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Old 02-20-2010, 01:06 PM
NightmareFX4 NightmareFX4 is offline
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Default Tool Chest Mounting Ideas / no drilling please?

I have just purchased a brand new / still in box Black Aluminum WeatherGaurd Model 674-5-01 All-Purpose Tool Chest (included Model 613-3 accessory tray). Got a sweet deal on it at our local pawn shop $300 CND tax in Sweeeet Deal / Score!. This item is usually $880 CND tax in.

Dimensions: H: 19 W: 20 L: 47
Weight (lbs.): 43
Cubic feet: 10

My question is the mounting kit that came with it is the 4 x bolt mount to the bottom of the truck bed / box. Which requires drilling 4 holes in my truck, Noooooooo! Does anyone have any good ideas to mount this type of Tool Chest without having to drill my truck?

It's NOT the crossover type tool box (Chest type tool box). Which would be an easy J bolt install / no drilling required.

Oh ya I also picked up my BackRack as well on sale at CTC for $239 CND tax in. Nice! I will install once winter is over and my Truck Cap comes off. It is the same as this guys BackRack (attached example pic / only Ranger pic I could find with one on it) except theres no yellow light or antenna mounted to it.

Any pics of your chest type tool box installs or suggestions would be much appriciated.

Cheers Jeff
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:24 PM
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My old truck box sat between the rails on my truck too. I used a big ratchet strap to hold it from flying backwards and I used to pieces of wood to hold it from going side to side. Helps if you have somewhere to mount it to lower on the box then the stake pockets.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:36 PM
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weld on some tabs and mount it to the bed bolts in the front.

or bolt on a plate to the bottom with those 4 holes and use that to mount to the bed bolts. done
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:34 PM
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if you got some tie downs on the side of your bed in the front you could just strap it to that somehow...
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:20 PM
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I had mine strapped in for a while. Then moved to a bigger city and decided to bolt it to the bed, for theft protection.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:49 AM
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My old truck box sat between the rails on my truck too. I used a big ratchet strap to hold it from flying backwards and I used to pieces of wood to hold it from going side to side. Helps if you have somewhere to mount it to lower on the box then the stake pockets.
Thanks for all the input.

I have straps but that's not the way I would like to go. I wan't a secure / security mount. Don't wan't the box or it's contents disappearing.

Redneckstone I like your idea. There are two bed bolts at the front of the box (didn't notice them because I have a factory bed liner installed). I am going to sell the factory bedliner and get the truck box LineX'd. And use the two front bed bolts to mount fabed brackets to, and mount the tool chest to the fabed bracket mounts. I will be using SS wing nuts on the inside of the tool chest and blind fasteners on the fabed mounting brackets, so I can easily remove the tool chest to allow larger loads (ATV, Lumber....). Thanks Redneckstone great idea.

The other reason I bought the Chest type tool box and not the crossover type. Was because I wanted the ability to use the tool box with the truck cap installed, as well as without it installed. Keep my stuff more secure and away from prying eyes.

Thanks again guys
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:28 PM
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I have a LineX'd bed right now and i'm wondering if theres anyway to get to the bed bolts? I would like to free those things up but i don't really wanna destroy my bedliner in the process... what are you planning to do about this Nightmare?
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:30 PM
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I have a LineX'd bed right now and i'm wondering if theres anyway to get to the bed bolts? I would like to free those things up but i don't really wanna destroy my bedliner in the process... what are you planning to do about this Nightmare?
First I'm going to remove the stock bedliner (and sell).
Second fab up my tool chest mounting brackets and mount them with the two front bed bolts.
Third I will be getting the truck box LineX'd.
Fourth mount my tool chest to the fabed mounting brackets that will be already in place on the two front bed bolts. (fabed mounting brackets LineX'd same time as box)

I know were your comin from though. In your situation with the LineX already in place. It would f@#k up the LineX around and on the front bed bolts. I guess you could cut the LineX around the front bed bolts with exacto / razor before removing (and dig / pick out the LineX from the Torx hole). Bummer but possible. And go back to LineX to touch up that area once done your bracket install (shouldn't cost to much for such a small area).
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