the rails but you will have to find a way to secure the box to the truck.
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So if I want a cross box basically my only option is to cut the bed rails like you did?
Or put a self tapping screw through the top of it, and have the box sticking up higher in the bed, and blocking more out your back window.
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Have to do a little cutting I believe.. no biggie Man I love lordofwar's truck..
Thank you!
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You can mount the box on top of the rails but you will have to find a way to secure the box to the truck.
x2 I'd probably just cut them though and get the toolbox mounting kit from lowes, I forgot the name of the kit I bought it a while back, but yeah you can put the box on top of the bed rails too, although I've never seen anyone on here do that..

Now i might throw mine back in my truck just for shats and giggles, I painted it back in the fall and have yet to mount it back up because it was short and goofy looking.
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okay so since i dont think i want to cut my rails i think i may not get one haha just gonna keep piling everything in my small back seat haha i did find a plasctic tool box on craigslist for $20. i might call the guy just to check it out i mean for twenty bucks and he says price is negotiable since he has reposted it several times and price keeps dropping
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x2 I'd probably just cut them though and get the toolbox mounting kit from lows, I forgot the name of the kit I bought it a while back, but yeah you can put the box on top of the bed rails too, although I've never seen anyone on here do that..
Or, if you buy a Box from lowe's or home depot, it will come with two J hooks, a washer, and a nut to mount the box to the underside of the REAL bed rails like such:

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I've had mine mounted like that since I got it, and it works great.
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okay so since i dont think i want to cut my rails i think i may not get one haha just gonna keep piling everything in my small back seat haha i did find a plasctic tool box on craigslist for $20. i might call the guy just to check it out i mean for twenty bucks and he says price is negotiable since he has reposted it several times and price keeps dropping
Just wondering but how come you don't want to cut them? Hacksaw, tape measure and your set but it's your truck either idea is fine, its what you want to do that matters.
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i dont want to cut them becasue i like the look of them on there and if i decide in a certain amount of time i dont want the box anymore i want to have the full rail left on there instead of a section cut out
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Yeah thats always a good decision, I know I changed my mind about my box being in my truck after a while. Can't you just buy the box, take out the rails, mount it, and if you don't want the box in there just take it out and throw the rails back on = another possible option. I see what you're saying though, I wouldn't cut the rails either
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that is an option and i have never really looked but are the rails easy to take off? and my truck is an 02 and the paint under them might be an issue too
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I think they are, I've seen 2 people on this forum swap them out, or put them on DisturbedESV(marie) swapped hers out with those metal ones that came stock on her 08, and Trent installed them on his truck, I'd think it would be pretty easy.. probably a good option to consider right there..
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its a possibility ill have to take a look tomorrow at everything and options im at work now and have school in the morning so after that
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Yeah man for sure, let us know what you're going to do!
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