GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER

2011 silverado tool box mount

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Amr5080, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Amr5080

    Amr5080 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a 2011 silverado 1500 short bed. I got a kobalt(maxe by better built) toolbox for it that is a little over 12"wide. I also got their grip rite (also made by better built) no drill mounting kit for it. The problem I'm having is, on the inside of the bed, about the front 10" of the bed is boxed in around the rail, and the mount will not work. Anyone else have this problem and come up with a solution without drilling? Thanks
    #1
  2. Amr5080

    Amr5080 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone have any ideas?
    #2
  3. Amr5080

    Amr5080 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    How has everyone else mounted theirs?
    #3
  4. Barnettamb

    Barnettamb New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have an 07 and found that the easiest way was to just go ahead and drill. I drilled one hole on each side and put one bolt with two normal washers, one on each side, and two small rubber washers that go closest to the hole on each side. Its been pouring rain where i live and there is no leak at all. I know some people dont like to drill it but it really doesnt mess anything up and it for sure isnt coming off. When the company installed it they used one J bolt on each side and that was pitiful.....it slid to the back. When i drilled i just left those there and tightened them for extra support. Hope this helps.

    - - - Updated - - -

    If you are totally against drilling you can put a piece of rubber or something down right under the toolbox on each side and just use a couple of J bolts on each side...as long as they are tightened well they should work fine.
    #4
  5. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,370
    Likes Received:
    8
    I have had toolbox's in all my trucks, and I always used the "J" bolts as mentioned above. I did have the odd occurance of over tightening the bolts, and actually bowed out my bed rails pretty bad.
    #5
  6. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Messages:
    1,950
    Likes Received:
    4
    i just have j bolts holding my toolbox, hasnt shifted yet.

    Alex
    #6
  7. Amr5080

    Amr5080 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    J bolts won't work because of the bed rail being boxed in and the thinner toolbox.
    #7

Share This Page