how's this for a cheap in bed super low profile tool box? - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 05-18-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Redding, Ca
Posts: 76
THEFT PREVENTION SUGGESTION
I Drilled 4 holes thru the bottom of the box and the bed. Welded 4 nuts under the bed. Bolted it down from the inside with rubber washer to seal.

I believe (but not sure) mine is an ammo box off a WW2 ship. All steel.
Attached Thumbnails
how's this for a cheap in bed super low profile tool box?-5a.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-18-2011
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
But if you do that you will have holes in your bed if you remove it. I don't think he wants that.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-18-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Redding, Ca
Posts: 76
10-4 on the holes and I understand and it's his rig, of course, but I'll bet a horse turd against a ginger snap he'll never take it off. Mine's been on since 1985 except to paint the rig in 2004. I used never-seize on the threads or it prolly wouldn't a came loose.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-18-2011
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
you could always drill the holes into the bottom of the box and use longer bed bolts to secure it.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-18-2011
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by flumixt View Post
but I'll bet a horse turd against a ginger snap he'll never take it off.
HAHAHAHAHAHA



There are better ways to secure it than drilling holes in the bed. But that is an option.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-18-2011
Auto's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jeannette, PA (Pittsburgh
Posts: 511
I thought that box has 6 clamps 3 on each side for the lid. How do you open it with it up against the front of your bed?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-19-2011
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
^^^ Good question



i would spray bomb it WHITE!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 05-19-2011
darangerdanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: scappoose.oregon
Posts: 1,169
If I just undo the latches on the front it basically hinges. Looking at it more I think I might be able to just tack weld the bolts on the back hinges and PRESTO its a hinge.

And yeah I really don't think it's necessary for me to be drilling holes in the bed. Its too new of a truck imo to run the risk of anything rusting up haha. I think the L brackets off of the existing bed bolts will work just fine. And honestly the box and all of its contents now weighs about 200 lbs so I doubt someone gonna run off with it lol
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 05-19-2011
darangerdanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: scappoose.oregon
Posts: 1,169
Think I decided on paint scheme. I'm gonna do spray liner on the inside, do the lid in rustoleum hammered finish in gray, bottom half in rustoleum hammered black. Decided that would be the best route as far as rust proofing, looks, and durability.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photos :: UWS TBS-60-LP-BLK Low Profile Tool Box, Black (Reg. Cab, Styleside) superlubricity Exterior Semi-Tech 11 11-24-2011 09:11 PM
Low profile gull wing tool boxes Liquidswords32 General Ford Ranger Discussion 10 03-09-2011 01:41 PM
For Sale: Kobalt (Better Built) Low Profile Tool Box for Ranger, etc. - NC 05RangerXLT Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 1 08-15-2010 11:03 AM
Want to Trade: Back Rack Tool Box Mounts for Mounts w/o Tool Box Scrambler82 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 05-07-2010 06:27 PM
For Sale: Stepside Low Profile Tool Box (VA) xp1ik99 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 05-05-2010 02:04 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:22 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.