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Old 12-17-2010, 11:33 AM
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Default Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

I would like to get a over the rail tool box and would like to use it with a canopy as well. I don't have any experience with how these boxes mount etc and haven't found info if some mfg make the tool boxes to work in combination with a canopy. Any info or opinions would be nice.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

I am going to assume by canopy you mean a camper shell.

Not going to work unless you hack up the canopy/shell. You can get an in-bed tool box. The over the rail tool boxes either drill into the rails or the less invasive is j-hooks.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

Do you mean a bed tool box that opens upward with a cap on the bed of your truck?
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

or do you mean tonneau cover?

They definitely make tonneau covers that work with toolboxes if that's what you meant
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

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I am going to assume by canopy you mean a camper shell.

Not going to work unless you hack up the canopy/shell. You can get an in-bed tool box. The over the rail tool boxes either drill into the rails or the less invasive is j-hooks.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

an over the rail tool box will never work with a topper (cap)
they will work with a special made tonneau cover.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

I guess my "canopy" is the camper shell you guys are referring to. It is exactly the type on RangerJustin's avatar.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

you will have to get a chest style toolbox
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

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you will have to get a chest style toolbox
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Like this: http://www.etrailer.com/tool-1992_Fo...ch_Long-pm-UWS
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Over the rail tool box in combination with a Canopy?

Don't do it man, HUGE pain in the ass to climb ALL the way in and ALL the wY out everytime you need something. I tried it with my old f150'and ranger and it's not fun. If You want the extra security with the canopy and box go with just a tonneau cover
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