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Old 03-23-2011, 11:45 AM
Rusty4419 Rusty4419 is offline
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Default Toolbox tie-down

Hi all.

I built a toolbox for my Ranger, and now it's just sitting there on the bed rails. I was wondering how the 'real' toolboxes were fixed to the truck.

Are yours just sitting there, weight of the toold in there holding it, or is it bolted down ?
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Toolbox tie-down

J hooks yo.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:51 AM
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Toolbox tie-down

but how/where do you hook them up ?
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:56 AM
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The j hook goes on the the inside lip of your bed and the staright part goes up through the part of the toolbox that goes over your bed rails
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: Toolbox tie-down

dude...j hooks....can i get them at home depot? i know what i can use those for!
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:05 PM
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I got mine at tractor supply
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:06 PM
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i live 1/4 mile from there yay lol thanks scott
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: Toolbox tie-down

you can find j hooks at just about any hardware store/box store. my old boss used just regular bolts to bolt it down to the rails of the pickup bed. they also used foam pads for between the toolbox and pickup bed to prevent scratches. not really sure why though since they just put a hole in rails.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Toolbox tie-down

I thought of bolts right through the bed... didnt sound like a good idea to f*** up my shiny new truck

Thanks for the J-hooks idea, I'll check those out !
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lol NOOOO. they go between the bed and the toolbox
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