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How to Install Your Truck Toolbox

Typical Toolbox Installation Steps


  • First, determine where you’re going to place the tool box in your truck bed. Most people choose to install truck boxes directly behind the cab. Wherever you choose, just make sure you can easily open the tool box.
  • Measure the width of the box, and then cut rubber or foam padding to place on your truck rails to protect from scratching. If you have a bed liner in place, you can skip this step.
  • Enter the rubber j-bolt plugs into the pre-drilled holes, if they’re not already there. Then, place the box on top of the padding or bed liner.
  • Open the tool box to expose the interior. From underneath the box, insert the hook of the j-bolt under the bed rail and poke the threaded part through the rubber plug. Apply a washer from the hardware kit and then tighten in place. Do this with all four j-bolts. You’ll want to make sure everything is tight to prevent loosening, but not tight enough to damage the bed rails.

Pro Tips:


  • Every toolbox includes all of the clamps and hardware you'll need for mounting
  • Most toolboxes require only simple hand tools you probably have in your truck right now
  • Minor drilling may be required to install your toolbox - a few simple holes through the inside of the bed rails may be needed to securely mount your box.



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