How Do You Mount a Small Tool Box in a Truck Bed?

Mounting a small tool box in the bed of a truck is a great way to organize and store your tools, and it can also protect them from theft. It’s an easy job that can be completed in just a few minutes with minimal tools.

Here are some steps to follow to get the job done right.

Step 1: Choose the Right Tool Box
The first step is to choose the right tool box for your needs. You’ll need to make sure it fits in your truck bed, so measure the area before shopping. Make sure you also take into account any other items that may already be in the truck bed, such as a tonneau cover or other accessories.

Step 2: Gather Your Tools
You’ll need some basic hand tools for this project. You’ll need a drill, screws or bolts, nuts, washers and wrenches. You may also want to pick up some rubber gaskets or weatherstripping for added protection from water and dust.

Step 3: Prepare the Truck Bed
Before mounting the tool box, you’ll need to clean and prepare the area where it will be installed. Make sure there are no sharp edges or objects that could damage the tool box or interfere with its installation.

Step 4: Mark and Drill Holes
Mark where you will be drilling holes for attaching the tool box. Make sure they are evenly spaced and far enough away from any edges so they won’t interfere with the installation later on. Using a drill with an appropriate bit size, drill holes into each of these spots on both sides of your truck bed.

Step 5: Install Tool Box Brackets
Now that you have your holes drilled, it’s time to install your brackets onto either side of the truck bed. This will provide extra support for your tool box when it is mounted onto them later on. You should use screws or bolts with nuts and washers here for added security against vibration and theft.

Step 6: Mount Tool Box onto Brackets
Finally, you can mount your tool box onto its brackets using screws or bolts with nuts and washers once again for added security and stability against vibration and theft. Once securely attached, you should be able to open up your new tool box without fear of it slipping off its mountings!


Mounting a small toolbox in a truck bed isn’t difficult if you have the right tools on hand; all it takes is some basic hand tools like a drill, screws/bolts with nuts/washers plus some preparation work when it comes to cleaning up the area where it will be installed before proceeding with making marks/drilling holes followed by installing brackets before mounting your new toolbox firmly onto them!

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Susan Delgado