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How to Install a Truck Toolbox: A Guide to Tool Box Installation

Installing a Truck Toolbox
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You use your tools on a daily basis, so you want to make sure you have easy access to them at all times. But, you also want to make sure your tools are protected from damage as well as conniving thieves. Add a secure storage system to the bed of your rig by installing a truck toolbox. Truck tool boxes are perfect for carrying all of your tools, gear and equipment. And, they’re available in several sizes and styles to meet whatever your needs may be.


After you select the tool box that’s best for you, you’ll want to read up on how to install a truck tool box. A truck tool box installation is simple and can be completed yourself in just a matter of minutes. Follow these four easy steps for a smooth installation.



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Toolbox Installation Steps

1. First, determine where you are 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.


2. Measure the width of the box, and then cut rubber or foam padding to place on the truck rails to protect from scratching. If you have a bed liner in place, you can skip this step.


3. 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.


4. Open the tool box to expose the interior. From underneath the box, inset the hook 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 into 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.


Choosing the Right Toolbox for Your Truck

When it comes to selecting tool boxes for trucks, you have several options. Choose from crossover toolboxes, side mount tool boxes, fifth wheel toolboxes and more. Crossover toolboxes span across the width of your truck bed, providing sufficient storage for all your tools. Side mount toolboxes, on the other hand, span the length of your truck bed, providing the perfect spot for your longer tools. For toolboxes that you can take with you on the job site, browse through our selection of portable tool boxes.

The Best Truck Toolbox Brands

Here at AutoAnything, we only carry the best names in the business, like Dee Zee toolboxes, Delta tool boxes and Undercover tool boxes. So, you know you’re choosing from the most durable pickup tool boxes available. If you’re still not sure which tool box is best for you, check out the customer reviews to see which brands people are raving about. You can read up on the different DeeZee toolboxes, or find out what people are saying about Delta Pro tool boxes.



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