|Project by Derg20||posted 08-31-2011 07:54 AM||4782 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
The final product is a Bedslide with removable boxes that are held in place with homemade pins.
I bought the Bedslide from Costco online. Even with shipping, etc. I saved around $200 by putting my own wood bed on it. I had the marine-grade plywood laying around, so why spend extra money.
I then wanted a toolbox that would mount and stay in place but could be removed as needed. The boxes are the height needed to hold my jack stands, but low enough that I can leave my tailgate down and my top closed when carrying long pieces of wood. To hold the boxes down I used homemade pins as pictured.
Using my own wood, I wasn’t afraid to screw or drill into the bed at my leisure. The final wood bed is all marine ply which is not pictured.
I cannot build boxes. I did my best in the short time I had and will probably rebuild them next year.
No matter how hard I try, a forester bit will not drill through angle iron. I didn’t try that on purpose, but found the dead center of the Bedslide with that hole.
Adding 400 lbs permanently to the back of my truck really sank the suspension (Truck cap and Bedslide). Today I installed Air Lift air bags. Stabilized my suspension immediately. I no longer feel like I’m floating around corners.
I love the Bedslide and wooden boxes. I no longer have to hunt for my tools all over the back of the truck. I don’t have to crawl into my truck bed every time I need the one thing that is 6 feet away from me.