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Old 08-20-2009
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Mounting hi lift

I got a hi lift the other day for 40$ new, never used. (love craigslist)

So the question is how do I mount it in my bed? I want it along the inner beside. Just curious how others have done it.
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get hi lift mounts?
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drill holes and use wing nuts like triggers. It will be a ***** tho
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If you plan on doing serious off roading I wouldnt suggest bolting it to the bedside. At the dunes Andy's (int3rc3ptor) hi-lift ripped the mounts out of the bed side.
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I just used the factory tie downs and ratchet straps

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If you do mount it to the bed side, add some reinforcement on the outside of the bed, between the two panels. A 1/8" plate approx 3 x 3 inches should add considerable support.
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From my thread:

Score on the $40 hi-lift. I paid $40 as well on criagslist. It even came with the big red offroad base. I got the 60" one, fits nicely in the bed.

I used the 4xrac made by hilift. You can see in the pic, it accommodates a little lock. Not super secure, but enough to make it a PITA for a passer-by to just take. I also have a soft tonneau, and over the year, year and a half I have had it, it has onlyu developed a small amount of rust.I also secured by mounts with 2" washers behind, so if they rip out of my bed, something is seriously wrong.

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