How Do You Mount a Toolbox in the Bed of a Truck?

Mounting a toolbox in the bed of your truck can provide you with a secure, weatherproof storage space for your tools and supplies. With the right mounting hardware and a few simple steps, you can easily install a toolbox in your truck bed in no time.

Tools & Materials Needed:

  • Toolbox
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Drill
  • Screws or Bolts

Step 1: Preparing the Toolbox

Start by preparing the toolbox for mounting. If your toolbox has pre-drilled holes, make sure to use those for mounting screws or bolts.

If not, use a drill to create four holes on each corner of the box and two in the center of each side. Note that these holes should be slightly larger than your screws or bolts so they can fit securely.

Step 2: Installing the Mounting Hardware

Once you have drilled all necessary holes in your toolbox, it is time to start installing the mounting hardware. Begin by arranging four corner brackets on each corner of the box and secure them with screws or bolts.

Make sure they are tight enough so that they remain secure over time but not too tight where they may damage the toolbox itself. You may also need to install additional brackets on either side of the box if it is wider than 12 inches.

Step 3: Securing The Toolbox

Once all bracket are installed, it is time to start securing them to the truck bed itself. Begin by lining up one end of the toolbox with one side of the truck bed and then mark off where each bracket will go on either side of it (this will help ensure that everything lines up correctly). Use bolts or screws to secure each bracket in place and make sure they are secured tightly so that everything remains secure over time.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Lastly, finish off by giving everything one last check-over before you start using your newly mounted toolbox. Make sure all screws or bolts are tightly secured, that all corners are lined up correctly, and that there are no gaps between them where water or dirt could get inside.


Mounting a toolbox in your truck bed is an easy way to provide yourself with an organized storage space for tools and supplies while out on an adventure or job site. With just a few tools and simple steps outlined above, you can easily mount a toolbox securely in no time!

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Karen Watkins