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Tkitt21

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i bought a new TruckBox/ToughBox for my truck an was hoping to get some advice on how to secure it to the truck. I really don't wanna permanently attach it so I can move it or take it out if I need to. I came up with a few ideas is like to get opinions on or if you have a better idea let me know.

My Box- Dewalt 63gal Tough Chest

http://m.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-38-in-Mobile-Tough-Chest-DWST38000/205502769

1st idea- run bolts through the bottom of the tool box an attach to the bed, but then I'd have to take everything out to get to the bolts if I wanted to move the tool box.

2nd idea- screw i bolts through both sides of the box an to the bed of the truck on both sides an use chain an locks to secure it.

3rd idea- i bolts through the bed on both sides an cut a hole in the box just big enough to get the chain through an lock it in the inside of the box so it can't be pulled back through.

4th idea-

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-National-Hardware-4-1-2-in-Black-Coated-Latch-Post-Hasp-CD917-4-5-LTCH-PST-HSP-1/204298622/

Or

http://m.homedepot.com/p/First-Watch-Security-2-1-2-in-Chrome-Keyed-Hasp-Lock-3707/202799793/

use latches like these. Attach the big part that flips open to the bed an attach the little part the lock goes through to the toolbox an lock it that way.

Thanks, T

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Welcome to the forum. As far as securing it sounds like you've got your bases covered! I'm never interested in screwing into my bed but that's because I'm in New England and that's a rust problem waiting to happen!

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I ended up getting 4 I Bolts, bolting 1 on each side of the tool box, and then the other 2 I bolts into the bed on wash side of the tool box an I bought the Most heavy duty chain the local hardware store sales, 6000lb chain @ $3.80/ft

An got some heavy duty locks.

I looked into the "Hex Chain" an its some thought stuff. It protects A Lot more against Bolt Cutters since the chain is Flat on all sides it spreads the force over a flat area making it a lot more Cut Resistant compared to regular chain which the bolt cutters apply all the cutting force to the point of contact.

I was gonna get some Hex Chaim but was gonna have to order it

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I ended up getting 4 I Bolts, bolting 1 on each side of the tool box, and then the other 2 I bolts into the bed on wash side of the tool box an I bought the Most heavy duty chain the local hardware store sales, 6000lb chain @ $3.80/ft

An got some heavy duty locks.

I looked into the "Hex Chain" an its some thought stuff. It protects A Lot more against Bolt Cutters since the chain is Flat on all sides it spreads the force over a flat area making it a lot more Cut Resistant compared to regular chain which the bolt cutters apply all the cutting force to the point of contact.

I was gonna get some Hex Chaim but was gonna have to order it

How much does the Hex chain cost??

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